12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medical Physics program from University of Arizona is a joint program between the Departments of Physics and Radiation Oncology. The program provides didactic and clinical training in medical physics. Founded in 2007, this program is CAMPEP accredited.

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Key Features

Students who choose this program will be involved in course work covering radiation physics, imaging physics, radiation oncology physics, radiation safety, radiation biology and business.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a clinical radiation oncology physics internship. This internship will provide extensive training in radiation oncology physics including linear accelerator calibration, treatment planning, quality assurance, chart checking, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy and imaging.  Imaging internships may be arranged for interested students. Students who complete this track will be well prepared for part 1 of the American Board of Radiology certification exam and will be ready to enter a medical physics residency program.

Research is an essential part of this program. Each student will be involved in a research project over the course of the time in the program.  Student research projects are generally clinical in nature but opportunities for basic science projects are possible.

The Medical Physics program from University of Arizona also requires at least one business course as part of the program. Professional medical physicists are often involved in the business side of medicine and our program provides preparation for these duties. Graduating students will be able to adapt the business side of medical physics and provide knowledgeable contributions to their employers.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Physics                
  • Project Management                            
  • Radiation Dosimetry           
  • Medical Physics Seminar 
  • Techniques in Particle Physics               
  • Experimental Physics                             
  • Therapeutic Radiological Physics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA 3.0
  • General GRE required, physics subject test or related area strongly recommended but not required.
  • Completed bachelor's degree (or the equivalent) in physics, nuclear engineering, health physics, medical physics, or other engineering (alternative preparation will be considered on a case-by-case basis but must include equivalence to a minor in physics including at least three upper division physics courses).
  • 3 letters of recommendation from qualified individuals (provide contact info as part of online application)
  • Statement of purpose: short essay describing interest in the Professional Science Master's Degree Program in Medical Physics at the University of Arizona and how it fits in with your scientific and career goals
  • List of upper division physics courses taken and name of texts used.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /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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