The program is designed for full-time students who wish to pursue a career as a medical physicist either as a researcher, as a certified clinical profession, or in industry. The program will require successful completion of a minimum of 38 credits for Master’s degree and completion of a research thesis (in conjunction with one or more of the faculty). Full-time master’s students will complete the program in two years.
- B.S. degree or B.A. degree in physics, applied physics, or one of the physical sciences, including physics training at least equivalent to a minor
- Official transcript of school record, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and curriculum vitae
- Demonstrated proficiency in written and spoken English (TOEFL/IELTS required for non-native English speakers)
- General GRE exam scores are required (physics GRE is recommended)
For more information on graduate education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, see: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Graduate Programs
Inquiries may be directed to MedPhysMS@jhmi.edu.
This program consists of 38 credits (cr). There is also a research ethics and responsible conduct of research requirement.
Core Medical Physics Courses (20 Cr)
All Medical Physics students are required to take the following courses:
- ME.420.702 Radiological Physics and Dosimetry fall Yr 1
- ME.420.703 Radiation Therapy Physics spring Yr 1
- ME.420.704 spring Yr 1
- ME.420.705 Medical Physics Seminar must be taken first three semesters, but only 1 credit can be counted toward degree requirement
- ME.420.706 Radiation Biology fall Yr 2
- ME.420.710 Medical Imaging Systems fall Yr 1
- PH.183.631 Fundamentals of Human Physiology (4 cr) fall Yr 1 - Public Health crs
- Professionalism and Ethics (0 cr) fall Yr 1
- Responsible Conduct of Research (0 cr)* fall and spring Yr 1
*University requirement for graduation; no credit
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES (6 cr)
All MP students are required to take the following additional courses.
Research Project (6 Cr)
Students are required to take at least 6 cr of independent research project or master's thesis research.
Elective Courses (6 Cr)
Students shall take 6 (or more) additional credit hours from the following list of courses or other courses as approved by the Program Director.
SOM Medical Physics (EB campus)
- ME.420.xxx Advanced Image Reconstruction (3 cr)
- ME.420.xxx Quantitative Imaging Analysis (3 cr)
- ME 420.xxx Molecular Imaging (3 cr)
PH Biostatistics (EB campus)
- PH.140.615 Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I (4 cr)
Biomedical Engineering (Homewood campus)
- EN.580.640 Systems Pharmacology and Personalized Medicine (4 cr)
- EN.580.674 Introduction to Neuro-Image Processing (3 cr)
- EN.580.679 Principles and Applications of Modern X-ray Imaging and Computed Tomography (3 cr)
- EN.580.693 Imaging Instrumentation (4 cr)