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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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 InformationCollege 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
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 gvsu.edu/gradapply/.
Location & FormatHybrid
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
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:
- Medical sales
- Patient care
- Technical training