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What will I learn?

The Medical Biophysics (MBPH) program is designed to attract students who are motivated to pursue graduate degrees in biomedical research areas that require a more quantitative mindset than is demanded in most biomedical research. These students often have backgrounds in mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering, and are keen to apply their quantitative skills in biomedical research. These potential applicants usually do not apply to the existing MS or PhD programs at USC because faculty members who have research programs of interest to these students often do not have high visibility in the larger existing programs. The MBPH program will include faculty from different departments who have research programs that involve quantitative biophysical laboratory work. Research areas appropriate for the MBPH program include structural biology, neuroscience, membrane biophysics and theoretical biophysics. As the only organizing unit for biophysics research at USC, the MBPH program will be unique and has the potential both to provide new educational opportunities and to strengthen existing graduate programs at USC.

Which department am I in?

USC Keck School of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 32 units)

Tuition fees
US$57,256.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Health Sciences Campus

University of Southern California,



90033, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree earned at an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education.

For international students

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree with a competitive GPA.

Applicants to master's programs who have attained an Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) score of 90, with no less than 20 on each sub-score; or an IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6 on each band score.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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