Medical Physics

Medical Physics

How to Apply for Medical Physics

The University of Chicago Committee on Medical Physics is no longer accepting applications for the Certificate program for the upcoming academic year. Updated timelines for the 2020-21 academic year will be released later in 2019. Thank you for your continued interest in our Certificate, and please direct all your questions to Esther Pandian-Riske.

Application Requirements

To complete an application, students must:

  • Hold a PhD in Physics with minimum 3.0 GPA. Individuals with a PhD in a closely related field (i.e., nuclear engineering) with a strong, graduate-level physics concentration will also be considered. Foreign PhD degrees must be substantiated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • Complete the online application
  • Write a statement of purpose
  • Supply a resume/CV
  • Include official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Pay a $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Participate in an interview with the admissions committee, and as part of that process, make a formal presentation about research focus and current projects being undertaken. The interview process may occur in person or via webex.

All applicants will be contacted by faculty once the completed application has been received.

Questions regarding these requirements can be directed to Hania Al-Hallaq.

Please visit our Graduate Student Checklist for a list of actions to take after admission to the program. Visit the Graham School’s Student Resources page to discover numerous student-life related resources and publications.


Admissions for the program are rolling and the entering cohort is capped. To receive the best consideration, applicants are strongly advised to submit their applications by early spring. Students are only admitted for the Autumn Quarter.