Master of Health Physics Program By Illinois Institute of Technology |Top Universities

Master of Health Physics

Master of Health Physics

  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months
This professional master’s degree was established in 1997 by Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics at IIT, and Eli Port, former IIT radiation safety officer and early student of Herman Cember, a pioneer of health physics education. The curriculum emphasizes the accrued knowledge of the profession, including: Applying radiation protection principles Implementing radiation protection programs Assessing radiation exposure and human health risks Monitoring radiological release and environmental radiation Designing radiation controls and measurement devices Developing radiation protection measures for regulatory compliance One of the great advantages of IIT's program is that all of the courses in the curriculum except the instrumentation class may be taken online, and the average time to completion is only 2.5 years of part-time study. To earn the degree, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 31 credit hours, maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, and pass a final comprehensive exam. For more information see our FAQ. If you are already a Board Certified Health Physicist, you can hone your skills by earning your master's degree or by taking individual courses for AAHP CEC credit (see below). If your career goals do not require a full master's degree, you can earn a Certificate in Radiological Physics by taking just 12 credit hours of health physics courses. If you are an undergraduate student, you can apply for our co-terminal bachelor of science/master's degree program (B.S./M.A.S.) where you can complete a bachelor of science in physics and a master of health physics degree in just five years.