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Health Physics Graduate Program - 5th year for 4 (honors) + 1 (graduate) M.S. Plan of Study

5th Year Graduate Core Curriculum for the M.S. 4 (honors) +1 (graduate) Degree in Health Physics
This M.S. degree option is only available to students who have completed the undergraduate Radiological Health Science (honors) major at Purdue University.

Required Courses

Fall Semester Spring Semester
(3) HSCI 534 - Applied Health Physics (3) HSCI 526 - Principles of HP & Dosimetry
(2) HSCI 547 - Environmental Epidemiology (3) HSCI 552 - Introduction to Aerosol Science♦
(0) HSCI 696 - Graduate Seminars (0) HSCI 696 - Graduate Seminars
(3) NUCL 501 - Nuclear Engineering Principles (3) NUCL 503 - Radioactive Waste Management
(3) STAT 511 - Statistical Methods♣  


Fall Semester Spring Semester
(6) HSCI 591 - Health Physics Practicum I (6) HSCI 592 - Health Physics Practicum II
  (1) HSCI 594 - Practicum Presentation

♣ - STAT 512 - Applied Regression Analysis may be substituted
♦ - (3) HSCI 551 - Health Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation in alternate years

A minimum of 32 credit hours is required for this fifth-year. The student's advisory committee may approve substitute additional coursework for the practicum up to 9 credit hours. The practicum is a project designed to give the student practical experience in a radiation safety setting at an approved site. The practicum is performed under the supervision of a faculty member of the School of Health Sciences or under co-supervision with a faculty member and another instructor approved by the student's advisory committee. The content of the practicum must be reviewed and approved by the student's advisory committee. A major report on the practicum results and experience is required and the faculty supervisor in consultation with any co-supervisor performs grading.

NOTICE: Graduate courses taken while registered as a graduate student at Purdue University may be considered for fulfilling the plan of study requirements only if the student has received grades of C or better. For courses at the 300 or 400 level taken as a graduate student or courses that represent either undergraduate or graduate excess credit or transfer credit, grades of B or better are required for fulfilling plan of study requirements.

Approved by faculty graduate committee October 28, 2003
Approved by faculty committee October 31, 2003.
Approved by Health Sciences faculty September 2, 2005.

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