Become a leader in the emerging field of Medical Physics, fusing your expertise in physics with improved medical care. This is a dynamic profession that applies the concepts of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease, with career paths that include academic, research and clinical settings.
The Medical Physics program from Duke Kunshan University offers students a unique opportunity to study in both the United States and China. Students successfully completing the program will receive a Duke University degree.
An Outstanding Medical Physics Graduate Program
The Duke Medical Physics family includes programs at Duke Kunshan University and Duke University. Established in 2004, the Duke University Medical Physics program is one of the largest and most highly regarded medical physics programs in the United States. Students in the Duke Kunshan Master of Science in Medical Physics program earn the same degree as students in the Duke University Medical Physics program.
An Educational Experience in China and the United States
The Duke Kunshan Medical Physics program offers students a unique opportunity to study the discipline and work with professionals in both the United States and China. Students spend Year 1 and the second semester of Year 2 of the Duke Kunshan Medical Physics program at the Duke Kunshan campus in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China. During Year 2, students will spend the first semester at the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, United States. The program also includes the option to spend the summer between Years 1 and 2 at the Duke University campus. Kunshan and Durham are both scenic and historical centers of their respective countries and provide students with numerous travel and recreational opportunities.
Experts recognize that there is a severe shortage of medical physicists in China and Asia and in many countries worldwide. Our Medical Physics graduates can choose from a wide range of career options, such as
- Hospital clinics, particularly in radiation oncology
- High technology medical companies
- Government facilities and agencies
- Versatility - careers that blend these different types of work
The Duke Kunshan Medical Physics program integrates classroom learning with clinical practicum training, ensuring students gain clinical exposure and basic clinical physics training using state-of-the-art technology and treatment modalities at Duke University Medical Center and at partner hospitals in China that are among the nation’s most preeminent facilities.
You will specialize at Duke Kunshan in one of the following academic tracks, or choose a multi-track path:
- Diagnostic Imaging Physics
- Radiation Therapy Physics
- Nuclear Medicine Physics
The first year of study features core classes that provide a solid base in the fundamentals of Medical Physics. The second year focuses on specialization, with an advanced, track-specific class, a clinical practicum in the student’s chosen academic track, an elective class, and thesis research. There is also a class on Frontiers of Biomedical Science.
- 21 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesBiomedicine Physics Biotechnology View 13 other Masters in Biotechnology in China
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Non-US citizen without US permanent residency
- You must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. (B.S. in Physics or Bachelor's degree in natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering with some college-level coursework )
- Official TOEFL score (minimum score of 90 required) or IELTS score (minimum score of 7.0 required)
International51862 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 51862 USD per year during 21 months.
- RMB 340,797 per year
Living costs for Kunshan
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.