Thank you for your interest in our Medical Sciences graduate programs at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine! Our faculty committee members are eager to review your application! On this page, you will find detailed information on our admission requirements and how to apply. We look forward to welcoming you to the USF Health graduate community!
*Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
Basic Science Requirements (does not apply to Biotechnology or Bioinformatics applicants)
The minimum basic science requirements include introductory courses and laboratories in the following:
2 Semesters (or 3 Quarters) in each subject
Our science requirements are similar to the requirements of most health professional schools. Applicants should have completed most, if not all, of the science requirements before starting the program.
College courses recommended, but not required, include physical chemistry or biological chemistry, biochemistry, embryology, cell biology, anatomy, genetics, histology, microbiology and statistics. College level work in calculus is strongly recommended.
If you have any questions about our master's programs, how to apply, or the status of your application, please contact us at
For questions about RESIDENCY qualifications and prior CONDUCT documents to report, please call Graduate Admissions at 813-974-8800 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Fall 2020 Admission|
The MS in Medical Sciences (Pre-Professional and Concentrations) is available for Fall admission only.
The MSMS IMS concentration starts on an alternative calendar (mid-June). Their priority deadline is March 1, 2020.
|Summer 2020 Admission||Fall 2020 Admission||Spring 2020 Admission|
Domestic: February 15, 2020
Domestic: June 1, 2020
|Domestic: October 15, 2019
International: October 15, 2019
NOTE: All deadlines above are for the primary application and supporting documents. However, the department may accept and review supporting documents (i.e. pending test scores or grades) within a month after the primary application deadline on a seat available basis. Applicants who complete both their entire application by the primary deadline will have maximum consideration.
Complete the online USF Graduate Application
The following supporting documents must be received in order to be considered for admission. Incomplete applications lacking supporting documents will not be reviewed. For your convenience, you can upload the documents to your VZ application under “My Workspace” by selecting “My Documents”.
Each application cycle runs from October through July for the Fall semester. Our faculty committee will review applications holistically and make decisions on a rolling basis during that time frame.
The best time to apply is when you feel your application is the strongest and before the June 1st deadline.
Once your application is complete, the committee can review your application and make a decision. 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. The fall semester will start August 24, 2020.
*This information does not apply to the MS 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 May 1st.
The admission process for graduate programs can be a complex process. In order to be fair and unbiased in our application process, our staff is unable to advise prospective students on how to enhance their application or discuss chances of admission to our master's programs.
To get a sense of the competitive nature of our master's programs, the information below includes historical data over the past three application cycles of accepted students who have matriculated into our master's program.
1. A course-by-course foreign credential evaluation from a NACES accredited evaluation service.
2. Proof of English language proficiency. Unless a student is from an English speaking country (list of countries available on the Office of Admissions website), proficiency must be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
The requirement for proof of English language proficiency can be waived if:
- IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (taken within 2 years of desired term of entry)
- PTE-A score of 53 or higher
- TOEFL score of: 79 (internet-based test)213 (computer-based test) 550 (written test)
Please review the Office of Admissions website for full details of specific requirements for international students.
- A student earns 153 or higher on GRE Verbal
- A student has earned a college degree at a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning
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