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Medical Physics, M.M.P./M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Corvallis, OR, United States
Medical Physics program at Oregon State University examines and applies numerous aspects of nuclear science to medicine. Medical physicists rarely have direct contact with patients, but are part of many treatment teams.

Overview

For example, medical physicists crunch the numbers for radiation-based cancer treatments to calculate precise dosages, maintain radiation equipment, and ensure that imaging machines such as CT scanners and MRIs are functioning properly.

The Oregon Medical Physics Program is a partnership between Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University to educate medical physicists at the graduate level. Recently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs Inc. (CAMPEP), we are the only accredited program in the Northwest.

We offer master’s and doctoral degrees in Medical Physics. The program consists of a minimum of 45 credits, 39 of which must be didactic. The following courses are required and the remaining credits can be compiled of any 500- or 600-level course taught in the department or from outside the department if approved by an advisor. A comprehensive oral exam must be passed to complete the degree. M.S. students, in addition to the exam, must present their work to a committee of graduate faculty. Admission is highly competitive; we accepted approximately 10% of applicants for the fall 2012 cohort.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience 
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Cancer Biology 
  • Cell & Developmental Biology
  • Clinical Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A four-year baccalaureate degree
  • Academic Records/Transcripts 
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Reference
  • Resident Alien/Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Financial Documentation (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    5748 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2874 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Corvallis

  • 1397 - 2490 USD/month
    Living Costs

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