Admission Information

Explore Graduate Programs

USF can equip you to become an expert in your field — and make a difference in the world. With an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion, USF is known as a research powerhouse ranked among the top 50 public U.S. institutions in the world (Times Higher Education, 2022). We serve over 10,000 graduate students from all walks of life, joined in a shared commitment to unleash innovation and change lives.

Types of Graduate Programs

Choose from over 150 degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, as well as certificate (non-degree) and online programs. Whatever your interest, you’ll benefit from USF’s state-of-the-art facilities, diverse community and dedication to our students. For details about degree and admission requirements, please visit the Graduate Catalog and the department website.

Graduate Catalog

The Graduate Catalog is your go-to resource for official information about grad programs, policies, procedures, application deadlines, requirements and contact information. It is revised annually and goes into effect for the Fall, Spring and following Summer Sessions. For course descriptions, please visit the Course Inventory.

Graduate Research

As a graduate student, you’ll have the chance to work with internationally renowned faculty and researchers to solve society’s pressing problems. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.

Concurrent Degree Programs

Students can pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously where a prescribed number of courses required for one degree may be applied to another degree that requires the same courses. Students can share up to 15 percent of credits required for both degrees. After gaining admission to the first program you should submit the Application for Concurrent Degrees and all necessary credentials to the second program for consideration.

Accelerated Bachelors to Master's Degrees

Accelerated Programs allow academically qualified students to complete an undergraduate bachelors degree and a graduate degree on an accelerated timeline. Typically students will complete a portion of the required graduate coursework while an undergraduate student which counts towards both degrees. After the student completes the undergraduate degree requirements, the student is converted to graduate status to fulfill remaining requirements.

Online Programs

Interested in completing a master’s degree in a convenient online format? USF ranks as a national leader in online education, according to 2022 rankings by U.S. News and World Report. Some programs are completely online and others have a mixture of online and on campus courses. Visit the Online Programs website for more information.