Why Choose USF?
As a graduate student, your interaction with the faculty will likely extend beyond the student-instructor relationship. Whether your professors will be guiding your research or helping you find internships or employment, you should select a program that has faculty who are active scholars in your field of interest.
As you absorb the current knowledge and methods of inquiry and analysis in your field, you will be expected to integrate, or in some cases, pursue new knowledge – pure, applied, or professional practice. In some programs this will take the form of course assignments or independent study. In other programs students are required to write a masters thesis or doctoral dissertation which will be overseen and evaluated by a mentor and research committee. The relationship with your research mentor is critical to your success as a graduate student.
Your assessment as an applicant in research programs will depend, in part, on whether there are professors in the department who have background in your field of interest. Visit faculty webpages to see if USF offers the expertise you seek.
USF Faculty Awards & Recognition
Awards bring prestige and recognition to the university and honor deserving scholars. They are not only recognition of faculty excellence, but also an important metric of institutional performance. We are pleased to list on this site the University of South Florida faculty members with distinction based on fellowships, prizes and awards recognized by the Association of American Universities (AAU), Top American Research Universities (TARU), National Research Council (NRC), and other prestigious national and international awards in different disciplines.
USF Chapter-National Academy of Inventors
USF is the founder and home of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), a non-profit member organization with over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 U.S. universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutions. The USF Chapter of the NAI has 270 USF faculty, staff, students and alumni members, who collectively hold more than 1,400 U.S. patents.