Unfortunately the School of Biomedical Sciences does not offer any scholarships or graduate assistantships to our master’s students. Many of our students use federal financial aid to help finance their graduate education.
The official deadline is June 1st; however, applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis until the end of August, or until the class reaches capacity.
The median overall GPA for acceptance into the program is 3.4.
Does the Master of Science in Medical Sciences require a Thesis?
When is my application reviewed for the Medical Sciences Program?
Applications are reviewed upon receipt of all credentials to complete your primary and secondary application (letters of recommendation, official transcripts, GRE and/or MCAT, resume and Personal Statement).
I have already applied to medical school; can I send the same letters to the M.S. in Medical Sciences Program?
Yes. You can have your recommendations written for medical or other health professional schools sent to our office from your university or college pre-health advising office. Letters can also be sent by Interfolio.
Does the M.S. degree in Medical Sciences guarantee acceptance into the USF medical school, or any other health professional program?
No. Gaining admission into a medical or other professional school is very competitive. While our program is designed to help students obtain a graduate degree, thus strengthening their professional school application, successful completion of our graduate program does not guarantee admission into a professional school.
What are the science pre-requisites?
2 semesters (one academic year) of the following: biology, general chemistry, physics and organic chemistry, including the respective laboratory sections.
I have a non-science baccalaureate degree; is the M.S. program a good fit for me?
You do not need to have completed an undergraduate degree in a science discipline; however, you must have already successfully completed the pre-medical science requirements prior to the start of classes. These requirements include 2 semesters of the following: biology, general chemistry, physics and organic chemistry, including laboratory sections. Students who have not completed these pre-requisites should speak with an undergraduate pre-health advisor about a post-baccalaureate premedical program. If you are currently taking the pre-requisites course, please note the classes are “in progress” on your science GPA calculator.
Suppose I don't meet the minimum GPA and/or test requirements for admissions?
Completing a certificate program is a good way to get a fresh start. Credits from the Health Science certificate transfers into the 100% online Health Science master's concentration. Please visit http://www.outreach.usf.edu/gradcerts/ for more details regarding certificate programs.