Medical Physics



The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Physics combines a strong foundation in science and technology with varied opportunities for hands-on clinical experience through Hofstra University's partnership with the Northwell Health System. You will graduate exceptionally prepared for the next step in your academic or professional pursuits – whether you go on to earn a PhD, become a clinical medical physicist, or develop new technologies. This program can be completed in two years and is accredited by the CAMPEP (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs). Scholarships are available for qualified candidates. In addition, we also offer an advanced certificate in Medical Dosimetry.

Program Highlights

Program Details

Visit the Hofstra campus or connect with the graduate admission team. We will answer your questions and put you in touch with program faculty or degree candidates to learn more. Contact us at or call 516-463-4723.

To be considered for the MS in Medical Physics program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree in applied science with a minor in physics from an accredited institution.
Required prerequisite coursework includes:

  • Calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Introductory general physics
  • Modern physics
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Six semester hours of additional advanced mathematics or physics courses

Start your application online where you can upload the following documents:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. You may initially submit unofficial copies of your transcripts for your application review, but official transcripts will be required once you are accepted into the program.
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose that summarizes your background and rationale for applying to the program
  • Standardized test scores including the GRE are OPTIONAL, students may submit if they choose.

Visit the Medical Physics program page to learn more.

International students: Please review additional admission requirements.

February 1 - Priority Deadline
You are encouraged to submit your completed application prior to February 1 to be considered for all financial aid packages (merit-based scholarships, employment opportunities, and more). Admissions decisions will be available the first week of March.

May 1 - Standard Deadline
Applications submitted between February 2 and May 1 will receive an admissions decision by the first week of June, with review of departmental aid subject to availability. Students who require an F-1 visa are encouraged to apply no later than this deadline.

June 1 – Rolling Admission Begins
Review of submitted applications will be completed on a space-available basis.

A Master of Science in Medical Physics will be awarded to students that successfully complete 39 semester hours.

Visit the Medical Physics program page to learn more.

Faculty Profile

Jenghwa Chang, PhD

Dr. Chang, program director, has been a senior physicist of radiation medicine in the Center for Advanced Medicine at Northwell Health since 2016. His works include 55 peer-reviewed publications, 32 proceeding papers, and more than 100 conference abstracts.

Meet Dr. Chang
Jenghwa Chang, PhD

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How to Apply

Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at