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Research-Intensive Program

The department offers a graduate program in human physiology with an emphasis on research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree. The primary goal of this program is to provide classroom and research experiences that will allow students to grow into professionals with the knowledge and experience to be great researchers. Providing students with an in-depth understanding of human physiology and advanced research skills is our hallmark. The program also provides students the opportunity to grow as university-level educators.  This is an individualized program with a strong emphasis on research. Decisions on accepting applicants to the graduate program are made by the faculty based on space within laboratories and financial support available, both of which vary greatly from year to year.

Important Update: We encourage applicants to our PhD program, either with or without a MS degree.  However, starting with the students enrolling in the fall of 2017, we will no longer be admitting students seeking a terminal MS degree.