Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs

PhD Course Registration

Registration Requirements & Details

This page is intended to serve as a resource for students in the Medical Sciences PhD Program. It will be updated each semester after drop/add week to reflect course information for the next semester.  

Number of Credits

Unless you have received approval from the PhD Program, you are expected to register for the number of credit hours indicated in the table below. Lab Rotations, Directed Research, and Dissertation Research hours can be adjusted to meet the total credit hour requirement each semester.

Student Level

Fall & Spring

Summer

Pre-CQE

12

8

Post-CQE

9

6

If you intend to defend in a given semester, you must register for at least 2 credits of Dissertation Research in that semester.

Permits

Most courses will require a permit. You do not need to request a permit for the courses listed below, as these will be automatically issued: 

  Bioscience Seminar
Directed Research
Dissertation Research 

Please note that permits for the Fall semester will not be granted until you have submitted a progress report for the preceding academic year.

Request a Permit

Student Responsibilities

It is your responsibility to: 

  1) confirm the courses that you intend to register for with your concentration coordinator
2) clear any holds on your account prior to the registration deadline
3) request your permits at least two days before the registration deadline
4) register accurately and on time. 

The PhD office is happy to assist with your registration if you have any questions.  


How to Register

  1. Log into my.usf.edu using your NetID and password.
  2. Select My Resources > OASIS (Student)
  3. Select Student
  4. Select Registration
  5. Select Register, Add, or Drop Classes
  6. Enter the CRNs of the courses you intend to take (adjust the number of credit hours for variable-credit courses if needed)
  7. Click Submit
  8. Confirm that all of your registrations were received, and that your total number of credits is accurate

Go to MyUSF

Spring 2021 Important Dates

January 8 - Registration deadline

January 15 - End of drop/add week 


  • PhD Core Courses

    Course # Course Title
    CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    BCH 6935 - 001 Grant Writing & Scientific Communication  15664  1:00 PM - 2:50 PM MDL 1003 S. Darch 2
    GMS 6002 - 001  Success Skills in Biomedical Sciences 13211 F 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDC 1003 R. Philpot 1
    GMS 7939 - 005  Bioscience Seminar 20212 F 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM Online Y. Chen 1
    GMS 6942 - 001  Laboratory Rotations 14698       M. Teng 1-12
  • Allergy, Immunology, & Infectious Diseases

    Concentration Coordinator: Dr. Burt Anderson

    Course # Course Title
    CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    BCH 6627 - 001 Molecular Basis of Disease 14682 M/W 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM TBA R. Deschenes 4
    BCH 6746 - 001 Structural Biology 11867 T/R 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM MDL 1003 Y. Chen 3
    GMS 7930 - 003 Applied Bioinformatics 21899 T/R 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM MDL 1003 L. Galam
    GMS 6103 - 001 Foundations of Medical Microbiology & Immunology 15744 M/W 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM MDC 1507 B. Anderson 4
    GMS 7939 - 001  Graduate Seminar 10736 W 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Online A. Seyfang  1
    GMS 7910 - 005 Directed Research  13908       B. Anderson 1-19
    GMS 7980 - 005 Dissertation Research  18836       B. Anderson 2-19


    Contact your concentration coordinator to receive approval to take other elective coursework that may be applicable. 


  • Cardiovascular Biology

    Concentration Coordinator: Dr. Jerome Breslin

    Course # Course Title CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    GMS 6140 - 0  Cardiovascular Regulation 26359  T/R 12:00 PM -2:00 PM MDC 1055 H. Totary-Jain 4
    GMS 6440 - 004  Basic Medical Physiology  16861 
       Online K. Yip 3
    GMS 6505 - 004   Basic Medical Pharmacology 16862       Online J. Amin
    GMS 6543 - 001  Advanced Medical Pharmacology/Physiology  24784   12:30 PM - 2:30 PM MDC 1507 J. Amin 2
    GMS 7939 - 002 Graduate Seminar 10737      Online K. Yip 1
    GMS 7910 - 006  Directed Research  12106       J. Breslin  1-19 
    GMS 7980 - 006  Dissertation Research  18926       J. Breslin  2-19 

    Contact your concentration coordinator to receive approval to take other elective coursework that may be applicable. 


