How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in USF Graduate Certificates! Please review the admission requirements to see if a Graduate Certificate is right for you.

When you're ready to apply, review the application process for a step-by-step guide. Additional information is available for international applicants.

Your completed application is due to the Office of Graduate Certificates at least two weeks before the start of the semester for which you are applying.

Deadlines are as follows:

  • Summer – April 15
  • Fall – August 1
  • Spring – December 1

Alternative calendar certificates have different application deadlines. Visit the Graduate Catalog Certificates Contact Information page for applicable dates by certificate.

The application deadlines noted above represent the date in which your Graduate Certificate application must be submitted. The Office of Graduate Studies reviews Graduate Certificate applications on a rolling basis. You will have time to submit additional materials such as your transcripts after these posted deadlines.