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Nuclear Engineering and Science

About Our Programs

Chemical/Nuclear Engineering students working in the control room of the nuclear reactor.

The academic program in Nuclear Science and Engineering (NS&E) education at UMass Lowell was established in the 1960’s. UMass Lowell offers Bachelor's, Master's, and a Doctorate programs with a focus in NS&E. The Nuclear Engineering track resides in the Francis College of Engineering and the Radiological Science track resides in the College of Sciences.

Chemical/Nuclear Engineering student working in reactor.

Undergraduate Programs

UMass Lowell offers ABET accredited Chemical Engineering with a Nuclear Engineering Option and a Radiological Health Physics Option.

Apply for a U.S. NRC Scholarship here!

Francis College of Engineering

Kennedy College of Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics: Radiological Health Physics Option
Chemical/Nuclear Engineering student working in reactor.

Master's

Francis College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Kennedy College of Science
  • Master of Science in Radiological Science and Protection
  • Master of Science in Medical Physics (?) 
College of Fine Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Master of Science in Security Studies: Chemical, Biological, Nuclear & Explosive Security
Chemical/Nuclear Engineering students touring the control room of the nuclear reactor.

Doctoral Programs

Francis College of Engineering, Chemical Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering in Energy Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Energy Engineeringempty
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering
Kennedy College of Sciences, Physics
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics: Engineering Option
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics: Radiological Sciences

Certificates

Kennedy College of Sciences, Physics

  • Medical Physics
  • Photonics & Opto-electronic Devices
  • Radiological Health Physics & General Work Environment Protection

Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.