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Tuition and Fees

Penn’s goal is to ensure that the Medical Physics Programs continue to provide the most advanced, rigorous and innovative education in this highly competitive and evolving field. We are currently putting a hold on admissions in order to do a full evaluation of our curriculum, research opportunities and professional development. The current master’s and post-graduate certificate programs will continue to serve its currently enrolled students. However, we will not admit a new class in fall 2017 and we are no longer accepting application submissions. We welcome you to contact our program team if you have any questions about this update.


Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.) rate based on the program you choose and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for Medical Physics courses taken by Medical Physics Programs students are billed at the rates listed in the table below.

The rates listed below are for College of Liberal and Professional Studies courses only and will be effective summer 2017 through spring 2018. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Summer 2017-Spring 2018 Tuition and Fee Rates for Medical Physics Courses

Course Units Tuition General Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $5,524 $372 N/A $5,896
2 $11,048 $744 N/A $11,792
3 $16,572 $1,492 $273 $18,337
4 $22,096 $1,492 $273 $23,861

Medical Physics courses end with a section code between 695 and 699 in the fall and spring. In summer, Medical Physics courses end with section codes of 995 to 999.

Fee definitions

  • General fee: The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential facilities as a large library system, museums and institutes, and special laboratories.
  • Clinical fee: The clinical fee is required for students enrolled in three or more course units and allows them unlimited access to the Penn Student Health Service.
  • Recreation fee: Effective Fall 2017, the recreation fee is incorporated into the general fee for full-time students. It includes automatic membership in the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center.

*Academic credit (PDF) is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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