The Radiological Health Physics Department was established in 1969 offering a B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics and a Master of Science degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection. The first B.S. and M.S. degrees were awarded in 1973.
The department was merged with the Department of Physics and Applied Physics in 1976. A Radiological Sciences option to the Ph.D. degree in Physics was established in 1982 with the first degrees awarded in 1985. The B.S. degree in Radiological Health Physics became an option to the B.S. Degree in Physics in 1994. A Medical Physics/Radiological Sciences Option to the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology was established in 2002 with the first degree awarded in 2006. A Professional Science Master's degree in Radiological Sciences and Protection was established in 2010.
Since its establishment, the UMass Lowell Radiological Sciences Program has awarded 243 B.S., 317 M.S., and 42 Ph.D. degrees to 479 alumni.