Medical Physics Programs

Admissions are given only for fall semester and considered on first come first serve basis, therefore earlier applications are encouraged. 

Bachelor's degree or minor in physics or applied physics from an approved institution is a pre-requisite for admission to the graduate medical physics program. Other physical science or engineering degrees may be considered if the appropriate fundamental physics courses have been completed, equivalent to a minor in physics (including general physics with calculus and upper level courses such as electricity and magnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, or mechanics). Completion of a senior-level undergraduate anatomy course is also preferred. Fulfillment of these requirements provides eligibility for the initial certification in Radiological Physics by the ABR.

  • Applicants must also have minimum GPA of 3.0; applicants between 2.7 and 3.0 may be considered for provisional admittance
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume (optional)
  • Official confirmation of Degree(s) awarded and transcripts attested
  • GRE Score is not required but recommended
  • International applicants must meet at least one of the following English language proficiency requirements.
    • TOEFL IBT equal to 80 or above, IELTS equal to 6.5 or above, PTE equal to 58 or above,Duolingo equal to 105 or above.
    • Graduated from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or attended at least one year full time at a regionally accredited US institution earning a 3.0or higher GPA
    • Proof of citizenship from one of the following countries:    Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati,Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales), Zambia, Zimbabwe. students are required to take the TOEFL.

To obtain a MSBS degree from the COMLS, students must complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of approved credit beyond the baccalaureate, with at least 25 credits in didactic course work (requiring a grade) and a minimum of 10 credits in Thesis Research (INDI699).

The MSBS degree in Medical Physics typically involves 55 credit hours over a 22 months period. 

Medical physics core courses include:

MPHY 6310Anatomy/Physiology4
INDI 6020On Being a Scientist1
MPHY 6010Survey of Diagnostic Medical Imaging I3
MPHY 6120Radiation Dosimetry I3
MPHY 6160Radiation Biology3
MPHY 6300Radiation Detection/Measuremen3
MPHY 6200Radiatn Protect and Regulation3
MPHY 6110Survey Clinical Radi Therapy2
MPHY 6500Medical Physics Seminar1
INDI 6990Thesis Research10

Typical course curriculum in Medical Physics - Radiation Oncology track include:

Radiological Physics
Radiation Dosimetry II
Physics of Radiation Therapy
Practical Measurements in Rad

Typical course curriculum in Medical Physics - Diagnostic Imaging track include:

Survey of Diagnostic Medical Imaging II
Nuclear Medicine
Independent Study in Radiology (CT and MRI)

Non-thesis option

A non-thesis option is available for students who present advanced degrees from previous graduate work which included a scientific thesis or dissertation.