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Medical Dosimetry, M.S.

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The Medical Dosimetry graduate program at Grand Valley is designed to give either the student wishing to become a medical dosimetrist or the board certified dosimetrist wishing to earn a MS degree the opportunity to use some of the most cutting edge technology in the field. The curriculum is a research-based graduate program that prepares dosimetrists to be leaders in the field of medical dosimetry and radiation oncology.

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Experience. Includes clinical experience performing treatment planning activities in radiation oncology centers.

In-demand. Advances in treatment planning combined with increases in radiation oncology centers has increased the demand for certified medical dosimetrists.

Flexible. Available as a 3 term lock step cohort program for full time students or 5 to 6 terms for part time students. Approximately 75% of classes are offered in a hybrid format to encourage working professionals to engage with this program.

Convenient. Clinical education courses are held at clinical radiation oncology centers and hybrid courses are held two to four weekends per semester at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids.

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

The Medical Dosimetry graduate program’s mission is to provide graduates with the knowledge, clinical skills, and professional behaviors for a career in Medical Dosimetry.   

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Masters of Science in Medical Dosimetry admission requirements are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

The Masters of Science in Medical Dosimetry program is 37 credits.

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Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

Note: Grand Valley does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency. Tuition is based on the program in which you chose to enroll. Visit the financial aid office webpage for tuition and fees

JRCERT Accreditation Notes

The GVSU Medical Dosimetry program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program will adhere to JRCERT standards.  

Students have the right to notify the JRCERT if they believe the university is not adhering to these standards. The JRCERT is at 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, phone 312-704-5300 (

Student Achievements in Medical Dosimetry

GVSU Medical Dosimetry Student Accepts Position at Mayo Clinic

Patrick Farris, a 2016 graduate from Grand Valley State University’s MS of Medical Dosimetry program, has recently accepted a position as a Medical Dosimetrist at the Mayo Clinic. He began his schooling pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences and Radiation Therapy. During his time at Grand Valley, he took courses in radiation physics, statistics, epidemiology, and many more that he says helped him “excel in the job force.” By the end of his Medical Dosimetry program at GVSU he was developing complex treatment plans to help people with cancer. Now he is a part of an intricate team at the Mayo Clinic that creates a vast array of treatment plans and contributes to advancing the healthcare profession as a whole. Congratulations to Patrick on this exciting new job opportunity.

Patrick Harris

Page last modified March 17, 2017