Curriculum: Radiation Health Physics (M.S. or M.H.P.) – Online
This is a 45-credit online Radiation Health Physics graduate master's degree program designed to prepare students for careers dealing with nuclear energy, radiation and radioactive materials, especially within the areas of security, national defense, medical health and safety.
Two degree options available:
- Master of Health Physics (professional degree): Online students are highly encouraged to pursue this option.
- Master of Science (research-based degree)
Program curriculum is designed for students with professional interests in radiation protection, and concentration areas include nuclear techniques, arms control technology, nuclear instrumentation and applications, nuclear medicine, nuclear power generation, nuclear reactor engineering, nuclear systems design and modeling, nuclear waste management, numerical methods for reactor analysis, radiation shielding, radioisotope production, space nuclear power and thermal hydraulics.
Course topics include:
- Radiation detection
- Nuclear rules and regulations
- Applied radiation physics
- Internal dosimetry
View a three-year sample curriculum for the MHP degree program.
Students can take the majority of classes online, with laboratory (and selected other classes) available as intensive one-week on-site courses during the summer at OSU's main campus in Corvallis, Ore.
Students completing the RHP degree program are eligible to take the Certified Health Physics (CHP) examination administered by the American Board of Health Physics.