The Radiological Sciences option is one of several BMEBT (Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology) options that are designed to expand the scope of the Ph.D. degrees offered at the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) to encompass a variety of disciplines, including but not limited to biological sciences, physics, engineering, etc. This option is intended to develop original research contributions to the discipline of radiological sciences with a focus on applications in the medical field.
The BMEBT with radiological sciences option degree allows one a deeper understanding of the uses of radiation in biomedical and health research. Whether it be how radiation effects cells to yield more effective cancer treatments, or novel attenuation strategies to better shield patients from radiation, this degree will set you apart for a career in the biotechnology or health sectors.
The Ph.D. degree requires completion or transfer of at least 63 total credits (or a minimum of 44 credits for students with advanced standing due to an existing MS degree).
Students are limited in the number of Directed or Independent Study course credits that they can apply toward their program. No more than 6 credits of coursework below the level of dissertation registration may be in the form of Directed or Independent Study. All courses must be conducted at the graduate level.
Sample courses can include:
- RADI.5010L Radiation Safety and Control I
- RADI.5240 Environmental Health Physics
- RADI.5330 External Radiation Dosimetry and Shielding
- RADI.5340 Internal Radiation Dosimetry and Bioassay
- RADI.5410 Radiochemistry
- RADI.5980 Introduction to Medical Imaging
- RADI.6650 Advanced Radiation Therapy Physics
For complete courses and program requirements, please visit the Academic Catalog.
This doctoral degree is offered through the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Graduate Program, offered jointly by the University of Massachusetts campuses at Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester. To request information and learn more about the application process and requirements, visit Graduate Admissions.
Full-time Ph.D. students may be eligible for Research Assistantships (RA) or Teaching Assistantships (TA). The financial support is conditional upon academic performance and TA/RA evaluations.