PhD applicants are only considered for Fall and cannot apply to any other term. Details about admission requirements, deadlines, and the application process can be found on this page.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at 813-974-2836 or email@example.com.
Minimum admission requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog at the link below.
Please review the "Application Process" section of this page for details about what documents to submit.
Students seeking a PhD in Medical Sciences from the University of South Florida are selected by an admissions committee that considers the overall qualities of the applicant. Areas of consideration include academic achievement, research experience and interests, and letters of recommendation. All selected candidates will be required to have personal interviews with members of the PhD admissions committee.
The PhD Program typically receives more than 100 applications each year, and fewer than 30% of applicants are admitted.
The undergraduate GPA of the middle 50% of students admitted for Fall 2022 was 3.36-3.86.
The Medical Sciences PhD Program priority deadline is December 1. Students should apply and submit all required documents (including letters of recommendation) by this date for the best chance of consideration.
University application deadlines can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Well-qualified applicants will be invited to participate in interviews with faculty members prior to final admissions decisions being made. An interview is required to be eligible for admission into the program and invitations to participate in interviews are sent between mid-December and mid-March. . For Fall 2023 admission, we intend to host three rounds of virtual interviews on the dates outlined below:
During interview weeks, interviewees are typically invited to a virtual program overview on Monday evening, then select from one of six available interview times (Tuesday morning or afternoon, Wednesday morning or afternoon, Thursday morning or afternoon). This schedule is subject to change, but additional details will be communicated to selected applicants.
Students who participate in an interview are typically notified of the committee's admission's decision within 7-10 days of interviewing. Admitted students will be invited to visit campus; our visit weekends are currently scheduled for:
April (exact dates TBD)
Admitted students have until April 15 to notify the PhD office if they will attend USF.
**If you are applying to more than one program at USF, it is imperative that your supplemental information clearly indicate that it should be used for your application to the Medical Sciences PhD Program. This is especially important for letters of recommendation. Failure to appropriately indicate the PhD program may prevent your application from being reviewed.
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.
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).
Formal admission to the university will not be granted until an official course-by-course foreign credential evaluation is provided, but this can be submitted after an applicant is interviewed if necessary.
If you have any questions about our Medical Sciences PhD Program, how to apply, or the status of your application, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 813-974-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.