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University of Southern California

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

77
Applied
40
Accepted
14
Enrolled
52%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 4

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 12%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 80.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 6.45%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 0
Male (18)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular genetics, gene expression, membrane biochemistry, metabolic regulation, cancer biology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,447,983

Location & Contact

Address 1975 Zonal Avenue, KAM 409
Los Angeles, CA  90033
United States
Contact Dr. Peggy R. Farnham
Chair
Email: peggy.farnham@med.usc.edu
Phone: 323-442-8015

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