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    Jul 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate 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.

Students can potentially transfer in a very limited number of courses if they are found to cover equivalent topics of the required courses.  More information can be obtained by contacting 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).
  • 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)

Required Courses

  • BME 574  
  • NE 490  
  • NE 551  
  • NE 567  
  • NE 568  
  • BCMB 230 (see the current Undergraduate Catalog for course description; this course may not be taken for graduate credit)
  • EEB 240 (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.

Non-Course Requirements

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.