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 top residency programs nationwide. 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 show 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 frequent initial placement for both MS and PhD students. In fact, MS students account for 2/3 of our graduates going on to residency.

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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Applicants*  62 68 54 57 66
Admitted 46 38 34 36 35
Matriculated 16 18 13 15 15

*May include some applicants who originally applied to PhD program

Table 2. Admission Statistics for PhD applicants

Category 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Applicants  77 84 92 62 80
Admitted 8 7 7 4 7
Matriculated 6 4 6 4 2


Table 3. Initial Placement for MS Graduates

Category 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Last 5 yrs
Clinical 2 2 2 1 3 10
Residency 6 5 8 6 5 30
PhD/MD 5 5 7 2 7 26
Academic 0 0 0 0 0 0
Industry 3 0 2 1 1 7
Other 1 1 1 2 2 7
TOTAL MS 17 13 20 12 18 80

 

Table 4. Initial Placement for PhD Graduates

Category 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Last 5 yrs
Clinical 1 0 0

0

0 1
Residency 1 2 3 2 2 10
Academic 1 0 3 1 1 6
Industry 1 1 0 1 2 4
Other 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL PhD 4 3 6 4 5 22

 

Updated Sep 28, 2021. Placement information is self-reported.