Medical Sciences MS with Concentration in Medical Anatomy & Physiology


This online, non-thesis Master of Science program is designed to provide online courses in a learning format that address anatomical base knowledge including gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, embryology, and cell biology, and physiology. Furthermore, the program is flexible enough to allow the student to pursue neuroanatomy and medical physiology courses as electives. This MS degree program blends training in human anatomy with physiology.

This program will allow students with different goals to pursue additional training beyond their baccalaureate degree. Teachers in secondary education and at community colleges can gain more in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Pre-professional students will be able to gain broad training in all aspects of human anatomy and physiology that would allow them to master sufficient base knowledge to pursue health-care professional degrees in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant and physical therapy. Those students that complete the Master of Science program and wish to pursue biomedical research will have completed many of the course requirements for those PhD programs in biomedical research.

Admission Requirements

For the MS program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the University of Florida Graduate School:

  • GPA > 3.0 in Junior/Senior years
  • BA or BS degree and a strong science foundation with at least five full semester courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics.

The admissions committee will use the above to assess the student’s qualifications for admission to the program. International students must comply with current UF standards for admission to the Graduate School, including requirements for English language competency and financial responsibility.

Graduation Requirements

The online MS program will require 15 credit hours of Anatomy and 15 credit hours of Physiology for a total of 30 post-baccalaureate hours.


Required Core Courses (9 Anatomy credits AND 9 Physiology credits)


– GMS 5605 Medical Anatomy 3
– GMS 5604 Medical Human Embryology 3
– GMS 5630 Medical Histology 3


– GMS 6440 Fundamentals of Medical Physiology 1
– GMS 6401 Medical Renal Physiology 2
– GMS 6402 Medical Respiratory Physiology 3
– GMS 6474 Medical Cardiovascular & Muscle Physiology 3

Elective Courses (take a minimum of 6 Anatomy credits AND 6 Physiology credits)


– GMS5606L Medical Anatomy Lab 3
– GMS5613 Medical Human Anatomy Diagnostic Imaging 3
– GMS 6610 Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System 3
– GMS 5057 Medical Cell Biology 3


– GMS6419 Medical Endocrinology and Reproduction 3
– GMS6479 Medical Gastrointestinal Physiology 2
– GMS6410 Physiology of Circulation of Blood 2
– GMS6413 Advances in Hypertension Research 2
– GMS6414 Advanced Renal Physiology & Pathophysiology 2
– GMS6470 Advanced Respiration Physiology 1 3

Program Contact

Yehia Daaka, PhD
Anatomy Concentration MS Program Director
(352) 273-8112

Peter Sayeski, PhD
Physiology Concentration MS Program Director
(352) 392-1816

Mark Zakshevsky
Academic Program Specialist III
(352) 273-8471