Physiology & Biophysics

Post-Baccalaureate Program: MS in Medical Physiology


The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University offers a post-baccalaureate program leading to an MS degree for students who would like to advance their studies in Medical Physiology. The program has two variants:

Most students pursue a traditional Post-Bacc curriculum consisting exclusively of classroom work. In addition to our on-campus program, we offer this curriculum over the internet. In this program, the student takes the core curriculum (20 semester hours) during the first year, and 10 hours of electives in the second year. It is possible to complete the curriculum in one year.

Some students elect to pursue a research-intensive Post-Bacc curriculum. In this case, the student takes the usual core curriculum during the first year. However, during the second year, the student performs original research in the laboratory of a faculty member. In addition, the student writes a thesis. No elective coursework is required.

All students should initially apply to the traditional Post-Bacc program. Those students interested in the research-intensive program request a transfer at the end of their first year.