The focus of USF’s Master of Science in Biology program is hands-on lab research with full-time faculty and the completion of a major lab research project. Students who have successfully completed the program are prepared to pursue further postgraduate work or to enter into a technical position in a related research or industrial laboratory.
Program Start – Students can start the program each year in fall or spring semesters.
Areas of Research
Unlike other programs, students are required to apply for a concentration and an opening in a specific faculty member’s laboratory. Please contact the corresponding faculty member to discuss the program, his/her research, and your interest in attending USF. To qualify for admission to the biology program, you must be interested in pursuing research in one of the following areas:
- Behavioral Ecology - Scott Nunes
- Conservation Genetics & Systematics – Jennifer Dever
- Developmental Biology & Regeneration – James Sikes
- Evolutionary Ecology – Sevan Suni
- Host Microbial Interactions & Innate Immunity - Sangman Kim
- Marine Biology & Physiology – Nicole Thometz
- Microbial Ecology, Mycology & Bioinformatics – Naupaka Zimmerman
- Molecular and Cancer Biology - Christina Tzagarakis-Foster
- Parasitology – John Sullivan
- Plant Evolution & Ecology – John R. Paul