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Master of Science in

Radiological Medical Physics

RMP-1

Radiological medical physics is an applied branch of physics concerned with the application of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Professionals in this area are involved with clinical service, consultation, teaching and research.

RMP-2

One major service is the planning of radiation treatments for cancer patients. Such treatments use external radiation beams or internal radioactive sources and optimize the tumor-to-healthy tissue dose ratio. An indispensable service is the accurate measurement of radiation output from sources employed in cancer therapy. Other important functions include the investigation of equipment performance, organization of quality control practices, design of radiation installations and control of medical radiation hazards. Such individuals often find their primary responsibilities in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or diagnostic imaging areas.

How to Apply:

To apply for graduate admissions to our program the ApplyYourself Application will need to be completed via the web at https://www.iris.uky.edu/AdmissionsAppA/login.aspx.

Note: You will not be able to submit your application until all required information has been provided and your application fee has been paid.

The following items are required for application:

  • All undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) Transcripts
  • GRE Scores for the General Exam
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if applicable)
  • Contact information for three (3) individuals willing to provide Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV (optional)
  • Personal Statement (optional)

For the initial application, all transcripts and test scores will be unofficial, self-reported versions. Once a student has been accepted into the program official transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL or IELTS scores will be required.

Application Deadlines

The official deadline for applications is April 30th. However, we strongly recommend applications be submitted by January 31st to ensure full consideration for admission. We typically complete our selection process well before the April 30th deadline. Any applications received after the selection process is complete will not be considered for admission.

Campus Visits are required.

 

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Quick Info Sheet

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