Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry at Grand Valley
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.
Why Study Medical Dosimetry at Grand Valley?
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 lockstep 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.
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 (www.jrcert.org).
The Masters of Science in Medical Dosimetry program is 37 credits. 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 to be eligible 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
Click here to see the tentative course list.
Masters of Science in Medical Dosimetry application deadline is December 15, though applications may be accepted after this date. The $30 application fee is waived for previous applicants of Grand Valley.
For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the costs portion of the GVSU Financial Aid website. For financial support, scholarship search, and filing for FAFSA, please visit the GVSU Financial Support website.
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.
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.