Curriculum
Medical Physics Graduate Program

Master’s Curriculum for Terminal MS Students

Semester pREFIX cLASS cREDITS cOURSE dIRECTOR
1st Fall BME 6535 Radiological Physics, Measurements, and Dosimetry 3 Dr Bolch
GMS 6651 Diagnostic Radiological Physics I 3 Dr Rill
GMS 6057 Radiation Biology 3 Dr B Schwarz
1st Spring GMS 6652 Diagnostic Radiological Physics II 3 Dr Barreto
GMS 6085 Nuclear Medicine Physics 3 Dr Marshall
GMS 6654 Therapeutic Radiological Physics I 3 Dr A Schwarz
1st Summer GMS 6005 Medical Physics Career Preparation 1 Dr B Schwarz
GMS 6653 Diagnostic Radiological Physics III 3 Dr Arreola
GMS 6910 Supervised Research (Only applicable to students on assistantships) 2 Student’s Advisor
2nd Fall BME 6592 Therapeutic Radiological Physics II 3 Dr Grewal
GMS 6089 Medical Physics Graduate Seminar 1 Dr Arreola
TBA Medical Physics Clinical Practicum 3 TBA
GMS 6910 Supervised Research 2 Student’s Advisor
2nd Spring GMS 6052 Medical Radiation Shielding & Protection 3 Dr Leon
GMS 6602 Radiological Anatomy 3 Dr B Schwarz
GMS 6089 Medical Physics Graduate Seminar 1 Dr Arreola
GMS 6910 Supervised Research (Only applicable to students on assistantships) 1 Student’s Advisor
GMS 6905 Independent Studies (Only applicable to students on assistantships) 1 Student’s Advisor
BME 6938 Patient Dosimetry (Elective in lieu of seminar/research/independent studies) 3 Dr Bolch
Total Credits 36-42
Terminal MS Students are expected to graduate in SPRING

Master’s Curriculum for Students Continuing to PhD

Semester pREFIX cLASS cREDITS cOURSE dIRECTOR
1st Fall BME 6535 Radiological Physics, Measurements, and Dosimetry 3 Dr Bolch
GMS 6651 Diagnostic Radiological Physics I 3 Dr Rill
GMS 6057 Radiation Biology 3 Dr B Schwarz
1st Spring GMS 6652 Diagnostic Radiological Physics II 3 Dr Barreto
GMS 6085 Nuclear Medicine Physics 3 Dr Marshall
GMS 6654 Therapeutic Radiological Physics I 3 Dr A Schwarz
1st Summer GMS 6005 Medical Physics Career Preparation 1 Dr B Schwarz
GMS 6653 Diagnostic Radiological Physics III 3 Dr Arreola
GMS 6910 Supervised Research (Only applicable to students on assistantships) 2 Student’s Advisor
2nd Fall GMS 6086 Research Methods in Medical Physics 3 Dr Leon
BME 6592 Therapeutic Radiological Physics II 3 Dr Grewal
GMS 6089 Medical Physics Graduate Seminar 1 Dr Arreola
GMS 6910 Supervised Research 2 Student’s Advisor
2nd Spring GMS 6052 Medical Radiation Shielding & Protection 3 Dr Leon
GMS 6602 Radiological Anatomy 3 Dr B Schwarz
GMS 6089 Medical Physics Graduate Seminar 1 Dr Arreola
GMS 6910 Supervised Research 1 Student’s Advisor
GMS 6905 Independent Studies 1 Student’s Advisor
BME 6938 Patient Dosimetry (Elective in lieu of seminar/research/independent studies) 3 Dr Bolch
2nd Summer GMS 6910 Independent Studies 6 Student’s Advisor
Total Credits 48
MS Students continuing to PhD are expected to graduate in the Summer

PhD Curriculum

Minimum Course Requirements

Course requirements for doctoral degrees vary from field to field and from student to student. In ALL fields, the PhD degree requires at least 90 credits BEYOND the bachelor’s degree. All master’s degree credits counted toward the minimum must be earned in the last seven (7) years.

Transfer of Credits

No more than 30 credits of a master’s degree from another institution may be transferred to a doctoral program. If a student holds a master’s degree in a discipline different from the doctoral program, the master’s work will NOT be counted in the program unless the academic unit petitions the Dean of the Graduate School.

Credits

  • GMS 7979 Advanced Research (Pre-PhD Candidacy)
  • GMS 7980 Doctoral Research (Post-PhD Candidacy)
  • Other Graduate Courses (as recommended by a student’s PhD Advisor and or PhD Supervisory Committee)

Syllabi

Course syllabi is available for all of our courses.