What will I learn?

WHY DO PHD MEDICAL PHYSICS AT DAL?

Dalhousie's CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Programs) doctoral program in Medical Physics prepares graduates to pursue a rich and diverse range of career opportunities and to become leaders in the field of medical physics.

The PhD program requires one year of core courses and, typically, three years of thesis research. Courses in the PhD program (which can also be completed in conjunction with the MSc program) provide students with the medical physics foundations specified within the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics standards.

Our PhD students are encouraged to be innovators, beginning with their thesis research. For your doctoral thesis, you can undertake research in therapeutic medical physics, medical imaging or a variety of multi-disciplinary topics.

When you graduate with your PhD in Medical Physics, you will be well positioned to compete for residency training programs and career opportunities that can include and combine clinical support, research, academics and administration.

Program Structure:

Coursework is normally completed within the first year of study. Thesis research is completed during the subsequent years.

Fall Term:

  • MEDP 6421 Radiological Physics
  • MEDP 6400 Medical Imaging Physics I
  • MEDP 6430 Radiation Biology
  • MEDP 6424 Special Topics in Medical Physics
  • MEDP 6416 Seminars in Medical Physics

Winter Term:

  • MEDP 6410 Medical Imaging Physics II
  • MEDP 6450 Computational Methods in Medical Physics
  • MEDP 6423 Radiation Therapy Physics
  • MEDP 6431 Radiation Safety and Protection in Medicine
  • MEDP 6416 Seminars in Medical Physics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$9,234.00 (US$ 7,464) per year
Summer term fee: CAN $2,599; fall term fee: CAN $4,005; winter term fee: CAN $2,630; Total fee: CAN $9,234
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Henry Hicks Academic Admin Building, Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a Master’s degree which includes a significant, research-based thesis as part of the program. Alternatively, you may hold a non-thesis-based Master’s degree and present evidence of substantial, independent research experience, such as first-authored and peer-reviewed papers in the research literature. Applicants to have an average of least A-. Have a combined GPA of 3.70 or higher taking into account your Master’s degree and undergraduate coursework. English language requirement: Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 100; IELTS: 7.5.

For international students

Applicants must have,

  • First-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Most candidates for admission to a doctoral program possess a Master's Degree. Direct entry to some programs is possible for those with exceptional academic standing

English language requirement:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 92
  • MELAB: 85
  • IELTS: 7
  • CAEL: 70 with no band score lower than 60
  • Dalhousie College of Continuing Education (CCE): A-
  • Pearson English Test PTE Academic: overall score of 65 and nothing below 54

The Medical Physics Graduate Education Committee reviews and ranks all prospective graduate student applications at the end of January for the upcoming academic year, which begins in September.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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