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Physiology and Developmental Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Provo, UT, United States
This MS degree program provides students with a sound understanding of current concepts in physiology and/or developmental biology. The thesis research project teaches the fundamentals of scientific inquiry and trains the students in state-of-the-art research techniques. Submission of the thesis to a peer-reviewed journal is encouraged, but not required.

Overview

Physiology is the study of the functions of the body systems. Developmental biology is the study of how specific genes govern differentiation of cells, tissues, and organs with unique structure and functions. Neuroscience is the study of the development and function of the central nervous system and its connection to influencing/ regulating behavior. Graduate programs in the department offer research training and classroom instruction in a wide range of areas pertaining to these disciplines. A biophysics research group is also part of the department. Areas of research include neuroendocrinology and reproduction, endocrine and immune interactions, development of the central nervous system, hereditary connective tissue disorders, mouse and chick models of development, exercise physiology and glucose metabolism, membrane transport and channel structure, synaptic vesicle recycling, and blood pressure control by the autonomic nervous system.

A major in physiology and developmental biology prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in the biological sciences and non-biological fields or to directly enter into employment This major provides outstanding preparation for students seeking admittance into professional programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractics, and pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Topics in Physiology and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Physiology of Drug Mechanisms
  • Cellular Electrophysiology and Biophysics
  • Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Renal and Gastrointestinal Physiology
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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    53

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Resume required
  • Document summarizing interest level, likely fit, and desire to conduct graduate research with at least 5 specific faculty members in the program.
  • Online application only.
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  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    832 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 832 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    416 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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