At a minimum, students entering the MS and PhD programs should have a B.S. degree in physics, or should have a B.S. degree in engineering or physical science with a strong foundation in physics represented by coursework equivalent to a minor in physics.
The minimum physics preparation for a successful applicant typically includes:
Applicants must also have completed courses in differential and integral calculus, multivariate calculus, and differential equations. Additional advanced/elective physics and math courses are helpful preparation.
Although not required for admission, we recommend the following additional undergraduate coursework for those considering careers in medical physics and health physics:
Completion of a course in human anatomy is an eligibility requirement for the American Board of Radiology certification exam. Students who did not take a human anatomy course as an undergraduate must complete this requirement during their graduate studies, typically during the summer semester at the end of the first year. Any other deficiencies in coursework deemed necessary for ABR eligibility will be determined by consultation with Program faculty, and should be completed during the first year of graduate studies.