Physiologists are at the frontier of biomedical research and many of our discoveries and techniques are rapidly translated into clinical breakthroughs for diseases. Physiology is the study of all molecular, cellular and organ level processes that support the life of an organism.
Our faculty use innovative research techniques and experimental approaches from molecular to human studies.
Physiology PhD graduates can enter careers in academia, industry, and government. Our faculty are nationally recognized scientists, with expertise in professional development and with nationally recognized mentoring awards. We have an ethnically and educationally diverse student body, and offer both a PhD and a Research based Masters program (with funded Teaching Assistanships).
The Physiological Sciences program at The University of Arizona includes 60 faculty members from 19 departments, across 6 Colleges at the University of Arizona, and students have opportunities to work with scientists in clincial departments in the College of Medicine.
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- Cellular and Molecular Physiology
- Scientific Writing, Presentation & Bioethics
- Human Physiology
- Physiology Series
- Physiology Student Forum
- Research Methods In Physiology
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- 60 months
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DisciplinesBiology Human Medicine Health Sciences View 79 other PhDs in Human Medicine in United States
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A bachelor's degree from a college or university that grants degrees recognized by the University of Arizona.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.000 for the most recently completed 60 units of coursework.
Undergraduate courses in the basic sciences, however deficits in one area can be made up during the early phase of training if they are offset by strengths in other areas. Undergraduate coursework in the following is recommended:
- 2 semesters of coursework in the life sciences
- 2 semesters of inorganic chemistry with labs (biochemistry is strongly recommended)
- 1 semester of mathematics (preferably calculus)
- 2 semesters of physics with lab
Prior experience in a research laboratory is highly desirable althought not required.
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International34000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 60 months.
National34000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34000 USD per year during 60 months.
In-State14000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 60 months.
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