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MAP ERC Health Physics Program

Program Overview

​The Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center's Health Physics Program is one of the five graduate training programs in the MAP ERC, located in Fort Collins, Colorado, at Colorado State University.

The Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University offers a comprehensive program leading toward the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of radiation protection or health physics. Required course work is structured to provide a sound foundation in the basic skills essential to the health physics profession. The student may concentrate on specific areas of interest through a wide selection of elective courses. Formal course work is supplemented by extensive laboratory exercises, field trips, and research. The M.S. degree program in Health Physics at Colorado State University has received unconditional accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).



Graduate research assistantships are available on a competitive basis to qualified students. The number of assistantships may vary from year to year depending on the level of research funding.

Annual Los Alamos National Laboratory Trip

The next trip to visit Los Alamos and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will be May 2016! Students in all types of occupational health and safety career paths are encouraged to come along - many networking, research, and job opportunities have happened for students in the past! Trip details will be posted here.


For additional information on the Health Physics Program, please visit the Colorado State University Health Physics webpage.

Dr. Sonja Schmid

Dr. Schmid recently visited the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and offered a 30% discount on her book, "Producing Power". The discount is available until Dec. 14 with code: M1012.  The book can be found at the MIT Press website.

The last SIREN (Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Nuclear Emergency Response) program lecture of the semester is on December 1st from 10-11:30 MT. The seminar will be conducted by Armond Mascelli: "An International Approach to Preparing for the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Emergencies". The seminar is streamed online for free, but requires RSVPing via Eventbrite here.  

Health Physics Visiting Lectures

Check out the new page dedicated to Health Physics Visiting Lecture videos! Please click HERE to go to the Health Physics video page.

51st Annual National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Meeting

Changing Regulations and Radiation Guidance: What Does the Future Hold?

Click HERE here for more information and to view lectures and resources.

50th Annual National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Meeting 

Click HERE for more information and to view lectures.

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