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Medical Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #12 (WUR) , PA,
Penn's Master of Medical Physics degree prepares students to bridge physics and clinical medicine overseeing clinical applications of radiation and creating the cutting-edge medical technologies of tomorrow. Our two-year program combines the resources of one of the world’s top research universities and most prestigious medical schools, offering an outstanding education and unmatched opportunities.


During the program you’ll gain the clinical experience necessary to apply for residencies and move into clinical practice. As a full-time student, you can complete the Master of Medical Physics program in two years. In the second year, clinical rotations place you in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

As a Penn Master of Medical Physics graduate, you have the opportunity to compete for dedicated positions in our Medical Physics Residency program in the University of Pennsylvania Health System. The year-long clinical experience may be renewed for a second year and counts toward requirements for certification by the American Board of Radiology.

Students may also have the opportunity to find part-time clinical work in the University of Pennsylvania Health System to gain relevant clinical experience while earning a stipend.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Radiation Protection

  • Medical Ethics/Governmental Regulation

  • Physics of Radiation Therapy

  • Image-Based Anatomy ,

  • Electromagnetism I  or Mathematical Methods

  • Electromagnetism II  or Electromagnetic Phenomena

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.5 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).

Applicants to the Master of Medical Physics (MMP) degree should have a solid foundation in physics. Successful candidates usually hold either an undergraduate major in physics or a physical science, mathematics or related engineering discipline with a strong physics orientation.

  • Medical Physics Programs application essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5390 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5390 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5390 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5390 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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