MP Graduate Program

The Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program within the Woodruff School offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering (B.S.N.R.E.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.), an undesignated degree
  • Master of Science in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering (M.S.N.E.)
  • Master of Science in Medical Physics (M.S.M.P.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate Program Educational Objectives

To achieve the general goals of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, the following Educational Objectives for the Graduate Program reflect the needs of our constituencies and have been reviewed and validated by our constituents:

Master's Programs

  • To prepare students for successful careers in industry and to promote and instill an ethic for lifelong learning;
  • To educate students in methods of advanced analysis appropriate for professionals to use when solving problems;
  • To provide a depth of knowledge in a particular field of study that allows the student to apply innovative techniques to solve problems;
  • To provide a breadth of knowledge that fosters an awareness of and skill in interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving;
  • To develop the skills pertinent to the research process, including the students' ability to formulate problems, to synthesize and integrate information, to work collaboratively, to communicate effectively, and to publish the results of their research (MS thesis students).

Ph.D. Programs

  • To prepare students for successful careers in industry and/or academia and to promote and instill an ethic for lifelong learning;
  • To educate students in methods of advanced analysis, including the mathematical, computational, and experimental skills appropriate for professionals to use when solving problems;
  • To provide a substantial depth of knowledge in a particular field or subfield of study that allows the student to be recognized as an expert;
  • To provide a breadth of knowledge in a minor field of study that fosters an awareness of and skill in interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving;
  • To develop the skills pertinent to the research process, including the students' ability to formulate problems, to synthesize and integrate information, to work collaboratively, to communicate effectively, and to publish the results of their research;
  • To promote a sense of scholarship, leadership, and service among our graduates.

Additional objectives for students enrolled in the graduate Medical Physics program include:

  • Students should develop an understanding of patient safety in the clinical practice of medical physics.
  • Students should develop professional attributes and the ethical conduct and actions that are required of medical physicists.