The goal of the Medical Physics program of the University of Minnesota is to prepare students for entering a medical physics residency program in therapy or imaging physics and/or to pursue a career in teaching and research in medical physics.
The program governance includes the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS), the Steering Committee, and the Admissions Committee. The DGS has many duties as specified by the Univeristy of Minnesota. The Steering Committee addresses the long term needs of the program and any short term issues. The Admissions Committee reviews applications for admissions and makes admissions decisions.
This graduate program was started as an interdisciplinary graduate program under the name Biophysical Sciences in the 1950s by Dr. Otto Schmidt to encourage collaboration among biologists, chemists, and physicists. Then, as now, faculty had their salaried appointments in various home departments, including departments within the Medical School, but participated in Biophysical Sciences because of their interests in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects.
- Advanced Radiation Physics and Dosimetry
- Basic Radiological Physics
- Medical and Health Physics of Imaging
- Radiation Biology
- Medical and Health Physics of Radiation Therapy
- Radiation Therapy Physics Lab: Radiation Physics Basics
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPhysics Medical Imaging View 593 other Masters in Physics in United States
An undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher
A strong foundation in basic physics. This shall be documented by either a degree in physics or a degree in engineering or other area of physical scienceThe applicant should have the equivalent of an undergraduate physics minor. Two semesters of calculus based physics and at least three physics courses that would be considered upper level. These courses could include but are not limited to the following:
- Modern physics
- Quantum mechanics or mechanics
- Electricity and magnetism
- Atomic physics
- Nuclear physics
The general GRE (not any specific subject GRE) is requiredSupply proof of english language proficiency
Three letters of recommendation
A statement of purpose describing the reason for pursuing a medical physics degree
International40248 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40248 USD per year during 12 months.
National40248 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40248 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State28950 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28950 USD per year during 12 months.
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