Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of
Radiologic Sciences

Overview

The Master of Science degree in Medical Physics is the only program in the Philadelphia region that 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 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.

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.

Jefferson students also have access to cutting edge technology including the CyberKnife and GammaKnife. The program’s didactic and laboratory courses are designed to implement theoretical concepts. Students will collect and analyze data, and 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.