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Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology

You’ve probably contemplated the potential challenges you’ll face as you work toward a career in medicine — preparing for and passing the MCAT, learning the skills required for your chosen medical program and finding ways to enhance and distinguish your resume. As one of the nation’s top 50 universities, the University of Florida has tailored our master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology* specifically for busy working professionals seeking to take their careers to the next level.

UF professors have designed this program to assuage your concerns and prepare you for what lies ahead. Some of their strategies include:

  • Enhancing your applications to medical, nursing or physician assistant schools.
  • Preparing you for the MCAT and National Board exam.
  • Equipping you with the knowledge required for future roles in a clinical setting.
  • Providing an advanced understanding of drugs and their actions on living systems.
  • Teaching the foundational knowledge of the human body at the cellular and molecular level.

The 30-credit online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology was designed by two of UF’s stand-out departments:

  • The Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • The Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics

They collaboratively developed a unique dual curriculum that incorporates both complementary fields to create a degree that encompasses fundamental topics from each department.

In addition to being available entirely online, this program is also asynchronous, so you can complete it at your own pace in as little as two semesters. The GRE is not required for admission, and we offer classes year-round.

Who Is This Program For?

Not sure if this program is for you? It’s beneficial for a variety of professionals, including:

  • 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

Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Aging

Aging is a universal experience for all. As the years pass, it’ll affect you, your friends and your family for generations to come. Advancing our understanding of the aging human body and developing ways to help older adults experience a memorable and comfortable life as they age can have a significant impact on the future of society.

We get it — it sounds great, but as an adult with a busy professional and personal life, advancing your career is challenging. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to pursue your dream career at the same time. If the first step in making your dream a reality involves getting your master’s degree, UF is here to help. Our online master’s degree in medical physiology and aging program** is an affordable and convenient way to earn a career-enhancing graduate degree in as little as one year.

This 30-credit master’s degree is the first of its kind, bringing together the concepts of two of our prominent graduate programs, including:

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

Whether you’re an aspiring or current professional in the field of aging, our master’s degree program can help you deepen your understanding of the biology of aging and advance your career in this growing and dynamic field. Like our master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology, you can complete this degree at a pace that you’re comfortable with, and you don’t need to take the GRE to be considered for admission.

Who Is This Program For?

  • Healthcare professionals of all kinds, including those moving into the physiology and/or aging fields.
  • Students interested in a career in physiology and/or geriatrics, medicine, pharmacy or research.
  • Professionals in pharmacy, drug development, biotechnology or pharmacology.
  • Clinical scientists.
  • Educators at all levels.
  • Researchers.
  • Geriatric financial analysts.
  • Gerontechnologists.
  • A range of individuals in nursing homes or assisted living fields.

 

Professor and Program Director, Dr. Sayeski, Discusses the Benefits of Online Learning

*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.

Graduate Certificate

Whether you’re a working professional or a full-time student, your day-to-day schedule keeps you busy. But even with a full work and life load, UF’s graduate certificate programs have made it possible to work toward your career aspirations while also managing your daily to-do list.

Our certificates are ideal for a range of individuals, including those who plan to:

  • Apply to medical, nursing or physician assistant schools.
  • Take a gap year to prepare for exams like the MCAT or National Boards.
  • Use their new skillset in their current or future career.

To learn more about each certificate’s focus and the type of online courses they offer, choose one of the certificate options below:

Earning a Graduate Certificate Online

We created our online format to accommodate your busy schedules, both personally and professionally. Earning a graduate certificate online boasts many advantages, including:

  • Enhancing your knowledge via online modules.
  • Using a digital format to supplement your learning with helpful learning tools like images, animations and case studies.
  • Implementing step-by-step instructions for coursework and assessments.
  • Accessing UF library materials and e-journals.
  • Interacting with teaching assistants, course instructors and other students with the help of private course email, discussion boards and live chat sessions.

Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you’re interested in learning more about a particular topic but you’re not ready to commit to a graduate certificate or degree program, that’s okay. You can still enroll in graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student. In this role, you can:

  • Strengthen your skills in a specific topic.
  • Ease into the online graduate learning experience.
  • Decide if earning a graduate certificate or degree program is right for you.

After taking classes as a non-degree seeking student, you can transfer some of those credits toward your master’s degree or graduate certificate later (if you’re admitted and earned a grade of “B” or higher).

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 at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/accreditation/
  • 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
  • A resume/CV
  • $30 application fee

Pursuant to Florida Statute, your application requires inclusion of all post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.

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 at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/accreditation/
  • 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 at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/accreditation/
  • 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

Master’s Degree in Medical Physiology and Aging **
Application Fee:
 $30**
Cost per Credit Hour: $448.75 plus fees for in-state students or $650 plus fees for out-of-state students
Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 30 credits
Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $13,462.50 plus fees for in-state students or $19,500 for out-of-state students

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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Learn More About the Program

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