Environmental Health Physics (EHP) is designed to address broad environmental issues associated with anthropogenic and natural radioactivity. The objective of the curriculum is to provide students with knowledge and training needed to protect human health and the environment from ionizing radiation. Integral to this program is assessing risk associated with the radiation. Research areas include low-level radiation detection, analytical techniques to quantify stable elements utilizing radiation, nuclear forensics, environmental monitoring, radionuclide transport, radioactive waste management, and risk assessment.
Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The educational objectives of the EHP are for its alumni to demonstrate the following within 3 to 5 years post graduation:
More information can be found in this graduate handbook.
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The School or Program offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the School or Program.