Master of Science in Medical Physics

Last Updated on Monday, 02 April 2012 15:22

The department offers a program of courses and research leading to the MS degree in Medical physics. The requirements for admission to the program are a BS in Physics or similar degree (with course work in Analytical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics). Two tracks are available:

Track 1 requires a minimum of 42 semester hours of credit: 30 hours of course work plus a 6-hour thesis (PHYS 5398 and PHYS 5399) and two practicum experiences (3 hours each). The required courses are the four core medical physics courses plus at least 4 graduate Physics courses.

Track 2 requires a minimum of 48 hours of course work including the successful completion of a research problem (PHYS 5691, 6 hours, with a written report submitted to the department), and three practicum experiences (3 hours each). The required courses are the 4 core medical physics courses plus at least 4 graduate physics courses.

Students must have their course program approved by the medical physics graduate advisor each semester. The student will choose, in consultation with the graduate advisor, a chairperson of the research committee and at least two additional committee members, who will supervise the thesis or research problem. These choices should be made and approved by the department Graduate Advisor and by the Graduate School before the student has completed two semesters of graduate work.

The candidate for the MS degree in Medical Physics may have no more than three grades of "C" for the 8 courses used to fulfill the requirements of the degree and must pass a final examination, which will include an oral defense of the thesis or research problem.

For more information please see : http://science.utep.edu/physics/Research/medical-physics