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Graduate Studies in Medical Physics

MSC01 1120
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Department of Nuclear Engineering

Phone: 505-277-5431
Fax: 505-277-5433

Admission to the Program

As most students enter the program from a variety of non-medical physics backgrounds, admission to the Medical Physics program is based on undergraduate GPA, letters of recommendation, GRE scores, and a technical degree (Math, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biology, Public Health, or Engineering). Beginning graduate students will start their studies in the fall semester.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit our campus and departments. Advance arrangements are recommended in order to schedule a meeting with individual professors.

Application to this program requires:

  • A technical bachelor's degree.
  • One year of general college physics with laboratory
    (purely descriptive courses are insufficient; calculus based courses are required).
  • Three upper division courses in physics.
  • One year of general college chemistry with laboratory.
  • One year of differential and integral calculus.
  • A semester of differential equations.
  • A survey course in general biology, human biology or mammalian physiology.
  • 32 hours of science and math.
  • Application for admission (NOTE: To direct your application to our department, please apply for an MS in Nuclear Engineering with a concentration in Medical Physics).
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • Letter of Intent

 Please compile these materials in ONE envelope and send to:
 University of New Mexico
 Program Coordinator for Advisement
 Department of Nuclear Engineering
 MSC01 1120
 1 University of New Mexico
 Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Application deadlines:

For domestic applicants: Fall semester priority deadline is March 1
For international applicants: Fall semester deadline is January 1