Doctor of Philosophy

Application Process

How to Apply:

  1. Apply online through The USF Office of Admissions
  2. Submit one original, sealed copy of bachelor’s and master’s transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Previous USF graduates do not need to submit transcripts of USF coursework.
  3. Submit GRE scores to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

In addition applicants should provide the following:

  1. A statement of purpose (why you are interested in pursuing the Ph.D. program)
  2. Three letters of recommendation from people knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and professional competence (at least one letter should be from an academic reference)
  3. A current vita/resume

Please email, fax or mail the materials listed above to:

Lisa Adkins, Academic Program Specialist
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
USF, 4202 E. Fowler Ave. EDU 105, Tampa, FL 33620
Fax: 813-974-5423

If selected to proceed in admission process, applicants will:

  1. Conduct a personal interview with two members of the ELPS faculty
  2. Submit a writing sample that is administered during the interview.

Please refer to the USF Graduate Catalog for information about courses taken at other Universities and the process of transferring credits.