Applying

 

Ph.D. Program in Physiology
Men and women interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in physiology should apply for fall semester admission by December 31. A completed application must be submitted through the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences. A bachelor's degree with a minimum G.P.A of 3.0 and appropriate completion of undergraduate course work is required for admission to the Ph.D. program. GPiBS requires submission of combined scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations, three letters of recommendation, and statement of goals.

M.D./Ph.D. Program in Physiology
Students must apply directly to the M.D./Ph.D program administered by the College of Medicine, or they first must be accepted in a medical school, then apply for the Ph.D. program as described above.

M.S. Program in Physiology
The application deadline for the M.S. program in Physiology is April 1. The department requires submission of combined scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations; a minimum score of 1100 in 2 sections and an analytical writing score of at least 4 is expected.

M.S. Program in Exercise Physiology
The application deadline for the M.S. program in Exercise Physiology is April 1. The department requires submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations; a minimum score of 1000 in 2 sections and an analytical writing score of at least 4 is expected.

 

Financial Aid
Students who are accepted for the Ph.D. program will receive a tuition waiver and a stipend of $18,000 in 2003-2004, as well as an allowance for the purchase of health insurance. This stipend is expected to increase annually. Full-time participation in the program is expected. The GPiBS secures tuition and stipend support for the first year of study. During the subsequent years, each student's dissertation advisor is responsible for arranging financial support. Students who are candidates for the master's degree do not receive financial aid from the department.

Tuition and Fees
The total was about $3000 per year in 2003-2004 for in-state students; out-of-state students pay about $7500 per year. Books and supplies cost another $650 per year.

Living and Housing
The average cost for a single student is $13,000 per year, and many students live adequately for less. A car would be helpful for transportation, since all housing is off campus.

For Information
Chair, Graduate Studies Committee
Department of Physiology
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
Telephone: 405-271-2226
Fax: 405-271-3181
Email: gradphys@ouhsc.edu

Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPiBS)
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901, BMSB 550A
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-0901
Telephone: 405-271-2406
Fax: 405-271-3548
Email: brenda-callahan@ouhsc.edu

For Applications
Office of Admissions and Records
Room 200
Basic Sciences Education Building
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
Telephone: 405-271-2359

Additional Information
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Graduate College