Guaranteed Admission Programs

The Honors College offers two guaranteed admission programs (GAPs) that allow students guaranteed admission to the medical sciences, or physical therapy Master's degree programs, as long as they complete all of the program requirements.

M.S. in Medical Sciences

This guaranteed admission program (GAP) allows qualified students who are graduating from USF’s Honors College guaranteed acceptance into USF's Pre-professional M.S. in Medical Sciences (MSP3) program. Each year, the MSP3 program receives approximately 1,000 applications for its 260 seats. This requires that the program be selective with admission. Honors College students in this GAP who meet admission criteria will be guaranteed placement.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

First-time in college (FTIC) USF students who have been admitted to the Honors College and are interested in a career in physical therapy are offered a guaranteed admission pathway to USF Health’s School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS) to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Students must meet all the benchmarks of the program, including a successful interview with SPTRS.