M.Sc. On Campus

Integrative and Biomedical Physiology

Pennsylvania State University

24 months
40014 USD/year
24586 USD/year
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The Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) in Integrative and Biomedical Physiology at Pennsylvania State University will enable students to obtain interdisciplinary training encompassing both the fundamentals of biomedical physiology and advanced training in a specialized area, in preparation for varied biomedical careers in academia or industry.


This Integrative and Biomedical Physiology program at Pennsylvania State University is uniquely focused on the study of integrative mechanisms of mammalian body systems at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels, and the application of that knowledge to study a number of human diseases and conditions. A broad range of research is conducted by faculty, all of whom are widely regarded in their respective fields. Subspecialization areas include aging, exercise and muscle biology, biophysics, cancer, cardiovascular regulation and disease, energy and nutrient regulation, immunology and inflammation, obesity and diabetes, and reproductive biology.


  • The master's program, including courses, laboratory experience, and original research, is designed for completion in approximately two years, while the doctoral degree requires approximately five years.
  • Graduate instruction in integrative and biomedical physiology is under the direction of graduate faculty from multiple colleges and departments at University Park–including animal science, biochemistry, biology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, kinesiology, and nutrition, as well as veterinary and biomedical sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physiological Adaptations to Stress
  • Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • Integrative and Cellular Mammalian Physiology I
  • Integrative and Cellular Mammalian Physiology II Endocrine Physiology
  • Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism
  • Cardiovascular Physiology
  • Ethics, Rigor, Reproducibility and Conduct of Research in the Life Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students with a 3.00 junior/senior average (on a 4.00 scale) and with appropriate course backgrounds will be considered for admission.
  • Deficiencies in chemistry, biological science, mathematics (through a second course in calculus), and physics must be made up early in the student's graduate program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40014 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40014 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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