Medical Physics: Graduation Requirements

Master of Science in Medical Physics
The program requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater to graduate. All degree requirements must be completed within five calendar years from the beginning of the first quarter in which the student is enrolled in the program. The minimum number of quarter hours required for graduation is 80. This requirement is fulfilled by registration in required courses plus elective courses. Each student must develop and carry out a research project that culminates in writing a thesis. At the end of the first year, the student must take and pass a qualifying examination based on selected basic principles of physics, therapeutic and imaging physics, radiation protection, transfer function analysis and current topics in medical physics. The examination will include both written and oral components. Passing this examination qualifies the student to continue work toward the master's degree. A final examination in defense of the thesis will be the final examination, the faculty will determine whether the student will be granted a second and last opportunity. Upon such recommendation, a second examination may be scheduled within nine months of the initial examination.