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MEDICAL PHYSICS Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
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Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
See Medical Physics Graduate Student Handbook for department criteria for satisfactory academic progress.
Probation Policy
See Medical Physics Graduate Student Handbook for department criteria for satisfactory academic progress.
Specific Courses
Yes
  • General medical physics candidates must complete core courses 410, 463, 501, 566, 567, 569; three of the radiological laboratory courses 661, 662, 663, 664, 665, 666; journal club and seminar 900; and anatomy and physiology.
  • Imaging physics candidates must complete core courses 463, 501, 567, 568, 569, 573, 574, 575; anatomy or physiology; journal club and Seminar 900.
  • Health physics candidates must complete core courses 410, 463, 501, 569, 664; independent reading course on Health Physics Rules and Regulations 699; Nuclear Engineering 427 and 571; anatomy or physiology; journal club and Seminar 900.
Specific Courses
Yes
Completion of the core and elective course requirements as defined for the master's degree is required. See the master's degree "Specific Courses" section of this table.
Specific Credits
Yes
  • General medical physics candidates are required to complete 18 credits of core courses, three of the radiological laboratory courses, 2 credits of journal club and seminar, and 6 credits of electives within the department or related area.
  • Imaging physics candidates are required to complete 24 credits of core courses, 2 credits of journal club and seminar, and 5-7 additional credits, including anatomy or physiology.
  • Health physics option candidates are required to complete 18 credits of core courses, 1 credit of independent reading, 5 credits of nuclear engineering, 2 credits of journal club and seminar, and 1 credit of radiological laboratory. Please see "Specific Courses" above for a list of the required credits.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates are expected to take the M.S./Ph.D. qualifying examination by the end of the second semester of study. Contact the department for more information.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
The qualifying examination should be taken by the end of the second semester; the preliminary examination must be passed by the end of the fourth year. Defense of a dissertation by the end of the seventh year is required.
Other Assessments
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Other Assessments
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Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
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Advisor
Yes
Candidates must acquire a major professor by the beginning of the sixth semester of study.
Review Policy
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Review Policy
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