Medical Physics Graduate Program


The Department of Radiation Oncology offers two graduate degrees:

  • MS in Medical Physics
  • PhD in Medical Physics

Application deadline: January 12, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester

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About the Medical Physics graduate program

Our graduate program is comprised of faculty members with primary appointments in departments that include radiation oncology, radiology, physics, engineering, computer science, physiology, dentistry, and biochemistry.

In addition to providing services in areas such as radiation oncology, radiation oncology, radiation safety and quality assurance, the program is active in research and provides graduate level training in medical physics.

The goal of the program is to prepare students:

  1. For further education, teaching, and research in medical physics
  2. To qualify to enter a medical physics residency program in radiation oncology or diagnostic radiology, and
  3. To provide students with the skills to undertake a lifetime of learning and to further their education through either advanced degrees, clinical training, or personally motivated continuing education.

The program meets the requirements of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota, AAPM Reports 197, 197S, and the Guidelines for Graduate Program Self Study development of the Graduate Education Program Review Committee (GEPRC) of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP).

For specific program information contact:

Parham Alaei, PhD, Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School
Department of Radiation Oncology
Mayo Mail Code 494
420 Delaware Street SE 
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 
Telephone: 612-626-6505