Masters in Medical Sciences Concentrations

Master's Admissions

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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 how to apply.

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

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A Special Note about Changes to Test Score Requirement for Fall 2021

Due to the challenging circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, applications that are fully complete but missing a test score may be considered on a case-by-case basis for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Please note that students should still submit test scores if they are able, and apply as soon as possible for the best chance of consideration. 


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

    Biotechnology

    Please visit the "How to Apply" section of this page for details about the application process. 

  • Admission Averages

    Average Metrics of Enrolled Applicants

    Year  GPA MCAT GRE DAT
    2020 3.32  499  303  18 
    2019 3.32 498 308 18
    2018  3.38   500  305  18 


    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

    Deadlines

    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 October-July. The best time to apply is when you feel your application is the strongest and before the June 1 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. The Fall semester begins August 23, 2021.

    *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. 

  • How to Apply

    1. Complete the online USF Graduate Application

    • For the Pre-Professional program (MSP3), select "Medical Sciences” (no concentration). If you want to pursue a concentration, please select "Medical Science,” plus the concentration. 
    • 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. 

    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 my.usf.edu

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

    Transcripts
    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
    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.

    • Required Supplemental Information Form
      • If prompted, you do not need to log into Box; simply hit "Download" in the upper right hand corner.
      • Instructions for the Science GPA Calculator (included on the Required Supplemental Information Form)
        • The Science GPA Calculator is not required for Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, or international applicants with foreign transcripts. 
        • Include all sections (I and II) of Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physics, along with other sciences courses. 
        • Do not include lab or math courses. 
        • Include all attempts of repeated courses, unless you received “grade forgiveness” on your transcripts.
    • Statement of Purpose (1 page) 
      • Address why you want to attend USF’s graduate master’s programs and your future professional goals. 
      • Identify how your background (education/professional experience/extracurricular activities) will help you succeed in the program. 
      • If applicable, address any circumstances that may have negatively affected your grades, or gaps in your academic/professional timeline.
    • 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: biomed@usf.edu.

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

  • 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.

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

    Immigration & Financial Documentation

Questions?

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 biomed@usf.edu.

For questions about RESIDENCY qualifications please contact Graduate Admissions at 813-974-8800 or gradadmissions@usf.edu

For questions about prior CONDUCT documents to report please contact Student Conduct & Ethical Development at studentconduct@usf.edu.