International Graduate Student

Before you get started on your application, be sure to carefully review all requirements and deadlines for graduate students

How to Apply

Explore the six easy steps required to apply to a master’s or doctoral degree program at USF.

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Dates and Deadlines

Get the scoop on application and funding deadlines for the spring, summer and fall semesters. 

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Academic Requirements

Explore the requirements needed for admission to USF, including degrees, GPA, test scores and more.

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Cost of Attendance

See our tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state graduate students. They’re among the lowest in the nation! 

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Residency Information

Your residency classification determines whether you’re charged in-state or out-of-state tuition. Find out how to ensure you’re classified correctly.

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Explore Programs

Explore our 150+ graduate programs and research opportunities, including concurrent, accelerated and online degrees.

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The University of South Florida encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected group status in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws on non-discrimination and equal opportunity.

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The University of South Florida does not discriminate in admissions*, educational programs or activities. Any questions or inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

*Title IX coordinators are unable to answer admissions-related questions or inquiries. 


The application process limits requests for information to prior conduct and academic information.  In the event an Applicant independently and voluntarily discloses additional personal information such as past emotional trauma, physical disabilities, or mental health challenges as part of a personal essay or statement, the self-disclosure of unsolicited personal information will not be considered a student report and those self-disclosures may not result in University initiated referrals for intervention or student support services.  In the event an Applicant is admitted, at the time of full enrollment a student may initiate contact with the available student success offices for support or guidance.