Student Stats on Admission and Placement

First, the big picture: Our graduates have found successful placement in a diverse variety of positions. Alumni have served as clinical medical physicists in institutions such as Duke, St. Jude Children's Hospital (Memphis), Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York), St. Vincent Hospital (Indianapolis), Atlas Medical Physics (Newport Beach), Northwest Medical Physics Center (Washington State), US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the US Air Force, to name just a few. For further training, our MS graduates have matriculated into PhD or MD programs, and both MS and PhD students have entered into residency programs at Duke, MD Anderson, UCLA, Henry Ford, Washington University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and many other prestigious institutions. Our graduates have held academic positions at Duke, MD Anderson, Cleveland State (in affiliation with Cleveland Clinic), and others. Finally, graduates have found other unique opportunities such as at NIH, GE Healthcare, Varian Medical Systems, Landauer, and McKinsey Consulting.

The following charts break down the initial jobs for our MS and PhD students. The pie charts show percentages, then the same data is shown as absolute numbers of students in the stacked columns. (All numbers come from Tables 3 and 4 below.) 

The majority of our MS graduates have gone on to clinical physics positions. Although residency training is the most popular initial placement for PhD students, there are actually many more MS graduates. So among our graduates who have gone on to a residency, 2/3 have been MS students.

Detailed Statistics

Additional statistics are provided below that separate our students by MS or PhD program for the past 5 years. Tables 1 and 2 describe admissions statistics for application years, and Tables 3 and 4 show initial placement for graduation years.

Table 1. Admission Statistics for MS applicants

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Applicants*  60 56 62 68 54
Admitted 33 38 46 38 34
Matriculated 16 13 16 18 13

*May include some applicants who originally applied to PhD program

Table 2. Admission Statistics for PhD applicants

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Applicants  97 80 77 84 92
Admitted 9 8 8 7 7
Matriculated 5 6 6 4 6


Table 3. Initial Placement for MS Graduates

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Cumulative
Clinical 2 4 2 2 2 70
Residency 6 3 4 6 5 36
PhD/MD 4 2 5 5 5 37
Academic 0 1 0 0 0 1
Industry 3 2 2 3 0 14
Other 1 4 3 1 1 19
TOTAL MS 16 16 16 17 13 177

 

Table 4. Initial Placement for PhD Graduates

Category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Cumulative
Clinical 1 0 2 1 0 9
Residency 2 3 4 1 3 17
Academic 1 1 0 1 1 7
Industry 0 0 1 1 1 6
Other 0 0 0 0 2 2
TOTAL PhD 4 4 7 4 7 37

 

Updated May 21, 2019. All job information is self-reported.