What are competitive GPA and GRE scores for admission to the MMP program?

Students admitted to the Medical Physics Program typically have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and score in the 80th percentile on the verbal, quantitative, and writing components of the GRE test.


What undergraduate courses, beyond the recommended courses on the MMP program website, would a successful applicant have taken?

We are looking for candidates with a strong physics background, either undergraduate physics majors or physical science, mathematics, or related engineering majors with a physics minor or its equivalent. A physics minor should include intermediate-level coursework in electromagnetism.

What are the application requirements for international students?

International prospective students apply to the MMP or Post-Graduate Certificate programs online, as do applicants from the United States. Our website lists all admission requirements and the application procedure, including TOEFL exam requirements, if applicable.

Are there any scholarships or assistantships available to the MMP students?

As a professional master's degree program, the MMP program is based on a professional school model where the students are self-funded, and this is how the majority of our students enroll. We work closely with Student Financial Services at Penn to ensure MMP students are able to obtain appropriate financial aid. Although students are primarily self-funded, there are several funding opportunities available to Master of Medical Physics students, listed here.

Does the MMP program require a thesis?

No traditional thesis is required. We require our students to complete a capstone project in their second year as a requirement for graduation.

Do you have a PhD option?

Yes. Please visit this webpage.

What do Medical Physicists do?

Visit the AAPM website for information about the field.

Would it be possible for me to start the MMP Program in the spring semester?

At this time, we accept students into our full-time program only in fall semesters. An exception is submatriculant students currently attending the University of Pennsylvania.

Is it possible for me to enroll in the MMP Program as a part-time student?

Full-time study is more advantageous for receiving financial aid, but part-time study is possible.

Are there opportunities for Medical Physics internships or fellowships over the summer for undergraduate students?

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) offers opportunities for undergraduate students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility.

The Summer Undergraduate Program for Educating Radiation Scientists (SUPERS) program at Penn is for undergraduates interested in pursuing a career in radiation-related sciences.

What are the requirements of the MMP and Post-Graduate Certificate programs and the deadlines for submitting applications?

Please visit the Medical Physics Programs Curriculum, which detail the academic requirements of the programs. 

Admissions information and application deadlines can be found here.

Where can I get more information about the Medical Physics Residency Program at Penn?

For information on the Medical Physics Residency Program in Radiation Oncology, please visit this webpage.

What is the application deadline if I am applying for financial aid?

Please contact the department of Student Financial Services at the University of Pennsylvania. They will be the most helpful in providing accurate information on financial aid and/or scholarships available for programs here at the University.

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