Master's candidates entering the graduate program must complete 30 credits to graduate. They may select one of three options:

  • Coursework only
  • Research project - 3 research project credit hours required (to be included in the 30 credits needed to graduate)
  • Thesis - 4 thesis credit hours required; may take as many as 6 credits (to be included in the 30 credits needed to graduate)

It is possible, however, to change from one option to another during the program of study.

Basic Requirements

The following are required of all students for the Master of Science degree:

  • IPHY 5100 (Colloquium in Integrative Physiology) and
  • IPHY 5800 (Advanced Statistics and Research in Integrative Physiology)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate work undertaken
  • Satisfactory performance on the comprehensive exam
  • Completion of advanced degree requirements as stipulated by the Graduate School
  • Fulfillment of the thesis (IPHY 6950) or research project (IPHY 6840) requirements.

Comprehensive Examination

All candidates are required to complete an examination covering the thesis (oral and written) or research project (written only) as well as course work leading to the degree. Research project document should be structured as any scientific research paper (approx. 25 pages); department does not require any specific formatting.