Master of Health Physics
Illinois Institute of Technology

Program Details

The online Master of Health Physics program prepares students for a profession devoted to protecting people and the environment from potential radiation hazards while making it possible to enjoy the benefits of radiation.  Students will learn to apply radiation protection principles, implement radiation protection programs, assess radiation exposure and human health risks, and monitor radiological release and environmental radiation.  Graduates are able to design radiation controls and measurement devices and to develop radiation protection measures for regulatory compliance.  Health physicists work in a variety of disciplines, including research, industry, education, environmental protection, and enforcement of government regulations.


  • One short on-site course required
  • Bachelor's degree in physics, biology, chemistry, or engineering
  • Prequisites in calculus and physics
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher
  • GRE test scores
  • Professional statement
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission