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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Las Vegas, NV

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Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Advanced Certificate) Medical physics
Doctorate in Medical Physics (DMP) Medical physics
Master of Science (MS) Health physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Interdisciplinary health sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Professional paper, oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
23
Accepted
15
Enrolled
40%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 15th May 1st No
Spring deadline November 15th October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in graduate work

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.88%
Black or African American 7.32%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.32%
Unknown 14.63%

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

4
Total faculty
Full-time - 3
Part-time - 1

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biomechanics of human movement, exercise immunology, micro dosimetry and cancer initiation processes, medical imaging and diagnostics, white blood cell response to skeletal muscle injury
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
88,799

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 453037
Las Vegas, NV  89154-3037
United States
Contact Dr. Steen Madsen
Chair/Associate Professor
Email: hpds.chair@unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-1805
Fax: 702-895-4819

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