Master of Medical Physics Graduate Program

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The Master of Medical Physics Graduate Program, offered through Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS), is a CAMPEP Accredited, multidisciplinary medical physics program, combining courses from the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the School of Arts & Sciences and the Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology in the School of Medicine.

Congratulations to our 2014 graduating students!

All six master’s students who sought residencies this year received offers! Offers for master’s and Post-Graduate Certificate students came from:

  • Penn
  • Stanford
  • New York University
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • University of Washington
  • Ohio State
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Louisville
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital
  • University of Arizona
  • Montifiore Medical Center

We are also excited that several of our graduating students have received offers to begin their PhD studies.

Why get a medical physics degree from Penn?

  • A medical physics graduate degree from Penn combines sophisticated physics problem-solving with in-depth knowledge of medical physics technology, preparing you for a rewarding career in technology-related medical fields.
  • Your rigorous medical physics training in this program includes essential graduate physics, biology, and medical physics courses that balance classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.
  • This well-rounded medical physics graduate program prepares you for the practice of modern medical physics, where you’ll aid in the development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of highly technical clinical equipment.
  • Through the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s (UPHS) state-of-the-art medical imaging and therapy facilities, your experience in the Master of Medical Physics program includes clinical and research aspects of medical physics.
  • With a medical physics degree from Penn, you’ll be able to address a wide range of problems encountered in the modern medical environment and evolve with the medical physics field as technologies continue to advance.

Medical physics training with a focus on ethics and communication

The Master of Medical Physics program at Penn takes medical physics training one step further by focusing on improving your communication skills, ethics, and sense of responsibility in both clinical and research settings to promote the highest possible standards of patient care.

Personalize your medical physics graduate degree experience

As a full-time student, you can complete the Master of Medical Physics program in two years through LPS. In the second year, appropriate clinical rotations place you in the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

You may be able to get your medical physics graduate degree while studying on a part-time basis; the program director considers these requests on an individual basis.

Choose a subspecialty of medical physics to be your focus in the Master of Medical Physics graduate school program:

  • Radiation oncology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Medical health physics

As a Penn Master of Medical Physics graduate, you may be selected for the 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.

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