MS & PhD Admissions
Medical Physics Graduate Program

Thank you for your interest in UF Medical Physics! Please review the admissions overview, requirements, and application information listed below before submitting your application.


Our main admissions window for the Fall semester (MS & PhD levels) is from October 15 to December 15 in the preceding year. If you wish to apply outside of these dates, please contact Brenda Tieden, Graduate Program Coordinator, to inquire about the possibility of having your application reviewed off-cycle.

Please note that we generally only admit new students in the fall semester. Spring and/or summer admission puts incoming students at a disadvantage due to our progressive curriculum. Students seeking an eligibility review for admission to our program during off-semesters should contact the program, and explicitly outline the request, as well as the reasoning for seeking an off-cycle admission.

The MS degree is a requirement for admission to the PhD program in Medical Physics. 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.


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. 
  • Three UF courses that satisfy this requirement include: PHY 3101 Introduction to Modern Physics; PHY 3323 Electromagnetism I; PHY 4604 Introductory Quantum Mechanics I


Note that Medical Physics is a concentration under Medical Sciences in the College of Medicine.

The following are required application materials:

  • Official UF Application, which includes a Statement of Purpose
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation – note that although the UF application has space to upload five letters of recommendation, our program only requires three.
  • Official Transcripts – Must be sent directly from your institution’s registrar’s office to the University of Florida registrar.
  • GRE (General) Test Scores – Please note that after careful review and consideration, we have waived the GRE requirement for Fall 2021 applicants. If you have GRE scores, you may still submit them. The UF GRE code is 5812.
  • English Proficiency Exam (for international applicants only). UF accepts the results of the TOEFL and the MELAB or the IELTS. The UF TOEFL code is 812.

Please access our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.


Please note that the UF Medical Physics Graduate Program does not provide any funding in the form of assistantships or scholarships to newly admitted MS students. Incoming MS students are expected to apply for financial aid or fund themselves for at least the first two years in the program. MS students will be required to secure financial aid or personal funds sufficient to cover all applicable tuition and fees.

Additionally, funding is limited for prospective students applying for direct admission into the PhD program (applicants with a Master’s degree from a CAMPEP-accredited program). External PhD applicants, including those applying to the Professional PhD Track, are encouraged to discuss their potential admission with the Program Director in advance of submitting an application.