Minimum Academic Requirements

We are now test free!

The Physiology Graduate Program will no longer require the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) as part of the application process.  You are encouraged to upload your GRE, MCAT, DAT or other standardized test scores as part of your application materials under “Other” documents in the Slate application.
  • Conferred Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • 3.00 GPA (minimum) in the undergraduate degree or latest graduate degree program.**Please see FAQ Page if your GPA is below 3.00.*
  • TOEFL scores if applicant’s first language is not English. The total score should be at least 80 on the Internet-based Test (IBT). Individual minimums for each of the sections can be found on the Graduate School website.  TOEFL IS REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS WITH AN INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE, including U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.  The institutional code for NC State University is 5496. Resources for International Applicants are found here and here.

  • Three references from individuals familiar with applicant’s academic record and potential for graduate study.
  • Personal Statement: Please write a brief one to two page (two-page maximum) personal statement detailing your ultimate career goals, your undergraduate experience and how the Physiology Graduate Program can help you on your journey.
  • Resume or CV.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Physiology Minor for MS and PhD students at NC State University

Minor representative must be from the Physiology Faculty and the representative must be identified before the preliminary exam and the Minor representative must participate in the preliminary examination (as well as the final examination).
Minor Course Requirements:
Physiology 503
Physiology 504
Biochemistry 553
Additional courses must come from outside the major graduate program for a grand total of 12 credit hours toward the Interdisciplinary Physiology Minor program.