Today is Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Department of

Special Master’s Program in Physiology

Applying to the Special Master's Program in Physiology

The Graduate School application portal for the 2017–18 academic year is now open. Select: "Physiology—Master of Science". Applications must be submitted by May 20, 2017. Your application will be reviewed once supporting documentation (official MCAT score report, unofficial university transcript[s], CV, personal statement, letters of recommendation, and optional video essay) is complete. Supporting documentation must be received by June 1, 2017 or your application will be considered withdrawn.

Please verify that your supporting documentation is complete by visiting the Graduate School application portal. Click on "Application Status". Once your supporting documents have been uploaded, please notify Jeannie Cummins by email. We will then confirm by email that your application is complete and ready for review by the admissions committee.

Review of applications for admission will begin on December 1, 2016. Generally, therefore, it is to your benefit to apply early.


Your official MCAT score report (transcript) must be submitted as a pdf file generated as directed at the AAMC/MCAT website. The MCAT report must show your name, date of birth, AAMC ID#, and your 16-digit verification code.

Forwarding MCAT scores after completing your online application: Should you apply to the program before you have taken the MCAT or retake the MCAT after applying, please send your official MCAT score report (transcript) via email to Jeannie Cummins.

We accept scores from either the old or new MCAT test; however, applicants should keep in mind that very few medical schools will accept MCAT scores that are more than three years old and, although we will consider older MCAT scores, the age of the scores may influence the perceived strength of the overall application.

Letters of Recommendation

We do accept letters of recommendation or committee letters via a letter service (i.e., Interfolio or from your committee advisor) if not uploaded by individual recommenders. You may send them via email to Jeannie Cummins. If you choose to send any required documents via US mail, please send to:

Jeannie Cummins, Program Manager
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH  45267-0576


Contact our Program Manager, Jeannie Cummins, Tel (513)558-3102.




Special Master’s Program Contacts

John N Lorenz, PhD
Program Director

Bryan Mackenzie, PhD
Program Co-Director
Director of Admissions

Jeannie Cummins
Program Manager