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Applications for the Special Master's Program are actively reviewed on a rolling basis.  For the 2023-2024 academic year, applications will be reviewed from December 2022 through July 12th, 2023 (supplemental documentation deadline).  We employ a holistic and inclusive admissions process and are looking to accept qualified applicants to our master's program.  

To apply, please use the Graduate College application portal (link below)

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    Be sure to select  "Fall 2023 through Summer 2024" twice.  

    Search for the Special Master's Program in Physiology by college and then program:

    • College: College of Medicine
    • Program: Physiology—Master of Science

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

    • Official MCAT score report:
      • release your MCAT score report to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UC COM) via the AAMC/MCAT website
      • upload a copy of your MCAT score report.  This mush show your name, date of birth, AAMC ID#, and your 16-digit verification code
      • finally, enter your AAMC ID# and your 16-digit MCAT verification code within your SMP application
    • Unofficial university transcript(s) (December applications must include Fall 2022 grades)
    • Curriculum vitae or résumé
    • Personal statement
    • Letters of recommendation (minimum of 3)
    • Optional video essay (a very brief video that you will submit during the online application process)


    Applications are actively reviewed on a rolling basis.  All submitted applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee through the following dates:

    • Application must be submitted by June 30, 2023
    • Supporting documentation (MCAT, Letters of Recommendation) must be uploaded to your application by June 12, 2023.  

    Check your application status by visiting the Graduate College application portal. Click on "Application Status".


    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.  Although we will consider older MCAT scores, the age of the scores may influence the perceived strength of the overall application.

    Letters of Recommendation

    A minimum of three letters of recommendation (individual letters or committee letters) are required.

    If you are submitting individual letters, please enter reference contact details in your online application.  Once entered, recommenders will receive an invitation to upload their letter directly.

    Alternatively, letters of recommendation can be submitted via a letter service (e.g. Interfolio). Please select externally submitted documents in the application (do not select individual recommender) if you are submitting a letter packet via a dossier service. Letters can be sent to the UC Graduate College via email:

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    Contact Us

    Pharmacology & Physiology Master's Programs

    PO Box 670576
    Cincinnati, OH 45267-0576


    Dr. Katie Hobbing
    Admissions Director

    Phone: 513-558-4159