Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 72 post-bachelor’s; 45 post-master’s
CIP Code: 40.0801
Dept. Code: PHY
Major/College Codes: APD AS
Medical Physics (MDP)
College: Arts and Sciences
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The Department of Physics at the University of South Florida expresses an inclusive vision of applied physics. Some of us collaborate with engineers, others with mathematicians. In between, we always keep in mind the applications both of physics and of the results of our research. Applied Physics seeks both fundamental knowledge and new ideas that benefit society. Our research strengths include (but are not limited to) materials science, solid-state and condensed-matter physics, computational physics, biophysics, spectroscopy, and optics. Our graduates find employment in academia, national laboratories, hospitals, finance, and industry.
The Ph.D. degree program in “Applied Physics with an emphasis in medical-physics” has been accredited since 2015 by the Commission on the Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, CAMPEP.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- three letters of recommendation
- a statement of purpose
- GRE General Test scores required, GRE Physics Subject Test scores recommended.
Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program must indicate whether they are requesting the medical-physics concentration option.
Students Entering with Prior Master’s Degrees from Other Institutions
Students entering with a prior master’s degree from an institution other than USF must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours. The Director of Graduate Studies will evaluate coursework and may waive specific requirements with the substitution of other approved graduate coursework. However, at least six structured courses (18 credit hours) approved by the Director of Graduate Studies must be completed at USF in a discipline related to the Ph.D. Degree.