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Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs span the breadth of the University of Arizona research, and our Program includes over 55 faculty members from at least 15 departments, across 6 Colleges at the University of Arizona. This allows graduate students in our Master’s and PhD programs to work side-by-side with the faculty investigators, addressing a broad spectrum of disease processes in areas such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, asthma, and more!  In addition to the unique opportunities of the interdisciplinary nature of our Program:

  • Our PhD program is regularly ranked in the Top 10 Physiology PhD programs in the United States (NRC)
  • Our PhD students are fully funded and our Master’s students have the opportunity for full funding through Teaching Assistantships. 
  • Our faculty members are internationally recognized scientists who use innovative techniques and experimental approaches from molecular to human studies, and possess expertise in professional development and mentoring.
  • We participate in a MD-PhD dual degree program, allowing students to complete both degrees in less time.

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Program Chair:  Dr. John Konhilas,

Program Coordinator: TBA: Please email


Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

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