Requirements and Prerequisites
The overall goals of the Master of Science degree program in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology and Biophysics Track) are to provide students with a biomedical foundation towards their higher professional education or career goals in medicine and research. We seek to ready our students for entry and success into medical and dental programs, as well as positions of research staff scientist in laboratories and industry, a teaching career at the undergraduate college level, or further graduate study leading to the Ph.D. degree. To accomplish these goals, the program of study provides training in cellular and systems-level physiology, membrane biophysics, experimental design, data analysis, and commonly used laboratory techniques in integrative physiology. We provide a heavy emphasis on pathophysiology and clinical case-based learning. Elective coursework in Physiology and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and Pharmacological Sciences are then selected to complement and expand on the above core training, and meet the individual needs of each student.
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The minimum requirements for admission to this program are:
- A Bachelor's Degree with a major in biological sciences or related fields.
- A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from undergraduate degree coursework; students below the 3.0 grade point average may be admitted conditionally with approval from both the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Graduate School.
- Evidence that the student is likely to succeed:
a. This must include three letters of recommendation, usually the applicant's current or former teachers.
b. A complete transcript of previous college studies.
c. Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (general exam).
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d. Evidence of a good command of English (applicants whose first or native language is not English).
- Acceptance by both the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and the Graduate School.
The Graduate School's application fee is $100.
The Graduate School's Deadline for receipt of applications and all supporting materials for PhD consideration is January 15. Masters Program application deadline is March 15. Please note that our Physiology and Biophysics Graduate Program has a rolling admissions policy, which means that we review and decide on applications until our Fall Class is filled.
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