Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry


$400 Per Credit

Medical Dosimetrists use their knowledge of mathematics, medical physics, anatomy, and radiobiology along with strong critical thinking skills to develop optimal radiation treatment plans. The medical dosimetrist is a member of the radiation oncology team that plays a role in the management/treatment of cancer. Medical Dosimetrists specialize in the planning of optimal radiation treatment techniques and dose calculations in collaboration with the medical physicist and radiation oncologist. The distance education format along with the multiple prestigious clinical internship sites throughout the nation make our program unique because students bring diversity and multi-institutional experiences to one collaborative learning environment. This diverse learning environment enriches the clinical lab and research experience while improving clinical knowledge to better prepare our graduates for entry-level employment.

Program Description

There are a number of options for entering this program. A student who has completed radiation therapy school (Track A) or an undergraduate degree in the sciences (Track B) would be an excellent candidate for this program. There are also options for current certified medical dosimetrists (see Track C) who are interested in earning a master’s degree and seeking professional advancement. Clinical internship take place from January through December. The didactic online courses begin in the fall semester prior to starting clinical internship training. This Master’s degree 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 eligible to sit for the MDCB exam. This program adheres to all JRCERT accreditation standards.

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Career Opportunities

Career Outlook

The future job market for Medical Dosimetry is strong. The advances in treatment planning continue to increase the demand for qualified medical dosimetrists. Wages are comparable with other healthcare professions. Given the diversity and ever changing technology of the job, lifelong career satisfaction is achievable. The UWL Medical Dosimetry program tracks effectiveness data (credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate) on an annual basis. For 2021 92% of students in the cohort completed the program. Of those who completed, 100% passed the credentialing examination, with a job placement rate of 100%.

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