ORISE reports analyze the number of health physics degrees granted at U.S. universities
The 2017-18 Health Physics Enrollments and Degrees Survey reports degrees granted for the academic years September 2016 - August 2017 and September 2017 - August 2018 and enrollments for fall 2018. Twenty-three academic programs were included in the survey universe, with all 23 programs providing data. Enrollments and degrees data were provided by 20 programs for 2017 and 19 for 2018.
Four schools indicated their programs either had already or were in the process of phasing out—University of Missouri, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt. The enrollments and degrees data include students majoring in health physics or in an option program equivalent to a major. Enrollment information refers to fall term 2018. Some nuclear engineering programs have indicated that health physics option enrollments and degrees are also reported in the nuclear engineering survey.
To conduct a more thorough data analysis, view the Health Physics Enrollments & Degrees 50-Year Trend Assessment from 1966 to 2015.