In addition to the general requirements listed in the Graduate College bulletin, applicants are expected to have acquired a high degree of proficiency in physics with coursework equivalent to exceeding a baccalaureate minor in physics. In addition applicants must present clear evidence of a strong foundation in chemistry and mathematics as well as in written and spoken English. The required coursework consists of the following courses and semester hours:
- Calculus (at least 8 semester hours) and Differential Equations (3 semester hours)
- Calculus-based General College Physics (at least 8 semester hours) plus Modern Physics (3 semester hours) and at least two other Upper Level Undergraduate Physics Courses (3 semester hours each for a total of 6 hours)
- General College Chemistry (at least 4 semester hours)
The missing course(s) must be completed with acceptable grade(s) before joining the program. Applicants are also expected to have completed a 4 credit-hour college level Anatomy and Physiology course with a grade of B or better. An equivalent course is now offered through the Graduate College during the summer semesters.
A second requirement for admission to the program are GRE scores. Applicants are required to have completed verbal and quantitative portions of the general Graduate Records Exam (GRE). Although a minimum combined score in GRE is not used, these scores are used in conjunction with all the supporting documents in the selection process. The average combined GRE scores of the students admitted into the program over the last 3 years have been over 310.
To Submit GRE scores for your application, enter Institution Code: 6902 and use (if asked) Department Code: 0000.
The University of Oklahoma requires TOEFL for applicants for whom English is a second language. This includes both Naturalized U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents of the U.S. The minimum scores for admission are 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based). TOEFL is waived for someone who has a 4-year Bachelor's or a Master's degree from a U.S. Institution.
Applicants are also required to provide 3 letters of reference as well as a Statement of Purpose.
In addition to all the requirements for the master’s program, applicants to the doctor of philosophy program must meet additional requirements. Completion of a master's degree with a thesis option in medical physics or a related field is required before an applicant is considered for the doctoral program. Applicants should present evidence of highly successful completion of the master’s degree and the motivation to pursue the doctoral program.
For detailed description of admissions please visit the OUHSC home page:
The deadline for applying to the program is February 1st.
Office of Admissions and Records
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190