M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Physics

The University of Toledo

24 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
7378 USD/year
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The Medical Physics program of The University of Toledo is nationally accredited. Prospective students must have a B.S. degree in physics or a minor in physics.


UToledo offers master's and doctoral degrees in medical physics with concentrations in: 

  • Radiation oncology physics  
  • Diagnostic imaging 

The Medical Physics program of The University of Toledo is recognized throughout the U.S. for providing strong, hands-on clinical experience to our students and residents. These experiences allow our students to secure required residencies at rates far higher than the national average, and our residents to secure full-time positions. 100% of our students land residencies, compared to the national average of just 50%. 

UToledo also offers its own accredited residency program, giving us the ability to offer the full spectrum of training to our graduate students. Our graduates experience firsthand one of most progressive radiation oncology departments in the nation at The University of Toledo Medical Center.  

The medical physics master's degree is administered through the UToledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences on UToledo's Health Science Campus. The doctorate degree — a Ph.D. in physics with a specialization in medical physics — is offered on UToledo's Main Campus through the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' Department of Physics and Astronomy. 

Medical Physics Master's Degree Highlights

Certification. Nearly all UToledo medical physics graduates pursue certification with the American Board of Radiology. Most students complete the first of the three-step certification process while in the program. 

Hands-on experience.  

  • A two-semester clinical clerkship allows students to work directly with patients under the supervision of qualified medical physicists. This experience gives our students an advantage when applying for residencies. 
  • UToledo's medical physics residency program emphasizes all areas of training needed by a radiation oncology medical physicist in a state-of-the-art treatment facility. 

State-of-the-art facilities. Students work with the most up-to-date treatment and diagnostic equipment, including Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge linear accelerators. 

Learn from the best. UTMC's Department of Radiation Oncology is accredited by ASTRO APEx. It is the only public health-care facility in Ohio to receive the prestigious distinction. 

Financial support. Our Ph.D. program offers a number of teaching and research assistantship positions. The M.S. program offers a limited number of tuition waivers. 

Career Opportunities

The vast majority of UToledo medical physics graduates work as clinical medical physicists, often as faculty at teaching hospitals. Some also land positions as researchers. 

Graduates of our program typically get 2- to 3-year residency positions. Salaries are in the mid to upper range, compared to typical physics post-doc positions. Entry-level salaries for medical physicists who complete residency are much higher than those of physics graduates, typically starting at more than $115,000 per year.  

This high salary comes with important responsibilities: 

  • Caring for patients 
  • Managing the medical physics aspects of a radiology or radiation oncology clinic 
  • Ensuring radiation safety and radiation protection of staff and patients 
  • Complying with state and federal regulations 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Radiation Dosimetry
  • Radiation Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Physics of Radiation Oncology
  • Survey of Clinical Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Detection and Measurement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GRE Requirement
  • The GMAT is only required for applicants with a GPA below 2.7 or applicants seeking Graduate Assistantship opportunities. Applicants with a GPA below 2.7 can be considered for a waiver at the discretion of the Associate Dean
  • In addition to the official, final transcripts, you must also provide official certified, or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates needed to fulfill your admission
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/Duolingo Requirement
  • All international students must also demonstrate adequate financial resources for their graduate education before they can be admitted

Tuition Fee

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    12948 USD/year
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  • In-State

    7378 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7378 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Toledo

893 - 1473 USD /month
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