Program Description

PROFESSION
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.

PROGRAM
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.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT
As part of new federal regulations, LLU is providing required information regarding the following gainful employment (GE) program.  The following link will provide information regarding the cost of the certificate, financing available, median debt, normal timeframe for completion, and job placement rates for students that have completed this program. To view this information, Click Here.

Program Website

Program Length

5 quarters

Possible Careers

Radiation Therapist, Medical Dosimetrist

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Autumn of 2019Oct 1, 2018Apr 1, 2019

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have the following:
  1. ARRT registration in radiation therapy technology with a minimum of two years postgraduate clinical experience.
  2. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required; however, with a higher GPA the applicant becomes more competitive.
  3. Must hold bachelor’s degree (any major)

Prerequisites

- College algebra 
- Trigonometry

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.
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2019-2020

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Tuition$15,675$8,250
Fees$2,640$1,760
Books & Supplies$800$150
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total$19,115$10,160

Notes

Expected costs for the 2019-2020 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 2019-2020, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2
Months enrolled96
Room & Board$11,655$7,770
Transportation$2,880$1,920
Personal Expenses$2,070$1,380

Notes

  • 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.