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
    • Please select "Graduate Certificate" as the Student Type

  • Pay the non-refundable $30 application fee

  • Upload the following required documents:
    • Unofficial transcripts from each college or university you attended, to include military credits and CLEP scores.

  • Upload the following recommended documents:
    • up-to-date resume or CV
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Two letters of recommendation from someone of authority who can speak to the applicant's academic and/or professional abilities

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.  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:

  • Complete the online application for admission
    • Please select "Graduate Certificate" as the Student Type

  • Upload the following recommended documents*:
    • up-to-date resume or CV
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Two letters of recommendation from someone of authority who can speak to the applicant's academic and/or professional abilities

*If already submitted as part of admission to a graduate degree major housed within the same department or college as the Graduate Certificate, applicants may not need to resubmit these materials.  Check with the affiliated Graduate Certificate Contact and/or Director to confirm.

 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.