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Admissions Information
Ph.D. Master's International Students

Program Information

Application Procedures for the Bioinformatics Master's Program: Click here!

Bioinformatics is a discipline that combines the knowledge and applications of biology with the tools and techniques of computer science. The Masterís Program in Bioinformatics & Computational Biology is designed to provide students with a high-quality training and education that prepares them for careers in science, industry and health care. The programís curriculum has been designed accordingly and provides the theoretical background, practical training and, with the completion of the required internship, the ďreal-lifeĒ experience to pursue these goals. The Bioinformatics Program has been developed to provide a novel interdisciplinary and concentrated program of study that is designed for students interested in either industrial applications or future doctoral or professional programs. The Program integrates several disciplines, including biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, epidemiology, biostatistics, and biomedical engineering to provide a solid educational foundation. The rigorous Program allows students to demonstrate their full academic ability for future graduate programs or employment opportunities. The required and elective Program courses integrate modern teaching methods with extensive student participation, and are designed to improve the studentsí oral presentation and writing skills that are critical to their future professional development.


Fall Semester (14 credits)
GMS 7930 Basic Principles of Molecular Medicine Sec I & II, (4 credits)
GMS 6061 Responsible Research, (1 credit)
MAT 4930 Intro to Combinatorics, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Applied Bioinfromatics, (3 credits)
Elective, (3 credits)

Spring Semester (13 credits)
BCH 6886 Fundamentals of Structural Bioinformatics, (4 credits)
BCH 6746 Structural Biology, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Python for Bioinformatics, (3 credits)
Elective , (3 credits)

Summer Semester (9 credits)
PHC 6050 Biostatistics, (3 credits)
BCH 6942 Bioinformatics Internship, (4-6 credits)


Admission Requirements

The USF Bioinformatics Master's Program is administrated by the School of Biomedical Sciences in the Morsani College of Medicine and will be available for full-time and part-time enrollment, for admission in fall, spring or summer. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • A transcript evaluation for international students!
  • A minimum GRE test score of at least 1000 (verbal and quantitative), or MCAT 20 pt.
  • Typed Secondary Application Click here
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of purpose, indicating how the Program would suit the student's interests and serve his/her professional goals
  • Complete transcripts of undergraduate work and any previous graduate work
  • A USF Graduate School Application Click here!
    • Application Fee $30
    • GRE School Code: 5828

    International Student Requirements

  • Foreign applicants who reside outside the U.S. are required to meet the international application deadline for admission and apply for a visa. An applicant who already resides in the U.S. on a visa may use the application deadline for domestic students.
  • Foreign Language Requirements
  • Bachelorís Degree Equivalence for International Applicants
  • Course-by-Course evaluated transcripts!
    • The "Course-by-Course" evaluated transcripts serves two roles, first, to put all students on the same grading scale so we can equally assess all applicants, second, to verify that the student received a degree from an regionally accredited institution.

    Application materials should be sent directly to the program (NOT to the Office of Graduate Admissions). Applicants should use the following address:

    Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
    University of South Florida
    12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, MDC 7
    Tampa, Florida 33612-4799

    While the program is designed to serve students with various backgrounds such as biology, mathematics, computer sciences, some basic training in biochemistry, genetics and programing is strongly recommended.


    Domestic Students
    International Students

    Domestic Students
    International Students

    Domestic Students
    International Students

    June 1
    May 1

    October 15
    September 15

    March 1
    January 15


Admissions and general information, please contact:
Michael Ramsamooj
Academic Services Administrator

Program Director/Advisor:
Dr. Vladimir Uversky 



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