About the Program
The Medical Physics program at Virginia Commonwealth University, accredited by CAMPEP in 2010, provides students the foundational knowledge and hands-on clinical training necessary to practice as clinical medical physicists.
Full-time students complete the program in a minimum of two years.
The mission of the master’s program is to serve the commonwealth of Virginia and the nation by helping to meet the demand for competent medical physicists in the health care delivery setting. The program will prepare students for careers as qualified and independent clinical medical physicists. Required course work provides theoretical and practical training in radiation dosimetry, radiation biology, radiation therapy, medical imaging and health physics.
Professional competency: To develop professional competency in medical physics by providing a framework in which students progressively develop mastery of the current state of medical physics and an ability to synthesize this information and apply it in a clinical setting. Additionally, students in the program will develop skills in the various means of communicating the core of medical physics knowledge and clinical applications of that knowledge to a variety of potential audiences.
Clinical competency: To develop clinically competent medical physics graduates by providing a framework in which students progress from didactic knowledge to clinical knowledge and demonstrate application of clinical medical physics principles, practices and procedures.
- Topographical Anatomy and Physiology
- Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry
- Radiation Therapy Physics
- Health Physics
- Radiobiology for the Medical Physicist
- Physics of Diagnostic Imaging
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesPhysics Human Medicine Medical Imaging View 794 other Masters in Human Medicine in United States
- Students must have a minimum of 30 credit hours in undergraduate physics, physical science or engineering, of which at least 18 credit hours must be at the upper level. Background courses should include calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, modern physics, and electricity and magnetism
- GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale
- The applicant must provide a personal statement discussing reasons for pursuing graduate study
- All non-native English-speaking applicants must provide evidence of English language proficiency
- Prospective students who have studied outside of the U.S. must provide an official course-by-course external credential evaluation as a required part of the admission process
- Proof of adequate funds to live and study full time at VCU by submitting an I-20 DS Request Form accompanied by an original bank verification letter
- A $70 state-required application fee
International25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
National25956 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12618 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.
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