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Medical Physiology

With a master’s in Medical Physiology, you’ll be preparing yourself for admission into professional school programs like medical school, dental school or other biomedical programs by improving your academic credentials and competitiveness. The curriculum mirrors the learning objectives of first-year medical school.

Physiology explores the fundamental mechanisms of life by examining healthy body function, the mechanisms of disease, and the structure of cells, tissues and organ systems.

If you choose to earn your master’s in Physiology from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, you’ll be studying in the only program of its kind in Georgia.  

Medical Physiology is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Helpful and Nurturing



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Physiology Program

Ruchi Patel, PhD


What You'll Study


Students in Augusta University’s Master of Science with a major in Medical Physiology program will complete a total of 30 credit hours designed to be completed in two semesters. Core classes in physiology, pathophysiology, anatomy, and histology are followed by six hours of elective coursework in physiology or a laboratory research elective.

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Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Physiology faculty currently hold approximately $7 million in extramural funding, meaning opportunities abound for students interested in biomedical research.

Department facilities contain modern, well-equipped laboratories.

A weekly seminar series allows students to join faculty and researchers in important learning opportunities, while several established lectureships bring in distinguished lecturers from across the world.


Integrated Program

A Master’s in Physiology prepares students for professional school by matching the learning objectives of first year medical school.


Modern Facilities

The Medical College of Georgia boast state-of-the-art medical training facilities and labs.


Personalized Advising

Individualized academic support provides students with academic assistance and tailored career development advice.


The Medical College of Georgia

As the state’s only public medical school, MCG is recognized as Georgia’s leading provider of physicians and receives nearly $64 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Your Future

Career Options

A Master’s in Medical Physiology prepares students to move on to medical school, dental school or schools in other biomedical fields, paving the way for careers in healthcare practice or research.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

As the only program of its kind in Georgia, earning a Master’s in Physiology makes you distinctive among applicants moving on to medical school, dental school or other biomedical programs.

Faculty-facilitated seminars, workshops and lectureships promote professional growth and provide opportunities to interact with a wide range of faculty members and researchers.

As one of Georgia’s four research universities, Augusta University provides unparalleled access to groundbreaking researchers and the projects they’re involved with.

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An Education Like No Other

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is Georgia’s only public medical school, with regional clinical campuses across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia.