Students in the MS in Physiology program complete 9-10 credits of elective coursework. Students may choose from a variety of science and science-related elective courses (e.g., ethics) offered by the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology or by other departments. Please note that elective courses offered by the Tumor Biology Department (TBIO) require instructor permission before enrollment, even if pre-approved by the MS in Physiology program. Please see course listings for details.
Research as an elective course (PHAR 906 or 907 Research in Pharmacology) may be taken for elective credits during the spring semester pending approval from the Program Director and budget allowance. Spaces are extremely limited and may not be available each year due to budgetary restrictions. Students interested in research as an elective should speak to the program coordinator.
Many elective courses are pre-approved by the program director.
For a list of pre-approved elective courses click here.
Students may elect to take courses not on the pre-approved list after approval by the program director. To gain approval, current students should email the course description to the program director.
Additional popular pre-approved courses include:
- PHAR 604 Medicinal Plants and Pharmacognosy (3 credits; offered fall)
- PBIO 529 Human Health and Nutrition (2 credits; offered spring)
- PBIO 531 Physiologic Basis of Mind-Body Medicine (2 credits; varies)
Available summer elective courses:
- PHAR 606 Human Nutrition & Obesity (2 credits)
For current course descriptions see the GRADUATE CATALOG of courses.
Additional course information (i.e., syllabi) may be posted by each department to the SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (choose Main Campus).