Important: You will need to submit TWO separate applications
Applicants will first need to complete the online graduate admissions application. After the online graduate admissions application has been submitted, you will need to submit a supplemental application to the College of Medicine.
In an effort to be fair to all our applicants, our admissions committee will not review any applicant without a complete application or inform a prospective applicant if they are competitive. All applications are holistically reviewed by the admissions committee. If you do not meet the suggested minimum admission criteria, you can still apply and your application will be reviewed. This policy is to ensure equality and objectivity in our admissions process.
We will start accepting applications for fall 2016 starting as early as October 2015 and will start making decisions in February 2016. Please check back in October for updates to the application procedures below.
Select "Medical Sciences". Pre-Professional applicants will select Medical Sciences (MSMS) without the concentration.
If you want a to pursue a concentration, please select ‘Medical Science” plus your first choice concentration
DO NOT fill out multiple online applications for the Medical Sciences! If you need to change the concentration or want your application reviewed for multiple concentrations, use the “Typed Graduate Program Application” form below in your secondary application.
The following concentrations are NOT being offered for fall 2015: Clinical & Translational Research and Anatomy. Also, the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) program has NOT opened their 2015 application cycle and are encouraging applicants to pursue other options, such as the MSMS pre-professional program.
If your MCAT test did not include the written portion, in order to bypass the technical issue with the MCAT written portion in the primary application, the applicant can select any score on the primary application for the written section. The Admissions Committee will make a decision based on the print out document you provide in the secondary application
Application Fee ($30)
GRE School Code: 5828
If you are submitting MCAT or DAT scores, please view Secondary Application Requirements and Checklist for further instructions.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT submit Supplemental Application Credentials (official transcripts, essay, letters of recommendation, personal statement, etc) to the online graduate admissions application. These documents must be sent to the College of Medicine, NOT admissions. Failure to do this could result in a 3-4 week delay.
Questions about the Graduate Admissions Application, or Residency Qualifications, please call Graduate Admissions at 813-974-8800.
Secondary Application Medical Sciences (SAMS)
All of the following items including test scores and transcripts must be submitted in one package by June 1, 2015.
We require you to include all sections (I and II) of Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics. Please do not include lab or math courses in the Science GPA Calculator. You may also include courses in anatomy, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, cell biology, ecology, entomology, genetics, histology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, physiology, physical chemistry, molecules and cells, astronomy, physics, and thermodynamics.
Personal Statement (1-2 pages) describing personal interests and goals
Statements used/intended for professional schools (i.e. Ph.D., MD, DDS, etc.) may be used
Evaluation forms are not required if letters are available
Evaluation forms may be used in lieu of letters
Recommendations should come from faculty or other professional familiar with applicant's academic performance or professional potential
Letters of recommendation through a committee evaluation or an agency (i.e. Interfolio) may be used in lieu of evaluation forms
Previous letters intended for professional schools will be accepted
This office is not a part of USF medical school admissions and does not have access to previously submitted letters
We prefer that letters are sent within your package to ensure your package arrives complete instead of in pieces. However, if your recommenders do not want to hand over their letters, then letters may be submitted separately to our physical address below or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your U NUMBER should be included on letters sent separately so that we can match your letter to your application!
GRE, DAT OR MCAT Test Scores
Official GRE (General Test) scores should be sent through ETS to Graduate Admissions (school code: 5828). Please send an unofficial copy of your test scores from ETS in your secondary application package.
MCAT scores should be printed from the AAMC THx Report System and included in your secondary application package. We will verify your scores with the AAMC using your AAMC ID and Verification Code.
Request that an official copy of the DAT scores be sent to College of Medicine (see address below). If you do not have an official copy of your DAT scores, please include an unofficial copy of your DAT scores in your secondary application package. We will accept an unofficial copy of your DAT scores for admission review until the official score arrives.
International Applicants must submit additional information
Please submit all the above documentation in one package to:
USF College of Medicine
Graduate Affairs-MS Admissions
12901 Bruce B. Downs, MDC 40
Tampa, FL 33612
When can I submit my secondary application?
You do not need to wait for our office to contact you after completing a primary application. Once you have completed your primary application, you can immediately send in your secondary application.
When will I know a decision?
We have rolling admissions, which means the committee can make a decision at any point in time until August. If you are a competitive applicant, you may receive a decision within 2-3 weeks after submitting a completed application. When a decision has been made, we will contact you via e-mail with an acceptance notification. Decisions will NOT be released over the phone.
How will I know when my application is complete?
Our staff will send an e-mail once your application is complete. Due to the HIGH VOLUME of applications that need to be processed, please do not request status updates on your application if your application is complete. If you have cause for concern that your application may be incomplete, please e-mail email@example.com and include your U number and the program to which you applied. You can update your application with new documents at any point in time prior to a decision being made.
What is the status of my application?
You check your application status here: https://www.grad.usf.edu/sonic3/status.php
If your application is "Referred" there has been no decision made by our department or processed by the Graduate School. Typically, applicants will hear from our department via e-mail before their electronic status is updated by the Graduate School.