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Maybe you’re already contemplating the best way to prepare for the MCAT. Perhaps you want to attend an advanced medical program after obtaining one of our certificates or degrees. You may even plan to enter directly into the workforce in the pharmaceutical or medical devices industry or as a teacher with your hard-earned skill set. Whatever your plans may be, our dedicated and experienced educators have designed engaging, relevant and rigorous curricula via four separate online graduate programs in medical physiology that can help lead you to success no matter which path you choose. 

UF also has two top-tier master’s degree programs tailored for medical professionals and students: 

If you’re interested in earning a graduate credential in only one or two semesters, we offer two exceptional graduate certificate programs, including: 

Every program we offer is asynchronous, so you can complete the coursework at your convenience. We also have no GRE requirements and accept students year-round, whether you’re ready to start in the summer, spring or fall. If you’re interested in learning more information, submit a question to a student outreach and engagement specialist who will be happy to answer your questions.  

What Prospective Students Should Know About Our Online Graduate Programs in Medical Physiology

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Master’s Degree Program Requirements

In order to enroll in either of our master’s degree programs, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least five full-semester courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
  • A minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0

International students are also welcome to apply. Before filling out an application, please review the additional international application requirements here. 

Certificate Program Requirements

In order to enroll in the medical physiology graduate certificate program, students must have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least five full-semester courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
  • A minimum upper-division undergraduate GPA of 2.0

International students are welcome to apply and should review additional application requirements here.

Advance Your Medical Career

Our master’s degree and graduate certificate programs strive to inspire the next generation of scientists and healthcare professionals as they make their mark on the healthcare industry. We educate students on topics that ignite their passions and prepare them for real-world scenarios in medicine. All of our programs are tailored to ready you for the academic demands of higher-level studies, including: 

  • Medical school 
  • Nursing school 
  • Physician assistant school 
  • Advanced degree programs in public health 
  • Ph.D. programs 

In addition, these programs help you develop the knowledge needed for the MCAT, National Board exams and similar standardized tests. No matter what high-level exam you’re cramming for, our programs allow you to earn a prestigious certificate or degree and feel confident on the day of your exams (without spending every waking moment studying). It’s a win-win. 

One of the most important aspects of receiving a quality education comes from the educators who invest their efforts into designing an engaging curriculum, instructing and facilitating effective lessons and providing a gateway for professional networking and collaboration. At UF, you’re taught by expert faculty who not only check all those boxes but also pride themselves on: 

  • Tailoring coursework to help prospective students gain access to higher-level medical programs — and thrive once they’re admitted. 
  • Providing the resources to help students build their knowledge base and strengthen their resume or curriculum vitae. 
  • Offering a master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology, which boasts a unique dual curriculum that incorporates two different UF departments: Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Physiology and Functional Genomics. 

Use Your Education to Secure STEM Opportunities

Professionals in STEM occupations typically have higher average salaries than other workers. In addition, their respective fields show more rapid growth than non-STEM careers. With a graduate certificate or master’s degree from one of the nation’s top 50 universities, you can gain practical knowledge to help you succeed in your education and in a STEM-related profession. 

*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 in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Medical Physiology and Aging.