Doctor of Medical Physics Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Doctor of Medical Physics program should consult the application eligibility flowchart, and must fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B average) in undergraduate work. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 but not less than 2.75 may be admitted as provisional students.
  • Bachelor's degree in physics, applied physics, physical science, or engineering (with an equivalent of a minor in physics) from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have taken a calculus-based general physics course (not algebra-based). In addition to this requirement, applicants must have taken at least four upper level physics courses. Examples of acceptable upper-level courses (but not limited to) include: modern physics, quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic physics, statistical mechanics, nuclear physics and classical mechanics.
  • A score ranking in the 50th percentile or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Three letters of recommendation from former instructors or employers that speak to the applicant’s potential as a graduate student. The individual writing the letter may use the form available from the Graduate College, which includes a release form for the student to sign.
  • A statement of approximately 300 words indicating the student’s professional goals and reason for seeking graduate education.
  • International applicants whose native language is not English must show competency in the English language before they can be admitted. A satisfactory score (minimum 550 on the written version or 213 on the computerized version) on the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL) or comparable evidence of competency in English must be submitted by students as part of their application.

Applicants with a master's degree from an accredited medical physics program who meet the entrance requirements may be considered for admission to the program. In addition, these applicants must have taken the American Board of Radiology (ABR) part 1 exam as a condition for admission to the program. These students will be required to take an additional 20 credits of electives (determined by DMP faculty).