The one-year master’s in anatomy and physiology is a non-thesis, coursework-intensive program. The program is designed to prepare students for professional programs (such as M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S. and P.A. programs) by offering upper-division and graduate-level courses in gross anatomy, physiology, cell biology and neurobiology. In addition to working as clinicians, our alumni find careers in biotechnology industries, biomedical research, and education.
Select from one of three tracks of study: human anatomy, animal anatomy or neurobiology. Regardless of track selection, students must complete 32 total credits, nearly half of which are electives to tailor the program to your needs. The program culminates with written comprehensive finals in each of the core courses.
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The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers undergraduate through postdoctoral education guided by dedicated faculty who pursue translational research in the disciplines of anatomy, neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, and reproductive biology. More than 30 specialty laboratories allow students to gain hands-on learning experiences tailored to individualized interests and goals in human and animal health and disease.
Complete a master’s degree in one year
Extensive laboratory instruction
Cadaver-based human and domestic animal dissection
Cutting-edge virtual and augmented reality anatomy instruction
Small cohorts within each concentration
Challenging curriculum in a nurturing environment
Application Information and Deadlines
Interested in the one-year master’s in anatomy and physiology program? There are two ways to apply!
- Apply through CSU’s Graduate School with the Online Graduate Application. (Cost: $60)
- Apply through the Post Baccalaureate Centralized Application service. (Cost: $200)
- Transcripts from all attended colleges and universities
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement
- Online video assessment
- Low GPA statement (for applicants with a cumulative GPA below 3.0)
The application opens late August each year for rolling admission.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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The one-year master's in anatomy and physiology does not offer program-specific scholarships or assistantships.
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