Prospective Students

Come Visit Us

Come Visit Us at USF Marine Science

To respect the health and safety of our community, in-person and on-campus tours of CMS are suspended. On-campus tours and in-person meetings will resume when the University enters Phase 4 of their plan to reconstitute normal campus operations. For more information about USF’s plans and response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, please go to

In lieu of in-person tours, general admissions advising appointments via phone or video chat may be scheduled with a member of the Academic Affairs staff by emailing

Graduate Students:

The College of Marine Science offer tours of our facilities to prospective Master’s and PhD students. These tours are walking tours of multi-story buildings (ramp and elevator accessible) and last approximately 20 minutes. Tours are often followed by a brief admission advising meeting to answer questions about the application process. These tours do not include meetings with individual faculty members or lab groups or tours of specific laboratories. These meetings should be set-up by directly contacting the faculty member of interest.

Undergraduate Students:

CMS does not provide tours or admissions guidance for prospective undergraduate students. The USF College of Arts & Sciences offers a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology that can be completed in its entirety on the USF Tampa and USF St. Petersburg campuses. Current in high school students and their families or high school graduates seeking admission into a bachelor’s degree program in marine biology contact the Office of Admissions or the Integrative Biology department for more information about undergraduate programs and tour options. For more information and to schedule a campus tour, please use the contact information below.

Undergraduate Admissions