Students who successfully complete the radiological health pre-medical physics program or applied physics with a specialization in medical physics are eligible to apply to the School of Health Science’s accelerated one-year master’s program. This program is for academically outstanding students who excelled in the radiological health pre-medical physics program and are looking for a fast track to their master’s degree.

For additional information on this program, please contact Keith Stantz.

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As part of the accelerated master’s program, students are integrated into faculty laboratories and clinical facilities with the opportunity to work on a variety of research projects, including image-guided and biology-based therapy; diagnostic imaging of cancer, neurological function and disease; and new uses of particle beams in detection and treatment.

Dr. Uzay Emir in lab


Research Opportunities

  • MRI and MRS in Diagnosis of Neurotoxicity and Radiation Response
  • Neutron and X-ray Technologies for Human Body Composition, Disease Diagnose and Radiotherapy
  • Imaging and Tracer Development in PET and SPECT
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging (CT, PCT) and Thermoacoustic in Image Guided Therapy
  • IMRT and Normal Tissue Response to Radiation Therapy

Research Areas

  • Health Physics (Radiation Protection)
  • Imaging Sciences
  • Medical Physics
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics)
  • Toxicology

Research Facilities

  • Life Science MRI facility
  • The Birck Nanotechnology Center
  • The Bindley Bioscience Center
  • The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
  • Purdue’s Center for the Environment


Keith Stantz

Keith Stantz | Program Director

For questions regarding the medical physics graduate program, please contact or our program coordinator, Alison Roth, at