University of Wisconsin–Madison

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1010 McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
1400 University Ave
Madison WI 53706
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Program contact: Shelley Maxted
Phone: 608-263-4580
Fax: 608-262-5245

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
Admitting Degree(s):

About the Physiology Program

The Physiology Graduate Training Program links studies at the cellular and molecular levels with studies at the level of organs and organisms. Classes give students a background in physiology, cell signaling, and statistical methods. Research conducted in the lab of a mentor provides training in mechanistic studies that use cutting-edge tools to study the function of molecules, cells, tissues, and organ systems. Graduate go on to careers in academia, biomedical research, and biotechnology.

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Graduate Student Handbook »

Graduate School Guide

Faculty listings, program overview, minimum degree requirements and satisfactory progress information.

Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

Additional Policy

Students are funded by program dollars to do rotations during their first semester. After having settled on a lab, their research mentor will fund the student, either through his/her research grants, program-available TA-ships, or other fellowships.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.