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Physiology & Pathology Sciences at George Washington University

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Physiology & Pathology Sciences at George Washington University

If you are interested in studying physiology and pathology sciences, you may want to check out the program at George Washington University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

GWU is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 27,017 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 44 physiology majors received their bachelor's degree from GWU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Physiology & Pathology Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

GWU Physiology & Pathology Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology
  • Master’s Degree in Physiology
  • Doctorate Degree in Physiology

GWU Physiology & Pathology Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the physiology progam at GWU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The physiology major at GWU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Physiology & Pathology Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Physiology & Pathology Sciences Schools 12

In 2021, 8 students received their master’s degree in physiology from GWU. This makes it the #49 most popular school for physiology master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 1 student who received their doctoral degrees in physiology, making the school the #83 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Physiology Graduates from GWU Make?

The median salary of physiology students who receive their bachelor's degree at GWU is $36,630. This is 35% higher than $27,085, which is the national average for all physiology bachelor's degree recipients.


Physiology Student Demographics at GWU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the physiology majors at George Washington University.

GWU Physiology & Pathology Sciences Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The physiology program at GWU awarded 44 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 27% of these degrees went to men with the other 73% going to women.


About 52% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in physiology at GWU are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 11% more racial-ethnic minorities in its physiology bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor's in physiology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 23
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

GWU Physiology & Pathology Sciences Master’s Program

63% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 8 students who graduated with a master’s in physiology from GWU in 2021, 38% were men and 63% were women.


Of the students who received a physiology master's degree from GWU, 63% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from George Washington University with a master's in physiology.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

GWU also has a doctoral program available in physiology. In 2021, 1 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Physiology Grads May Go Into

A degree in physiology can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for George Washington University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Natural Sciences Managers 1,200 $132,310
Medical Scientists 580 $104,280
Biological Scientists 520 $104,460
Biological Science Professors 390 $142,760


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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