Medical Physics

Admission Requirements

Application Submission Deadlines

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

May 1 - Standard Deadline
Applications submitted between February 2 and May 1 will receive an admission 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-availability basis.


Medical Physics Admission Requirements

  • 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 coursework (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 to 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 their 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 cutoff score is 80 (internet-based), 550 (paper-based). Alternatively, students may submit IELTS scores (cutoff 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 on-site 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.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is offered to outstanding students in the form of:

  • Merit-based scholarship
  • Quality assurance positions in the Department of Radiation Medicine at Northwell Health
  • Teaching opportunities in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Hofstra University

Program Admissions Statistics

SUMMATIVE PROGRAM STATISTICS
MS IN MEDICAL PHYSICS PROGRAM HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM STATISTICS DESTINATIONS
Academic Year Applications Received Offers of Admission Students Enrolled Graduates Applied for Residency Residency Clinical Another Degree Program Industry Government Still Seeking Position Other
2012 26 6 5 0                
2013 23 11 7 0                
2014 17 6 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 16 9 5 7 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
2016 24 16 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 23 15 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 35 23 11 5 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 0
2019 47 27 8 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2020 53 27 14 6 4 3 2 0 1 0 0 0
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