Graduate Programs

The Department of Physiology and Health Science offers an online graduate certificate in Public Health Education. 

    Certificate in Public Health Education

Our graduate-level certificate in public health education is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills in workplace health promotion, program planning, disease prevention, and epidemiology. This 14-credit-hour program is designed for working professionals with backgrounds in public health, community health, workplace health, or anyone interested in public health education.

The Department of Physiology and Health Science offers MA, MS, and EdD Degrees in Physiology.

    Master of Arts in Physiology 
    Master of Science in Physiology

Experienced faculty provide in-depth coverage of human physiological principles in endocrinology, renal physiology, cardiovascular dynamics, neuroscience, aging and pathophysiology in small, interactive classes using state-of-the-art research techniques. Students also have the opportunity to learn up-close through our physician shadowing program. 

Focus Areas: 

  • Kidney Injury Mechanisms
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Autoimmunity and Synaptic Transmission

Doctoral Degrees 
    Cognate Areas for Doctoral Degree Programs 
    Doctorate in Science or Science Education

The doctor of education degree (EdD) in science or science education prepares students to teach at colleges and universities.

Admission Requirements
Some degrees may have additional requirements, please check individual programs.

  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree from a college or university that is accredited by its regional accrediting association
  • Satisfy one of the following:
  •     Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  •     Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of the baccalaureate

How to Apply
Apply Online

  • Complete the Application for Graduate Admission to the Department of Physiology and Health Science using the online form.
  • If applying for a Graduate Assistantship, please send a copy of your resume to physlhlthsci@bsu.edu or:

Graduate Program Admissions
Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

  • If applying for a graduate assistantship, have your references mail letters of recommendation to the address above.

Apply by E-mail
Apply to the Ball State Graduate School.

  • Complete the Application for Graduate Admission to the Department of Physiology and Health Science using the Interactive Application for Graduate Admission (requires Adobe Reader 7.0 or higher).
  • If you are applying for a Graduate Assistantship, attach a copy of your resume.
  • If applying for a graduate assistantship, have your references mail letters of recommendation to:

Graduate Program Admissions
Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Apply by Mail
Apply to the Ball State Graduate School.

  • Complete the Application for Graduate Admission to the Department of Physiology and Health Science using the Printable Application for Graduate Admission (requires Adobe Reader 6.3 or higher).
  • If applying for a Graduate Assistantship, include a copy of your resume.
  • Mail your completed application and resume, if required, to:

Graduate Program Admissions
Department of Physiology and Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

  • Applicants for a Graduate Assistantship also require three letters of recommendation: two professional references and one personal reference. Please have your references mail letters of recommendation to the address above.