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    May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Master of Science with a Major in Medical Physiology

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Program Overview

The Master of Science (MS) in Medical Physiology program is a post-baccalaureate degree program that is directed toward individuals who wish to improve their academic credentials, and develop a solid foundation in physiology, before applying to medical 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 component of the pre-clinical curriculum at medical schools. This program will strengthen a student’s application and provide professional schools with a pool of highly competitive applicants with demonstrated academic skills.

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.

Program Contact

Ruchi Patel, PhD

Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression and Graduation Requirements
  • The requirements for satisfactory progression in the program and graduation will be consistent with the Graduate Student Handbook guidelines, as laid out by The Graduate School.
  • Satisfactory progress toward the MS in Medical Physiology requires that a student maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 for all courses attempted.  A minimum grade of C or satisfactory in courses graded S/U (where S = satisfactory, U = unsatisfactory) must be earned for each non-repeatable course applying toward a graduate degree, and a 2.8 cumulative GPA in all courses attempted toward the degree is required for graduation. For repeatable S/U courses only, students may be allowed up to one U grade.
  • Any student whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.8 is placed on academic probation. While on probation, the student must earn a minimum of 3.0 each grading period until the cumulative GPA is raised to at least 2.8. Students who fail to earn at least 3.0 each period while on probation shall be recommended for academic dismissal from the program.
  • The minimum requirement for an MS in Medical Physiology degree is two (2) full academic semesters. All course work and other requirements must be completed within five (5) consecutive years from the date of enrollment. Leaves of absence (withdrawals) do not extend the five year limit.
  • The Graduate School requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 to graduate. Students cannot graduate with a D or F grade in any course and must re-take the course to earn at least a C grade or higher. Students cannot graduate with a U grade in any non-repeatable S/U course and likewise must re-take the course to earn an S grade.
Program Length: 1 Year
CIP Code: 260901
Program Code: MS_MEDP

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