We are now accepting applications for admission to the Fall 2018 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.

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. 

Admission Requirements 
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)

**Three UF courses that satisfy this requirement include:

PHY 3101 Introduction to Modern Physics (Modern Physics)
PHY 3323 Electromagnetism I (Electricity and Magnetism)
Introductory Quantum Mechanics I (Quantum Mechanics)

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.