Graduate Program


Apply online

Upload the following items in PDF format with your online application:

  • Unofficial transcripts from every institution of higher learning you have attended. Your transcripts must show that you have received (or are about to receive) a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Note: Official transcripts will be required if you are admitted.

  • Unofficial GRE test scores that are no more than five (5) years old. The GRE is required. Scores of Verbal 153, Quantitative 144, and Analytical Writing 4.0 are preferred.

  • Statement of Purpose (for more information visit this website)

  • For international students, unoffcial TOEFL or IELTS test scores no more than two (2) years old are required to determine English proficiency. Please note the minimum score requirements:

    * TOEFL: minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based) * IELTS: minimum score of 6.5

  • Provide the names and email address of three (3) people, usually your professors, familiar with your academic work and the nature of the work required of graduate students in social sciences. They will receive an email requesting letters of recommendation for you.

Official test scores are those provided to USF by the testing agency.

Priority deadline for applicants seeking assistantships: February 15
Final deadline for all applicants: June 1