21 months
51862 USD/year
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With an advanced degree in Medical Physics from Duke Kunshan University, you will be empowered to contribute cutting-edge medical care, whether in China or diverse international spheres.


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
  • Academia
  • Versatility - careers that blend these different types of work

Programme Structure

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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)

Tuition Fee

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    51862 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 51862 USD per year during 21 months.
  • RMB 340,797 per year

Living costs for Kunshan

3980 - 6290 CNY /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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