Masters Degree Program – M.S.

The CAMPEP-accredited Master of Science in Medical Physics at VCU provides students with the foundational knowledge and exposure to hands-on clinical training necessary to practice as future clinical medical physicists. To apply to the VCU Medical Physics Graduate program, you must complete and submit an electronic application through the university's graduate admissions page. More information can be found on our FAQ page. A typical time table for this program is shown below: 


MS Suggested Timeline and Course Sequence



1st Fall Semester MEDP 563 Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry
MEDP 601 Health Physics
MEDP 635 Physics of Diagnostic Imaging
1st Spring Semester MEDP 561 Anatomy for the Medical Physicist*
MEDP 567 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics
MEDP 630 Radiobiology for the Medical Physicist
2nd Fall Semester MEDP 682 Clinical Rotations in Medical Physics
MEDP 689 Medical Physics Literature Review**
MEDP 697 Directed Research
2nd Fall Semester Choose advisor & project prior to the beginning of 2nd year Fall semester
MEDP 637 Physics of Nuclear Medicine
January 2nd Spring Semester Submit application for graduation
2nd Spring Semester MEDP 682 Clinical Rotations in Medical Physics
MEDP 689 Medical Physics Literature Review** 
MEDP 697 Directed Research
2nd Spring Semester Thesis
End of 2nd Spring Semester Graduation!

*  This requirement may also be satisfied by demonstrating competence in anatomy through completion of an undergraduate or graduate anatomy course approved by the medical physics graduate curriculum committee

**  Students may officially register for MEDP 689 (Journal Club) either in the spring or fall semester of the second year; however, all students in the program are required to attend journal club every semester

We have detailed descriptions of our course listings on our resources page. Admission and degree requirements for the MS program can be found in the VCU Graduate Bulletin. A summary of these can be found in the FAQs. For a more detailed description of the program, department policies, and other relevant information, please refer to the VCU Medical Physics Graduate Program Student Handbook and the FAQs on this website.