Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to academic programs within the Department of Health Physics. Once admitted to the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences, students are eligible to pursue seven degree programs, each with specific admissions criteria.

Baccalaureate Degrees

Applicants to the bachelor of science programs in Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences may pursue the health physics, nuclear medicine, or comprehensive medical imaging tracks. Students must fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • A cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0/4.0, or
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.0 or higher for credits taken at UNLV or accepted in transfer by the university.

Applicants not meeting these requirements may be admitted on a probationary status and must complete 30 credits in the program and/or university-required courses at UNLV with a cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0 or above in order to remain in the program. Previous course work will be evaluated by an advisor.

Interested students must complete the application form for their desired program and submit it to the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences through mail (see Contact page for address), via fax at 702-895-4819, or by email at health.physics@unlv.edu.

Students interested in nuclear medicine CT or MRI must have completed a nationally accredited radiography program of study prior to admission into the programs. Admission to the MRI option is also possible through successful completion of a nationally accredited nuclear medicine program of study.

Graduate Degrees

The master of health physics program is divided into two specialization areas: environmental health physics and medical physics. The curriculum consists of core health physics courses that must be taken by all students as well as elective courses in each specialization area.