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University of Southern California

Program in Molecular and Computational Biology

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Program in Molecular and Computational Biology is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Molecular biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computational biology and bioinformatics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying examination, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

178
Applied
45
Accepted
24
Enrolled
25%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement, 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

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

103
Total Graduate Students
56%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.88%
Black or African American 2.91%
White or Caucasian 17%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.94%
Unknown 7.77%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 40
Part-time - 0
Male (33)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biochemistry and molecular biology; genomics; computational biology and bioinformatics; cell and developmental biology, and genetics; DNA replication and repair, and cancer biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA  90089
United States
Contact Dr. Myron Goodman
Professor of Biological Sciences and Chemistry/Director of the MCB Research Section
Email: mgoodman@usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-5190

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