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Grade ranges and fall 2019 admissions requirements will be posted in August 2018. Please use the following information as a guide until that time. Thank you!

Medical Physics (BSc)

Part of the Faculty of Science

Program Overview

Format(s):

  • Full-Time, Four-Year
  • Full-Time, Five-Year Co-operative

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2017 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration
: 72-74%*

If you are interested in medicine and curious about how physics is applied in the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, then this applied program is for you. Medical physics applies physics-based concepts and methodologies to procedures such as medical imaging, radiation therapy, radiation protection and dosimetry. Ryerson graduates in this cutting-edge field use their specialized knowledge, technological skills and multidisciplinary training to make a meaningful difference in the medical and health fields.

This program selects students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2018 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees 2018/2019

Domestic Fees Range: $7,639 - $10,483
International Fees Range: $25,986 - $26,046

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of all three science courses is recommended.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

James Gräfe

Making Radiation Treatment Better

By Dana Yates

"Four days of the work week, James Gräfe is based at Ryerson University, where he's a professor in the Department of Physics. On the remaining day, though, he can be found at a local hospital, where as a clinical medical physicist, he ensures cancer patients receive the correct dose of radiation, precisely where it's needed to treat their disease."

Read more about medical physics research

"The thing about Ryerson is that you’re right in the middle of it. It’s a really awesome central place to be, and Ryerson is this new emerging university in terms of still trying to define what it is and where it’s going from here. It’s an opportunity for faculty members and students to be part of that: in shaping the university moving forward."


Catherine Beauchemin
Associate Professor, Department of Physics