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Physiology and Neuroscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #1168 (BCR) Dayton, OH, United States
Programs of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Physiology and Neuroscience from Wright State University provide students with a broad knowledge of physiology and neuroscience as well as concentrated experience in one specific area of specialization. 

Overview

The purpose of the Physiology and Neuroscience programme from Wright State University is to provide the student with a strong research-oriented background in one of several areas of physiology, biophysics, or neuroscience. A program of study is designed for each student by the student’s faculty advisor and an advisory committee. The second year is devoted almost exclusively to research and culminates in the writing and oral defense of a thesis based upon original research performed while enrolled as a graduate student at the university. The degree requires successfully completing a minimum of 30 credits of graduate-level course work offered by the College of Science and Mathematics and defending a research thesis.

Program Goals

The goals of the graduate program are to provide the opportunity for graduate students to apply their knowledge of physiology and neuroscience to solve an original problem through laboratory research and to achieve a high level of professional competence.

All graduates of the program develop a depth of understanding of human physiology and neurobiology, are afforded the opportunity to prepare for a career in researchand are prepared for further professional study following graduation.

The graduate program:

  • Prepares you for a research career in the biomedical sciences
  • Serves as a transition to a Ph.D. program or other professional program
  • Features courses taught by full-time Graduate School faculty
  • Provides a strong academic foundation in physiology and neuroscience

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Neurophysiology
  • Molecular Biochemistry
  • Principles of Biomedical Research
  • Physiology Seminar
  • Human Physiology
  • Lab Rotation
  • Intercellular Communication 
  • Physiology Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GRE should exceed 305 if the applicant's GPA is lower than 3.0

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    152

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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General Requirements

  • B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree
  • Suggested prerequisite courses: general biology (two years), chemistry (two years including organic chemistry), general physics (one year), mathematics (one year through introductory calculus), and one year of advanced study in biology, chemistry, physics, or computer science

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1125 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1125 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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