Another educational option is to take courses as a non-degree seeking student. Within these programs, students can take up to 6 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student to learn about special topics while deciding whether to pursue the graduate certificate.
- Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology must take GMS6440: Fundamentals of Medical Physiology (1 credit) prior to other courses on a non-degree seeking basis.
- Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology must take GMS6400c: Principles of Medical Physiology (6 credits).
Up to 6 credit hours taken as a non-degree student can be transferred toward the graduate certificate later, if admitted and if a grade of “B” or higher is earned.
Non-degree Application Requirements
- There is no application fee for non-degree students.
- Students must have a bachelor’s from an accredited university and at least five full semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry, and/or physics.
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0 is required.