Master of Physiology and Biophysics
Applicants must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree, as evaluated by the USC Office of Graduate and International Admission. Their college or university must be recognized by the appropriate governmental ministry as a degree-granting institution. All transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction. All original-language documents must be accompanied by a separate, word-for-word English translation. Dual-language transcripts are not acceptable. Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received. Diploma Supplements must accompany transcripts from institutions from countries that are part of the Bologna Accord. An overall “B” average (3.0/4.0 GPA) is the minimum standard for admission consideration. To calculate their academic average, USC may convert an overseas grading scale to the U.S. standard scale. A vocational track is not appropriate preparation for graduate admission. Additional requirements are determined by individual graduate programs. Additional requirements are as follows: Applicants should have a bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences. Undergraduate course work in mathematics (including one and a half years of calculus), physics (one year), organic chemistry (aliphatic and aromatic), and biological sciences (one year) is required. Prospective students should also have completed at least two courses from among the following areas: physical chemistry, advanced physics, electronics, histology, physiology, cell biology, computer science, or biochemistry. Equivalent work will be considered on an individual basis.