Degree Program Ph.D. in Radiological Health
The Ph.D. in radiological health focuses on cancer research and the role of radiation in inducing, diagnosing, and treating cancer.
Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
The Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences is home to one of the largest environmental health programs in the nation, and the only one that incorporates radiological health into its core curriculum. Students and researchers in environmental health investigate how natural and built environments affect human and animal health and seek solutions to minimize negative health consequences of environmental and workplace exposures. Radiological health has a long tradition at CSU focused on the biological effects of radiation, including laboratory studies of the damaging effects of radiation, and clinical uses of radiation in diagnostic imaging and cancer therapy.
Conduct cutting-edge clinical research at the Flint Animal Cancer Center
Assess cancer risks to space flight crews
Explore the effects of low-dose radiation exposures
- Human Health
- Veterinary Medicine
Students can participate in research opportunities in selected areas of environmental and radiological health sciences to independently study, or investigate, a specific topic or topics under the guidance of a faculty member with expertise in that area.
There are many opportunities to work with our world-renowned faculty in the areas of:
- Bystander effects
- DNA repair
- Telomere biology
- Tumor microenvironment
Students may be eligible to earn grant funding and additional hands-on research experience by participating in the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development in Translational Medicine Program, a research training opportunity funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Application Information and Deadlines
Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered for this program. The Graduate Record Exam is required (the Medical College Admission Test is also accepted).
Students must secure a research advisor and funding prior to applying. Interested applicants should contact faculty with shared interests regarding the possibility of working with them as a graduate student and to determine the availability of financial support. If unable to secure a research advisor or funding, students may consider applying for a graduate position in Cell and Molecular Biology (application deadline December 1).
To apply, complete the Online Graduate Application via the Graduate School.
|February 1||Priority Consideration Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)|
|May 1||Fall Application Deadline (for International Applicants)|
|July 1||Fall Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)|
|September 1||Spring Application Deadline (for International Applicants)|
|November 1||Spring Application Deadline (for Domestic Applicants)|
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Tuition and Financial Aid
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