Master’s in Physiology

Admissions – Fall 2021

The “regular” MS in Physiology is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2021. If you are a prospective Fall 2022 applicant, you can join our mailing list for Fall 2022 admissions.

Our other graduate programs for pre-health students are still actively accepting applications for Fall 2021:

The Master’s in Physiology (“regular” program) is a one-year, non-thesis, pre-health master’s degree program designed as an opportunity for pre-health college graduates to strengthen their competitiveness and readiness for medical school, dental school, allied health programs, or PhD programs in the biomedical sciences. Students are challenged with a rigorous curriculum and receive expert advising and support from our medical center faculty.

Our students come from of a diverse range of undergraduate institutions (large and small, private and public) from across the United States, and while most majored in science, we also welcome students from non-science majors who have completed all of the pre-requisite courses for medical/dental school.

The application deadline for Fall 2021 is May 15, 2021, however applications are reviewed on a rolling basis starting in November 2020 and early applications are strongly encouraged. Learn more about eligibility and see our program-specific application instructions on our How to Apply page.

Which MS program?

Learn the differences between our MS in Physiology (“regular” program), SMP (Special Masters Program), and programs

Program Comparison

How to Apply

Learn about the application process and requirements specific to the MS in Physiology (“regular” program).

How to Apply

Advising & Next Steps

We are dedicated to supporting our alumni in the pursuit of their goals.

Alumni Success


Information about core required and elective courses for the MS in Physiology.


For more information, contact Mary Wells, Senior Academic Coordinator, at or (202) 687-6012.