60 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
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In the Physiological Sciences program at University of Arizona, graduate students work side-by-side with the faculty investigators addressing disease processes in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, and asthma.

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Key Features

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 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.                                                     

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular and Molecular Physiology
  • Statistics 
  • Scientific Writing, Presentation & Bioethics
  • Human Physiology
  • Physiology Series
  • Physiology Student Forum
  • Research Methods In Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Start in Spring: only for UArizona MD/PhD students, please contact program coordinator for dates


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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