The Physiology graduate program provides a comprehensive training in integrative sciences incorporating the tools and techniques of physiology with other disciplines to conduct state-of-the-art research at the molecular, cellular, organ, and whole animal levels.
Students will be prepared for careers in academia, industry, and health-related government organizations. Both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees are awarded.
The Department of Physiology Ph.D. program is also a participant in the Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (GPiBS) which combines the expertise of seven different programs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center: Physiology, Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, and Pharmacology and Toxicology. Students in this program enroll in a common first-year curriculum that is built around a fully integrated, literature driven course covering molecular, cellular, and systemic biology, to provide them with a well-rounded knowledge base in the biological sciences.
Students will be able to participate in laboratory rotations with faculty mentors in any of the participating programs. After successful completion of the first year, students enter a research lab and complete their training in the Physiology Ph.D. program.