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  • Master’s Degree

    UF’s online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology* is an ideal way for busy working professionals or students to enhance their applications to medical, nursing or physician assistant schools or prepare for exams such as the MCAT and National Boards.

    The 30-credit online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology was collaboratively designed by UF’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, and it offers a unique dual curriculum incorporating both of these complementary fields. This program prepares students for future roles in clinical settings by providing an advanced understanding of drugs and their actions on living systems and foundational knowledge of the human body at the cellular and molecular level.

    This entirely online program can be completed at your own pace in as little as one year and does not require the GRE for admission.

    Who Is This Program For?

    This master’s degree can benefit:

    • Students preparing for the MCAT or other standardized tests
    • Physician assistant school applicants
    • Nursing school applicants
    • Students looking to pursue a career in medicine, pharmacy or research
    • Professionals in pharmacy, drug development, biotechnology or pharmacology
    • Nurses
    • Physicians
    • Clinical Scientists
    • Professors

    Earning a Master’s Degree Online

    UF’s online format is designed to accommodate your personal and professional schedules. Earning a master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology enables you to quickly enhance your knowledge online through specific modules with supplemental images, animations, case studies and e-journal readings. Students interact with teaching assistants, course instructors and each other using private course email, discussion boards and live chat sessions.

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

    Graduate Certificate

    UF’s online Graduate Certificates in Medical Physiology and Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology are online programs ideal for busy working professionals or students. The certificates are aimed at those applying to medical, nursing or physician assistant schools, or preparing for exams such as the MCAT or National Boards. Extra preparation and pursuits during your gap year can build a lifetime of opportunity.

    To learn more about each certificate's focus and the type of online courses that are required, choose one of the certificate options below:

    Earning a Graduate Certificate Online

    UF’s online Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology can be completed at your own pace in as little as one semester, and the online Graduate Certificate with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology can be completed in as little as two semesters. The online format is designed to accommodate personal and professional schedules. Earning a graduate certificate in physiology enables you to quickly enhance your knowledge online with specific topic modules, supplemented with tools such as images, animations, cases studies and step-by-step instructions for gearing up and accessing UF library materials and e-journals. Students interact with teaching assistants, course instructors and each other, using private course email, discussion boards, and live chat sessions.

    Non-Degree Seeking Student

    Students who are not ready to pursue a master’s degree or graduate certificate can enroll in graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student. This is an excellent way to strengthen your skills in a specific topic and ease into the online graduate learning experience. Non-degree seeking students can transfer credits earned to the master’s degree or graduate certificate later, if admitted and if a grade of “B” or higher is earned.

    What you should know when enrolling as a non-degree seeking student:

    Admissions

    Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a master’s degree student are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in science from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/
    • A strong science foundation with a minimum of five full semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
    • 3.0 upper-division GPA
    • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
    • $30 application fee

    Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a graduate certificate student are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in science from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/
    • A strong science foundation with a minimum of five full semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
    • 2.0 upper-division GPA
    • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
    • $30 application fee

    Non-Degree Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a non-degree seeking student are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in science from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/
    • A strong science foundation with a minimum of five full semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
    • 2.0 upper-division GPA
    • Official transcripts from every college or university attended

    For more information about requirements, exceptions and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the admissions page.

    Tuition

    UF’s graduate programs offer competitive in-state tuition for all students, regardless of location.

    Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology*
    Application Fee:
     $30**
    Cost per Credit Hour: $550 plus fees
    Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 30 credits
    Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $16,500 plus fees

    Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology
    Application Fee:
     $30**
    Cost per Credit Hour: $550 plus fees
    Credits Required for Graduate Certificate: 9 to 14 credits***
    Total Graduate Certificate Tuition: $6,600 to $7,700*** plus fees

    For more information about the costs of attendance and financial aid, visit the tuition page.

    *The diploma and transcript will read: Master of Science, Major Medical Sciences, Concentration Medical Physiology and Pharmacology.
    **There is no application fee for non-degree seeking students.
    ***Amount varies depending on graduate certificate specialization.

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