Course Listing

For successful degree completion, the degree requires at least 34 graduate credit hours in MIP and other science-related courses.

For coursework-track students, 3 credits are required in the Spring term to complete a Capstone project.

For research-track students, 17 credits are independent research in the laboratory setting taken over the 12 months of the program.

For M.S. in Physiology, Research Track

  •  Fall Term: 14-18 credits (8-12 course credits, 6 research credits)
  •  Winter Term: 16-17 credits (8-9 course credits, 8 research credits)
  • Spring or Summer Half Term: 3 credits (Research and Capstone)
  • Total Credits: 34-38 credits (17-21 course credits and 17 research credits)

Required Physiology Courses

  • Physiology 502: Human Physiology - 4 credits OR Physiology 506: Extreme Physiology - 3 credits
  • Physiology 404: Human Physiology Lab - 2 credits OR Physiol 505: Advanced Human Physiology Lab - 2 credits
  • Physiology 605: Professional Development Seminar - 1 credit (taken in both Fall and Winter Terms)
  • Physiology 610: Pathophysiology & Translational Physiology - 4 credits
  • Physiology 702: Masters Research Project - 3-8 credits per term, 17 credits total

Non-Physiology Courses

  • Biochemistry 515: Introductory Biochemistry - 3 credits

A Sample of Elective Course Options:

(To be selected if the student has successfully completed Highly Recommended courses.)

  • Biochemistry 553: Applied Biostatistics - 4 credits
  • Pharmacology 601: From Molecules to Patients: Basic Quantitative Principles of Pharmacology - 3 credits
  • Physiology 520: Computational Systems Biology for Physiology - 3 credits
  • Physiology 555: Integrative Genomics - 3 credits
  • Human Genetics 541 - 3 credits
  • Kinesiology 545 - 3 credits
  • Courses approved for PIBS students will be considered as substitutions on a case-by-case basis.

Sample Program - M.S., Research Track

FALL TERM COURSES

WINTER TERM COURSES:

SPRING TERM

  • Laboratory Research Continues

SUMMER TERM COURSE

  • Physiology 702: Masters Research Project (3 credits)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR MASTERS = Minimum of 34 approved credits.

For M.S. in Physiology, Coursework Track

  • Fall Semester: 14-17 credits
  • Winter Term: 15-19 credits 
  • Spring Term: 3 credits
  • Total: 34-39 credits

Required Physiology Courses

  • Physiology 502: Human Physiology - 4 credits OR Physiology 506: Extreme Physiology - 3 credits
  • Physiology 404: Human Physiology Lab - 2 credits OR Physiology 505: Advanced Human Physiology Lab - 2 credits
  • Physiology 592*: Integrative Neuroscience - 4 credits  *Highly recommended, not required.
  • Physiology 605: Seminar in Physiology - 1 credit (taken in both Fall and Winter Terms)
  • Physiology 610: Pathophysiology & Translational Physiology - 4 credits
  • Physiology 700: Capstone Project - 3 credits

Required Non-Physiology Courses

(Required if the student has not previously completed the course or its equivalent with a minimum "B" grade.)

  • Biochemistry 515*: Introductory Biochemistry - 3 credits *Highly recommended, not required. 
  • Biostatistics 521: Applied Biostatistics - 3 credits
  • Anatomy 403: Human Anatomy - 5 credits
  • CDB 550: Introduction to Histology - 4 credits

A Sample of Elective Course Options:

(To be selected if the student has successfully completed Highly Recommended courses.)

  • MCDB 436: Intro Immunology - 3 credits
  • Pharmacology 601: From Molecules to Patients: Basic Quantitative Principles of Pharmacology - 3 credits
  • Physiology 520: Computational Systems Biology for Physiology - 3 credits
  • Physiology 555: Integrative Genomics- 3 credits

Sample Program - M.S., Coursework Track

FALL TERM COURSES

WINTER TERM COURSES

SPRING TERM

  • Physiology 700 - MS Capstone Project

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR MASTERS = Minimum of 34 approved credits.