M.Sc. On Campus


University of South Florida

12 months
15864 USD/year
15864 USD/year
7840 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Microbiology MSc program offered at University of South Florida is administered by the Department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology (CMMB).


During the Microbiology MSc program offered at University of South Florida, students often work together on broad ranging research projects that bring together many of the traditionally separate areas of biology. Many of the faculty within CMMB are involved in cooperative research with their colleagues in Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Geology, Psychology, Geography, Marine Science, and Environmental Science. Often CMMB graduate students have faculty members from these other areas of USF as members of their graduate committees.

Major Research Areas: 

  • Applied Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Cellular Microbiology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Ecological Microbiology

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lectures in Contemporary Biology
  • Selected Topics in Biology
  • Scientific Grant Writing
  • Current Topics in Cancer Biology
  • Public Health and Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
148 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students must apply to the Microbiology major via the online application process through the USF Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • GRE scores
  • It is expected that candidates for the M.S. degrees will have completed courses equivalent to those required for the B.S. in Microbiology at U.S.F.
  • Two official transcripts in a sealed envelope from each post-secondary institution.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A brief essay stating your intended field of research and professional goals
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    15864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15864 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 12 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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