M.S. in Physiology & Pharmacology


M.S. in Physiology & Pharmacology

This M.S. degree program will provide an understanding of physiology and pharmacology with emphasis on the nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, renal, respiratory, endocrine, reproductive, and musculoskeletal systems. This program is designed to allow the learner to master basic human physiology and pharmacology (at the level traditionally taught to medical students), with assignments that reinforce the concepts and quantitative aspects of these fields. This degree is entirely online, with asynchronous courses and no required campus visits.


The online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology is offered through the College of Medicine at the University of Florida. This program was developed as a collaboration between UF’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and Department of Medical Physiology and Functional Genomics. The resulting master’s degree is a unique joint offering consisting of 30 credits, offered entirely online. The GRE is not required for admission.

Up to 15 credits may be transferred from UF’s online graduate certificates in medical physiology, medical physiology with a specialization in cardiovascular/renal physiology or medical pharmacology and therapeutics as long as you are admitted to the master’s degree program and you received a “B” or higher in the coursework you wish to transfer.

Students can complete this master’s degree in as little as two semesters. Courses are offered in the spring, fall and summer semesters and students are accepted year-round. Upon completion of this program, students will receive a Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology.

Our master’s degree is a convenient, affordable way to gain practical knowledge in preparation for careers in the medical field. This online degree program also prepares students for the MCAT and other similar exams, as well as National Board examinations.

The curriculum requires 15 credits focused on medical physiology and 15 credits focused on medical pharmacology, ensuring students gain an advanced scientific understanding of major human body systems, the impact of drugs on living organisms at the cellular and molecular levels and normal and abnormal conditions within human body systems.