Integrated BS/MS/PhD Biological Sciences

You may also choose to complete your BS degree at USciences in four years then continue on to earn your MS in cell biology and biotechnology or cell and molecular biology. With careful planning you may have the ability to obtain your MS degree in less time than a traditional program. Biology & Microbiology students admitted to this program are able to begin their graduate coursework while completing their undergraduate biology degree, their undergraduate microbiology degree, or their undergraduate biomedical sciences degree. An option to integrate with the PhD in cell biology and biotechnology is also available.

This advanced study gives you:

  • A competitive edge when applying for jobs
  • An earlier start to achieving your career goals
  • Higher earning potential from the start

Students may apply for the integrated BS/MS Biological Sciences program as entering transfer students or as current University of the Sciences undergraduate students (prior to their 4th year if in a B.S. track, 5th year if in a professional masters degree track, or 6th year if in the Pharm.D. track). Students are expected to meet the following criteria for admission:

  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.00
  • minimum SAT score of 1200 total with a minimum individual verbal and math score of 550 if you are not matriculated in an undergraduate or first professional degree program for at least one academic year (one fall and spring semester).
  • three letters of recommendation from college faculty
  • signature of the student's current University of the Sciences program director signifying that he/she has discussed the implications on how this program might impact the student's undergraduate studies

If you meet the above qualifications and would like to be considered for this program, please submit a graduate application to:

University of the Sciences
Box 98
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: (215) 895-1185


For additional admissions information, please contact our graduate admissions counselors by phone at (215) 596-8556 or by e-mail at


University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495