Applicants are required to present evidence of a baccalaureate or graduate degree in physics or an allied science with a minor in physics from a fully, regionally accredited institution. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be demonstrated. Particular emphasis is made on physics and mathematics course performance.
Official transcripts of degrees must be submitted. These must show evidence of satisfactory course work (Grades of B of higher) in calculus (equivalent to Hofstra University’s MATH 71-73), differential equations (equivalent to Hofstra University’s MATH 131), introductory general physics (equivalent to Hofstra University’s PHYS 11A, 11B, 12A, 12B), modern physics (equivalent to Hofstra University’s PHYS 118A), electricity and magnetism (equivalent to Hofstra University’s PHYS 104), and 6 semester hours of additional advanced mathematics or physics courses. International applicants are encouraged to use a transcript conversion service to facilitate a fair evaluation of the application.
Two letters of recommendation.
Standardized test scores: Students may submit GRE scores in support of their applications, including the Physics subject test if available. For non-native speakers of English, a TOEFL test may be required unless waived by the program directors, after having received evidence of English-language proficiency. The cut off score is 80 (internet based), 550 (paper-based). Alternatively students may submit IELTS scores (cut-off 6.5).
A statement of purpose that summarizes the candidate’s background and rationale for applying to the program.
A phone interview and an optional onsite interview, scheduled at the request of the student or the program director.
A recent curriculum vitae. The following qualifications strongly support a student’s candidacy for admission and will be taken into account: a) potential for analytical and critical thinking, laboratory and clinical work, and personal growth; b) prior exposure to clinical medical physics or clinical medicine—for example as a volunteer; c) prior research experience; and d) skill in a major second language in the United States, such as Spanish.