Physiology PhD

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Program Description

The physiology program prepares students for a career in original research, teaching, and applied physiology at a college, university, or professional school level. Graduates also find employment in government or industrial laboratories. The program emphasizes extensive training in molecular, cellular, and systems physiology in the areas of neurobiology, cardiovascular, cellular, gastrointestinal, and renal physiology. The physiology program offers training towards a master's Degree or a PhD degree, in the laboratories of an exceptional research faculty. Entering students typically have majored in biology, chemistry, physics or engineering.

Program Contact

Jacobs School Office of Graduate Education
955 Main St., Room 6130
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-829-3398

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 5 Years

Application Fee

  • $85

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.