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Master of Science in Integrative Physiology

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Benedictine University’s Master of Science (MS) in Integrative Physiology program is a rigorous one year program for students taking a "gap" year after graduation who are interested in entry to medical and other health professional and graduate schools. The curriculum will deepen their understanding of physiology and explore various areas of medical and biological sciences. Both Fall and Spring start dates are available.

Key Program Features

  • Affiliations with multiple healthcare professional schools
  • No standarized test scores required for admission.

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  • Flexible options based on career needs.
  • Increased student-faculty interaction and personalized attention.

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2018 MSIP graduates enrolled in a health professional program


What our students say...


Alisha Patel, Class of 2018

College of Dental Medicine - Illinois
Midwestern University

"I am excited to start this journey and a new chapter of my life….

If only I can express in words what an honor and help MSIP has been in preparing me for not only my dream career but as a health care professional/individual in general. "

I can’t wait to see the success MSIP brings your future students.

The Benedictine Benefit

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Benedictine University has a tradition of excellence in science programs. The College of Science at Benedictine offers degrees that provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to enter rewarding careers. Please take some time to learn more about our degree programs, and how they can serve as your platforms for success in a vocation. Our nationally-recognized faculty enjoy engaging students at all levels in investigative research in their laboratories, often presenting their work at national, professional conferences.Our students are active in the many student organizations on campus, athletics, and campus ministries, all of which contribute to  a broadly fulfilling college experience.

APPLY NOW for Spring 2022!

Program begins January 2022.


Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Associate Dean
(630) 829-6084

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Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Science & Health
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Tonia Rucker
Senior Assistant to the Dean
(630) 829-6187

Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, Science & Health
(630) 829-1933