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What will I learn?

The Master of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience degree can be earned through one of two programs–the thesis option or the course option. For both options, the program curriculum is built on fundamental concepts in biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience. In addition, students take part in the departmental seminar and can choose elective topics relevant to their research or educational needs and career objectives.

Program Requirements:

Physiology and Neuroscience - In order to qualify for the Master of Science degree-thesis option, students must satisfy the requirements of the Graduate School as well as program requirements. The first two semesters involve 17 credit hours, which include required departmental and other courses determined in consultation with the student’s advisor. Research activities begin in the second semester of the first year. The second program year involves 13 credit hours with emphasis on research. Completed research is presented in written thesis form at the end of the second year, with a public oral defense.


PN 6100 - Human Physiology Credit Hour(s): 4
PN 8600 - Principles of Biomedical Research Credit Hour(s): 1
BMB 7500 - Molecular Biochemistry I Credit Hour(s): 3
PN 7750 - Neuroscience and Physiology Credit Hour(s): 3
PN 7900 - Physiology Seminar Credit Hour(s): 1

(Take twice - Seminar I and Seminar II)

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Mathematics

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$14,400.00 per year
USD $7,200/semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected August 2023


College of Science and Mathematics

134 Oelman Hall,



45435, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have earned a 4-year baccalaureate degree/3-year baccalaureate degree from select international institutions or its equivalent from an accredited college, university, or other institution of higher learning. 

For international students

Physiology and Neuroscience - The requirements for admission are:

  • B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.00-plus or GRE total of 310 (minimum 153 verbal; 153 mathematics)
  • Suggested prerequisite courses: general biology (one year), organic chemistry (one year), general physics (one year), mathematics (one year through introductory calculus), and one year of advanced study in biology, chemistry, physics, or computer science

If your native language is not English and you do not have a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, you must have a minimum score on one of the following exams:

A score of 79/120 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

A band 6 or higher through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

A score of 57 or higher on the Pearson PTE

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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