Master of Arts in Physiology

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This program is designed for students seeking in-depth coverage of physiological principles pertaining to the human organism, endocrinology, renal function, cardiovascular dynamics, neurophysiology, and pathophysiology.

Students find the courses challenging and clinically relevant. They like the small class size, good opportunities for research/thesis experience, good library resources, and that they can complete the requirements for the Master of Arts in one academic year, which includes a summer semester.

Students also find the program is good preparation for pursuing advanced degree programs. Many of our graduates pursue degrees in medicine or dentistry, or enroll in doctoral programs. Other students obtain research jobs in academia and industry or teach at a community college.

Download the information sheet (PDF) which lists physiology faculty members and assistantship information.

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School and must have bachelor's degrees from accredited colleges or universities with academic majors or minors in biology, the life sciences, or equivalent science fields. Undergraduate requirements for acceptance into the program include two semesters of biology, a year of general chemistry, and a year of organic chemistry. A year of undergraduate physics is recommended. Students applying for graduate teaching assistantships must have grade-point averages of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

Applicants must also complete the Application for Graduate Admission or a paper version available in the Department's main office in CL 325.

For more information on the class sequence, please see the Graduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements
PHSYL 585 – Research Techniques in Physiology
CHEM 563 – Principles of Biochemistry 1
CHEM 564 – Principles of Biochemistry 2
3 hours from:
PHYSL 511 – Endocrinology
PHYSL 513 – Renal Physiology
3 hours from:
PHYSL 514 – Cardiovascular Physiology
PHSYL 520 – Neuroscience
3 hours from:
ANAT 525 – Human Embryology and Histology
PHYSL 590 – Advanced Topics in Physiology
PHYSL electives (3) *excluding MED PHYSL 640
PHYSL or ANAT electives (6)
General electives (3)

For more information about graduate programs in Physiology, contact Dr. Marianna Zamlauski-Tucker at (765) 285-8360.

Department of Physiology & Health Science
Cooper Science Building, CL 325
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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