Physiology and Neuroscience

Wright State University

12 months
24286 USD/year
24286 USD/year
14298 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
153 (verbal)
152 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.

Other requirements

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

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24286 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12143 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14298 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7149 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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