Feb 26, 2024
The Physiology program integrates concepts and principles from all areas of medical science to understand function at the cell and molecular, tissue, organ systems and whole-animal levels. Faculty members have expertise in cardiovascular neural and endocrine physiology and collaborate extensively with faculty in other departments on campus. Students and faculty maintain a high national and international profile, with publications, awards, extramural funding and regular presentations at scientific meetings. We foster a spirit of collaboration that provides a virtually limitless ability to answer the most important questions in biomedicine.
|Yisang Yoon, PhD
Progression & Graduation Requirements
- Students are admitted via a common admissions process to the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, not to a specific biomedical major. After completing the first-year common core course work and laboratory rotations, students choose a dissertation research mentor and enter one of nine Doctor of Philosophy majors.
- The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Physiology program as well as courses in other disciplines.
- In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including annual advisory committee meetings, individual development plans (IDP’s) satisfactory performance on the comprehensive examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the final oral examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.
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Biomedical Science Common Course Requirements: 33 Hours
Selectives: 4 Hours
Select four credit hours from the following courses:
Physiology Specific Required Courses:
Electives: 5 Hours Minimum
Upper level courses in another discipline or biomedical science major not included on the pre-approved elective listing may be taken as an elective with formal, advanced approval from mentor, program director, The Graduate School (and Office of the Registrar) per the official approval and course substitution process and form submission.
Total Hours for the Degree: 114 - 252 Hours