Master's Degree
Track A & B


The Medical Dosimetry program (Tracks A & B) is a 12 month clinical internship program. Clinical Internships will take place from January through December. The didactic online courses begin in the fall semester prior to starting clinical internship training. This Master's degree program not only delivers the core medical dosimetry curriculum, it also offers advanced professional and research coursework that prepares graduates for future advancement in the profession.  Upon graduation, the student is considered a Route 1 exam applicant by the MDCB (www.mdcb.org). This program adheres to all JRCERT accreditation standards.
Program highlights:
    - online courses with a high degree of interaction with instructors and peers
    - 46 credits
    - clinical internship sites located throughout the U.S. with new sites established annually

Registered Radiation Therapists with a BS/BA degree are enrolled in Track A.

Non-Registered Radiation Therapists
with a BS/BA degree are enrolled in Track B.

Curriculum for students matriculating Fall 2013


Admission policies and the application/selection process have been developed with the intention to consider each applicant's strengths and select for admission those best qualified to meet the program's requirements and mission.

Prerequisite Courses

  • (6-8 cr) Human Anatomy & Physiology - two semesters with labs; or equivalent
  • (6-8 cr) Physics – two course sequence; or equivalent
  • (3-4 cr) Pre-Calculus; or College Algebra + Trigonometry; or equivalent
  • (3-4 cr) Biology; or equivalent
  • (1-3 cr) Medical Terminology; or equivalent
  • (2-3 cr) Computer Science; or equivalent

Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within two years of application to the program.


UW-L Application Requirements

UW-L Graduate Admissions
1725 State St.
142 Cleary Center
La Crosse, WI 54601

Medical Dosimetry Program Application Requirements

  • Program application
    • Completion of prerequisite courses
    • Minimum GPA of 3.00
    • Computer requirements for online courses
  • $50 application fee to the program
  • Copy of current ARRT certification (if applicable)
  • Four letters of recommendation
    • Applicants must use the required form provided on the program's website. 
    • Please submit all four letters with the program application.
    • Letters must be in sealed envelopes with the signature of the reference across the seal.
  • Minimum of 40 hours of documented medical dosimetry observation
    • Applicants must complete a 40 hour observation in medical dosimetry (> 40 hrs is recommended for Track B)
    • This observation must be completed by the application deadline.
    • Required documents are posted on the program's website.
    • If you have difficulty finding a site on your own for observation time, you may contact one of the clinical sites listed on the website.
  • Please submit all program application materials in one mailing to:

    UW-L Cashier
    1725 State St.
    121 Graff Main Hall
    La Crosse, WI 54601


Program Application Materials

Program Application

Letter of Recommendation

Observation Packet

Application Checklist


Please be aware that a felony charge may affect your ability to obtain clinical placements and/or sit for the board examination.

We respect that a student may elect to not receive immunizations for personal or medical reasons.  Students who have a medical condition that precludes them from receiving immunizations may be asked to provide additional documentation from a medical provider.  Clinical affiliates must comply with their organization's policy regarding immunizations and as such may decline a student without required immunizations or medical documentation.  Students should be aware that this may impact options for clinical education experiences and progression through the medical dosimetry curriculum.


Technical Standards for Medical Dosimetrists

  • Demonstrate oral and written proficiency in the English language, including the ability to read, interpret and apply written instructions (treatment charts, notes, records, technical publications, equipment manuals, etc.).
  • Communicate effectively with faculty, fellow students, physicians, and all members of the health care team.
  • Maintain intellectual and emotional stability and maturity under stress while also maintaining appropriate performance standards.
  • Lift 30 pounds of weight (treatment cones, blocks for treatment, ancillary aids), including the ability to lift such heavy items overhead up to 6 feet.
  • Push a standard wheelchair from the waiting room to the treatment room, and move immobile patients from a stretcher to a treatment or diagnostic table.
  • Possess sufficient audio acuity to perceive and interpret audio signals from equipment during treatment or treatment planning.
  • Possess sufficient visual acuity--corrected to 20/20--to observe patients and equipment operation during treatment or treatment planning; have adequate perception of depth and color; and be able to view computer monitors for extended periods.
  • Grasp complex three-dimensional spatial relationships.
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity to carry out all aspects of medical dosimetry procedures.

If you have additional questions you may contact the program at mdprogram@uwlax.edu


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