Research PhD 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.
It is important to understand that admissions are made on an individual lab level. That means that to be accepted into our program, a faculty member must be willing to accept you as a graduate student in their research lab.
- Questions about the application process (including prerequisites), or general questions about the graduate program? Contact our Graduate Coordinator (HPHYPHD@uoregon.edu)
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Recommended criteria for applying to the graduate program includes the following:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.40 or higher on a 4.00 scale
- Completed course work with a grade of B+ or better in general chemistry, general biology, and two courses of physiology or combined anatomy and physiology
- International students who have not received a degree from a university in a country whose official language is English must have a TOEFL score of 575 (paper test) or 90 (Internet-based test) or an IELTS overall band score of 7.0.
Minimum requirements for admission to all graduate programs include the following:
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale
- Completed course work with a grade of B– or better in general chemistry, general biology, and two courses of physiology or combined anatomy and physiology
- International students who have not received a degree from a university in a country whose official language is English must have a TOEFL score of 575 (paper test) or 90 (Internet-based test) or an IELTS overall band score of 7.0
Admission is granted for Fall term only. The window for applications opens September 16th, 2019. The deadline for Fall 2020 admission is December 1st, 2019.
1. Complete the online application form from the Graduate School and pay a $70 non-refundable filing fee (International applicants $90). Fee waiver: The Graduate School offers waivers for applicants who meet specific criteria, see if you qualify here
In the HPHY section of the online graduate application, submit the following information:
- Faculty member(s) who you would like to work with.
- Personal Statement and Curriculum Vitae: A personal statement of up to 500 words indicating your goals, objectives for pursuing the graduate degree, background, and interests as they relate to the department’s central focus and specific faculty interests.
- Your previous coursework in chemistry, biology, and physiology
- Unofficial copies of your transcripts
2. Arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation submitted from individuals who can attest to your potential for graduate study.
3. Submit official transcripts of prior academic work to:
Office of the Registrar
5257 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
For more info: https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/transcripts
4. If English is a second language, submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores to:
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1217
1240 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1240
For questions regarding graduate admissions process, contact our Graduate Coordinator (HPHYPHD@uoregon.edu).