Biology MS

Apply Now for Spring 2023

Applications are currently welcome and reviewed for spring 2023 admission.


USF’s Master of Science in Biology is research-intensive, providing personalized, hands-on training in a faculty member’s laboratory. Working together with their advisers, students design an independent, faculty-directed research project that culminates in a formal written thesis.

Full-Tuition Scholarships

Students admitted to the program are fully funded, including a full scholarship and a salary earned through teaching or research assistantships.

Financing Your Education

Research Experience and Training

Our program provides extensive research experience and training to prepare students for:

    • Professional research positions in the educational, medical, pharmaceutical, or biotech fields, as well as other industries with biological research and development
    • Further studies in a PhD program or medical school
    • Teaching positions at the high school and community college levels