G Biotechnology  

How to Apply

Apply Now for Fall 2015! The P.S.M. in Biotechnology program starts each fall (late August). The priority application date for admission consideration is April 15. Applications are accepted and reviewed after the April 15 date.

PLEASE NOTE: To start your application, click here for important instructions and items required by all graduate programs. In addition, read below for instructions specific to the P.S.M. in Biotechnology.

International applicants please click here for important instructions.

Bachelor's Degree Background

Applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry are preferred. Students with a degree in other scientific fields (including Biochemistry and Physics) are also eligible to apply for the program. If such a student is admitted, additional coursework at USF might be required.

Statement of Purpose

A two-page statement that describes your reasons for pursuing this area of graduate study, your science background and experience, and your educational and professional goals.

Tests and GPA Requirements

The GRE General Exam score is required. The USF school code for the GRE and the TOEFL is 4850.

Biotechnology applicants should hold a GPA (grade point average) of 3.0 or higher (on a scale of 4.0 as the highest score) in their undergraduate major and in upper-division coursework in the field of Biology.

Advising, Registration, Orientation and Start of Classes

Admitted students can contact the Department of Biotechnology for details about the advising and registration schedule, as well as start of classes, in late August for fall students and in late January for spring applicants. Dr. Jennifer Dever, the Graduate Director for Biotechnology, can be contacted at 415.422.6755 or at .