Application Process

Thank you for your interest in USF Graduate Certificates.

Please note: There are no application deadlines for Graduate Certificates, except for those in the College of Nursing. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To ensure a spot in the program, please submit your application as soon as possible.

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.