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Medical Physiology Graduate Programs Online

  • Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology

    The University of Florida’s online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology* helps students gain a broad understanding of physiology and pharmacology with an emphasis on human systems. In this concise but comprehensive program, students will explore the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, renal/excretory, respiratory, integumentary, endocrine, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems.

    Developed as a collaboration between UF’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, this program is for individuals who want to enhance their medical school application or advance their career by distinguishing themselves academically. This 30-credit program is offered entirely online and can be completed at your own pace in as little as one year. The GRE is not required for admission into the program.

    Transfer of Credits

    Up to 15 credits may be transferred from UF’s online graduate certificates in medical physiology, medical physiology with a specialization in cardiovascular/renal physiology or medical pharmacology and therapeutics. In order for these credits to be eligible for transfer to the master’s degree, the following criteria must be met:

    • Students must be formally admitted to the master’s degree program.
    • Students must have earned a grade of “B” or higher in any coursework being transferred.
    • Transfer credits must have been earned within 7 years of graduating with the master’s degree.
    *The diploma and transcript will read: Master of Science, Major Medical Sciences, Concentration Medical Physiology and Pharmacology.

    Medical Physiology Certificates: Two Choices

    The University of Florida offers two online graduate certificates: a Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology and a Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology. The two options provide students with distinguished pathways that empower them to personalize their education to meet their goals.

    These certificates are entirely online with asynchronous courses. International students are invited to apply. There are no campus visit requirements.

    Medical Physiology Certificate

    The Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology is a 9-14 credit program. It is comprised of six courses covering the fundamentals of medical physiology and delving into individual body systems. Students are required to take the 1-credit Fundamentals of Medical Physiology course and then can take any combination of the remaining five courses to fulfill a 9-credit minimum. While students can take all six courses, the 9-credit minimum can be completed in just one semester.

    Although each semester has specific registration deadlines and end dates, these courses are self-paced and can be completed at a student’s own pace within the semester deadlines. The course content for Fundamentals of Medical Physiology should be completed first, and the remaining courses can be completed in any order. The number of credits for each course is reflective of the number of lectures and assignments required to complete the course.

    The courses in the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology are:

    Medical Physiology Certificate with a Specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology

    The Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology is a 12-credit program made up of four courses and can be completed in as little as two semesters. Principles of Medical Physiology must be taken by itself in the first semester. The remaining three courses are self-paced and can be taken in the same semester, however, the course content should be completed in the following order: (1st) GMS6410, (2nd) GMS6414, and (3rd) GMS6413.

    This graduate certificate provides students with an understanding of human physiology at a level required for clinical medicine, and gives advanced training in cardiovascular and renal physiology and pathophysiology research. Professors in this program are experts in their field, regularly teaching medical, dental, and other graduate students.

    The courses in the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology are:

    Program Costs

    Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology

    Tuition is $550 per credit hour plus fees* for all students, regardless of where they live. This program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver.

    Master’s degree students are eligible for federal financial aid. Please contact Susana Morales, our financial aid advisor, to learn more about aid options.

    Graduate Certificates in Medical Physiology

    Tuition is $550 per credit hour plus fees* for all students, regardless of where they live. This program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver.

    Graduate certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid but may be eligible for private loans. Please contact Susana Morales, our financial aid advisor, to learn more about aid options.

    *University fees are approximately $12 per credit hour and are subject to change.

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