Medical Physics (Master of Science)
Gain a solid foundation in medical physics and learn how to apply your skills and training in a clinical setting through Creighton University’s Master of Science in Medical Physics. Coursework will prepare you for a career in medical and health physics, radiobiology, radiological physics and radiation dosimetry, nuclear physics and instrumentation, nuclear medicine or medical imaging. Through coursework grounded in medical imaging, radiation therapy, dosimetry, nuclear physics, and clinical rotations, this master’s program can serve as the starting point for pursuit of a doctoral degree.
Whether it’s preparing a treatment plan or researching the next generation of medical instruments, this program is perfect for students who aspire to make a positive impact in healthcare. This program will enhance your education in medical physics and help prepare you for the first part of the American Board of Radiology exam and participation in clinical residency programs.
Invest in yourself
An advanced degree is a big investment of your time and money. Creighton makes sure every credit hour is worth it, giving you hands-on research experience and individual attention that will prepare you for future academic and professional success. It may not take as long as you think — Creighton’s medical physics master's can be completed in roughly two and a half years by full-time students.
Teaching and research fellowships are available. Those selected receive a cash stipend and full remission of tuition during their fellowship. Graduate fellows must provide 20 hours per week of instruction and service in the undergraduate laboratories. A fellowship appointment may also be renewed for a second year upon recommendation of the physics department. Entering consideration for a teaching or research fellowship is as easy as applying to Creighton—you’re automatically considered for a teaching or research fellowship when you submit your application.
Plus, with physicists earning an average annual salary of $119,580 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, you could have significant earning potential once you earn your medical physics degree.
SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook