Biological Sciences - Physiology - M.S. and Ph.D. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
The Master of Science (M.S.) in Biological Sciences–Physiology faculty and student researchers in physiology study a broad range of topics, including endocrinology, neuroscience, immunology, reproductive biology and other regulatory systems. Researchers have access to resources for physiological research—including a vivarium, tissue culture facility, confocal microscope/visualization facility, laser capture microscope, genomics and proteomics facilities—located within the Department of Biological Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences.
Admission into the M.S.: Admission into the M.S.: official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; GRE (general test); goal statement; three letters of recommendation; acceptance of the student by a faculty advisor; list of up to five potential faculty advisors; and undergraduate coursework roughly equivalent to a Biology minor.
M.S.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.
M.S.: A thesis and final defense is required.
Students must complete a minimum of 32 hours of graduate coursework, which includes a minimum of 14 hours of formal graduate coursework and six credits of Thesis I. After completing 6 hours of Thesis I, continual registration for Thesis II is required. Students are required to present at least one departmental seminar about their research.
Prospectus: An M.S. student begins research by successfully preparing, presenting and defending a formal prospectus for her/his research project to her/his committee.
Thesis and Final Defense: The student must complete a master's thesis. It is expected that the student will present the results of her/his study in a defense open to students and faculty. The thesis must be presented and defended before the Guidance Committee with not more than one negative vote in order to be recommended to the Department and College of Arts and Sciences for degree conferral.
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