Application Process

Thank you for your interest in USF Graduate Certificates.

Your completed application is due to the Graduate Certificate office at least two weeks before the start of the semester for which you are applying. Deadlines are as follows:

Summer Start – April 27, 2015
Fall Start – Aug. 10, 2015
Spring Start – Dec. 14, 2015 (due to holiday break)

Alternative calendar certificates have different application deadlines. Please visit the individual programs for dates.

To complete the application process, please follow the steps below.

Step 1: Apply to Admissions as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you are a current graduate student, please proceed to Step #2 and do NOT complete the online admission application. However, if you are not currently enrolled at the USF, or you have not attended USF in the past two semesters, you must apply to the USF Tampa campus as a non-degree seeking student. Expect this process to take two to four weeks.

To apply for admission to USF, you must:

Step 2: Apply to the Graduate Certificate Program

To apply for admission to your graduate certificate program, you must:

Note: If you are applying to multiple graduate certificate programs, please send an approval form for each one.

Mail these documents to:
University of South Florida
Graduate Certificates
USF Innovative Education
4202 E. Fowler Ave., SVC 1072
Tampa, FL 33620

Step 3: Submit Other Required Documents to USF

If you wish to take classes on campus, you must:

NOTE: Admission to a graduate certificate program does not imply automatic acceptance into a graduate degree program.