Admission Requirements

Each applicant to a graduate program at the University of South Florida is required to meet the following minimum requirements:
  1. An applicant must have one of the following:
    1. A bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution and satisfying at least one of the following criteria:
      1. “B” average or better in all work attempted while registered as an undergraduate student working for a degree, or
      2. “B” or better average in all work attempted while registered as an upper division undergraduate student working for a baccalaureate degree.
    2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    3. The equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution.
  2. Submission of standardized test scores is at the discretion of the graduate program.
  3. All specific and additional requirements of the graduate program to which admission is sought (including requirements to submit standardized test scores) consistent with the above Statement of Principles.
The Program Chair and College Dean must approve any exceptions to these requirements with information copies to the Graduate School.

Admission Requirements

The University deadlines for admission follow below. Colleges and programs may have earlier deadlines or may continue to process applications after the deadline if space exists within the program. Admission applications and supporting materials must be received by the program and university deadlines as posted in the Graduate Catalog and online at:
http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs/programs.asp
Note: Professional programs may have deadlines later than the University deadline if approved by Graduate Council.

Domestic Application Deadlines  
  Spring Admission October 15
  Summer Admission February 15
  Fall Admission February 15
  Fall Admission to Professional Programs June 1
   
International Application Deadlines  
   
 Living inside the United States  
  Spring Admission refer to Domestic Deadlines
  Summer Admission refer to Domestic Deadlines
  Fall Admission refer to Domestic Deadlines
   
 Living outside the United States  
  Spring Admission June 1
  Summer Admission January 2
  Fall Admission January 2

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on what country this may take a few months so the deadlines for these international applicants are early. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. are currently on a visa and may use the domestic application deadline dates.


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