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.
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.
Program statistics can be found here.
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.
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.
No traditional thesis is required. We require our students to complete a capstone project in their second year as a requirement for graduation.
Visit the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or information about sub-specialties.
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.
Full-time study is more advantageous for receiving financial aid, but part-time study is possible.
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.
For information on the Medical Physics Residency Program in Radiation Oncology, please visit this webpage.
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.