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Physiology and Biophysics

Howard University

24 months
31308 USD/year
31308 USD/year
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The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Howard University conducts programs of teaching and research in physiology and neuroscience that contribute to the training of medical practitioners and graduate (M.A., M.S. Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.) level research scientists. 


Key facts:

  • The development of problem solving skills is a major emphasis. In addition, the Department provides appropriate instruction of physiology to dental, allied health pharmacy and graduate students. 
  • The Department serves as a resource to the University and the larger community by providing research on basic science and health related problems. It teaches the fundamentals of research and endeavors to stimulate an appreciation for and use of the scientific method in its graduate training program. Individual scholarship of the faculty is encouraged. The discovery, preservation and communication of new knowledge are major objectives. The department also serves as a resource to the community by providing leadership in health related matters.
  • The Physiology and Biophysics program at the Howard University consists of a curriculum of required and elective courses, seminars, and research on the functions, regulation, and interrelationships of physiological systems. Courses are designed to develop abroad and profound knowledge of all major areas of physiology, stimulate independent research, and to enable the student to interpret and evaluate issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • cardiovascular physiology,
  • pulmonary physiology,
  • renal physiology,
  • neurophysiology,
  • endocrinology and cell metabolism, and
  • membrane biophysics.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The application for the Graduate School at Howard University requires the following documents:

  • Statement of Academic Interest & Professional Goals
  • Autobiographical Sketch
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation (minimum)          
  • Official transcripts from each university or college attended 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores reported to Howard University School Code (5297) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31308 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31308 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31308 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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