Master of Science in Medical Physics

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Overview

Become a leader in the emerging field of Medical Physics, fusing your expertise in physics with improved medical care. This is a dynamic profession that applies the concepts of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease, with career paths that include academic, research and clinical settings. With an advanced degree in Medical Physics, you will be empowered to contribute cutting-edge medical care, whether in China or diverse international spheres.

And there’s no better place to receive your professional training than through a program that delivers state-of-the-art classroom instruction and clinical exposure from Duke University, one of the most preeminent educational institutions in the world, with carefully designed study in the United States and China. Build upon your talent for physics and apply it to the real-life needs of medicine- with a Master of Science in Medical Physics (MSc-MP) at Duke Kunshan University. 

Students successfully completing the requirements of the program will receive a Master of Science degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, USA.

Students studying in the program will specialize in one of following academic tracks or choose a multi-track path:

  • Diagnostic Imaging Physics
  • Radiation Therapy Physics
  • Nuclear Medicine Physics

The curriculum blends in-classroom instruction with clinical practicum training, fieldwork, and thesis research. Students gain clinical exposure and basic clinical physics training with state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods at Duke University Medical Center and at partner hospitals in China. The program also requires independent research under the guidance of faculty working at the forefront of their fields.

1st Year Fall & Spring Semesters

Duke Kunshan Campus, China          

Summer after 1st Year 

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

2nd Year Fall Semester 

Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

2nd Year Spring Semester

Duke Kunshan Campus, China

6 core classes & 1 Seminar course

Thesis Research, Practicum & Track-specific courses

Thesis Research, Practicum 

& Track-specific courses

Frontier Courses & Thesis Defense

 

 

How to Apply

Typical Class Profile:

  • Average enrolling age: 26
  • Work experience less than 6 months: 82%
  • International citizenship (by US status): 27%
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.29 (4.0 scale)
  • GRE range (Verbal + Quant): 300-327

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Pre-requisites for Entering Program:

Applicants to Duke Kunshan University’s graduate programs must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

1. Bachelor’s degree in Physics

The undergraduate coursework, in addition to basic and upper-level physics courses should include 1 semester/course of the following: Chemistry, Biology, Electronics, Computer science/programing

OR

2. Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, mathematics, or engineering with the following minimum college-level coursework (possibly met if the student has a minor in physics):

Courses

Time length

Mathematics

2 semesters/courses of calculus

Physics

2 semester/courses of general calculus-based physics + 3 semesters/courses of upper-level physics selected from courses including modern physics (preferred), electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, statistical mechanics, and mechanics

Chemistry

1 semester/course

Biology

1 semester/course

Electronics

1 semester/course

Computer science/programming

1 semester/course

In addition to the prerequisite bachelor's degree, the following are required:

(*English language exam is required of non-native English speakers only)

 

Fees & Scholarships

Tuition and Fees for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

For International Students

  1st Year Students 2nd Year Students
  Fall & Spring
(Duke Kunshan)
Summer I
(Duke)
Summer II
(Duke)
Fall
(Duke)
Spring
(Duke Kunshan)
2nd Year Student Total
Tuition $49,500 $0 $9,900 $19,800 $19,800 $49,500
Housing $2,460 included in SA Cost included in SA Cost included in SA Cost $1,230 $1,230
Study Away Cost N/A $1,442 $3,842 $7,722 N/A $13,006
Meals $2,908 included in SA Cost included in SA Cost included in SA Cost $1,454 $1,454
Books $1,240 $310 $310 $620 $620 $1,860
Domestic Travel   $1,000 (a) $0 $0   $3,250
International Travel $2,250 $0 $0 $2,250
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses $3,416 $760 $958 $2,296 $2,496 $6,510
Health Insurance $1,231 included in SA Cost included in SA Cost included in SA Cost $615 $615
Total Cost of Attendance $63,005 $3,512 $15,010 $30,438 $28,465 $77,426

For Chinese Students 

  1st Year Students 2nd Year Students
  Fall & Spring
(Duke Kunshan)
Summer I
(Duke)
Summer II
(Duke)
Fall
(Duke)
Spring
(Duke Kunshan)
2nd Year Student Total
Tuition ¥160,000   ¥32,000 ¥64,000 ¥64,000 ¥160,000
Housing ¥16,000 included in SA Cost included in SA Cost included in SA Cost ¥8,000 ¥8,000
Study Away Cost N/A ¥9,373 ¥24,973 ¥50,195 N/A

¥84,541

Meals ¥18,900 included in SA Cost included in SA Cost included in SA Cost ¥9,450 ¥9,450
Books ¥8,060 ¥2,015 ¥2,015 ¥4,030 ¥4,030 ¥12,090
Domestic Travel ¥4,000 ¥0 ¥0 ¥0 ¥2,000 ¥2,000
International Travel ¥0 ¥15,500 ¥0 ¥0 ¥0 ¥15,500
Miscellaneous/Personal Expenses ¥13,500 ¥4,940 ¥6,227 ¥14,924 ¥7,500 ¥33,591
Health Insurance ¥8,000 included in SA Cost included in SA Cost included in SA Cost ¥4,800 ¥4,800
Total Cost of Attendance ¥228,460 ¥31,828 ¥65,215 ¥133,149 ¥99,780 ¥320,599

*Note: These are estimates only. Actual expenses may vary depending on individual needs.

Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for scholarships based on their Graduate School application – no additional application is required.

 

Contacts

For questions about the Duke Kunshan Medical Physics program, please contact us at:
mp-education@dukekunshan.edu.cn
Phone: +86 (0)512 5777 9988

Duke Kunshan University
No.8 Duke Avenue
Kunshan, Jiangsu Province
China 215316

Watch Duke University students describe the Duke University Medical Physics Program in the video “Making An Impact”.