How to Apply

Application Process

New USF Students Applying to a Certificate Program

To apply for admission to USF, you must:

  • Complete the online application for admission
  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Upload the following documents:
    • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university you attended, to include military credits and CLEP scores.

Mail official transcripts to:

University of South Florida
Office of Graduate Studies: Graduate Certificates
140 Seventh Avenue South, PNM 102
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Some Graduate Certificates that lead to licensure may require additional materials. Please read the specific certificate program page  in the USF Graduate Catalog to determine if any additional application materials are required. We recommend submission of a resume and statement of purpose be submitted with your application. If you are applying to multiple Graduate Certificates, please apply for each one separately.

Existing USF Graduate Students Applying to a Certificate Program

To apply for admission to your Graduate Certificate program, you must:

We recomend that you submit a resume and statement of purpose be submitted with your application. If you are applying to multiple Graduate Certificates, please apply for each one separately.

USF Graduate students enrolled in a graduate degree program are not required to pay the $30 application fee.

NOTE: The graduate certificates in Healthcare Analytics and Health Informatics observe a separate admissions process. Information can be found on their respective pages.