The Coordinator of the Graduate Program is Professor Robert
Mazzeo. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Integrative Physiology offers a variety of graduate study opportunities that range from a coursework-only option to a research-intensive option. To facilitate maximal flexibility in the design of a student's program, the Department has established a minimum number of required courses that must be completed by all graduate students and the remainder of the program can be individualized to meet the long-term goals of the student. View list of Integrative Physiology graduate courses.
A graduate degree in Integrative Physiology provides opportunities for careers in academia, industry, and the health professions. The placement list of PhD and MS graduates indicates some of the jobs and educational programs that our graduate students have found after completion of the PhD or MS degree.
The graduate degrees offered are concurrent bachelors/masters degrees (BA/MS), a Master
of Science degree (MS), and a Doctor
of Philosophy degree (PhD).
Concurrent Degree (B.A. and M.S.)
The Department offers a curriculum that enables University of Colorado students
to receive the B.A. and M.S. degrees after a 5-year program
of study. Interested students should attend the informational meeting in the Fall of their Junior year. Based on a comparison
of GPAs, about 3 to 5 students will be admitted to the program
each year. The program is structured to ensure that students
finish both degrees within the 5-year period. More information
is available from the student advisors, and at the Information Videos page.
Entering graduate students must have either an undergraduate preparation equivalent to the basic core course requirements in Integrative Physiology (see prerequisites below) at the University of Colorado or departmental approval of their academic preparation. The average GRE scores for current graduate students are 540 verbal, 660 quantitative and 4.0 writing (averages for new test not yet available).
To begin study in the fall semester of a given academic year, the deadline for submission of graduate applications is January 15 of that year (December 15 for international students). All documents indicated below must be received by January 15 for your application to be considered complete. Individuals seeking admission to the doctoral program should make every attempt to secure a potential mentor from the Department's graduate faculty prior to completing the formal application process.
For detailed information about the admission process and prerequisites for admission, see Admission to the Graduate School.
Opportunities for Underrepresented Students
The Colorado Advantage Preview Weekend (November 1-3, 2012) provides an opportunity for underrepresented students to preview the doctoral programs in IPHY and other CU Boulder Science, Technology, Engineering and Math departments. Application details may be found here.
Teaching and research assistantships are awarded on a
competitive basis. The standard appointment ranges from $10,000 for
9 months, plus a 6-credit tuition waiver/semester and 70% of the student health insurance plan up to $16,500 plus 9-18 credit tuition waiver and 70% of the student health insurance plan. Summer teaching assistantships are also available.
Outstanding candidates are also eligible for University
Fellowships (the typical award is $1,000 per year).
Forms for Current Graduate Students