Ph.D. On Campus


Medical College of Wisconsin

36 months
1250 USD/credit 37500 USD/year
1250 USD/credit 37500 USD/year
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The Physiology PhD program at Medical College of Wisconsin is home to one of the top research and training facilities in the nation, and is led by prominent scientists in disciplines such as Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics & Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, and many more.


As a student within this program, you will receive unsurpassed mentorship and training, and you’ll also benefit from a highly collaborative environment focused on integrative physiology.

Key Features 

  • The Physiology PhD program at the Medical College of Wisconsin addresses the need to train integrative and systems physiologists. Indeed, research in physiology departments worldwide has changed from an emphasis on whole-animal studies to an orientation based on cellular and molecular research. 
  • Currently, few physiologists are being trained to conduct whole-animal research and to teach the traditional systems physiology required for the education of health professionals; our program considers this a high priority.

Programme Structure

  • The PhD program is interdisciplinary both in course work and research (basic science and translational) to provide a strong foundation for a career in integrative physiology, and of equal importance, create a mindset and background that will enable the trainees to develop and/or move into new and evolving scientific fields.
  • The major emphasis of the program is to provide state-of-the-art research training. This training will be obtained under the supervision by a team of our primary (NIH funded) Physiology mentors, and co-mentors from other basic science and clinical faculty. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The academic record of the applicant, including undergraduate and graduate transcripts and graduate record examination scores
  • The quality and extent of previous research experience, including publications
  • Letters of recommendation, which support a commitment of the applicant to biomedical research
  • The personal statement of the applicant describing career goals and the importance of this program to the achievement of those goals.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    37500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1250 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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