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The mission of the Doctor of Medical Physics (DMP) Program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas is to provide a high-quality graduate education experience for students in therapeutic medical physics. 

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The educational experience comprises rigorous classroom instruction aided by computer and multi-media instruction, practical laboratory experiences, and clinical instruction. Program graduates will be capable of critical thinking and problem solving, devoted to a lifetime of learning, committed to the ethical standards of their profession, and highly sought after by employers.

The Doctor of Medical Physics is a four-year professional degree program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in therapeutic medical physics that provides a direct path to certification and gainful employment in clinical medical physics. The first two years of the program curriculum is very similar to UNLV’s accredited Master of Science in medical physics program during which students take didactic coursework emphasizing the fundamentals of therapeutic medical physics.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental principles associated with the clinical use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations.
  • Recognize basic sectional anatomy and common pathologies in medical imaging modalities including CT, MRI, ultrasound, and PET.
  • Explain the operation of radiation producing and detecting devices commonly used in therapeutic applications.
  • Apply basic computational principles associated with therapeutic and diagnostic applications.
  • Demonstrate the wide ranging clinical duties of a therapeutic medical physicist through required clinical experiences.
  • Participate in research experiences in medical physics-related projects.
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of medical physics ethics by rendering appropriate clinical care to patients in a professional manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sectional Anatomy
  • Applied Nuclear Physics
  • Advanced Radiation Biology
  • Health Physics Seminar
  • Radiation Interactions and Transport

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


80 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B average) in undergraduate work. Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 but not less than 2.75 may be admitted as provisional students.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Physical Science, or Engineering (with an equivalent of a minor in physics) from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants with a master's degree from an accredited medical physics program who meet the entrance requirements may be considered for admission to the program. In addition, these applicants must have taken the American Board of Radiology (ABR) part 1 exam as a condition for admission to the program. These students will be required to take an additional 20 credits of electives (determined by the Health Physics Graduate faculty).  

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Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
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