  • Molecular Medicine

    Concentration Coordinator: Dr. Gloria Ferreira

    Course # Course Title CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    GMS 6727 - 001 Molecular Basis of Disease 14682 M/W 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM TBA R. Deschenes 4
    BCH 6746 - 001 Structural Biology 11867 T/R 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM MDL 1003 Y. Chen 3
    GMS 7930 - 003 Applied Bioinformatics 21899 T/R 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM MDL 1003 L. Galam  3
    GMS 7939 - 001 Graduate Seminar 10736  W 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Online A. Seyfang 1
    GMS 7910 -  001 Directed Research 11084       G. Ferreira  1-19
    GMS 7980 - 001 Dissertation Research 11060       G. Ferreira  2-19
     

    Contact your concentration coordinator to receive approval to take other elective coursework that may be applicable. 

  • Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology

    Concentration Coordinator: Dr. Kay-Pong Daniel Yip

    Course # Course Title CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    GMS 6140 - 0 Cardiovascular Regulation 26359 T/R 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MDC 1055 H. Totary-Jain 4
    GMS 7930 - 005  Non-coding RNA in Health & Disease 26360 W 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM MDC 1055 H. Totary-Jain 
    GMS 6706 - 004  Basic Medical Neurosciences 16863     Online J. Amin
    GMS 6706 - 001  Advanced Medical Neurosciences 24832     Online J. Woo 2
    GMS 6440 - 004 Basic Medical Physiology 16861     Online K. Yip 3
    GMS 6505 - 004 Basic Medical Pharmacology 16862     Online  J. Amin 3
    GMS 6543 - 001   Advanced Medical Pharmacology/Physiology 24784  F 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM  MDC 1507  J. Amin
    GMS 7939 - 002 Graduate Seminar 10737     Online K. Yip 1
    GMS 7910 - 002 
    Directed Research
    11085       K. Yip
    1-19 
    GMS 7980 - 002 
    Dissertation Research
    11061
          K. Yip
    2-19

    Contact your concentration coordinator to receive approval to take other elective coursework that may be applicable. 

  • Neuroscience

    Concentration Coordinator: Dr. Paula Bickford

    Course #  Course Title CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    GMS 6706 - 004  Basic Medical Neurosciences 16863     Online J. Amin 
    GMS 6704 - 001  Advanced Medical Neurosciences 24832     Online J. Woo
    GMS 7930 - 002 Neuroscience Journal Club 14072     Online D. Kang 1
    GMS 7939 - 004 Graduate Seminar 18927     Online  P. Bickford 1
    GMS 7910 - 004 Directed Research 11087       P. Bickford 1-19
    GMS 7980 - 004 Dissertation Research 18925       P. Bickford 2-19

    Contact your concentration coordinator to receive approval to take other elective coursework that may be applicable. 

  • Pathology & Cell Biology 

    Concentration Coordinator: Patricia Kruk

    Course #  Course Title CRN Day Time Location Faculty Credits
    GMS 6604 - 006 Human Structure & Function 23441     Online V. Dave 3
    GMS 6630 - 004  Basic Medical Histology 24783

    Online K. Muffly 3
    GMS 6610 - 001  Advanced Neuroanatomy 19972 W 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM MDL 1038 P. Kruk 3
    GMS 6334 - 001 Pathobiology of Human Cancer 22473     Online P. Kruk 3
    GMS 7930 - 004 Gross Anatomy Lab 12095 T/R 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MDL 1006 K. Muffly 2
    GMS 7910 - 003  Directed Research  11086       P. Kruk
    1-19 
    GMS 7980 - 003
    Dissertation Research 
    12593
          P. Kruk
    2-19


    Contact your concentration coordinator to receive approval to take other elective coursework that may be applicable. 

Satisfactory Academic Progress Reminder

In order to remain in good academic standing, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and earn a grade of “S” in all S/U courses (including research courses). Students must achieve a “B” or better (B- does not count) in all required courses. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about permits or how to register, contact Meagan (MEastman@usf.edu) or Shonique (ShoniqueE@usf.edu). If you have questions regarding course selection, contact your concentration coordinator.