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This degree has two pathway options that both require completion of a total of 30 credits. Students in the M.S. degree pathway with a research option will take 18 course credits and 12 credits of research to complete the 30 credits required for this degree. Students in the M.S. degree pathway without a research experience will take 30 course credits. Additional requirements are detailed below. For general information about Graduate School Requirements please see the School of Medicine Academic Bulletin

I.               MS Degree with Laboratory Research Option

Course

Credits

Fall Semester (Year 1)

 

B500 Biochemistry

3

F503 Basic Human Physiology 

4

F702 Seminar in Physiology

1

F701 Physiology Research 

1

G504 Ethics 

2

GXXX Electives* 

2-3

Total Fall Credits 

12-13

 

 

Spring Semester (Year 1) 

 

F613 Medical Physiology OR G735 and G736 

3 or 5

G651 Introduction to Biostatistics

3

F701 Physiology Research 

3

GXXX Electives* 

2-3

Total Spring Credits 

12-14

 

 

Summer Year One

F701 Research in Physiology 

 

3-5 cr

TOTAL CREDITS                                                   

30

* Students may also take electives in the Summer Sessions to complete their 30 credits

II.         Non-Research MS Degree Option

Fall Semester:

Credits

B500 Biochemistry

3

F503 Basic Human Physiology 

4

F702 Seminar in Physiology

1

G504 Ethics 

2

GXXX Electives* 

6

Total Fall Credits 

15

 

 

Spring Semester:

 

F613 Medical Physiology OR G735 and G736 

3-5

G651 Introduction to Biostatistics

3

GXXX Electives* 

7-9

Total Spring Credits 

15

Total Credits for Non-Research MS Degree 

30

* Students may also take electives in the Summer Sessions to complete their 30 credits

 

Elective courses (1 - 3 cr each) Note that some of these courses are offered on a 2-year cycle (indicated by *; see Physiology department website for current offerings), while some are offered each fall and spring. Students have a variety of elective topics to choose from including:

F780 Special Topics In Physiology (3 cr)
G640 Epithelial Cell Biology (1 cr)
G651 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr)
G655 Research Communication Seminar (1 cr)
G703 Physiology of Coronary Circulation (1 cr)*
G704 Physiological Proteomics (1 cr)*
G706 Designer Mice (1 cr)*
G707 Physiology of Smooth Muscle (1 cr)*
G708 Cardiac & Coronary Physiology of Exercise (1 cr)*
G712 In vivo Microvascular Studies (1 cr)*
G713 Angiogenesis (1 cr)*
G714 Development of Vascular System (1 cr)*
G716 Molecular Biology & Genetics (3 cr)
G720 Stem Cell Biology (1 cr)
G724 Molecular Cancer Genetics (1 cr)
G725 Gene Transfer Approaches (1 cr)
G726 Developmental Genetics (1 cr)
G727 Animal Models of Human Disease (1 cr)
G728 Fundamentals of Infection and Pathogenesis (1 cr)
G729 Immunology I – Introduction to Immune System (1 cr)
G733 Introduction to Biological Microscopy (1 cr)
G734 Advanced Molecular Imaging (1 cr)
G737 Introduction to Histology (1 cr)
G743 Fundamentals of Electrical Signaling and Ion Channel Biology (1 cr)*
G744 Neuropharmacology of Synaptic Transmission (1 cr)
G745 Fundamentals of Intracellular Signal Transduction (1 cr)
G746 Chromosome Instability and Disease (1 cr)
G747 Principles of Pharmacology (1 cr)
G748 Principles of Toxicology I (1 cr)
G761 Molecular & Cellular Physiology of Ion Channels (1 cr)*
G762 Renal Physiology (1 cr)*
G782 Physiology & Pathophysiology of Lipid Rafts (1 cr)*
G830 Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (3 cr)
G831 Concepts & Controversies in Cardiovascular Science (2 cr)
G852 Concepts of Cancer Biology: Signaling Gone Awry (1 cr)
G855 Experimental Design and Research Biostatistics (1 cr)


ADDITIONAL M.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Laboratory Rotations

During the first semester the student will begin the selection of a laboratory for research work. This selection requires the mutual consent of the student and advisor and implies acceptance into the research program of the advisor.

Advisory Committee

The Graduate Committee will serve as the M.S. student's Advisory Committee. Graduate Committee responsibilities include counseling M.S. students in their coursework and research activities as well as identifying any academic or research deficiencies and suggesting corrective measures for potential deficiencies. The Graduate Committee also makes recommendations for transfer of academic credits earned at another institution to the Graduate School.

For students pursuing the research option, the laboratory mentor will be the student's Major Advisor and will direct the student in the research aspects of their degree. The Graduate Committee will continue to advise M.S. students pursuing the research option with respect to both academic and research issues.

Written Report of Research
(For Students Electing the Research Option)

M.S. students will prepare a written report of their research endeavor. The research report format is that used for an original research scientific manuscript with the following general sections: Title page, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Figures with legends, and References. Research review articles would generally have an abstract and body of the review.

Time to Graduation

Coursework is designed be completed within three semesters and research is to be conducted during the spring and summer semesters. Students who are accepted early to the M.S. program (before May 15) may wish to consider initiating the research component of their degree in the summer before beginning the Fall semester. Contact the Program Director Dr. Jeffery Elmendorf (jelmendo[at]iupui.edu) for information about this possibility. Graduation is expected after completion of 3 semesters in this program.

No financial support from the department is available for students in the M.S. program. However, students may be eligible for financial aid and should contact the Office of Student Financial Services for more information. Resident tuition fees for 2009-2010 are $272.30 per credit hour, and non-resident fees are $819.60.

 

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Updated 7/27/2012

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 6/25/2012

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, pgallag@iupui.edu) 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, pgallag@iupui.edu) 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
E-mail: pgallag@iupui.edu
 

 

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Updated 10/24/2012

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER May 1, 2014. (applications in progress as of May 1 will be allowed two weeks for completion of submission of transcripts, scores, letters of recommendation.

 

Applicants will be notified of decisions by June 15, 2014. Notification will be via email.

 

 

04/09/2014