Medical Physics

Dalhousie University

24 months
18877 CAD/year
11371 CAD/year
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At Dalhousie University, you can pursue CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics master's and doctoral degrees that provide the foundational knowledge required to pursue a career involving clinical service, research, and teaching in medical physics.


We also administer a Graduate Certificate Program allowing those who hold PhDs in other branches of physics to enter the field and profession. Graduates of all of our programs are eligible to enter residency training programs in imaging or radiation oncology medical physics.

The course work and practical training in our programs can position you for  a dynamic and versatile career in physics as applied to diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medical physicists may work in hospitals, cancer agencies, universities, industry or government.

Our faculty provides a highly collaborative, collegial learning environment that features world-class research facilities and technology.


Dalhousie University's CAMPEP (Commision on Accreditation of Medical Physics) acredited master's program in Medical Physics combines course and research work that builds critical knowledge in the field with hands-on training that prepares students for rewarding careers.

Courses in the Medical Physics program provide students with the medical physics foundations specified within the CAMPEP standards. All required coursework is completed in the first year and students focus on their thesis research in the second year.

MSc graduates may go on to pursue PhD degree programs, enter residency training programs in imaging or therapeutic medical physics, or enter the workforce directly.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radiological Physics
  • Medical Imaging Physics I
  • Radiation Biology
  • Special Topics in Medical Physics
  • Seminars in Medical Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18877 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18877 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11371 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11371 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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