Ph.D. Requirements

Course Credits

  • 6 core courses
  • 1 track-specific course
  • 1 minor track course
  • 1 frontier course
  • 4 seminars (Distinguished Lectures in Medical Physics)
  • 5 elective courses (including practica)
  • 2 professionalism and academic topic courses

Qualifying exam

  • Passing a written qualifier exam
  • Passing an oral doctoral qualifier exam (prelim)

Thesis

  • A doctoral dissertation including dissertation document and defense

Total

  • 39 course credits + 1 c.h. frontiers = 40 c.h.
  • Duration is 2 years of course work and typically 2-4 years of additional research.