24 months
15864 USD/year
15864 USD/year
7840 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biology MSc program offered at University of South Florida is committed to train the next generation of graduate students to prepare them for professional success in the biological sciences.


The Biology MSc program offered at University of South Florida is designed to foster the development of technical and analytical skills used in existing and emerging fields of discovery. The Department of Integrative Biology emphasizes learning and teaching about the interactions, across all scales, among humans and other diverse organisms in a range of environments. These interactions mediate the resilience of natural biotic systems, and enhance the sustainability of products and processes that are beneficial to ecosystems and consequently to human well-being. Thus, our mission is to create new knowledge and promote learning about ecosystem health and sustainability.

The mission of the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) is to prepare graduate students for professional careers in academia, government or industry in the areas of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. We pursue excellence in the following programmatic research areas: genome integrity and mechanisms of aging, bacterial pathogenesis and resistance, structural and computational biology.

Major Research Areas: 

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation
  • Cancer Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Microbiology, Ecology and Evolution
  • Environmental and Ecological Microbiology
  • Physiology and Morphology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Selected Topics in Cancer Biology
  • Lectures in Contemporary Biology
  • Principles of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Scientific Grant Writing
  • Selected Topics in Biology
  • Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English language proficiency
  • GRE scores: Preferred scores of 155V (69th percentile), 150Q (38th percentile), 4.5AW
  • It is expected that candidates for the M.S. degrees will have completed courses equivalent to those required for the B.S. in Biology at U.S.F.
  • Interviews may be required
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty in sealed envelopes
  • A brief essay stating your intended field of research and professional goals

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tampa

1122 - 1951 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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