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  • About the Program

    The online Graduate Certificates in Medical Physiology and Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology and the online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology* are tailored for medical professionals and students. The master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology is offered jointly by the Departments of Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Medical Physiology and Functional Genomics.

    The courses are asynchronous, so students can complete coursework at their convenience. Our programs accept students year-round, and the GRE is not required for admission.

    Master’s Degree Program Requirements

    In order to enroll in the master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology program, students must have:

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

    International students are welcome to apply and should review additional 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 semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0

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

    Designed to Advance Your Medical Career

    The knowledge you’ll gain in our online medical physiology graduate certificate programs and the medical physiology and pharmacology master’s degree program can prepare you for the academic demands of higher-level studies, including medical school, nursing school, physician assistant school, advanced degree programs in public health and Ph.D. programs. These programs also prepare students for the MCAT, National Board exams and similar standardized tests.

    Courses are taught by expert UF faculty who regularly teach medical, dental, physician assistant and other graduate students. The curriculum is specifically tailored to help prospective students gain access into higher-level medical programs and thrive once they are admitted. It also allows students to build their knowledge base and strengthen their resume or curriculum vitae. Our master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology program provides students with a unique dual curriculum that incorporates two different UF departments: Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Physiology and Functional Genomics.

    STEM Opportunities

    The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields continue to add new opportunities for career advancement in medicine. Professionals in STEM occupations typically have higher average salaries than other workers and their respective fields show more rapid growth. With a graduate certificate in medical physiology or a master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology, students gain practical knowledge to help them excel in their education and advance their career in the medical field or other STEM professions.

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