Recognized nationally for producing graduates who make exceptional contributions to the health physics radiation safety community.

Health Physics Program Overview

Health Physics, also referred to as the science of radiation protection, is part of the broader discipline of radiological sciences that includes the uses of radiation in medicine. Our ABET-accredited program is recognized nationally for producing graduates who make exceptional contributions to the radiation safety community. Our Health Physics graduates have established rewarding careers in the field of radiation protection, working in hospitals, universities, industries, clean energy production facilities, regulatory agencies and national laboratories across the country. 

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Return on Investment

  • $16K/yr tuition & fees (UML Tuition and Fees
  • B.S. starting annual salaries: $50K-$90K
  • M.S. starting annual salaries: $60K-$130K 
Scholarships & Endowments specifically for our Health Physics Students
  • Award $30,000 per year in Health Physics scholarships
  • Paid experiential learning in our labs, Radiation Safety Office, as well as countless opportunities with our external partners.  
  • Collaboration with all National Labs.
Chemical/Nuclear Engineering students touring the control room of the nuclear reactor.

Health Physics Radiation Research Assets

  • 1 million-watt nuclear reactor 
  • 5.5 million-volt particle accelerator 
  • Nuclear forensics and radiochemistry facility 
  • Radiation imaging suite 
  • Neutron activation analysis lab 
  • Radiation Safety Lab

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact: 

Mark A. Tries
Associate Professor, Coordinator - Radiological Sciences