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Graduate Committee
Dr. Matthew Zimmerman (Chair and Program Director), Dr. Erika Boesen (Vice-Chair), Dr. Paras Kumar Mishra, Dr. Harold Schultz, Dr. Irving Zucker

The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Physiology Program is an online, distance learning-only program that focuses on educating students in medical physiology. The program is designed to meet the needs of several prospective student populations, including:

  1. students seeking undergraduate college and university, as well as junior/community college, teaching positions in physiology;
  2. students seeking to enhance their knowledge in physiology to improve their rank and earning potential in physiology-based, basic-science and/or clinical research laboratories; and
  3. students seeking to broaden and deepen their physiology knowledge base in their pursuit of medical, dental, physician assistant, pharmacy or graduate (PhD) school admission.

MS Curriculum

This 30-credit hour, non-thesis, distance learning-only MS program is designed to be completed in two consecutive academic semesters by full-time students. Part-time students will be allowed to complete the MS in Medical Physiology degree over a maximum of five consecutive years. To receive the MS degree, students are required to pass a Comprehensive Exam and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on the required courses.

Coursework

BIOS 806BIOSTATISTICS3
HPTT 801FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HPTT 802INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
MEP 803CELL PHYSIOLOGY & SIGNALING3
MEP 806MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY7
MEP 807MEDICAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR THE PHYSIOLOGIST 3
MEP 810BASIC CONCEPTS IN SCIENTIFIC WRITING3
MEP 901ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSIOLOGY2
MEP 916MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF CARDIOVASCULAR PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3