The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Masters Program

The Master’s Degree in Integrative and Biomedical Physiology is structured much like the Ph.D. program during the first year, with similar course requirements. The second year can be modified to accommodate the goals of the student. Masters students are required to complete a research thesis. 

 

To be awarded a MS in Physiology, a student must successfully complete:

• Required Coursework. Masters students must have a minimum of 30 credits at the 400 – 600 levels. The first year curriculum includes courses in physiology, supplemented with courses in cellular, molecular and systems biology, and bioethics. The second year curriculum includes graduate seminars in physiology, a course in biostatistics as well as professional development.

• Research Project. An original investigation under the supervision of a Physiology program faculty advisor leading to a written thesis.

• Thesis defense. A public presentation of a student's thesis research and oral examination by a student’s thesis committee.

• Competency in English. The Graduate School requires that students demonstrate proficiency in written and oral English.

 

 

The time from admission to thesis defense is generally 2 years. Students must maintain a B average (3.0) or better in academic courses to be retained in the program and to continue to receive financial support.

 

Degree requirement booklets

Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2017-2018
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2017
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2016-2017
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2016
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2015-2016
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2015
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2014-2015
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2014
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2013-2014
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2013
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2012-2013
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2012
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2011-2012
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2011
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2010-2011
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2010
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2009-2010
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2009
Physiology Student and Faculty Handbook 2007-2008
A downloadable booklet containing detailed information about course options, laboratory rotations, choosing an advisor, teaching, establishing a doctoral committee, examinations, and thesis requirements for students beginning their studies in Fall 2007