Graduate Student Resources
Planned Program of Study - Specialist Programs
The Planned Program of Study form is a document that lists all of the courses that students must take to complete their degree programs. This form is also used to approve specialist students for readiness to complete the required thesis or project and to certify students for graduation.
A Planned Program of Study form should be completed by the student in collaboration with the program advisor and other committee members. The form should be signed by the student, program advisor or Major Professor if one has already been selected and the department chairperson.
Once these signatures are secured, the program advisor should forward the form to the Graduate Support Office (EDU 320) by the end of the first semester after the student's admission to the program, or, before 12 hours of graduate coursework have been completed, whichever occurs first. The Graduate Support Office reviews the planned program of study for compliance with College, University, and applicable State of Florida Department of Education requirements. When the program is approved, a signed copy will be emailed to the department Academic Program Specialist and the student.
Changes to Course Requirements on an Approved Planned Program of Study
If courses completed and listed on the student's transcript are not consistent with those listed on the Program of Study form, the courses will not be counted as satisfying degree requirements unless an approved request for course substitution is completed by the program advisor and submitted to the Graduate Support Office
Please note: the request for course substitution is used when a course on the approved planned program of study is being replaced with a different course taken at USF. To apply courses completed at another institution to the USF planned program of study, please use the Transfer Course Form.
Planned Programs of Study Forms
- Curriculum & Instruction: Adult Education
- Curriculum & Instruction: Counselor Education
- Curriculum & Instruction: Higher Education Administration
- Curriculum & Instruction: Instructional Technology
- Curriculum & Instruction: Measurement & Evaluation
- Curriculum & Instruction: School Psychology
- Curriculum & Instruction: Vocational Education
- Educational Leadership