Master of Science in Medical Physics


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
Full time | 2 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

BS including solid foundation in Physics

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The College of Health Professions is not accepting applications to our MS in Medical Physics for 2022 entry terms. 

Please contact Admissions with questions at or call 215-951-2800.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine defines medical physics as applying the methods and concepts of physics towards the diagnosis and treatment of human disease, utilizing medical electronics, bioengineering and health physics. The goal of this program is to create Qualified Medical Physicists, who can independently provide clinical professional services in one or more of the subfields of medical physics – therapeutic, diagnostic, nuclear, and medical health.

The accredited Master of Science degree in Medical Physics offers training on the two largest suppliers of linear accelerators in the United States. Didactic courses and labs are complemented with extensive clinical experience. The program is designed to meet the criteria for full accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP). Graduating from a CAMPEP-accredited master’s degree program in Medical Physics offers the opportunity to enter a two-year medical physics residency. Completion of an advanced degree from a CAMPEP-accredited medical physics program and completion of a residency are current requirements for certification by the American Board of Radiology.

Jefferson students also have access to cutting edge technology.  The program’s didactic and laboratory courses are designed to implement theoretical concepts and allow students to collect and analyze data, as well as learn quality assurance and safety measures.

All students are required to complete a capstone project. Medical physics professionals and other leading researchers at Jefferson are available to support students and individualize this aspect of their education. 

This is a demanding and time consuming two-year, full-time, on-site program for students who have a formal educational background of a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. For the best chance at success, it is suggested that students do not work while in the program.


Our courses are designed for physics graduates who are interested in working in a Radiation Oncology department.


The Medical Physics Program is accredited by the:

Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc. (CAMPEP)
1631 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 571-298-1239
Fax: 571-298-1301

Graduate Program Disclosure Statement

Academic Year Number of Applicants Number Offered Admission Number Enrolled  Number Graduated
2020 4    4 4 4
2021 10 4 3  
2022 3 3 3  

Destination of Graduates

Academic Year Residency Clinical Another Degree Program Industry Government Still Seeking Position Other
2020 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 0 0 0 0 0 3 0