Prospective Students


Students at work in the common area in the medical physics suite (Photo: Joseph Lo)

This page is designed for students seeking to learn more about our Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University. When you are ready to apply, please proceed to the Admissions Overview.

Medical physics is a distinct field of its own, built upon a foundation of physics but focusing on the application to the needs of medicine. Medical physics provides the technical foundations of radiology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, and radiation safety. In fact, our program is one of the few that offers "tracks" to focus on all four of these major areas of medical physics. To learn more about this field, see What is Medical Physics?

In our CAMPEP-accredited program, students can study toward the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. For more information about our admissions process, including prerequisites and deadlines, go to Admissions. You can check out our Academic Programs pages that describe requirements for the two degrees and information about our curriculum.

What can you do with a degree in medical physics? Our alumni have found success in many fields, including clinical physics, further graduate or medical training, industry, and academia. Find out more in the careers section of What is Medical Physics?

Finally, given many programs to choose from, you're probably wondering, "How is Duke unique?" Medical Physics at Duke benefts from its affiliations to both a highly ranked university and medical center. As a result, we have faculty who are internationally renowned, and our students learn and perform research in world class facilities. We are also blessed to be located in the Triangle region of North Carolina, which has consistently won awards for being one of the best places to live in the US. There are many wonderful opportunities for sports, arts, recreation, and dining. For more information, the Duke Graduate School prepared a page for Student Life in Durham [ext. link], which covers housing, transportation, history, entertainment, etc.

We appreciate your taking time to review our program and all that it has to offer. If you have other questions, feel free to contact us.