Message From The Chairman

    Irving G. JoshuaDuring the last decade, new and exciting changes have developed in the area of Physiology.  In addition to a cadre of new investigative techniques, we have seen an explosion of interest in cellular and molecular research into physiological phenomena.  Our Department has successfully blended our traditional systemic research approach with many new cellular and molecular approaches to research.  In addition, we have developed strong research collaborations with clinical researchers to investigate physiological questions in areas such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc.  Our Department has a strong interest in cardiovascular research and our efforts are potentiated by research interactions with both basic science departments and many clinical departments and subspecialties.  The Department is located primarily in a modern 14 story research facility on the Health Sciences Campus.  The Health Sciences Center is a well-integrated facility of both clinical and academic entities.

    We are excited about the new and innovative research approaches being explored in our Department and in the field of Physiology.  I, along with our faculty and graduate students would like to welcome you to our Website.

    Irving G. Joshua, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chairman


    MS Program

    Items of Interest


    MS application:
    July 31, 2024 for Fall Semester 2024
    *MS Program only begins in Fall
    Please contact Mrs. Jennifer Wells at when you have submitted your application to let the department know that you have applied.

    PhD application:
    The deadline for Ph.D. applications for Fall 2025 is December 31, 2024

    2024-25 MS program will be in-person.

    The PhD program will remain in-person.

    Physiology Research Seminar Series

    Scheduling in progress for Fall 2024

    Professional school acceptance rate for students who have successfully completed the M.S. in Physiology at the University of Louisville

    Physiology Acceptance Rates 2014-2018

    YearAcceptance Rate