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Biology, MS


Students who complete the biology program are well prepared to enter a technical position in a research or industrial laboratory, or to continue on to medical school or a PhD program.

USF students benefit from their location in the heart of a region where publicly funded research labs partner with private industry to create the greatest concentration of biotech and biomedical careers in the United States.

Research experience and training prepares our 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

Where do students go after USF?

Graduates have pursued PhD, medical, dental, or veterinary school studies at the following universities:

  • Auburn University Veterinary School
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
  • Colorado State University
  • Creighton University Medical School
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University Medical School
  • St. Louis University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • University of California at Berkeley
  • University of California at Davis
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of California at San Francisco
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
  • University of the Pacific Dental School
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington Medical School
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Yale University Medical School