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Department of Biological Sciences Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences University of Southern California

  • Los Angeles, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 52%48%
    student ratio
  • 189
    total students
  • $31,240 | $31,240
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 1
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • 9 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Molecular And Computational Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [biology]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [computational biology and bioinformatics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [molecular biology]
    • Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [marine biology and biological oceanography]
      Master of Science (MS) [marine and environmental biology]
    • Integrative And Evolutionary Biology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Neurobiology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Computational Molecular Biology Master of Science (MS)
    • Biology Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 7
    • Doctoral Degrees 24
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Required for some and research paper
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and qualifying examination, dissertation defense
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied Not Reported
    • Accepted Not Reported
    • Acceptance Rate Not Reported
    • Enrolled Not Reported
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $85
    • Application Fee - International $85
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, and resume, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, 3 letters of recommendation, and resume, minimum GPA of 3.0
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$31,240
    • Out-of-state tuition *$31,240
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$600.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students189
    • Female Percentage52%
    • Male Percentage48%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students189
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Full-time Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian42%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian17%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown24%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchMicroarray data analysis, microbial ecology and genetics, integrative organismal and behavioral biology and ecology, stem cell pluipotency, cancer cell biology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Biological Sciences

Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
University of Southern California

University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

Dr. Douglas Capone

Chair

Phone: 213-740-2772
Fax: 213-740-8123
Email: capone@usc.edu

Mr. Adolfo dela Rosa

Student Services Advisor

Phone: 213-821-3164
Fax: 213-740-8123
Email: adolfode@usc.edu



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