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We’re excited you’re considering Vanderbilt for the next phase of your medical physics journey. We’re looking for people to join us who

  • Take initiative to collaborate and innovate
  • Aim to dedicate themselves to hard work and pursuit of knowledge and learning
  • Enjoy collaboration across specialties and disciplines of science and medicine
  • Want to direct their curiosity into clinic and research environments

Our MSMP and DMP cohorts are carefully selected teams ready to push the boundaries of medical physics further.

Sound like you? Start your application today!

Academic Prerequisites

  • Bachelor’s degree in physics, applied physics, natural science, or engineering (with the equivalent of at least a minor in physics) from an accredited college or university.
  • Physics prerequisite courses or equivalent include:
    • Calculus III
    • Differential Equations
    • Modern Physics
    • Computer Programming or demonstrated equivalent experience
    • 2 out of the following 4 junior/senior level undergraduate physics courses: Electricity and Magnetism, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Thermodynamics
  • GPA – The successful candidate should have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 or a B average.
  • General Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores –  The general GRE is required. The suggested minimum acceptable score for admission is a total of 312, with a minimum score on the quantitative section of 156.Please use Institution Code 1871 when submitting your GRE report to our program. Note that the GRE Advanced Physics Exam is not required.
  • International applicants must include an NACES approved external degree verification and recent results from an English proficiency exam. Please read below for additional information.

Additional Prerequisites for International Applicants

  • Students with degrees from international institutions must include a course-by-course degree verification approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. Vanderbilt University offers a applicant discount conducted through IEE
    • Evaluating international degree agencies include:
      • International Education Evaluation (IEE)
      • World Education Services (WES)
      • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
      • Josef Silny & Associates
  • Students from non-English-speaking countries are required to demonstrate proficiency in English by submitting results from one of the below English proficiency exams.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam – Successful applicants typically score at least 600 (paper), 250 (computer) and 100 (internet).
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam – Successful applicants typically score at least 7.0.
    • Cambridge English C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency exam – Successful applicants typically score at least 185.
    • PTE Academic exam – Successful applicants typically score at least 70.