The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Services Office is an integral part of ensuring students’ success in their graduate and/or doctoral studies. During the application process, the BSGO is in charge of receiving and organizing all applicants’ files and presenting those files to the MS and Ph.D. Admissions Committees for review. Acceptance and denial letters are also sent out through the BSGO upon decisions made by the Admissions Committees. The deadline to apply for fall admission is December 15th (PhD Program) and January 15th (MS Programs) of each year; there is no spring admission.
The BSGO remains heavily involved once students begin their graduate and/or doctoral student careers. Beginning with orientation, the BSGO also assists students with course registration, organizing seminars, symposiums, thesis defenses, and tracking student achievements throughout their time in the program(s). Moreover, the BSGO is a critical link of communication between the students and their program directors and coordinators, keeping all parties up to date on the latest protocols and information for the department.
MS Biomedical Sciences Program Link
MS Biotechnology Program Link
PhD Biomedical Sciences Program Link
Successful applicants should have a strong background of undergraduate courses in basics physical sciences, including courses in general microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology or cell biology, plus one year of organic chemistry, one year of physics, basic university mathematics and statistics, and laboratory skills.
PhD Application Deadline: Dec 15
MS Application Deadline: Jan 15
In order to be considered for admission to a graduate program, the following information must be submitted and on file in the UCF College of Graduate Studies by the stated application deadline. Submitted documents become part of UCF’s files and will not be returned to or copied for the applicant. All application requirements, aside from transcripts and test scores, must be submitted together with the online application. Transcripts and test scores must be official.
How to apply: College of Graduate Studies
Online Application: Complete Online Application Here
Note: All supporting documents must be sent to the College of Graduate Studies.
Application Processing Fee
P.O. Box 160112, Orlando, FL 32816-0112
Millican Hall, 230
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Graduate Financial awards may be given to admitted students through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans.
PhD Biomedical Sciences Program – Financial awards are based on academic merit to highly qualified students.
MS Biotechnology Program (Thesis Track) –Selected students may be awarded a Graduate Financial Assistantship of $5000 Fall/Spring (full) with tuition assistance or an award of half that amount.
MS Biomedical Sciences Program / MS Biotechnology Program ( PSM Track) – Non Thesis students are not considered for departmental graduate assistantships or tuition assistance
For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.