Dosimetry for Radiation Therapist (Track A) - Master of Science
Track A includes a 12 month clinical internship program. Clinical Internships will take place from January through December. The didactic online courses begin in the fall semester prior to starting clinical internship training. This Master of Science program not only delivers the core medical dosimetry curriculum, it also offers advanced professional and research coursework that prepares graduates for future advancement in the profession. Upon graduation, the student is considered a Route 1 exam applicant by the MDCB. This program adheres to all JRCERT accreditation standards.
Dosimetry admission to program policy
Admission policies and the application/selection process have been developed with the intention to consider each applicant's strengths and select for admission those best qualified to meet the program's requirements and mission.
- Applicant must have an earned baccalaureate degree. (A degree in radiation therapy, physics, radiologic sciences, math, computers, or other areas approved by the program.)
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0; overall GPA of 3.0 on prerequisite coursework
- Minimum of 40 hours of documented medical dosimetry observation
- Prior documented experience working with patients in a healthcare environment
- Completed program and graduate school application with three letters of reference
- Interviews with program director and adjunct faculty at clinical internship sites
- Completion of computer eligibility requirements. More information can be found on the Medical Dosimetry Program website.
- Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within two years of application to the program.
|Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs; or equivalent||6-8|
|Physics-2 course sequence; or equivalent||6-8|
|Pre-Calculus; or College Algebra + Trigonometry; or equivalent||3-4|
|Biology; or equivalent||3-4|
|Medical Terminology; or equivalent||1-3|
|Computer Science; or equivalent||2-3|
Curriculum - Track A (for radiation therapists)
Students enrolled in the Master of Science degree program must take all courses in sequence per semester as a cohort (see sample degree plan tab). Courses are listed in order of enrollment.
|DOS 511||Imaging and Localization Concepts||2|
|DOS 513||Anatomy for Medical Dosimetrists||1|
|DOS 514||Physics Fundamentals for Medical Dosimetrists||3|
|DOS 515||Computers and Networking in Radiation Oncology||1|
|DOS 516||Fundamentals of Radiation Safety||1|
|DOS 750||Professional e-Portfolio||1|
|DOS 522||Radiation Dose Calculations||2|
|DOS 523||Treatment Planning in Medical Dosimetry||3|
|DOS 525||Brachytherapy for Medical Dosimetrists||2|
|DOS 711||Research Methodology in Medical Dosimetry I||2|
|DOS 771||Dosimetry Clinical Practicum I||5|
|DOS 518||Professional Issues in Medical Dosimetry||2|
|DOS 531||Clinical Oncology for Medical Dosimetrists||3|
|DOS 731||Research Methodology in Medical Dosimetry II||2|
|DOS 741||Protocols and Studies in Radiation Oncology||1|
|DOS 772||Dosimetry Clinical Practicum II||5|
|DOS 541||Radiobiology for Medical Dosimetrists||1|
|DOS 542||Dosimetric Quality Assurance||1|
|DOS 543||Seminar in Medical Dosimetry||1|
|DOS 773||Dosimetry Clinical Practicum III||5|
|DOS 751||Research Methodology in Medical Dosimetry III||2|
Graduate degree requirements
After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:
- Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
- Complete all courses and other program requirements, including residence requirements prescribed for the degree desired in the respective school or college within a seven-year period from the date of initial enrollment.
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits for a master's degree; 54 credits for a doctorate or post-master's degree. Earn at least one-half of the minimum number of credits required in the program in graduate-only level courses (700, 800, 900, and non-slash 600 level courses).
- Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
- Satisfy dissertation, thesis, seminar paper, terminal/graduate projects and internships, or comprehensive examination, where applicable. A dissertation or thesis approved by the committee must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for approval at least two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. However, if the seminar paper or project report is to be archived in Murphy Library, the student must follow the same rules as they apply to the dissertation/thesis requiring approval from the Director of Graduate Studies. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see the Office of Graduate Studies.
- File a completed "Intent to Graduate" form online via the WINGS Student Center immediately following registration for the final semester or summer term in residence. December graduates and winter intersession should file by May 1. May and summer graduates should file by December 1.
- Pay the graduation fee and remove all other indebtedness to the university. Payment of graduation fees does not imply readiness for graduation and does not take the place of applying for graduation.
- Complete all requirements within 30 days after the official ending date of a term in order for a degree to be awarded for that term. (See #5 above for separate deadline for written capstone experience.)