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Department of Allied Health Sciences
M.S. in Medical Dosimetry


Program Description

The Master of Science degree program in Allied Health Sciences has a specialization in Medical Dosimetry. The program is designed to provide registered radiation therapists that have a B.A. or B.S. degree an opportunity for advanced education, training, and research. Graduates of the program are eligible to make application to the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board (MDCB).

The program may accept individuals with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, or science-related without the radiation therapy registry on a case by case basis. There will be additional prerequisites required.


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, an applicant must:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 12 hours of graded graduate coursework;
  3. Have completed all prerequisite courses with grades of C or better prior to beginning the program;
  4. Be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist in Radiation Therapy; or, the program may accept individuals with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, or science-related without the radiation therapy registry on a case by case basis. There will be additional co-requisites required;
  5. Complete the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center application; include official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  6. Provide the name and address of three references each of who are familiar with the applicant's skills, professional accomplishments, and intellectual potential;
  7. Type a career goal statement which should include a description of how the applicant expects the program to assist in meeting their career goals;
  8. Applications will be processed by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Admissions Advisory Committee. The committee will consider the quality of the career goal statement and the compatibility of the applicant's career goals with those of the program. It is expected that writing and computer skills of applicants be excellent. The committee may require interviews;
  9. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;
  10. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and
  11. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadline is April 1 for fall admission.

Prerequisites

Course numbers are those of the University of Oklahoma.  Approved prerequisite courses are offered at many institutions.  Check the Transfer Equivalencies Database or with your school advisor regarding equivalent courses.  There are instructions on that page on how to request a transcript evaluation for particular courses if your courses are not listed in the database.

Footnotes are located after the course title in parenthesis. Example: Medical Vocabulary (1). Descriptions of footnotes are located directly underneath the table. 

OU Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I & Lab (1) 4-5
CL C 2413 Medical Vocabulary (1) 2-3
PHYS 2414 Physics I for Life Science Majors 4
PHYS 2424 Physics II for Life Science Majors 4

(1) is required beginning with Fall 2016 admission.


Application Procedure

Review and follow the instructions for application to the College of Allied Health found at the following web site: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/default.asp.

 


Cost

Tuition is currently $183.10 per credit hour for Oklahoma residents and $707.10 per credit hour for non-Oklahoma residents.

Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118 or visit the web site at http://w3.ouhsc.edu/sfs/.

Additional cost information for the program can be found at http://www.ouhsc.edu/financialservices/SFA/OUHSCCosts.asp and http://www.ouhsc.edu/financialservices/bursar/tuition_fees.asp.


Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree with Specialization in Medical Dosimetry is an advanced degree focusing on in-depth study and research designed to meet the needs and interests of each student. Forty hours of post-baccalaureate course work are required.

  1. All students are required to take core interdisciplinary and seminar courses (8 credit hours).
  2. There is a 6 credit hour requirement for research methods and statistic courses.
  3. There are 26 hours credit hours required in an area of specialization.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be prepared to assume entry level roles in medical dosimetry and it is anticipated graduates will assume leadership roles in administration and/or education of health care services.


Accreditation

The programs of the Department of Allied Health Sciences and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences are programmatically accredited by their affiliated national academic accrediting agencies which are listed below.  Although policies and procedures exist within the University, College, Department and Program to report academic complaints or complaints involving sexual assault, discrimination and harassment; students may contact their respective programmatic accrediting body if they determine their complaints are not being addressed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the institution.

The Medical Dosimetry program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone:   312.704.5300

Fax:  312.704.5304

www.jrcert.org


Faculty

College of Allied Health Departmental Faculty


Criminal Background Check/Drug Test

Students applying to the College of Allied Health and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences will be required to obtain a Criminal History Background Check and a Drug Test.  Many clinical facilities require the background check, including a check of the sex offenders list.  It is the student’s responsibility to have the background check completed prior to starting the clinical experience and as instructed by the clinical coordinator.  It is the student’s responsibility to maintain the background check for presentation to the clinical facility personnel.

Drug screening is required of all OUHSC students in designated programs as many clinical facilities require students to pass a drug test.  It is the student’s responsibility to comply with the necessary procedures and consent forms for the required drug screening.  Students who fail to adhere to the drug testing procedure established by the Department will be deferred for a year while documentation can be received for clearance. 

Any arrest, charge or conviction for a felony or a misdemeanor may also affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the certification examination in their profession.  For a fee, many certification boards will conduct a pre-assessment based on the student’s prior offenses to determine if the student would be allowed to sit for the board examination.  Students may contact the following certification boards directly for further information:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists www.arrt.org

Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board www.nmtcb.org

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography  www.ardms.org

Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board www.mdcb.org


Medical Dosimetry Specialization (non-thesis)

Total number of hours required = 40

Number of hours in allied health sciences core = 16

Number of hours in individualized program = 17

Number of hours in research and statistics = 7


Additional Resources

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the prospective student's page to utilize resources such as the transfer equivalency tables, admission statistics, job shadowing, gpa calculation, tuition cost, scholarships, student life, campus resources, etc.


View Curriculum

Curriculum if you are a Certified Radiation Therapist (ARRT):

Curriculum for Certified Radiation Therapist


Curriculum if you do not hold a Certification as a Radiation Therapist (ARRT):

Curriculum for Non-Certified Radiation Therapist

 

Last updated: 2/28/13

Course Descriptions 


Contact Information

Department of Allied Health Sciences
Stacy Anderson, M.S., R.T. (T), CMD
Program Director, Medical Dosimetry
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall, PO Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271- 6477
Fax: (405) 271- 3580
Email: stacy-anderson@ouhsc.edu
Website: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/ahs

The OUHSC Graduate College Homepage.

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Fax: (405) 271-3120
Email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu


Program Brochure

http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/documents/brochures/AlliedHealthSciences_MSdosimetry.pdf