Applying to the Medical Physics Program

You can apply to the Medical Physics Master's or PhD programs online using the links to the MS Biophysics Application or to the PhD Biophysics Application.

In the Curricular Interests section of the application form, check the box for "Biophysics" and in the message box labeled "Specify Other Research Interest(s)", indicate your interest in the Medical Physics Specialization as well as whether you are interested in the MS, PhD, or both.

Submit your official credentials

After you have applied online, you must submit these official credentials:

  • Official transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • A personal letter stating career objectives and research experience.
  • Official GRE score report(s)

Gre score reporting codes:

  • Institution code: R2925
  • Department Code: 0222

Your official credentials should be submitted directly to the department to the attention of:

Kara Rickicki
Graduate Programs Coordinator
Physiology and Biophysics
124 Sherman Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8005
Phone: (716) 829-2417
Fax: (716) 829-2344


The application fee is $75.

Your application fee must be paid online. This can be done via your GrAdMIT application account.

English Proficiency
International applicants must also present your official TOEFL score. It is university policy that TOEFL score reports be no older than two years when students enter a program. A TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 or TOEFL (IBT) score of 79 is considered the minimum acceptable for admissions consideration.

  • Institution code: R2925 (SUNY-University at Buffalo)
  • Department code: 36


The candidate for graduate work in the Medical Physics Specialization should have demonstrated above-average academic performance, especially in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Entry into the program is contingent upon award of the baccalaureate degree.

The Medical Physics Accreditation Commission, CAMPEP, requires that entering students have either an undergraduate physics major or a strong physics minor with at least three upper-level advanced physics courses as required of physics majors.

Admission is based on:

  • A grade point average of B (3.0) or better
  • Examination scores (Superior quantitative and above-average analytic GRE scores are expected.)
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Academic performance
  • Research experience

Recommended undergraduate courses include: physics and mathematics, including calculus and statistics, biomedical and/or electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, and physiology.


Your application should be completed and official documentation filed no later than March 15 for matriculation in the Fall semester. However, the program has a rolling admission and you should contact the program director if you desire to file after this deadline. The admissions committee of the program will review your completed application and you will be contacted directly by the program regarding admission.


Kara Rickicki
Graduate Programs Coordinator
Physiology and Biophysics
124 Sherman Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8005
Phone: (716) 829-2417

Stephen Rudin, PhD
Program Director
Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center
Clinical Translational Research Center, 8th floor
875 Ellicott Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716)829-5408