Medical physics is an applied branch of physics that deals with medical imaging and applications in the treatment of disease and is closely allied with bioengineering and health physics. Medical imaging covers multiple modalities including diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging while radiation therapy, a major subspecialty in medical physics, is concerned with the treatment of disease.
The medical physics program strives to provide a rigorous well rounded and clinically based training that is current in both diagnostic and radiation therapy physics. The graduate program in the Department of Radiological Sciences offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in medical physics.
We are a CAMPEP accredited graduate Medical Physics program. Currently, partial financial support is provided to all our fulltime M.S. and Ph.D. students in good standing. This support qualifies students to pay nominal in-state tuition and more importantly students gain valuable work experience working under the supervision of board certified medical physicists.
Potential students are encouraged to correspond directly with the coordinator to obtain descriptive information on the profession of Medical Physics and the M.S. and Ph.D. programs.