Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP)
The Department of Physics offers the Professional Science Master in Medical Physics (PSMMP)
degree. The PSMMP is a Professional MS innovative program that develops advanced scientific knowledge and professional skills. It is interdisciplinary and provides hands on learning through on the site training. It aims to engage students with professional goals and help them become scientists uniquely suited to the 21st century workplace.
Medical Physics is an applied branch of physics devoted to the application of concepts and methods from physics to the diagnosis, treatment of human disease, planning and development of treatment equipment. A qualified Medical Physicist is competent to practice independently one or more of the subfields (tracks) of medical physics.
The PSMMP is a 41 credit hours program (plus the 3 credits prerequisite course). It provides professional training, in partnership with area hospitals, and focuses on the Radiation Therapy track that absorbs ~75% of Medical Physicists. Typical duration is two years.
A BS or BA in Physics. Candidates with a BS in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Engineering with a minor in Physics are considered. At least a 3.0 (of a 4.0 maximum) grade point average (GPA) in Science and Mathematics, courses. Have taken the general portion of the GRE. No minimum score is required (or equivalent). Scores must be no more than five years old.
Prerequisite Course for the PSMMP
PCB 3703. Human Morphology and Function 1 (3 credits). Normal structure and physiology of the human skeletal, muscle and nervous systems.