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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...


Angela Munchalfen, Class of 2018

College of Dental Medicine - Illinois
Midwestern University

“(The) MSIP really gave me the ability to stand out among the 3,500 applicants, helped raise my GPA to a competitive level, and remain determined to go to dental school. "

I’m so proud to be an alumni of such an amazing school and to have been one of students in the first MSIP cohort.”

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.


Program begins August, 2021.
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