Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Florida Studies is designed for anyone with an interest in Florida’s history, culture or environments. This certificate program consists of a minimum of three courses: one required and two electives. The required course, HUM 6814 (Intro to Graduate Study), introduces students to significant Florida places; demands that they confront scholarship from a range of disciplines (including many works about Florida); and challenges students to pose thoughtful questions, and to write and speak clearly, effectively, and analytically. Students may take any two elective courses listed below.

Should a non-degree seeking student decide to pursue a Master of Liberal Arts degree with concentration in Florida Studies after completing Florida Studies Certificate coursework, up to 12 credit hours may be applied to a master’s degree.

Note: Participation in the certificate program does not guarantee admission into a graduate degree program.

Graduate Recruiter

Marketa L. Teal, M.A.
Office of Graduate Studies
Email: mteal@usf.edu
Office Phone: (727) 873-4770
Main Line: (727) 873-4567 

Graduate Program Coordinator

Christopher Meindl, PhD
College of Arts & Sciences
Email: cmeindl@usf.edu
Phone: (727) 873-4961