Division of Medical Physics

Regular track in the medical physics program

Bachelor's degree in physics or applied physics from an approved institution is a pre-requisite for admission to the graduate medical physics program. Other physical science or engineering degrees may be considered if the appropriate fundamental physics courses have been completed, equivalent to a minor in physics (including general physics with calculus and upper level courses such as electricity and magnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, modern physics, quantum mechanics, or mechanics). Completion of a senior-level undergraduate anatomy course is also preferred. Fulfillment of these requirements provides eligibility for the initial certification in Radiological Physics by the ABR.

Candidates presented with some deficiencies in course work may be considered for admissions upon completion of the equivalency of a minor in physics. For example, at the University of Toledo the following courses are required to obtain a minor in physics:

Physics 2130 - Physics for Science and Engineering Majors I (or Physics 2070 - General Physics I)
Physics 2140 - Physics for Science and Engineering Majors II (or Physics 2080 - General Physics II, or Physics 2100 - Physics with Calculus)
Physics 3180 - Intermediate Laboratory
Physics 3310 - Modern Physics I
Physics 3320 - Modern Physics II
Physics 4230/5230 - Electricity & Magnetism I (required by the ABR)
The total number of  credit hours is 22.

The Graduate School application deadline is March 31. Admissions are given only for Fall semester, and considered on first come first serve basis, therefore earlier applications are encouraged.

Candidates can apply following the link below, indicating whether they are applying for the Master of Science in Biological Sciences (MSBS) program offered through the College of Medicine (Health Science campus) or PhD program, offered through the College of Arts and Sciences (Main campus). Please enter the coding of the program of your choice in the application:

MSBS in Medical Physics (College of Medicine)          MD-BIMS-MS - Medical Physics
PhD in Medical Physics (College of Arts and Sciences)          AS-PHYS-PHD - Physics

To be considered for the program, candidates must submit the following documents and comply with listed requirements:

1.Submit the on-line application at http://apply.utoledo.edu/
      *Note: Your application will not be considered without the  application fee paid
2. Statement of Purpose
3. Resume (optional)
4. Grade Point Average = minimum 3.0
     An applicant with a GPA between 2.75 and 3.0 may be considered for provisional admittance
5. Official confirmation of Degree(s) awarded and transcripts attested
       **Note: Copies of transcripts are not accepted. It is required that all international transcripts be evaluated into U.S. academic credentials (website addresses World Education Services www.wes.org or Education Credential Evaluators www.ece.org). 
6. Minimum GRE score requirements are listed below. (The University of Toledo Institutional Code = 1845)

GRE score

Current scale

Prior scale

Total 300 1050
Quantitative 155 700
Verbal 146
142 for international students
340 for international students
Writing 3.5
3.0 for international students
3.0 for international students

7. International students are required to take the TOEFL (The University of Toledo Institutional Code = 1845)
      Minimum TOEFL score requirements: 
      •  Paper = 550 out of 677
      •  Computer = 215 out of 300
      •  Internet = 80 out of 120    
8. Three letters of recommendation

Documents must be mailed directly from the institution to the appropriate address below. Documents are official if they are sent to us directly by the issuing institution and arrive in our office in a sealed envelope. You must provide official certified, or attested copies of all mark sheets, graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates needed to fulfill your admission.

Mailing Address:

The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
University Hall, Room 3240
2801 W. Bancroft St. MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606 

Phone: 419-530-4723
Fax: 419-530-4724


Questions about the Medical Physics program should be addressed to:

E. Ishmael Parsai, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACRO, FIOMP                                      Tiffany Akeman                               
Professor & Chief of Medical Physics                                                                 Administrative Assistant, Radiation Oncology
Director of  UT Graduate Medical Physics Program                                            University of Toledo Health Science Campus
University of Toledo Health Science Campus                                                     Toledo, OH 43614 
Toledo, OH 43614                                                                                            (419) 383-5433 
(419) 383-5433                                                                                               Tiffany.Akeman@utoledo.edu


Last Updated: 4/3/18