M.S.- Biology, with a concentration in Cell Biology & Molecular Biology
M.S.- Biology, with concentration in Cell Biology & Molecular Biology, Non-Thesis, Ph.D.- Biology, with concentration in Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology
The focus of graduate education in the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology (CMMB) at the University of South Florida (USF) is biomedical research and education. We offer 2 thesis Masters degrees which are completed by research: an M.S. Degree in Biology, with a concentration in Cell & Molecular Biology, and an M.S. degree in Microbiology. We also offer a a non-thesis version of our M.S. in Biology, with a concentration in Cell Biology & Molecular Biology which involved no research component. Our Ph.D. program is in Biology, with a concentration in Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology. The Department of CMMB offers excellent graduate research training in core areas of modern biology, and emphasize broad, inter-disciplinary training, which encourages students to cross traditional boundaries. Modern research facilities within the University, and the ease of access to multiple USF core-research facilities in proteomics, genomics, NMR etc. give our graduate students an extraordinary opportunity to design creative and significant research projects. Most, if not all, graduate students will have the opportunity to instruct undergraduate laboratories as Teaching Assistants. Graduate Teaching Assistants are provided guidance from mentors within the department and through the USF Center for Teaching Enhancement. While graduate education emphasizes creative research, graduate students are provided an opportunity to develop as teachers-both necessary skills for success as a professional scientist.
Two official transcripts that include your final GPA (minimal GPA is 3.0)
A brief essay stating your intended field of research and professional goals. Please indicate your specific research interests, in order that we may refer your application to appropriate CMMB faculty members. In your essay please list 2-3 CMMB faculty members who you would be interested in working with for your thesis research.
At least three letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your potential success in graduate school (the recommendation request form can be accessed through the CMMB web site).
Notification of whether you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship (TA)
# of Credits Required:
M.S. 30, Ph.D. 90
International Student Requirements:
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
331.79 Residents, 818.66 Non-Residents USD
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Extensive
Institution Sector: Public
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000 and above