Suggested Basic Course Sequence

    This suggested sequence is provided as a guide according to which a student in the Ph.D. program can complete the basic mandatory courses within two years. Various constraints on possible course sequences are imposed by prerequisites for some courses and by the quarters in which courses are offered by other departments.

    Official course descriptions can be found in the Medical Physics portion of the University's online course catalog.

    Quarter Year 1 Year 2
    Autumn Interactions of Ionizing Radiation with Matter (MPHY 35000) Statistics course
    Mathematics for Medical Physicists (MPHY 34900) Elective or research course
    Elective or research course Elective or research course
    Winter Physics of Radiation Therapy (MPHY 35100) Anatomical Structure of the Body (MPHY 35600)
    Practicum in Physics of Radiation Therapy (MPHY 34400) Elective or research course
    Elective or research course Elective or research course
    Spring Physics of Medical Imaging I (MPHY 38600) Cancer & Radiation Biology (MPHY 35900) *
    Practicum in the Physics of Medical Imaging I (MPHY 34200) Elective or research course
    Elective or research course Elective or research course
    Summer Physics of Medical Imaging II (MPHY 38700) Elective or research course
    Practicum in the Physics of Medical Imaging II (MPHY 34300) Elective or research course
    Elective or research course Elective or research course
    * All students in the program will be required to have a college-level biology course. If the student enters the program without such a course, he or she will be able to take the course at the University. Note, however, this college-level biology course will not count towards degree requirements.

    Other related documents:

    General Requirements
    GPMP Course Requirements
    Ph.D. Requirements
    Suggested Elective Courses
    Descriptions of Courses
    Examinations in the Program