Medical Physics Graduate Program
We will accept applications for the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program for those students who will begin graduate study in the Fall 2018 semester from November 20, 2017 to January 20, 2018.
Applicants not holding an MS in Medical Physics from a CAMPEP-accredited university should apply to the MS program, regardless of whether the intended goal is a terminal MS degree or continuation to the PhD program. The MS degree is a requirement for admission to the PhD program in Medical Physics.
Please note that the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program does not provide any funding in the form of assistantships or scholarships to newly admitted students. Students are expected to fund themselves for at least the first two years in the program.
The University of Florida’s Medical Physics Graduate Program is one of the oldest medical physics programs in the US, originating in 1961. The program is CAMPEP accredited for graduate degrees for both the MS and PhD. Our program is currently academically housed in the Department of Radiology in the College of Medicine. The program is a joint effort of the College of Medicine and the College of Engineering. The program is now accepting graduate student applications for the Fall 2018 semester. The administrative home of the Medical Physics program is the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences Department in the College of Medicine and the academic home is the Department of Radiology. Participating departments include Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering. Several off-campus organizations are also active contributors to clinical aspects of the program, including the UF Proton Therapy Institute, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Robert Boisenault Oncology Institute, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando. Faculty from all of these departments and organizations participate in the direction of research and clinical training.
The Graduate Program in Medical Physics typically has about 40 students enrolled. At any given time about half of these students are pursuing an MS degree, and about half are PhD candidates. Many MS students ultimately elect to pursue their PhD studies at the University of Florida. Graduates have been successful in obtaining entry level jobs and physics residency positions. The graduate program is closely coordinated with other training programs offered at the University of Florida including a Diagnostic Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program (in Radiology) and a Radiation Therapy Medical Physics Residency Program (in Radiation Oncology).