Why Choose USF?


USF offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success. More than 2,000 distinguished scholars, researchers and expert teachers, nearly all holding PhDs or the highest degrees in their fields, make up the USF faculty – including the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year.

Impressive Facilities

USF occupies over 1,700 acres and maintains 263 buildings on the Tampa campus. Here you will find an impressive array of facilities that you will need for an outstanding graduate student experience.


Awarded over $411 million in research contracts and grants in FY2012, USF is in the nation’s top tier of research universities and plays a critical role in the economy of the Tampa Bay region and Florida. The underlying component that drives its research initiatives is the talent of faculty, staff and students. In every corner of the university great scientists, scholars and educators are training the next generation of researchers and scholars.

Career Opportunities

Through challenging courses and meaningful internship, leadership and service-learning opportunities, USF equips you to pursue your dreams and embark on a successful career.


Sunny skies and amazing cultural amenities, Tampa has it all! Busch Gardens, three professional sports teams, numerous cultural amenities, gorgeous beaches nearby, and a vibrant music scene make this a terrific place to continue your education.