Medical Physics will not be accepting applicants for the 2024-2025 academic year.


  • A bachelor's or graduate degree in physics or an allied science with a minor in physics (or the equivalent of a minor in physics based on UNM standards)
    • A two-semester calculus-based introductory physics course (total of 6 credits)
    • One year of differential and integral calculus
    • A semester of differential equations
    • Three upper-division courses in physics (3 credits hours each)
      • Commonly approved courses include electricity & magnetism (PHYC 405), atomic physics, modern physics (PHYC 330), quantum mechanics, Photonics (PHYC 302), nuclear physics, heat & thermodynamics (PHYC 301), and advanced mechanics (PHYC 303)
  • Highly recommended coursework, but not required: A survey course in general biology, human biology or mammalian physiology, and one year of general chemistry with laboratory
  • Courses must be completed at an institution accredited by one of the organizations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent), with a particular focus on physics and math performance
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • General GRE scores (Physics GRE is not required but may help with assistantships)
  • TOEFL scores for international applicants
  • Letter of Intent or Statement of Purpose

    Application for Admission

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    Please note: To direct your application to our program, please apply for an MS in Nuclear Engineering with a concentration in Medical Physics.

    Application deadlines

    For domestic applicants: Fall semester priority deadline is January 15, final deadline July 15

    For international applicants: Fall semester priority deadline is January 15, final deadline March 1