Dosimetry for Certified Medical Dosimetrists (Track C) - Master of Science

Track C is the Master of Science degree completion program for Certified Medical Dosimetrists (CMD's) who are currently employed and want to obtain a Master of Science degree. The online program enables CMD's to earn a Master of Science degree in the profession with minimal disruption to their lives. This flexible online program strongly emphasizes professional and academic growth. Advanced program courses such as "Professional Issues," "Protocols & Studies in Radiation Oncology," and research courses can enhance competitiveness for advanced level positions with increased pay in areas of management, senior medical dosimetry, education, applications, or research.

The program's 31 credits are obtained through web-based online lectures and discussions, independent study, and clinical experience.

Program admission requirements for track C

  • Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree. (A degree in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, radiation therapy, radiologic sciences, or other areas approved by the program.)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in all college level coursework attempted.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 in all science and math coursework attempted.
  • The following prerequisite coursework completed by the application deadline:
Prerequisite coursework
Human Anatomy and Physiology two-semester sequence with labs; or equivalent6-8
Physics two-semester sequence; or equivalent6-8
Pre-Calculus; or College Algebra + Trigonometry; or equivalent3-4
Biology; or equivalent3-4
Medical Terminology; or equivalent1-3
  • UW System application and official transcripts.
  • Direct patient healthcare experience, submitted online and evaluated for the quality and extent of the experience.
  • Signed letter from the facility's administrator/manager demonstrating current employment and support for completion of the degree program.
  • Four recommendations, two of which must come from individuals who have worked with or supervised the applicant in a clinical setting.
  • Evidence of current MDCB certification.

International applicants must also submit the following items:

  • Foreign credential evaluation with course-by-course review.
  • Proof of English language proficiency for non-native speakers via an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS or DET exam score.

Additional details on admissions requirements and where to submit materials can be found on the Medical Dosimetry application process website.

Curriculum - Track C (for certified medical dosimetrists)

Students enrolled in the Medical Dosimetry Master of Science Program must take certain courses in sequence (see sample degree plan tab). Courses are listed in order of enrollment.

31 credits

DOS 711Research Methods I3
DOS 750Professional e-Portfolio1
DOS 781CMD Seminar I3
DOS 791Fieldwork I4
DOS 518Professional Issues in Medical Dosimetry1
DOS 731Research Methods II2
DOS 741Protocols and Studies in Radiation Oncology1
DOS 782CMD Seminar II3
DOS 792Fieldwork II4
DOS 751Research Methods III2
DOS 783CMD Seminar III3
DOS 793Fieldwork III4
Total Credits31

University graduate degree requirements

After being admitted to the program of one's choice, candidates for a graduate degree must:

  1. Complete any preliminary course work and deficiencies.
  2. 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, with the exception of students enrolled in the Student Affairs Administration and Leadership Ed.D. (SAA Ed.D.) graduate program. SAA Ed.D. students must complete all degree requirements within ten years from the time of initial enrollment in the graduate program.
  3. 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). Some UWL graduate programs require more than 30 graduate credits. Please review the individual program requirements listed in the catalog for the exact number of credits required.
  4. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  5. 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 Graduate & Extended Learning for editorial review and approval by the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. The recommended initial submission date for review is two weeks before commencement. Ordinarily, a seminar paper or project report does not have to be approved by the Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. 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 Dean of Graduate & Extended Learning. For further research/dissertation/thesis guidelines, see Graduate & Extended Learning.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.)

This is a sample degree plan for completion of the Master of Science degree in 1 year (3 semesters). However, students can choose to take fewer courses per semester. Some courses must be taken in sequence.

First year
DOS 7113
DOS 7501
DOS 7813
DOS 7914
Total Credits: 11
First year
DOS 7312
DOS 7411
DOS 7823
DOS 7924
Total Credits: 10
First year
DOS 7512
DOS 5181
DOS 7833
DOS 7934
Total Credits: 10