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University of South Florida

Department of Integrative Biology

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

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) Integrative biology Environmental and ecological microbiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrative biology Ecology and evolution
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Integrative biology Physiology and morphology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

35
Applied
6
Accepted
5
Enrolled
17%

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 General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of BS
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours of BS

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

22
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.55%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 22.73%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
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:
1,867,918

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Valerie Harwood
Professor and Chair
Email: vharwood@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1524
Fax: 813-974-3263