Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs
College of Medicine

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Admissions Information
Ph.D. Master's International Students

Important: You will need to submit TWO separate applications

First, you will submit a supplemental application to the Morsani College of Medicine.

Second, you will complete the online graduate admissions application.

In an effort to be fair to all applicants, the admissions committee will not review any application that is incomplete or inform a prospective applicant if s/he is competitive. All applications are holistically reviewed by the admissions committee. If you do not meet the suggested minimum admission criteria, you may still apply and your application will be reviewed. This policy is to ensure equality and objectivity in our admissions process. Please direct inquiries for the Ph.D. program to

For priority consideration, please submit all documents by the deadline below. We will review applications until the entering class is filled.

PhD Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
*Fall Admission Only


Primary Application Procedures


  • To access the Graduate Application for Admissions (click here). Please make sure to select "Medical Sciences"

  • Application Fee :$30

  • GRE Scores (General Test Only). USF’s GRE Test Code is 5828


IMPORTANT: Do NOT submit Supplemental Application Credentials (official transcripts, essay, letters of recommendation, personal statement, etc) to the online graduate admissions application. These documents must be sent to the College of Medicine, NOT admissions. Failure to do this could result in a 3-4 week delay.

Questions about the Graduate Admissions Application, or Residency Qualifications, please call Graduate Admissions at 813-974-8800.

Secondary Application Medical Sciences (SAMS)


  • Official Transcripts in sealed envelope

    • We only require transcripts from where your degree was, or will be, awarded
    • If you have a graduate degree, or have taken classes as a post-baccalaureate student, please submit those transcripts as well
    • USF students and alumni are not required to send official transcripts

  • Personal Statement that addresses the following:

    • Research background
    • Reasons for selecting the Morsani College of Medicine to pursue a PhD
    • Future career goals following graduation from the PhD program

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

    • Recommendations should come from faculty or other professionals familiar with applicant's academic performance and/or research potential
    • Letters of recommendation can be sent with the application or separately. We prefer if they are sent with the secondary application. If sent separately, please make sure your name and either birth date or your UID number are included

  • GRE Test Score

    • Official GRE (General Test) scores should be sent through ETS to Graduate Admissions (school code: 5828). Please send an unofficial copy of your test scores from ETS in your secondary application package.
    • GRE test scores must be earned within five (5) years of the desired term of entry

  • International Applicants must submit additional information
    (see below)

Please submit all the above documentation in one package to:

USF College of Medicine
Graduate Affairs-PhD Admissions
12901 Bruce B. Downs, MDC 40
Tampa, FL 33612

USF Health ·College of Medicine, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.,MDC BOX 40Tampa, FL 33612 Ph. 813-974-4181
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