The Ph.D. program in Radiological Health Sciences focuses on the study of radiation and its effects on humans, society, and the environment. Areas of emphasis include cancer research and the role of ionizing radiation in inducing, diagnosing, and treating cancer, radiation biology, health physics, radioecology and radiochemistry. The core curriculum provides a comprehensive background in the radiation and radiological sciences, enhanced by elective offerings in the department. The program is designed to support the development of students into independent scientists and to prepare them for their careers in industry, government, and academia.
Effective Fall 2021
|ERHS 550||Principles of Radiation Biology 1||5|
|ERHS 751||Advanced Radiation Biology I||3|
|ERHS 770||Radiation/Cancer Biology-Comparative Oncology 2||4|
|STAR 511||Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I||4|
|STAR 512||Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II||4|
|Select one of the following courses:||3|
|Radiological Physics and Dosimetry I|
|Physics of Diagnostic Imaging|
|Radiation Therapy Physics|
|Electives (500-level or above) 3,4||31-37|
|Program Total Credits:||72|
A minimum of 72 credits are required to complete this program.
Take in four semesters for a total of 4 credits.
Electives must be approved by the student's advisor and graduate committee.
Students may apply an earned Master’s degree for up to 30 credits toward the PhD requirements.