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Requirements for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees

  • It is expected that candidates for the M.S./Ph.D. degrees will have completed courses equivalent to those required for the B.S. in Biology at U.S.F.


  • 3.0 GPA last 60 hours of B.S. degree


  • GRE Revised Test – New scoring (minimum verbal score of 155 + minimum quantitative score of 150 + minimum analytical score of 4.5)


  • GRE (minimum verbal score of 500+ minimum quantitative score of 600 and minimum analytic score of 4.5)


  • Acceptance by a faculty member in the Department of Integrative Biology is mandatory. Students are expected to contact faculty via e-mail to indicate an interest in the research being conducted in their laboratory. The department will make every effort to pair potential graduate students with appropriate faculty.


  • FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: The TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 88(internet version), 570 (paper version). Acceptance by a faculty member in the Department of Integrative Biology is mandatory. We expect students to contact faculty via email to indicate an interest in the research being conducted in their laboratory. We will make every effort to pair potential graduate students with appropriate faculty.

Application Deadlines
For U.S. Students:
Spring Term (January): Aug. 1
Fall Term (August): Jan. 1 - Feb. 15*
*Although applications for the fall term are accepted through Feb. 15, students are encouraged to apply by Jan. 1.

For International Students:
Spring Term (January): July 1
Fall Term (August): Jan. 1


Teaching Assistant Position Deadlines

Application for a Teaching Assistant position.

For U.S. Students:
Spring Term (January): Aug. 1
Fall Term (August): Jan. 1

For International Students:
Spring Term (January): July 1
Fall Term (August): Jan. 1


Application Procedure
Apply online and use your credit card to pay the application fee. Please email Christine Brubaker, in the Integrative Biology Graduate Office if you need additional assistance with the application process.

The following items should be sent directly to the Department of Integrative Biology:

  1. Two official transcripts in a sealed envelope from each post-secondary institution you have attended, excluding USF. Transcripts of work completed at USF will be secured by the USF Office of Admissions.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from faculty in sealed envelopes (on university letterhead) with the envelope seal signed by the recommender. Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation via the on-line application process if possible.
  3. A short essay stating your intended field of research and professional goals. Please indicate your specific research interests. In your essay please list 2-3 biology faculty members who you would like to have review your file. Acceptance into the biology graduate program requires the identification of specific faculty who are willing to direct your research. Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation via the on-line application process if possible.
  4. Official GRE scores. This exam must have been taken within the last five years. If you have confirmation from ETS that scores have been sent to USF (USF must be listed), you may include a photocopy of your confirmation notice in your application packet. OFFICIAL test scores must be sent to USF directly from the testing agency. The University of South Florida's 4-digit institution code is: 5828. Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation via the on-line application process if possible.
  5. Recommended form for Letter of Recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation via the on-line application process if possible.

Department of Integrative Biology Graduate Office
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Ave - SCA 11
Tampa, FL 33620-5150
Attn: Mrs. Christine Brubaker

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