Graduate Program

Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program

At the University of Arizona, physiologists are at the frontier of biomedical research and many of our discoveries and techniques are rapidly translated into clinical breakthroughs to treat and cure human diseases. In the Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program, students work side-by-side with the faculty investigators, addressing disease processes in diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, asthma, and more.

Our program offers both a research-based Master's degree (with funded Teaching Assistantships) and a PhD program to students who are ethinically and educationally diverse. Our program includes 60 faculty members from 19 departments, across six colleges at the University of Arizona, and students have opportunities to work with scientists in clincial departments in the UA College of Medicine. 

Nationally recognized scientists, our faculty use innovative research techniques and experimental approaches from molecular to human studies. They also have specialized expertise in professional development and received national teaching and mentoring awards. Our PhD program is regularly ranked in the Top 10 Physiology PhD programs in the United States (NRC). Physiology graduates have many career opporutnities in academia, industry, and government.

Find out more about the Physiological Sciences GDIP


Program Contact information:

John Konhilas, PhD Chair

Annie Mae Flores, Program Coordinator