Medical Physics, MSMP

The Master of Science in Medical Physics (MSMP) degree program prepares students as future leaders for careers in medical physics specialties such as radiation therapy, diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, and health physics.  Students gain the clinical experience necessary to apply for residencies and move into clinical practice as well as research experience to prepare students for a PhD program. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).


A total of 15 course units is required, including a thesis. Students complete a faculty-mentored, applied research project of their own design, culminating in a paper and presentation. 

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCourse Units
MPHY 6000 Professional Development 1 0.0
MPHY 6010 Introduction to Radiation Protection 0.5
MPHY 6020 Physics of Medical / Molecular Imaging 1.0
MPHY 6030 Image-Based Anatomy 1.0
MPHY 6040 Radiological Physics 1.0
MPHY 6050 Medical Ethics / Governmental Regulation 0.5
MPHY 6060 Physics of Radiation Therapy 1.0
MPHY 6070 Radiation Biology 1.0
MPHY 6080 Radiation Detection and Measurement 1.0
 Course Units7.00
MPHY 7000 Clinical Practicum 1.0
 Course Units1.00
Second Year
MPHY 6100 Computational Medical Physics 1.0
MPHY 6110 Medical Physics Laboratory 1.0
MPHY 6090
Biomedical Image Analysis
or Artificial Intelligence for Medicine
MPHY 9900
MPHY 9910
Thesis I
and Thesis II
Select 2 electives 2.0
 Course Units7.00
 Total Course Units15.00

Students enroll in MPHY 6000 in both fall and spring semester of their first year.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2024 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.