189
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Biological Sciences is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Computational molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Marine biology and biological oceanography Marine and environmental biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Neurobiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marine biology and biological oceanography Marine biology and biological oceanography
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrative and evolutionary biology
Master of Science (MS) Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and computational biology Molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and computational biology Biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular and computational biology Computational biology and bioinformatics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Research paper
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination, dissertation defense

Admissions

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, resume, minimum GPA of 3.0
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

189
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.29%
Black or African American 2.12%
White or Caucasian 24%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.12%
Unknown 14.29%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Microarray data analysis, microbial ecology and genetics, integrative organismal and behavioral biology and ecology, stem cell pluipotency, cancer cell biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Douglas Capone
Chair
Email: capone@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-2772
Fax: 213-740-8123