Graduate Programs

Brown's Graduate Program in Medical Physics combines a rigorous curriculum, superb clinical settings, and unique focus on research training that prepares students for professional success. Faculty and staff are engaged and motivated to equip students with the knowledge and professional competencies that will make them competitive for medical physics residencies across the country.

The Medical Physics Graduate Program is open to students with backgrounds in engineering, physics, applied math, or computer science. Students with degrees in the biological sciences require documented completion of coursework in these quantitative areas to be considered for the program.

Students in the Medical Physics Graduate Program have learning and mentorship activities with the 20 faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology who are involved in patient care and basic and translational research. Within Radiation Oncology and Radiology, students have opportunities to hone their presentation and leadership skills in the form of a weekly journal club, chart rounds, multidisciplinary chart rounds, physics, dosimetry, and Quality Assurance rounds.

Application Information

Application Requirements

GRE General:

The GRE is not required.


Proficiency in English is expected as evidenced by TOEFL or IELTS scores. Transcripts from institutions outside the US and not in English will be verified and translated by WES or IERF.

Official Transcripts:

College Transcript required

Letters of Recommendations:

3 Letters of Recommendation

Personal Statement:




Additional Requirements:

  • All students must possess at least a minor in physics, or equivalent
  • Demonstration of programming skills is required, whether through successful completion of relevant coursework or by demonstration in a lab setting.
  • Application via CollegeNET
  • Application fee (non–refundable)

Application process

  • Rolling interview invitations (in person or skype interviews)
  • Rolling admissions (class size is limited, so please apply early)


Application Deadline

Completion Requirements

The Brown Medical Physics Graduate Program is a two-year, full-time program of study consisting of 11 required courses, including a final thesis.


Department Chair
Star Hampton
Director of Graduate Studies
Eric E. Klein

Contact and Location

Warren Alpert Medical School

Location Address

225 Dyer Street

Mailing Address

Brown University
Box G-K4
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