Master of Science
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & HEALTH
Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology program is a one-year graduate degree program with a full-time curriculum designed for graduates of a bachelor’s program in Biology and other related sciences.
The program serves students who want to deepen their understanding of physiology and explore various areas of biology by providing a 10 month, rigorous course of study culminating in a Master’s degree. It is aimed to provide valuable and marketable experience to students who are taking a “gap” year after graduation. The program also serves students interested in applying to doctoral programs in biomedical research. Students with diverse interests are encouraged to apply and will be provided with the right tools and a meaningful path to succeed in their future endeavors.
In this program, students will develop:
This is a full-time, 30 credit curriculum starting in Fall and ending in Spring semester, with the aim to help students prepare for graduate program entrance exams and interviews. Students will attend daytime classes, held five days a week, and complete coursework in approximately 10 months. Students must maintain a B average to successfully complete the program.
The M.S. in Integrative Physiology program is a cohort-based program that runs for 10 months. Cohorts begin twice a year — late August and January. To complement what is taught in lectures, students have access to the latest electronic hardware and software to measure cell and body function, providing them with the chance to apply and expand on theory.
For college graduates looking to apply to professional schools, this challenging and stimulating program allows students to make the most of a gap year to deepen their understanding of physiological sciences, improve their GPA and strengthen their applications to professional schools. The Integrative Physiology program provides the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills needed to succeed and advance in a variety of fields.
Words cannot express how much the M.S. in Integrative Physiology program has helped me in med school. I was much more prepared and was performing much better than many of my peers due to my extensive knowledge in physiology that I gained from this program. Thank you to Dr. Sarathy for being the best teacher I ever had and for helping me achieve my dreams.
D.O. Candidate, Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine