Medical Physics

University of Massachusetts Lowell

36 months
26370 USD/year
26370 USD/year
14590 USD/year
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The University of Massachusetts Lowell’s Department of Medical Physics offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Physics, both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). 


The MS Degree in Medical Physics at University of Massachusetts Lowell qualifies students for all medical physics specialties and prepares them for residency programs, junior medical physics positions, and future ABR exams. The clinical component provides the students with training dominantly in radiation therapy, but diagnostic imaging traineeships are also available. 

Learning outcomes

The Ph.D. degree program provides the students with fundamental knowledge of physics with a specialization in medical physics. Students receive advanced research training in particular areas of medical physics, which will prepare them for entry-level research positions in academia or industry, or for a medical physics resident position under the supervision of a board-certified medical physicist. 

Historically, most students have concentrated on therapy physics but because sometimes faculty and the cooperating hospitals have imaging or nuclear medicine research projects, over the last decade a number of students have focused on other medical physics specialties as well. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Radiation Safety and Control 
  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Radiation Interactions and Transport 
  • Radiological Sciences Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

  • Physics: Core physics courses, including two semesters of general physics plus classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics or quantum mechanics; 
  • Mathematics: Three semesters of calculus and one semester of differential equations; 
  • Computer Science: Proficiency in a scientific/engineering programming language and knowledge of fundamental numerical methods; 
  • Chemistry (preferred): Two semesters of general chemistry; 
  • Biology (preferred): One semester of general biology; 
  • Anatomy (preferred): One semester of human anatomy. Although anatomy is not a requirement for admission, completion of an appropriate anatomy course is a requirement before graduation. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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