Medical Radiation Physics

McGill University

24 months
18110 CAD/year
7940 CAD/year
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The Medical Radiation Physics Unit at McGill University is a teaching and research unit focusing on the role that physics and its related sciences plays in medicine and cancer research, especially (but not exclusively) in radiation medicine; i.e., radiation oncology, medical imaging, and nuclear medicine.



The Unit offers a graduate diploma and an M.Sc. in Medical Radiation Physics. Facilities are available for students to undertake a Ph.D. in Physics administered through the Department of Physics, or a Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Engineering administered through the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering, each with a research emphasis on medical physics. These graduate programs are supervised, funded, and hosted by Medical Physics Unit PI's (principal investigators).

The research interests of Unit members include various topics related to the application of physics methods to medicine:

  • 3D and 4D imaging, the development of new imaging modalities, and applications of imaging in radiation therapy;
  • radiation physics and computational & experimental dosimetry;
  • AI and machine learning applications to medical imaging, radiation therapy, and health informatics;
  • applications of nano-sciences to medical imaging and therapy;
  • numerical modelling of fundamental interactions of radiation with living cells;
  • metabolic and functional imaging using radio-nuclides and MRI;
  • applications of radiation biology to therapy and radiation protection.

Graduate Medical Radiation Physics students at McGill University are part of the Medical Physics Research Training Network (MPRTN) supported by the Collaborative Research Education Training Experience (CREATE) of the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC).

The M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs in Medical Physics are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc., sponsored by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radiation Physics
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging
  • Physics of Nuclear Medicine
  • Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Applied Dosimetry
  • Laboratory in Radiation Physics
  • Introduction to Medical Imaging

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


52 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.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
86 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18110 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9055 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7940 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3970 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • Local: 1272 CAD


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