MS in Medical Physics

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The MS in Biomedical Engineering - Medical Physics Program is a specific program which integrates principles of physics, engineering, and biomedical sciences for clinical applications in medical imaging, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine. Students graduating from the medical physics program will be able to participate in developing therapeutic techniques for cancer treatment, collaborating with radiation oncologists to accomplish treatment plans for radiation therapy, and maintaining imaging and radiation therapy devices.

The MS in Biomedical Engineering - Medical Physics Program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry or other fields of natural or health science who have adequate physics background  and seek career opportunities in diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine.

The medical physics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). The program is a special track within the MS program in Biomedical Engineering. The program is coordinated by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the College of Engineering and the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Miller School of Medicine. Students graduating from our accredited medical physics program are eligible to take the American Board of Radiology (ABR) exam and to apply for medical physics residency programs.


The Medical Physics curriculum is designed to provide students with the technical and intellectual skills required for successful careers in medical physics.

Students enrolled in the medical physics program must successfully complete 29 course credits and three credits design or research project (BME 707 and 708). The topic of the project must be related to medical physics.

Course # Title Credits
Unified Medical Sciences - 3 Credits  (Choose One of the Following)
BME 601 Unified Medical Sciences I 3
BME 603 Unified Medical Sciences III 3
Core Courses – 25 Credits
BME 602 Unified Medical Sciences II - Human Physiology and Anatomy 3
BME 620 Medical Imaging Systems (X-ray, CT) 3
BME 621 Medical Imaging Systems (MRI, NMI, Ultrasound) 3
BME 681 Radiation Biology and Physics 3
BME 682 Radiation Therapy Physics 3
BME 683 Radiation Protection 3
BME 701 Ethics and Professionalism for Engineers and Medical Physicists 1
BME 781 Radiation Dosimetry and Physics 3
BME 783 Radiation Therapy Clinical Rotation 3
BME 784 Medical Physics Journal Club 1
Design or Research Project – 3 Credits
BME 707 Master's Design Project 3
BME 708 Master’s Design Project II 2