The MS in Medical Physiology Program is a post-baccalaureate degree program that is directed toward individuals who wish to improve their academic credentials before applying to medical school, dental school, or other professional schools in the biomedical arena. The unique medical curriculum in this program is designed to demonstrate that a student is capable of performing at a high level in the physiology and anatomy components of the pre-clinical curriculum in medical school. This will strengthen their application to medical/dental/professional school.
The Program will total 30 credit hours and is designed to be completed in two semesters. Coursework consists of a series of core classes in physiology, pathophysiology, anatomy, and histology followed by electives consisting of more advanced didactic coursework in Physiology or a Laboratory Research elective.
The MS in Medical Physiology Program is specifically directed toward individuals wishing to improve their academic credentials before applying to professional schools in the biomedical arena. The program should also appeal to students interested in biomedical PhD programs or who are considering other careers in the life sciences.
Dr. David Mattson, Chair and Professor of Physiology, is the Program Director for the MS in Medical Physiology program. Dr. Mattson, who has over 25 years of experience in graduate and medical student education, has received multiple honors for teaching and utilizes an engaged, student-centered approach to education that challenges and supports learners.