to the Office of Graduate Studies
On behalf of the College of Pharmacy Office of Graduate Programs, I would like to welcome you to explore the opportunities available in graduate studies at the College.
The USF College of Pharmacy (COP) was established in 2010 to offer the Pharm D program. COP founded its Office of Graduate Programs in 2013 with the mission to create graduate level education programs in pharmacy producing global pharmacy leaders, one scholar at a time. The vision for graduate education at COP included developing cutting-edge research training and education including both didactic (on-line and in-class) in several areas of Pharmacy, creating a diverse learning environment for students and faculty and creating advanced learning opportunities using the emerging technologies.
Consistent with USF's mission, the strategic goals of OGP include i) to enhance domestic and international recruitment, enrollment, and retention of graduate students that reflects diversity, ii) to strive to enhance the academic experience of and the quality of life for graduate students, iii) to pursue research funding and conduct and publish research that leads to opportunities for graduate student success, iv) to partner with the other USF Colleges and SUS institutions to develop creative initiatives that promote graduate student research, and v) to serve as a leader in promoting interdisciplinary graduate programs. OGP plans to develop initiatives for Graduate Certificate, Master's of Pharmacy and PhD programs in addition to dual degree programs at the COP.
The First Certificate program is planned to be offered in 2014. The first degree program planned to be launched is a Master's degree in Pharmacy focusing on nanomedicine, which is expected to commence in 2015.
Any prospective students may inquire by writing or emailing to the Staff in Graduate Program: COPGradProgram@health.usf.edu.
Shyam S. Mohapatra, PhD, MBA
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
MS in Biomedical Engineering - Approved and Available now!
Concentration in Pharmacy (Jointly with College of Pharmacy)
Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S.B.E.) Degree
Biomedical Engineering is a highly interdisciplinary program that combines engineering and the medical sciences. The student works with an advisor to develop a customized and unique graduate program that draws on courses from engineering, medicine, public health, and the life sciences. Current active areas of research include: biomechanics, biomaterials, medical imaging, neuroengineering, tissue engineering, sensors, cellular-level drug delivery, and rehabilitation engineering. In addition to USF Health, participating institutions include the James Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Florida Orthopedics Institute, and Tampa General Hospital. For more information, please contact the BME Program Advisor. This degree offers students a great opportunity to stand out from their peers with this tailored degree.
Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.
Program Admission Requirements
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher;
- GRE with preferred minimum scores of Quantitative >75% and Analytical Writing 4 or >;
- An undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Engineering, or in Science with pre-requisites listed below;
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- A statement of purpose
- Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate proficiency in English. See the Admissions Policy section of the Graduate Catalog for approved ways of demonstrating proficiency
Notes: Exceptionally qualified students with bachelor’s degrees in the Life and Physical Sciences may be admitted into the BME M.S. Program. Such students will typically have to complete a series of pre-requisite engineering and calculus courses before formal admission into the program. Pre-requisite courses will not count towards the degree requirements
DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Total Minimum Program Hours: 30 credit hours
Both the thesis and non-thesis options are available at the M.S. level.
Core Requirements – 15 hours there are five (5) required courses:
Basic Medical Physiology or BME 6931 (3) Engineering Physiology (3)
Basic Medical Anatomy (3)
Biostatistics II (3)
Biomedical Engineering I (3)
Biomedical Engineering II (3)
Students may either opt for the Concentration in Pharmacy or follow the general track completing 15 hours of electives as noted:
Concentration in Pharmacy – 15 hours currently there are five (5) required courses:
PHA 6146- Introduction to Nanotechnology (Online) (3)
PHA 6119- Micro-Nano Drug Delivery systems (Online) (3)
PHA 6336- Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (online) (3)
Nanomaterials, BioMEMs & Nanodevices (Online) (3)
Introduction to personalized medicine (Online) (3)
Thesis Option – 6 hours
Thesis option students can count 6 hours of thesis research towards the elective requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering Department (ECH)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620
Program Director or Coordinator: