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Graduate School of Duke University

The Medical Physics Graduate Program is a part of the Graduate School of Duke University. To apply to our program, you must submit your application through Duke University Graduate School Admissions. That external link will take you to the Duke online application site, which describes the general requirements for application to any graduate degree at Duke, including standardized tests, transcripts, letters of recommendations, personal statement, etc. Questions regarding those general requirements should be directed to the Graduate School.

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines for Medical Physics Graduate Program (fall 2024 matriculation).


Dec 1, 2023 Deadline


Jan 8, 2024 Priority Review
Jan 31, 2024 Final Deadline

MS deadline for priority review is Jan 8, though all applications received by Jan 31 are guaranteed review. Applications received after Jan 31 will be reviewed if space is available.

Duke Medical Physics student in class during lecture


To give you the most favorable consideration, we must have received all supporting materials – including transcripts, GREs (optional), and letters of recommendation – by the deadline. TOEFL (preferred) or IELTS scores are required for all students whose first language is not English.

Degree Preference

Students must indicate in their applications whether they are applying for the Master of Science (M.S.) or Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs. PhD applicants have the option of automatically being considered for MS admission if the PhD application is unsuccessful. To do so, simply indicate your preference at the time of application. A new MS application is not required in this case. Once matriculated, a student who wishes to switch from the M.S. to Ph.D. program must formally apply to be admitted to the Ph.D. program.