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Program Information

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

The USF Masterís Program in Biotechnology represents a multi-college partnership and a truly interdisciplinary collaboration. Participating colleges include the College of Medicine, the College Of Engineering, the College Of Public Health, the College of Arts And Sciences and the College of Business Administration. The program is designed to meet the increasing demand for trained people in this exploding area, which crosses the traditional fields of biological, chemical, engineering, health and computer sciences. The curriculum has been designed accordingly and provides the theoretical background, the practical training and, with the internships, the ďreal lifeĒ experience, which will equip students with the essential tools for a successful career in the field of biotechnology. In 2008, the USF Biotechnology Masterís Program was recognized by the Council of Graduate Schools as Professional Science Masterís Program. Program graduates take jobs in the Biotechnology Industry or move on to a PhD Program, Medical School, Dental School, Veterinary School or Pharmacy School.

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. The Biotechnology Program has also been recognized as a ďProfessional Science Masterís ProgramĒ by the U.S. Council of Graduate Schools.


Summer Semester (6 credits)
GMS 7930 Python Programming for Bioinformatics, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Principles of Biochemistry & Genetics, (3 credits)

Fall Semester (13 credits)

GMS 6012 Basic Medical Genetics, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Bioinformatics I & II, (4 credits)
GMS 6436 Introduction to Biotechnology, (3 credits)
EIN 6106 Technology & Law (3 credits)

Spring Semester (11 credits)
GMS 6847 Translational Biotechnology, (3 credits)
BSC 6437 Biotechnology and Bioethics, (3 credits)
GMS 7930 Biotechnology Forum, (1 credit)
Elective, (3 credits)
Elective, (1 credit)
Summer Semester (6 credits)
BCH 6943 Biotechnology Internship, (3 credits)
Elective, (3 credits)

Admission Requirements

The USF Biotechnology 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:

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

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
Internat. Stud. inside/outside US:

Domestic Students
Internat. Stud. inside/outside US:

Domestic Students
Internat. Stud. inside/outside US:

June 1
June 1 / May 1

October 15
October 15 /September 15


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

Program Director/Advisor:
Dr. David Mitchell 



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