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MCOM Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

Masters in Medical Sciences Concentrations

Master's Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our Medical Sciences graduate programs at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine! Our faculty committee members are eager to review your application. On this page, you will find detailed information on how to apply.

We look forward to welcoming you to the USF Health graduate community! 

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Application Process

  • Requirements

    Minimum admission requirements for our Master's Programs can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Links to the specific programs are included below. 

    Medical Sciences

    Bioinformatics & Computational Biology


    Please see the steps below for details about the application process.

    How to Apply:

    1. Complete the online USF Graduate Application

    • The MSMS in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) program has a different application procedure and runs on an alternative calendar. Please see their website for details.

    Please note, you can apply online, then submit supporting materials (e.g. transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation) after you have submitted your application. All documents must be submitted within 1 month of the application deadline.

    2. Pay application fee ($30) 
    You will be prompted to pay as soon as you submit your application. If you are unable to pay when you submit, you can do so within 30 days by logging into your OASIS account at

    3. Submit transcripts and test scores
    To upload documents to your application, log into the application website, then navigate to My Workspace > My Documents.

    Unofficial copies can be uploaded directly to your application and can be used for our admissions review. If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions you have attended (undergraduate and graduate). USF students do not need to submit official USF transcripts but should upload an unofficial copy with their application. 

    Test Scores
    Test scores (GRE, MCAT, DAT) are strongly encouraged but not required for admission. It is at the sole discretion of the applicant whether or not to submit a test score; we cannot confirm or deny what the outcome of your application will be before its submission. However, students with lower Science or Cumulative GPAs should consider taking the GRE to strengthen their application and chance of admission. Test scores must be earned within five years of your desired term of entry.

    • GRE
      • Upload an unofficial copy of your GRE test scores from ETS. Official GRE scores should be sent through ETS to Graduate Admissions (school code: 5828). There is no department code. 
    • MCAT
      • Scores should be generated from the AAMC Score Reporting System. The PDF score report should include your AAMC ID and Verification Code to be verified as official. This information is generated at the top of your PDF score report. 
    • DAT
      • Upload a copy of your test scores. Official scores should be sent to the main Office of Admissions. 

    4. Submit additional required documents. 
    To upload documents to your application, log into the application website, then navigate to My Workspace > My Documents. Please note that you can apply first and then upload additional items after submitting the application; the deadline to receive additional required documents is July 7th.

    • Science GPA Calculator (not required for Bioinformatics or Biotechnology applicants)
    • Resume
      • Academic
      • Jobs/Professional experience
      • Volunteering 
      • Extracurricular activities 
    • Two Letters of Recommendations 
      • Letters intended for professional schools may be used. 
      • Applicants can use the “Recommendation Request” in the online application to send a link for your recommender to upload their letter to your online application. (Note: they will not receive the link until you submit the online application).
      • Recommendations should come from faculty or other professionals familiar with applicant's academic performance or professional potential. 
      • Letters of recommendation through a committee evaluation or an agency (e.g. Interfolio) may be e-mailed to our department:

    5. Complete and submit your required MCOM Program Application.
    This application will be emailed to you within 7-10 days of submitting your application; you can preview the application here. If you do not receive the email, please contact us at

    6. International applicants should review the section "Additional Requirements for International Students." 

  • Admission Averages

    Average Metrics of Enrolled Applicants

    Year  GPA MCAT GRE
    2023 3.38 496
    2022 3.37
    495 300
    2021 3.38
    499  304

    The admission process for graduate programs can be a complex process. In order to be fair and unbiased in our review our staff is unable to advise prospective students on how to enhance their application or discuss chances of admission to our master's programs.  

  • Deadlines & Decision Timeline

    Our application is currently open for Fall 2024 admission. 

    The deadline for most of our programs is June 1st for fall admission. For additional details, please read the entirety of this section.


    Official university deadlines can be found in the Graduate Catalog at the link below. The deadlines listed are the final deadlines for submission of the online application.

    Though applications will not be reviewed before they are fully complete with all supporting materials (test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.), you can submit the online application, then provide the required supporting materials as soon as possible after applying.   

    Application Deadlines

    Two items to note:

    • The MSMS IMS concentration starts on an alternative calendar (mid-June). Interested applicants should apply by March 1. 
    • The MSMS programs (including MSP3) only admit for the Fall term. Students interested in these programs cannot apply for Spring or Summer. 

    The deadlines listed in the catalog are for the online application. The department may accept and review supporting documents (e.g. pending test scores or grades) within a month after these deadlines on a space available basis. Applicants who complete the application and provide supporting documents by the deadline will have maximum consideration. 

    Decision Timeline*

    Applications for Fall are reviewed on a rolling basis from December - July. The best time to apply is when you feel your application is the strongest and before the June 1st deadline.

    Highly competitive applicants may hear a decision within 2-4 weeks after completing their application. Please keep in mind that the committee may place some applications on hold as the applicant pool grows. Decisions can be made up until a month before the semester begins. 

    *This information does not apply to the MSMS Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) program. Since this program starts on an alternative calendar in June, their deadline will be earlier. IMS applicants should apply before March 1. For questions regarding your IMS application, please reach out to Mr. Kevin Casey at .

  • Additional Requirements for International Students

    In addition to the requirements listed above, international students must also submit the documents listed below. Unofficial copies can be used for admissions review, but final admission will not be granted until official documents are received and processed by the Office of Admissions.

    1. A course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from a NACES accredited evaluation service. 
      • Accepted evaluation services include, but are not limited to: 
      • A copy of the original document that was evaluated and an English translation (if applicable) must be included with the evaluation.

        If you cannot provide a foreign credential evaluation when you apply, you may submit the documents outlined below and we can conduct a preliminary review based on this information. Documents should be uploaded to the online portal within the application. (Please note, it is still best to submit a course-by-course foreign credential evaluation if you are able to).

        • Unofficial college transcript (must be in English)
        • U.S. GPA equivalent (4.0 scale)
          • You may use a free online resource such as Scholaro or WES
          • Must be your cumulative undergraduate GPA
        • It is at the discretion of the Office of Graduate Admissions to determine if a 3-year degree may be deemed equivalent to a 4-year Bachelor's degree.

        Formal admission to the university will not be granted until an official course-by-course foreign credential evaluation is provide
        d, but this can be submitted after an applicant is reviewed if necessary.

    2. Proof of English language proficiency. 
    Additional information for international students can be found at the link below. 

    Immigration & Financial Documentation


If you have any questions about our master's programs, how to apply, or the status of your application, please contact us at (813) 974-4181 or

For questions about RESIDENCY qualifications please contact Graduate Admissions at (813) 974-8800 or

For questions about prior CONDUCT documents to report please contact Student Conduct & Ethical Development at