12 months
24738 USD/year
24738 USD/year
11870 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master in Medical Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago combines an in-depth study of Physiology with clinical applications and the most recent advances in research in the area. It is targeted at students with a bachelor’s degree in a chemical/physical/biological discipline or pre-med program.


The Master in Medical Physiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago is an intensive, one-year program with an emphasis on human physiology, clinical applications of physiology, gross anatomy, neuroscience, stem cells, and exposure to the latest literature and research in physiology. 

Graduates of the program will be prepared to continue studies in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and other medical professions, or pursue careers in teaching, regulatory oversight, basic or clinical research in academic or pharmaceutical settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gross Human Anatomy
  • Stem Cells
  • Human Physiology 
  • Clinical Applications of Physiology 
  • Departmental Seminar
  • Cell Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Baccalaureate Field - Individuals with a baccalaureate degree in the chemical/physical/biological sciences or pre-med program will be considered. If planning to apply to medical or health science schools after they graduate from the MS in Medical Physiology, prior completion of all medical or dental school prerequisite courses is required.
  • Letters of Recommendation - Three required, at least two from course professors and at least one from a professor in the sciences. Committee letters are acceptable.
  • Personal Statement - Required (500 words).
  • Statement of Purpose Required - (500 words).
  • Resume or List of Relevant Activities - Required.
  • Undergraduate Transcripts - Required.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    24738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12369 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5935 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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