Oakland’s Ph.D. in biomedical sciences opens the door to a rewarding career in biology, medicine, or research.

Biomedical Science Ph.D. in Medical Physics: The Oakland University Advantage

The biomedical science Ph.D. in medical physics is housed in Oakland’s physics department. You’ll enjoy the first-rate amenities and faculty of a large research university, plus the collegiality, personalized training, and supportive relationships of a smaller institution.

Our Ph.D. biomedical program enables you to:

  • Conduct research in outstanding hospitals. Oakland’s biomedical Ph.D. program has longstanding relationships with numerous hospitals in southeastern Michigan, including Henry Ford Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital.
  • Work in top-notch research facilities. We support our biomedical research Ph.D. candidates with advanced technology that includes confocal microscopy laboratories, flow cytometry instrumentation, darkroom and isotope laboratories, cold rooms, and a tissue culture suite that supports work with biohazardous materials. The campus also houses the Center for Biomedical Research, a collaborative hub of research and training.
  • Collaborate with high-level researchers. You’ll get attentive, first-rate training from exceptional faculty who are highly accomplished in biomedical research and publication. Doctoral advisors in Oakland’s biomedical sciences program are active in areas such as cell migration, magnetic particle imaging, cancer therapy, and nuclear medicine.
  • Enter the job market with excellent credentials. Graduates of Oakland’s biomedical sciences Ph.D. program have an outstanding employment record. Recent alumni have found positions at the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Henry Ford Hospital, and other prestigious institutions.
  • Acquire well-rounded professional experience. In Oakland’s biomedical sciences Ph.D. program, you’ll gain the ability to pursue research careers in numerous settings, from hospitals to medical labs, universities, and industrial R&D departments.

What Can You Do With a Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. in Medical Physics?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the biomedical sciences is expected to grow 6 percent by 2030. Biomedical engineers earn a median annual salary of $92,620, while the median earnings for medical scientists are $91,510. Compensation is projected to grow 17 percent by 2030.

After completing the Ph.D. in biomedical sciences, you’ll be qualified for high-level jobs such as:

  • Tenure-track university professor
  • Clinical researcher
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Biotechnology product developer
  • Medical writer

Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. in Medical Physics Curriculum

The biomedical sciences Ph.D. in medical physics requires 80 credits, including at least 20 credits of dissertation research. Foundational requirements include graduate coursework in theoretical physics, mathematical methods, biophysical sciences, and laboratory proficiency. Sample courses include:

  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Applied Numerical Methods
  • Advanced Human Physiology
  • Radiation Biophysics
  • Ethics and Practice of Science
  • Stochastic Processes

You’ll complete the program with an original research project using state-of-the-art experimental or theoretical methods to study a problem of current interest.

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Programs Related to the Biomedical Science Ph.D. in Medical Physics

Not sure if the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. in Medical Physics is right for you ? Check out these graduate programs at Oakland, and contact our admissions team to discuss your options.

  • Ph.D. in Biological and Biomedical Sciences
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