Mar 23, 2023
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.
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)
- 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).
- Apply for the certificate by submitting the online application through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Credit Hours Required
15 graduate credit hours
9 undergraduate credit hours (cannot be taken for graduate credit and will not count toward the required 15 graduate credit hours)
- 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.
To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.