Certificate Program


In collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, the Physics Department offers a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics. The certificate program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP) effective November 2014: The certificate program is intended for individuals already possessing a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field who are interested in pursuing a career in medical physics.


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Inquiries:  Dr. Miron Kaufman, Graduate Program Director; Co-Director of Medical Physics Program



To be considered for admission to the Medical Physics Certificate Program, applicants must meet the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements ( and hold a Ph.D. degree in physics or other areas of science or engineering (e.g., electrical engineering, biochemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or nuclear engineering) with physics education equivalent to a minor in physics (see more detailed information on undergraduate physics preparation below).

Applicants holding a Ph.D. degree from a foreign country must also take the GRE general test (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing) and the TOEFL with scores meeting the international admission requirements for graduate students (

All applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and a resume.

Review of completed applications starts every year on Feb 1st.



Students enrolled in the Medical Physics Certificate Program are not eligible for financial support.



The certificate program requires the following courses (minimum of 18 credits):

  • BIO 266/267 - Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab, 4cr

  • PHY 530 - Medical Radiation Physics, 3cr

  • PHY 531 - Radiation Biology, 2cr

  • PHY 532 - Radiation Safety, 2cr

  • PHY 535 - Radiation Therapy Physics, 3cr

  • PHY 540 - Medical Imaging Physics, 3cr

  • PHY 593 - Special Topics, 1cr