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Program overview

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0410)

A minimum of 30 credits, including the courses specified below, and either a Master’s Literature Review (PHYM 9750) or a Master’s Thesis (PHYM 9850) are required. Students must achieve an overall “B” average in all physiology courses (GPA ≥ 3.00). Elective credits are normally earned only through advanced physiology courses, but upper level courses offered by other departments may qualify for elective credit with the approval of the physiology program director. Only didactic (letter-graded) courses may be used to fulfill elective credit requirements.

The Professional Science Master’s track (Plan C) requires 36 credits overall. This total includes a minimum of 24 credits from the science curriculum, a minimum of 8 credits from the professional skills curriculum, and an internship and capstone project report. A Master’s Literature Review may be substituted for the capstone report if proprietary concerns at the company hosting the internship preclude a formal report. In certain circumstances, with the approval of the program director and associate dean for the professional science Master’s program, a research rotation (PHYM 9800 or BMSM 9800, minimum 3 credits) may be substituted for the internship, along with either a Master’s Literature Review or a Master’s Thesis. 

Plan A:  
Required Courses  
Mammalian Physiology I & II (PHYM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Pharmacology I and II (PHRM 1010, 1020)
  OR General Biochemistry I & II (BCHM 1010, 1020)
8 credits
Lectures in Histology (CBAM 1320)
  OR Cell Biology (CBAM 1360)
  OR Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250)
3 credits
3 credits
4 credits
Master's Independent Study (PHYM 9700) 1 credit
Master's Literature Review (PHYM 9750) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 8-10 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits

 

Plan B:  
Required Courses  
Mammalian Physiology I & II (PHYM 1010, 1020) 8 credits
Pharmacology I and II (PHRM 1010, 1020)
  OR General Biochemistry I & II (BCHM 1010, 1020)
8 credits
Lectures in Histology (CBAM 1320)
  OR Cell Biology (CBAM 1360)
  OR Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250)
3 credits
3 credits
4 credits
Master's Thesis Research (PHYM 9800) 1-5 credits
Master's Thesis (PHYM 9850) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 4-11 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits