Today is Friday, Sep. 20, 2019

Department of Pharmacology & Systems Physiology

Special Master’s Program in Physiology

Applying to the Program

The application period for the 2019–20 academic year is now closed. The application portal for the 2020–21 academic year will open on October 1, 2019. Review of applications for admission will begin on December 1, 2019. Applications must be completed by June 30, 2020.

If you submitted your 2019–20 application by the June 30, 2019 deadline:

Your application will be reviewed once all of the following components are complete:

  • Official MCAT score report | Your official MCAT score report (transcript) must be released to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UC COM) via the AAMC/MCAT website. You are also required to enter your AAMC ID# and your 16-digit MCAT verification code within your online application. The MCAT report must show your name, date of birth, AAMC ID#, and your 16-digit verification code.
  • Unofficial university transcript(s)
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Optional video essay (a very brief video that you will submit during the online application process)

Supporting documentation must be received by July 9, 2019. 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.

Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of three letters of recommendation (individual letters or committee letters) are required. We prefer that you enter reference contact details in your online application so that your recommenders will receive an invitation to upload their letter directly.

Alternatively, you may have your letters of recommendation submitted via a letter service (e.g. Interfolio).  Letters must be sent to UC Graduate School by one of the following means:

  • Via email to
  • Via US mail to:
    Graduate School
    University of Cincinnati
    110 Van Wormer Hall
    PO Box 210627
    Cincinnati, OH  45221-0627
  • Via courier service (e.g. FedEx, UPS) to:
    Graduate School
    University of Cincinnati
    2614 McMicken Circle
    110 Van Wormer Hall
    Cincinnati, OH  45221


Consult the FAQs or contact our SMP Administrator, Jeannie Cummins (Email), Tel 513-558-3102.

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Bryan Mackenzie, PhD Email
Academic Director

Emma C Jones, BA Email
Educational Specialist

Katie Hobbing, PhD Email
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Roger T Worrell, PhD Email
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