Why do MSC Medical Physics at Dal?

Dalhousie's CAMPEP (Commision on Accreditation of Medical Physics) acredited master's program in Medical Physics combines course and research work that builds critical knowledge in the field with hands-on training that prepares students for rewarding careers.

Courses in the program provide students with the medical physics foundations specified within the CAMPEP standards. All required coursework is completed in the first year and students focus on their thesis research in the second year.

MSc graduates may go on to pursue PhD degree programs, enter residency training programs in imaging or therapeutic medical physics, or enter the workforce directly.

Program Details


Program Structure

The MSc program in Medical Physics is two years in duration.  Core coursework has been designed to satisfy CAMPEP standards and is completed in the first year of study. Thesis research is completed during the second year and is to be completed by the end of the Summer term.

Core courses:

Fall Term
MEDP 6421 Radiological Physics

MEDP 6400 Medical Imaging Physics I

MEDP 6430 Radiation Biology

MEDP 6424 Special Topics in Medical Physics

MEDP 6416 Seminars in Medical Physics

Winter Term
MEDP 6410 Medical Imaging Physics II

MEDP 6450 Computational Methods in Medical Physics

MEDP 6423 Radiation Therapy Physics

MEDP 6431 Radiation Safety and Protection in Medicine

MEDP 6416 Seminars in Medical Physics

Second year: Research and completion of master's thesis.

Degree requirements

  • Completion of all core courses within first year
  • Completion and defense of research thesis

Choosing a research supervisor

Students are encouraged to contact program faculty to select a supervisor and discuss options for thesis research.

Transfer from MSc to PhD

Graduate students have the option to transfer directly from an MSc to a PhD program. A student considering this change would submit the request to the Faculty of Graduate Studies prior to the end of the first year. Transfers require approval from the supervisor and supervisory committee.

Students making this change will have maintained an A- average over the first year of the MSc program.

Tuition Fees

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Application Deadline

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