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Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology

Have you ever envisioned yourself being one of the medical scientists who finds a cure for a presently untreatable disease? What about finding a way to expand your education while simultaneously preparing for the MCAT? With UF’s master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology,* you’ll be one step closer to realizing your potential and making it a reality.

At the University of Florida, we believe in offering students all the tools they need to excel in our graduate degree programs, from the moment they take an interest in one of our programs until they’ve proudly walked across the stage with their diploma in hand. We also understand the challenges individuals face when contemplating whether to follow their dreams and obtain their master’s degree. If you live in another state or you simply want the freedom to take classes at your own pace, our online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology was developed with you in mind.

Created by UF’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, our master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology (with an emphasis on human systems) explores a variety of human systems, including

  • Nervous
  • Cardiovascular
  • Digestive
  • Renal/Excretory
  • Respiratory
  • Integumentary
  • Endocrine
  • Reproductive
  • Musculoskeletal

This concise and comprehensive 30-credit program is offered entirely online and can be completed at your own pace in as little as two semesters. But, if you’re managing a full work — and life — load and would like to take things a little slower, that’s okay, too. There’s no GRE requirement for admission, and classes are offered year-round, so you can start when it’s convenient for you.

Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Aging

With a rapidly growing elderly population and an increasing need for geriatric professionals, our master’s degree in medical physiology and aging** is ideal for students who are interested in building a career centered around older adult care. This 30-credit program is the first of its kind, as it combines fundamental topics from two of our top-tier graduate programs:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology
  • Master of Science in Gerontology

This unique master’s degree is entirely online and provides a deep exploration of medical physiology and aging from a variety of perspectives, including:

  • Biological
  • Clinical
  • Ethical
  • Psychological
  • Sociological

You can complete your UF degree program in as little as one year or at a pace that fits your busy schedule. In addition to earning your graduate degree at one of U.S. News’ top 10 public universities, you’ll also be prepared to confidently enter the workforce after graduation with a set of transferable skills applicable to many medical careers.

Transfer of Credits

If you complete one of UF’s online graduate certificate programs and decide to continue your path toward your master’s degree, you may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credits from your graduate certificate program toward one of our master’s degree programs.

To ensure eligibility, please ensure you’ve met the following criteria:

  • 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.

** The diploma and transcript will read: Master of Science, Major Medical Sciences, Concentration Medical Physiology and Aging.

Medical Physiology Certificates: Two Choices

If you’re interested in exploring the fundamentals of medical physiology before deciding whether a master’s degree is right for you, consider one of UF’s graduate certificate programs:

Each certificate offers a distinct pathway empowering you to tailor your education to your professional goals, whether you want to distinguish yourself from the competition or get your feet wet before taking the MCAT. In addition, we offer both programs entirely online with courses that allow you to complete your certificate at a pace that’s convenient for you. With no campus visit requirements, you can complete the program from almost anywhere.

Living internationally? We’d love to have you, too. As long as you meet the international admission requirements, you’re welcome to earn your certificate and become part of the virtual Gator Nation.

Medical Physiology Certificate

Our Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology provides an excellent entry point for individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field. The program consists of 9 to 14 credits composed of six courses that cover the fundamentals of medical physiology and delve into individual body systems.

All students are required to take the 1-credit Fundamentals of Medical Physiology course. After completion, you can choose from any combination of the five remaining courses to fulfill your 9-credit minimum. If you opt for 9 credit hours in total, you can complete the graduate certificate in only one semester. However, if other electives pique your interest, you can also take up to 14 credits to earn your certificate.

While each semester has specific registration deadlines and end dates, these courses are self-paced, so you can complete them on your own timeline (within the semester deadlines). After completing the course Fundamentals of Medical Physiology, you can take the rest of the courses in any order. Credit hours range from 1 to 3 based on the number of lectures and assignments required to complete each course, so you’ll be able to design your semester according to your personal bandwidth.

In addition to the 1-credit Fundamentals of Medical Physiology, the other courses in the program include:

Medical Physiology Certificate with a Specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology

We want you to feel confident about achieving your goals, whether your next step is taking the MCAT or applying for your dream job. With a combination of skilled educators and relevant coursework, this graduate certificate will give you the essential knowledge required for careers in clinical medicine, so you feel prepared no matter what path you choose next.

This entirely online 12-credit program is ideal for individuals with a particular passion for the cardiovascular and renal systems. Each course immerses students into the advanced world of cardiovascular and renal physiology as well as pathophysiology research. Our faculty are experts in their field and regularly teach medical, dental and other graduate students.

As you complete your coursework, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the major organ systems via the required 6-credit course Principles of Medical Physiology. This intensive course is completed during your first semester, where you’ll learn the cohesive functions of the different body systems and acquire the skills to problem-solve and think critically in clinical situations. Next, you’ll take three remaining courses at your own pace and complete them in as little as one semester.

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 in Medical Physiology and Aging

In-state tuition is $448.75 per credit hour plus fees.* Out-of-state tuition is $650 per credit hour plus fees.* 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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