Master of Science in Integrative Physiology

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Based on the success of our graduates and an increase in student demand, we are offering a January 2020 start for additional new students. Limited class seats are available.

Rolling admissions until seats are filled.

Benedictine University’s Master of Science in Integrative Physiology program is a one year graduate degree program with a full-time curriculum designed for graduates of bachelor’s program in Biology and other related sciences. The program serves students who want to deepen their understanding of physiology and explore various areas of biology by providing a one-year, rigorous course of study culminating in a Master’s degree. It is aimed to provide valuable and marketable experience to students who are taking a “gap” year after graduation. The program also serves students interested in applying to doctoral programs in biomedical research. Students with diverse interests are encourages to apply and will be provided with the right tools and a meaningful path to succeed in their future endeavors.

Minimum requirements for acceptance:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics and a semester of calculus or statistics, human physiology and cell biology.
  2. Cumulative grade point average GPA of 2.8 on a scale of 4.0 in all completed classes. 
  3. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. MAIL TRANSCRIPTS to: Admissions Office, attn: Myskeshia Leon, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lownik Enrollment Services Center 172, Lisle, IL 60532 or EMAIL TRANSCRIPTS to:
  4. A personal statement expressing the student’s desire for the healthcare profession and the benefits of this course of study to their long term goals.
  5. Two letters of recommendation (faculty, employer, etc.) OR ONE Health Science Recommendations Committee (HSRC) letter are acceptable.
  6. Deadline for application; May 31st, 2019. 
  7. Rolling Application submission. Interviews conducted within two weeks of receipt of completed application. Qualified students will be conditionally accepted within one week of departmental interview. Latest acceptance notifications by first week of June. Program begins the last week in August. Limited class seats are available.

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William R. Law, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Science

Tonia Rucker, Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (630) 829-6187
Fax: (630) 829-6186

Dean's Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Dean's Office Location:
Birck Hall Room 119