What will I learn?

Physics and Biology in Medicine (formerly known as Biomedical Physics) is an interdisciplinary graduate program in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Faculty and students in the program are involved in Biomedical Research in Radiological Imaging and Therapy that operates at the intersection of traditional disciplines. In addition, it requires interdisciplinary teams of scientists with backgrounds in:

Biology or its subspecialties (e.g. molecular biology, etc.)

Chemistry or its subspecialties (e.g. biochemistry, etc.)

Physics or its subspecialties (e.g. medical physics, biophysics, etc.)

Mathematics or its subspecialties (e.g. computational methods, simulation, etc.)

Engineering or Computer Sciences or any of their subspecialties (e.g. biomedical engineering, nuclear engineering, etc.).

The program is primarily aimed at students who wish to pursue the Ph.D. degree and offers training in four specialties:

Molecular Imaging (Imaging of the living chemistry of cells and tissues of the body)

Medical Imaging (Imaging anatomy, physiology and pathology using MR, CT and other modalities)

Therapeutic Medical Physics (Physics of radiation therapy and novel planning or delivery methods)

Molecular and Cellular Oncology (Biological effects of radiation for both therapeutic and public protection)

Which department am I in?

David Geffen School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (Five to six years)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2022

Start date

Expected September 2022


David Geffen School of Medicine

10833 Le Conte Ave,



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

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


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