Medical Physics Specialization

Do you have a strong background in physics or engineering physics and mathematics? Are you interested in the application of physics to medicine? This graduate program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) since 2002.

Research interests are principally concentrated in four areas:

Medical Physics Website

Students are supervised by faculty in the division of Medical Physics.


Program Requirements:

On average, this program takes 2-3 years to complete and requires the following:

  • 14 approved graduate level courses (34 units)
    • 11 didactic courses (27 units)
    • 2 laboratory courses (4 units)
    • BME 320 or BME 321 (3 units)
  • 8 hours of academic integrity & ethics training
  • 8 hours of professional development training and an Individual Development Plan
  • Regular attendance at weekly Medical Physics seminars
  • Annual supervisory committee meetings
  • Successful defense of MSc. thesis

On average, this program takes 4-6 years to complete and requires the following:

  • 16 approved graduate level courses (40 units)
    • 11 didactic courses (27 units)
    • 2 advanced specialization courses (6 units)
    • 2 laboratory courses (4 units)
    • BME 320 or BME 321 (3 units)
  • 8 hours of academic integrity & ethics training
  • 8 hours of professional development training and an Individual Development Plan
  • Regular attendance at weekly Medical Physics seminars
  • Annual supervisory committee meetings
  • Completion of PhD. candidacy exam
  • Successful defense of PhD

 

Departmental policies and procedures, on topics such as PhD candidacy exams, required courses, selecting Chairs for exams, and more can be found in our Oncology Graduate Student Handbook.

For information about general FGSR rules and regulations, such as thesis formatting, examining committee or supervisory committee composition, and more, can be found in the FGSR Manual.