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    Sep 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Physics Graduate Certificate


The Department of Nuclear Engineering offers a graduate certificate in Medical Physics (MP). The Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics is designed for students who have earned a PhD in a related field and who would like to become certified Medical Physicists and/or conduct research in Medical Physics.

If you would like additional information contact the Medical Physics Program Director.

The UT Medical Physics programs received accreditation from CAMPEP.

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Graduate Certificate Type

Add-On (earned doctoral degree required). Apply to the add-on certificate prior to completing six graduate credit hours towards the certificate requirements.

Stand-Alone (earned doctoral degree required)

Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Applicants must have earned a PhD in an appropriate field such as Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or other closely related science or engineering discipline.
  • All entering students shall have a strong foundation in basic physics demonstrated either by an undergraduate or graduate degree in physics, or by a degree in an engineering discipline or another of the physical sciences and with coursework that is the equivalent of a minor in physics (i.e., one that includes at least three upper-level undergraduate physics courses that would be required for a physics major).

Credit Hours Required

15 graduate credit hours

9 undergraduate credit hours (can not be taken for graduate credit and will not count toward the required 15 graduate credit hours)

Required Courses

  • BME 574  
  • NE 490  
  • NE 551  
  • NE 567  
  • NE 568  
  • BCMB 230 (5 UG credit hours. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for course description; this course may not be taken for graduate credit)
  • EEB 240 (4 UG credit hours. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for course description; this course may not be taken for graduate credit)
    • BCMB 230 and EEB 240 may be waived if the student has already completed these courses as part of their baccalaureate program.