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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Liberal Arts (MLA)
with a Concentration in American Studies (AME)

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Master of Arts (M.A.)
CIP Code: 24.0101
College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 33

Contact Information:
College of Arts and Sciences
Humanities and Cultural Studies Department (HCS)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue CPR107
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Maria Cizmic
Phone: 813-974-9380
Email: mcizmic@usf.edu

Website: http://humanities.usf.edu/graduate/


Faculty Search: Arts and Sciences Faculty List


Program Information

The Master of Arts (M.A.) offers students an opportunity to study from an interdisciplinary perspective the ideas and works that have shaped world culture. Five program concentrations are available: Africana Studies (AFT), American Studies (TBA), Film Studies (FLM), Humanities (HTS), Social and Political Thought (SPT).

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 15

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

  • Upper division undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
  • Applicants are required to take the GRE as part of the application process and matter of record.
  • Contact individual concentration advisors for possible additional requirements (e.g., transcripts, recommendations, preferred GRE scores, writing samples, etc.).
 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

  • Upper division undergraduate GPA of 3.00.
  • Applicants are required to take the GRE as part of the application process and matter of record.
  • Contact individual concentration advisors for possible additional requirements (e.g., transcripts, recommendations, preferred GRE scores, writing samples, etc.).
 


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

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