Prospective Students

Biomedical Physics - an Emerging Interdisciplinary Field

Modern medical disciplines rely upon an ever-expanding arsenal of technology. This is particularly true of radiology and radiation oncology, which have provided clinical advances including x-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiation therapy, radiopharmaceutical therapy, and molecular imaging and diagnostics. The process of development and application of these technologies is a continuum that incorporates modern physics, imaging, signal processing, biostatistics and bioinformatics, and chemistry and molecular biology, all with an emphasis on meeting the needs of clinical medicine. Correspondingly, scientists in the fields of radiology and radiation oncology require a unique skill set to effectively innovate and implement novel technologies for the improvement of human health. This new Stanford PhD program seeks to train future generations of leaders in medical physics, imaging science, molecular imaging and diagnostics, allowing them to translate these new tools to address critical challenges in clinical medicine.


Questions about the Program

Questions about Applying

Questions about Tuition, Fees, Program Costs, Funding, and Financial Aid

The Biomedical Physics graduate program is committed to increasing the diversity of biomedical research and Stanford University. We will provide application fee waivers to a limited number of candidates. Preference is given to low-income, first generation and underrepresented minority students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

  • You should only request a BMP-based waiver if you do not qualify for the GRE or Diversity Program Participation fee waivers.
  • Given the limited availability of fee waivers, only request one if you are sure you will be applying for admission this application season.
  • Applications for fee waivers will be reviewed and approved on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Acceptance or denial of your application for a fee waiver does not affect your likelihood of admission into a graduate program. 
  • If the application fee waiver request is approved, the applicant will be sent a code to enter in the payment section of the online graduate admissions application.
  • No refund will be given if you apply for a fee waiver and pay the application fee instead of using your application fee waiver code.  If we deny your request for a waiver, we will instruct you to pay the fee.

Waiver Application Form:

  1. In 250-500 words, describe your research experiences.
  2. In 250 words or less, describe how your research interests and background (in terms of race, ethnicity, culture, gender identity, socioeconomic status, citizenship or immigration status, sexual orientation, disability/ability, veteran status, work, and life experiences) would contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) of students pursuing a PhD at Stanford.
  3. In 250 words or less describe why you believe you are eligible for and should receive a fee waiver.  Priority is given to students from communities that may be systemically minoritized in biomedical research, experiencing financial hardship, qualified for federal financial aid, are first in their family to pursue an advanced degree, or are from environments with limited access to university research programs. 
  4. List any research, honors, and diversity-related programs in which you have participated.
  5. Send the materials in items 1-4 above along with your name, mailing address, phone, and email address to with the subject “Fee Waiver Request”.

All fee waiver requests must be submitted no later than November 10th. 


Other Questions

Additional Resource (Video)

Information Session - Recorded September 14th, 2021 (click lower right icon to expand)