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University of South Florida

Department of Integrative Biology

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Integrative Biology is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biology Environmental and ecological microbiology
Master of Science (MS) Biology Ecology and evolution
Master of Science (MS) Biology Physiology and morphology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (MS in Biology): Preferred scores of 155V (69th percentile), 150Q (38th percentile), 4.5AW GRE (MS in Conservation Biology): General test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE: 155+ (70%)V, 150+ (70%)Q, 4.5 (70%) AW.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
9
Accepted
6
Enrolled
33%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline November 30th November 30th Yes
Spring deadline July 1st July 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (MS in Biology): Preferred scores of 155V (69th percentile), 150Q (38th percentile), 4.5AW GRE (MS in Conservation Biology): General test
Master's Degree Requirements MS in Biology: minimum GPA of 3.0; Acceptance by faculty member; 3 letters of recommendation (see student recommendation form on department website); brief essay of research and professional goals; TA application; It is expected that candidates will have completed courses equivalent to those required for the BS in Biology at USF. Interviews may be
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE: 155+ (70%)V, 150+ (70%)Q, 4.5 (70%) AW.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor of Science required. It is expected that candidates for the Ph.D. degree will have completed courses equivalent to those required for the B.S. in Biology at U.S.F. Acceptance by a faculty member in the Department of Integrative Biology is mandatory. Three letters of recommendation. On campus interview. Personal statement.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American 2.94%
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 14.71%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (7)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Marine ecology, ecosystem responses to urbanization, biomechanical and physiological mechanisms of animal movement, population biology and conservation, microbial ecology and public health microbiology, natural diversity of parasites and herbivores; ecosystems, vertebrates, disturbance ecology, functional and ecological morphology of feeding in fishes, rare amphibians and reptiles, genomics in ecological experiments, ecotoxicology, global carbon cycle, plant-animal interactions
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,560,042

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Ave SCA110
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Valerie Harwood
Professor and Chair
Email: vharwood@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9741524
Fax: 813-9743263

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