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Medical physics is a distinct field of its own, built upon a foundation of physics but focusing on the application to the needs of medicine. Medical physics provides the technical foundations of radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and radiation safety. In fact, our program is one of the few that offers "tracks" to focus on all four of these major areas of medical physics.

Course Credits
  • 6 core courses
  • 1 track-specific course
  • 1 track-specific practicum and shadowing course
  • 1 frontier course
  • 1 elective course
  • 4 1 c.h. seminar courses
Thesis or Project
  • 6 c.h. MS thesis defense
  • electives + scholarship project
Core Courses:
  • MP 500 Radiation Physics(3 c.h.)
  • MP 505 Anatomy and Physiology for Medical Physicist (3 c.h.)
  • MP 530A Medical Imaging Physics (3 c.h.)
  • MP 541 Nuclear medicine physics (3 c.h.)
  • MP 720 Radiation therapy physics (3 c.h.)
  • MP 710 Radiation protection (3 c.h.)


Program requirements

1. B.S. in Physics. The undergraduate coursework, in addition to basic and upper-level physics courses should include the following:Chemistry: 1 semester/courseBiology: 1 semester/course Electronics: 1 semester/courseComputer science/programming: 1 semester/courseOR2. Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering with the following minimum college-level coursework (possibly met if the student has a minor in physics):Mathematics: 2 semesters/courses of calculusPhysics: 2 semester/courses of general calculus-based physics + 3 semesters/courses of upper-level physics selected from courses including modern physics (preferred), electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, statistical mechanics, and mechanics.Chemistry: 1 semester/courseBiology: 1 semester/courseElectronics: 1 semester/courseComputer science/programming: 1 semester/course English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 577 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
Our program provides substantial scholarship support to many MS students. For example, students admitted in 2013 who did not have external scholarships were offered an average of $13,400. That amount may vary in future years. The scholarship amounts are given on a competitive basis, so that the level of scholarship varies depending on the strength of a given applicant.

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Our program provides substantial scholarship support to many MS students. For example, students admitted in 2013 who did not have external scholarships were offered an average of $13,400. That amount may vary in future years. The scholarship amounts are given on a competitive basis, so that the level of scholarship varies depending on the strength of a given applicant.
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