Idaho State University

Nuclear Science and Engineering

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Idaho State University has been offering degrees in nuclear science and engineering since the mid-1960s. Nuclear engineering MS and PhD students perform computational or experimental research in areas including nuclear reactor design (thermal hydraulics and neutronics), nuclear fuels and materials, nuclear criticality safety, reliability and risk assessment and nuclear nonproliferation. For Health Physics MS and PhD research topics include environmental monitoring, radiation detection and measurement, internal and external dosimetry and industrial applications. Experimental research is performed at unique and state-of-the-art facilities at the University (RISE facility and Idaho Accelerator Center) and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (in conjunction with Idaho National Laboratory). All non-laboratory courses can be taken online, such that course credit requirements can be completed off campus. Graduates of the program work in all field of the nuclear industry, including national laboratories, nuclear power plants, academic institutions, and commercial companies such as AREVA, Westinghouse, and Babcock and Wilcox.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar
Chair of Nuclear Engineering and Health Physics, Associate Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Degrees Available