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Information for Prospective Students

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What is Medical Physics?
Medical physics is a distinct field of its own, built upon a foundation of physics but focusing on application to 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. What can you do with a degree in medical physics? Our alumni have found success in many fields, including clinical physics, further graduate training, industry, and academia.

How do I apply for admission?
In our CAMPEP-accredited program, students can study toward the M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. You can learn more about our admissions process, including prerequisites and deadlines.

What are special features of our academic programs?
Learn about requirements for the two degrees and information about our curriculum.

How is Duke unique?
With many programs to choose from, why pick Duke? Our program benefits from 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 (short film on program 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.

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