Program Description

Medical dosimetry is a very dynamic, exciting field involving a combined knowledge of mathematics, physics, and the biological and medical sciences. Dosimetrists plan optimal isodose distributions and treatment-dose calculations for a variety of external beam as well as brachytherapy treatments. Medical dosimetrists must possess excellent analytical skills, an ability to critically evaluate data, and an aptitude for physics and mathematics. They must also be able to work closely as a team with physicists, physicians, radiation therapists, and other personnel.

The Medical Dosimetry program is designed to train personnel in the discipline of dosimetry within a radiation oncology environment, and to prepare them to take the certified medical dosimetrists board examination.

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Program Length

7 quarters

Possible Careers

Radiation Therapist, Dosimetrist

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2021 Oct 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2021

Admissions Requirements

A baccalaureate degree in physics, mathematics, or equivalent from an accredited university.


- Anatomy and physiology (no laboratory required)
- Medical terminology
- Eight hours in a radiation oncology department observing the work of a medical dosimetrist

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; telephone: (510) 748-9001.
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Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2020-2021

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $24,750 $8,250
Fees $2,715 $1,810
Books & Supplies $1,600 $150
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $29,065 $10,210


Expected costs for the 2020-2021 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2020-2021, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 6
Room & Board $12,645 $8,430
Transportation $2,880 $1,920
Personal Expenses $2,070 $1,380


  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.