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 including Duke, MD Anderson, UCLA, Henry Ford, Washington University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our graduates have held academic positions at MD Anderson, Cleveland State (in affiliation with Cleveland Clinic), Duke, 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 graduates from the past 5 years. The pie charts show percentages, then the same data is shown as absolute numbers of graduates in the stacked columns. (All numbers come from Tables 3 and 4 below.) 

Figures illustrating initial placement of graduates

The majority of our MS graduates have gone on to residency or clinical physics positions. Residency training is the most popular initial placement for both MS and PhD students. Among our graduates who have gone on to residency over the past decade, ~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, while Tables 3 and 4 show initial placement for graduation years.

Table 1. Admission Statistics for MS applicants

Category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Applicants*  56 62 68 54 57
Admitted 38 46 38 34 36
Matriculated 13 16 18 13 15

*May include some applicants who originally applied to PhD program

Table 2. Admission Statistics for PhD applicants

Category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Applicants  80 77 84 92 62
Admitted 8 8 7 7 4
Matriculated 6 6 4 6 4


Table 3. Initial Placement for MS Graduates

Category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Cumulative
Clinical 4 2 2 2 2 12
Residency 3 4 6 5 8 26
PhD/MD 2 5 5 5 7 24
Academic 1 0 0 0 0 1
Industry 2 2 3 0 2 9
Other 4 3 1 1 1 10
TOTAL MS 16 16 17 13 20 82

 

Table 4. Initial Placement for PhD Graduates

Category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Cumulative
Clinical 0 3 1 0 0 4
Residency 3 4 1 2 3 13
Academic 1 0 1 0 3 5
Industry 0 1 1 1 0 3
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL PhD 4 8 4 3 6 25

 

Updated June 25, 2020. Placement information is self-reported.