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We are now accepting applications for admission to the Fall 2017 semester for both Master’s and PhD levels. Please direct related questions to either Manuel Arreola, Director ( or Brenda Tieden, Graduate Coordinator (

Spring and Summer admissions are restricted to current UF students transferring from BS to MS or MS to PhD. Students that do not meet this criteria should not apply to the program without explicit permission. Students seeking an eligibility review for admission to our program during these off-semesters should contact the program director Dr Manuel Arreola ( and explicitly outline this request, as well as their reasoning for seeking an off-cycle admission.

Admission Requirements 
We do not require PhD applicants to first earn an MS prior to admission. Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for admission to both our MS or PhD program:

BS in Engineering or Physics

Pre-Professional Courses needed for certification by the American Board of Radiology (ABR)

Candidates for the ABR Part 1 examination are audited to demonstrate that they have the equivalent of a minor in physics. This requires the following:

  • A two‐semester calculus‐based introductory physics course (a total of at least six hours)
  • Three advanced physics courses (at least three hours each)

The advanced physics courses should be from the usual advanced physics curriculum. Courses that are primarily related to engineering, chemistry, health, or medical physics are not acceptable.

Commonly approved courses are as follows:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Atomic Physics
  • Modern Physics
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Optics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Mechanics

Click HERE for specific instructions on applying to our program.