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 comprised of didactic and clinical education. Students remain at one clinical location for the entire year (which are located across the US) and are required to come onsite to GVSU a total of 3 times during the year.
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 almost 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.