How to Apply

International Applicants

After completing the three steps of the Graduate Certificate application process, international applicants should note the following:

  • International students who do not hold the required degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution must submit translated transcripts along with a letter from a qualified foreign transcript evaluation service certifying equivalency to the U.S. degree.
  • Certificate students are ineligible for a student visa based on the certificate, but enrolling in a Master's program would make you eligible for a student visa.
  • International students who will be entering the U.S. while enrolled in either on-campus or online courses at USF must provide proof of health insurance to USF. If an international student is not on a student visa, only proof of insurance coverage is required. If an international student is on a student visa, specific coverages are required.

For additional information, please review USF's Student Insurance information, or call 813-974-5407, or e-mail