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Medical Dosimetry, M.S.

Medical dosimetrists come from diverse educational backgrounds. They practice in the field of radiation medicine as members of a team to plan and design effective radiation therapy procedures for patients, and to perform radiation-related biomedical research.

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry program consists of students from a number of undergraduate disciplines. Those who have graduated from professional undergraduate programs in radiation therapy meet all prerequisite requirements.

Why Study Medical Dosimetry at Grand Valley?

  • Distinctive program. One of only five graduate medical dosimetry programs in the nation, and the only university in Michigan to offer the degree.
  • Experience based. Features a strong field experience and internship component.
  • Small student to faculty ratio. Strong clinical component ensures a faculty to student ratio of no greater than 2:1.
  • Fully accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiation Therapy (JRCERT).
  • Convenient and flexible. Courses are offered at the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences in downtown Grand Rapids. About 85 percent of the courses are offered either online or in an online/in-person hybrid format.
  • GVSU has a state-of-the-art treatment planning lab that can be used while on campus or remotely to supplement treatment planning experience.

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For More Information

College of Health Professions Department of Diagnostic and Treatment Sciences Medical Dosimetry Program
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences
301 Michigan St. NE, Suite 410
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 331-5753

Application Deadline

Initial review of applications for fall begins February 1; rolling admissions accepted until all clinical placements are filled. The $30 nonrefundable application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University. Please visit

Location & Format

Classes for the program are a combination of online and in-seat on the GVSU Health Campus, near the Grand Rapids Medical Mile and on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Format: Hybrid


The curriculum meets the requirements prescribed by the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists, so that successfully completing the 37-credit hour didactic and clinical curriculum qualifies graduates eligibility to sit for the MDCB examination and become a Certified Medical Dosimetrist (CMD).

Students study a variety of topics that include:

  • Computer technology
  • Clinical disease processes
  • Human anatomy
  • Radiation physics

Career Options

The program prepares students for the technical, theoretical, and psychological aspects of a career in the field. Medical dosimetrists are in high demand in hospitals and radiation treatment facilities and have many career options that include:

  • Education
  • Management
  • Medical sales
  • Patient care
  • Technical training