MS in Physiology

 

The M.S. program in Physiology is designed to strengthen the credentials of teachers and health professionals. The M.S. degree may be obtained with or without a thesis. For the M.S. degree under a thesis option, the student will be supervised by an advisory committee during the first year.

During the second year, formal class work and research will be performed under the guidance of a thesis advisor and progress in research will be monitored by a thesis committee. Students electing the non-thesis option will be supervised by an advisory committee. The requirements for the M.S. degree under either option can usually be met in two years of intensive study.

Program Schedule and Course Requirements

M.S. (thesis)
30 hours
No more than 6 hours credit in course, Research for Master's Thesis
Requirements include:
Biochemistry course, Introductory Biochemistry, 4 hours or
Molecular Systems I (2 hrs) and/or Cellular Systems I (3 hrs) from GPiBS curriculum
(taken as needed depending on undergraduate background)
Biostatistics course: Biostatistical Methods I, 3 hours
Human Physiology, 6 hours
Advanced Systemic Physiology, 3 hours, consisting of
            1 hr of PHYO 6401 Section 003: Genes to Physiology: Integrative Aspects of Smooth Muscle
                Function
                1 hr of one of the other 4 sections of PHYO 6401
                1 hr of Directed Readings on systemic physiology topics (problem solving and advanced
                 topics)

Physiology Seminar course, 1 hour
Thesis Research and Defense
Integrity in Scientific Research, 1 hour

M.S. (non-thesis)
32 hours
Requirements include:
Biochemistry course, Introductory Biochemistry, 4 hours or
Molecular Systems I (2 hrs) and/or Cellular Systems I (3 hrs) from GPiBS curriculum
(taken as needed depending on undergraduate background)
Biostatistics course: Biostatistical Methods I, 3 hours
Human Physiology, 6 hours
Advanced Systemic Physiology, 3 hours, consisting of
            1 hr of PHYO 6401 Section 003: Genes to Physiology: Integrative Aspects of Smooth Muscle
                Function
                1 hr of one of the other 4 sections of PHYO 6401
                1 hr of Directed Readings on systemic physiology topics (problem solving and
                 advanced topics)

Physiology Seminar course, 1 hour
Special Studies, 4 hours, research experience
Integrity in Scientific Research, 1 hour
Student seminar (describing  the research experience in the Special Studies course)
Final Comprehensive Examination (written and oral)

M.S. (thesis) for Clinical Fellows
30 hours
No more than 6 hours credit in course, Research for Master's Thesis
Requirements include:
Prerequisites from prior M.D. Degree Program:
            Medical Biochemistry
            Medical Physiology
Biostatistics course: Biostatistical Methods I, 3 hours
Advanced Systemic Physiology, 3 hours, consisting of
            1 hr of PHYO 6401 Section 003: Genes to Physiology: Integrative Aspects of Smooth Muscle
                Function
                1 hr of one of the other 4 sections of PHYO 6401
                1 hr of Directed Readings on systemic physiology topics (problem solving and advanced
                 topics)

Physiology Seminar course, 1 hour
Directed Readings with Research Mentor, 1-2 hrs
Thesis Research and Defense
Integrity in Scientific Research, 1 hour