How to Apply

Apply Now for Fall 2016

The application dates are October 15 for spring admission and April 15 for fall admission. Applications are reviewed on a space-available basis after these dates.

Start Your Application

Fall 2016 applications available in January 2016 with a priority deadline of April 15th.

Application Instructions for All Graduate Programs

The Office of Graduate Programs is the graduate admission office for the College of Arts and Sciences.

They provide you with application information for each graduate program, process the applications, and prepare them for review by your program's admission committee. They can also provide you with information about important services at the university.

MS Biotechnology Specific Instructions

  • Bachelor's Degree
    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.

Contact Info

PSM Biotechnology

M-F, 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Harney Science Center, Room 342, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (510) 967-4185