University of Calgary

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Radiation Oncology Physics


University of Calgary, Health Sciences Building, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W.

Calgary, AB




Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Radiation Oncology Physics program maintains a small and highly selective program to ensure each of our students has access to the highest quality of education. Students work closely with their supervisors and have access to the many resources in our department. Class sizes are small. Students and professors in Radiation Oncology Physics work closely on research, educational and clinical projects. Our innovative program includes the opportunity for student exposure to clinical medical physics. Students have a short clinical rotation, and the opportunity to work as paid Physics Technicians. Paid training is provided. Our students receive a true multidisciplinary education. Students closely collaborate with physicians, basic scientists and clinical professionals through their research projects, and other educational experiences. Graduate students accepted to our program are awarded financial support to cover tuition, fees and cost of living, contingent on continued acceptable performance. Graduate student funding is available through teaching assistantships, part-time physics technician positions, scholarships and grants. Radiation Oncology is a sub-specialty of Medical Physics offered through the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary. Application to this specialty is made through the Department. Students work with the graduate program to select a graduate supervisor and project during their first semester. Graduates with advanced degrees in radiation oncology physics are qualified to pursue careers in many different areas, including clinical medical physics, teaching and research.


Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP).

International Student Requirements:

All foreign applicants should submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the General test, and for the Physics Subject test. All applicants for whom English is not their first language, must also submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based exam, or 213 on the computer-based exam. For the IELTS examination, the minimum acceptable score is 7.0.
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