Medical Dosimetry, M.S.
A medical dosimetrist is a key member of the radiation oncology team who works closely with physicians, physicists, and other members of the radiation oncology team to implement each treatment plan. The medical dosimetrist uses computer software to design and accurately calculate a radiation treatment plan based on the radiation oncologist's prescription, being cognizant of normal tissues and critical structures in the treatment vicinity.
The Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry program is a JRCERT accredited 12-month hybrid/online program that is composed of didactic and clinical education. Students complete the year-long program in a clinical placement located within the U.S., and are required to attend two on-site meetings at GVSU.
Why Study Medical Dosimetry at Grand Valley?
- One of only five graduate medical dosimetry programs in the nation and the only university in Michigan to offer the degree.
- There is no out-of-state tuition rate for the graduate Medical
- Strong clinical education of over 1200 clinical hours, ensuring
graduates are ready to begin working after graduation.
- GVSU has a state-of-the-art treatment planning lab that can be used while on campus or remotely to supplement treatment planning experience.
- The program offers a part-time option for working radiation therapists.