Indiana University

M.S. Pre-Professional Degree Program

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MS Program Information (click here)


B500 Biochemistry (3 cr)
B651 Biostatistics (3 cr)
F503 Basic Human Physiology (5 cr)
F702 Seminar in Physiology (1 cr)
G804 Medical Cell & Molecular Biology (3 cr)
Total: 15 cr
F613  Medical Physiology (5 cr)
F702  Seminar in Physiology (1 cr)
Electives and / or Research (9 cr)
Total: 15 cr  
Total Credits Required for MS Degree: 30  

Elective Courses: 1 cr unless otherwise indicated

D851 Histology (4 cr)
G703 Physiol of Coronary Circulation
G704 Proteomics
G706 Designer Mice
G707 Physiology of Smooth Muscle
G708 Cardiac Exercise Physiology
G714 Development of Vascular System
G716 Molecular Biology & Genetics
G720 Stem Cell Biology (2 cr)
G724 Molecular Cancer Genetics
G725 Gene Transfer Approaches
G726 Developmental Genetics
G727 Animal Models of Disease
G728 Fund of Infection & Pathogenesis
G729 Immunol: Intro to Immune System
G737 Introduction to Histology
G743 Fund of Electrical Sig & Ion Channels (2 cr)
G744 Neuropharm of Synaptic Transmission (2 cr)
G745 Fund Intracellular Signal Transduction (2 cr)
G746 Chromosome Instability and Disease
G747 Principles of Pharmacology
G748 Principles of Toxicology I
G761 Mol & Cellular Physiol Ion Channels
G762 Renal Physiology
G782 Physiol & Pathophysiol of Lipid Rafts
G817 Mol Basis-Cell Structure & Function (2 cr)
G830 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology
G852 Concepts of Cancer Biology (2 cr)

Research Option

Students may also enroll in 4 credits of F701 Research In Physiology if they wish to incorporate a research experience in their degree. The research credits may be taken in Summer Session I with full time participation and would reduce the spring course load requirement to 11 credits.




Updated 5/12/2014

Applications are only accepted for entry in Fall semester.  Students are not admitted to Spring semesters. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Specific criteria that are evaluated include: 

Undergraduate / Graduate GPA:
Total GPA >3.0/4.0 scale
Science GPA >3.0/4.0 scale GRE: Verbal >50%, Quantitative >50% MCAT: Total Score >25.  MCAT scores may be substituted for GRE scores. In addition to these scores other factors are also considered including:
• Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
• Areas of undergraduate and graduate degrees held
• Research and other relevant experiences
• Personal statement
• Letters of recommendation
• Quality of your undergraduate and/or graduate programs
All students admitted to this program are expected to have a strong science background. Undergraduate / graduate course areas that are considered part of a strong science background include biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and genetics.

Updated 5/5/2014

How to Complete the Application for M.S. Degree Program in Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Tip: It would be helpful to print this page prior to beginning the application process.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR DOMESTIC APPLICANTS ONLY (U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have obtained a U.S. bachelors degree). Non-residents are not admitted to this program.
All complete applications contain the following components:
  • PART 1 Online Admissions Application [Personal Information including personal statement; Application Information; and Department Information]
  • PART 1 Application Fee ($60 non-refundable fee) - Need valid credit card and its security code from the back of the card (CCV)
  • PART 2 Official Transcripts
  • PART 2 Official GRE or MCAT scores
  • PART 2 Three letters of recommendation
PART 1 INSTRUCTIONS Complete the online application at eApp – Online Admissions Application. Create an account if you are new to our application system and you do not already have a PIN by clicking on the "Create Account" button to the right. If you are a current or former IU student, you may use your login information to log in and some of your information will self-populate the application form.
Answer the questions in the:
  • Personal Information
  • Application Information
  • Department Information
On the "Application Information" page make the following selections:
  • Type of degree: Masters
  • Academic Program: Cellular & Integrative Physiology (IU Graduate School)
  • Academic Plan: Cellular & Integrative Physiology MS Track
  • Are you applying to a dual degree program: No
  • Term: select the appropriate term, Fall
  • Enter all of your score categories (e.g. for GRE include verbal, quantitative, and analytical).
You may save your responses and return to the application at a later time by using your SAME PIN and PASSWORD. To protect your application responses, please save your work often. At the bottom of each page are three buttons: "previous page", "save", and "next page". Click on "save" if you would like to save your work and complete the application at a later date. To log out, click the Logoff button at the top right corner of the page. NOTE: To submit your application you must pay the application fee using a valid credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA) and then click "SUBMIT". Wait until the screen refreshes and notifies you that your application is submitted.
Send an e-mail to the M.S. Program Director in Cellular & Integrative Physiology (Dr. Patricia Gallagher, to indicate that you have submitted an online application. In addition, official transcripts test scores, and letters of reference need to be provided to the M.S. Program Director (see PART 2 INSTRUCTIONS below).
PART 2 INSTRUCTIONS Send the following items to the M.S. Program Director:


  • 1. Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities (transcripts should indicate that your bachelor's degree has been awarded and should indicate the date of award.



  • 2. Test scores


  i. GRE Scores - taken within the past 5 years; Institution Code: 1325 (Indiana Univ. - Purdue Univ. Indianapolis); Department Code:  0609 (Medical Sciences)                   

  ii. MCAT Scores - taken within the past 2 years; AMCAS Code: 129 (Indiana University School of Medicine)
  • 3. Three letters of recommendation are required from appropriate current or recent academic instructors and/or employers. Letters should NOT be from friends, clergy, etc. You may either utilize the electronic submission option found in the online application (This is preferred.); or have referees e-mail recommendations to the M.S. Program Director in Cellular & Integrative Physiology (Dr. Patricia Gallagher, or have referees mail recommendations directly to the address listed below. Referees should comment on the following if possible.
          i.  How long and in what capacity do you know the applicant?
         ii. How many students have you known at this level.
          iii. What is the applicant's intellectual potential; ability to plan and conduct research; creativity and originality; knowledge in chosen field; ability to work independently and with a team; maturity; motivation for graduate study; writing ability; oral expression; integrity; and overall potential for graduate work in biomedical sciences.
  • 4. If you are a U.S. permanent resident, you must submit an official copy of the USCIS Permanent Resident Card (Green Card).
  • 5. Mail documents to:
Patricia J. Gallagher. PhD
Professor, M.S. Program Director
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Van Nuys Medical Science Building, Room 350
635 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202

Updated 5/15/2014
Master of Science (M.S.) Degree Program
2014 application Deadline extended
Applications for August 2014 entry to the M.S. program are now being accepted.
The application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2014 (applications in progress as of June 15 will be allowed two weeks for completion of submission of transcripts, scores, letters of recommendation.
Applicants will be notified of decisions between June 1 and July 15, 2014.  Notification will be via email.
Applications are only accepted for entry for Fall and Summer Semesters. Students are not admitted to Spring semesters. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 
Information regarding submission of applications and supporting materials are found on this website under the link: “MS Application and Curriculum”
Students are asked to send a brief email to the graduate program director to inform the director of your submission of an application. The email address is: