Medical Radiation Physics (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Medical Radiation Physics (Thesis) offered by the Medical Physics Unit in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes technologically-driven and stimulating learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in literature review, critical thinking, and the presentation of complex ideas to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: medical physics, radiation medicine, physics in medicine, medical imaging, computational methods, radiation biology, health informatics, biophysical modelling, medical devices.

Unique Program Features

  • Students acquire foundational knowledge about medical physics in addition to gaining practical knowledge through mandatory laboratory work in radiation oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. Through their thesis work on a medical physics topic, students also gain research experience;
  • Students are part of the Medical Physics Research Training Network (MPRTN) supported by the Collaborative Research Education Training Experience (CREATE) of the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council (NSERC);
  • The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, Inc., and sponsored by several organizations including the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA);
  • Equipped with basic theoretical and practical knowledge of medical physics, graduates either enter the job market in clinical physics at an M.Sc. level or continue their studies toward a Ph.D. degree in medical physics.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Medical Radiation Physics website

Department Contact

Graduate Program margery.knewstubb [at] (subject: MSc%20Medical%20Raditation%20Physics) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 January 15

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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