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MCOM Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

Masters in Medical Sciences Concentrations

Master's in Biotechnology

The Master’s of Science in Biotechnology from the University of South Florida is a specialized degree that prepares graduates for work in active scientific settings by combining technical competencies with workforce skills in preparation for careers in the growing Biotechnology sector.

The Biotechnology program represents a multi-college partnership and a truly interdisciplinary collaboration. Participating colleges include the Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Engineering, the College of Public Health, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Muma College of Business. The major 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 internships, the “real life” experience which will equip students with the essential tools for a successful career in the field of biotechnology. Graduates of the Biotechnology programs at USF take jobs in the Biotechnology Industry or pursue PhD programs, medical school, dental school, veterinary school or pharmacy school. For students seeking biotechnology degrees in Florida, the Biotechnology programs will equip you with the skills and experience needed to succeed in this growing industry.

We are currently recruiting highly motivated domestic and international students. The curriculum offers numerous on-campus courses in order to sustain students studying with international visas. Interested students are encouraged to contact the program director, Dr. Vrushank Davé at email address:

In 2008, the MS in Biotechnology major was recognized as a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Program.


This program can be completed with full time enrollment in one year. The full curriculum for the Master's in Biotechnology program can be found in the Graduate Catalog. 

Graduate Catalog

Contact Us

Admissions and general information, please contact: 

Program Director/Advisor:
Dr. Vrushank Davé

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How to Apply 

The Master's in Biotechnology is offered by the Molecular Medicine department within the Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida and will be available for full-time and part-time enrollment. Students can apply for Fall, Spring, or Summer. 

Admission requirements and application deadlines can be found in the graduate catalog at the links below.  

Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

Steps to Apply

  1. Submit a Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Pay the $30 application fee. 
  3. Submit the required documents. Most documents can be uploaded directly in the application portal. 
    • GRE School Code - 5828

Please note that the Science GPA calculator is not a requirement for Biotechnology applicants.

Official transcripts should be sent to the following address below, or electronically to

University of South Florida
Office of Admissions - Graduate
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620-6900 

A Note for International Students

International students must submit proof of English language proficiency and a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from a NACES accredited evaluation service.

Accepted evaluation services include, but are not limited to:

  • World Education Services
  • Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • Academic Evaluation Services
  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

A copy of the original document that was evaluated and an English translation (if applicable) must be included with the evaluation.