Application Information

The Department of Physiology at Wayne State University offers a research thesis based Master's in Physiology degree.  (See the Program Requirements for more information)

Admission to our program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university and must have demonstrated evidence of the ability to pursue graduate study in physiology. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above.

Students who have a baccalaureate degree from a non-basic or life science discipline will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements.  See for more details. This requirement may be waived for students who received degrees from an accredited college or university that primarily uses the English Language.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application at: Graduate Admissions
  • Statement of Purpose ( submit with the online applications)
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume (upload for submission submitted with the online applications)
  • Official Transcripts from all accredited colleges or universities
    • Foreign applicants: Beginning winter 2017 semester all students with international transcripts must submit an official transcript evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES). Please do not send any official academic records to WSU. The official transcript evaluation must be transmitted directly from WES to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants)
  • Three official letters of recommendation are required
    • Note:  In addition to evaluating you as a person, the Admissions Committee uses your letters of recommendation to evaluate both your academic and research potential.  We strongly recommend that you obtain recommendations from faculty members or other individuals who can specifically comment on those attributes.
  • Copies of published abstracts/journal articles where you are listed as an author (optional)

Eligibility for the M.S. program is determined by the Departmental Graduate Program Committee. Decisions are based upon the applicant's academic credentials, technical experience, and interview.

Correspondence and Information requests can be sent via email to: Dr. Jason Mateika or Christine Cupps.