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Biological Sciences - Physiology - M.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College
College of Arts and Sciences

Department
Department of Biological Sciences

256 Cunningham Hall
Tel: 330-672-3613
E-mail: kentbiology@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/biology

Description

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Biological Sciences–Physiology faculty and student researchers in physiology study a broad range of topics, including endocrinology, neuroscience, immunology, reproductive biology and other regulatory systems. Researchers have access to resources for physiological research—including a vivarium, tissue culture facility, confocal microscope/visualization facility, laser capture microscope, genomics and proteomics facilities—located within the Department of Biological Sciences and the School of Biomedical Sciences.

In the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biological Sciences–Physiology, faculty and student researchers in physiology study a broad range of topics, including endocrinology, neuroscience, immunology, reproductive biology and other regulatory systems. Researchers have access to excellent resources for physiological research, including a vivarium, tissue culture facility, confocal microscope/visualization facility, laser capture microscope, genomics and proteomics facilities.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the M.S.:  Admission into the M.S.: official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; GRE (general test); goal statement; three letters of recommendation; acceptance of the student by a faculty advisor; list of up to five potential faculty advisors; and undergraduate coursework roughly equivalent to a Biology minor.

Admission into the Ph.D.:  Admission into the Ph.D.: official transcript(s); GRE; goal statement; three letters of recommendation; list of up to five potential faculty advisors; baccalaureate in the natural sciences with a strong background in biology and related subjects such as chemistry and math. Deficiencies at the time of admission shall be rectified during the first year of graduate study. Before admission can be completed, a prospective student must be accepted by a faculty member in the program who will act as adviser.
 
Please refer to the University policy for graduate admissions.

Graduation Requirements

M.S.: Minimum 32 total credit hours.

Ph.D.: Minimum 60 total credit hours.

Thesis/ Dissertation

M.S.: A thesis and final defense is required.

Ph.D.: Dissertation and final defense is required.