Graduate Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for graduate programs vary by department. Many programs give highest priority for admission and funding to applications that are complete and received early in the application cycle. Contact the graduate program for the most current information about their admission deadline. Colleges and programs may continue to process applications after the deadline if space exists within the program. In addition to program deadlines, special deadlines exist for international applicants and for Graduate School Fellowships. See chart below.
 
 


Graduate Program Application Deadlines

If more than one deadline pertains to you, you must meet the earliest deadline.

To find the deadline for your program of interest, please visit the Graduate Program webpage at http://www.grad.usf.edu/programs.php.

Semester All Graduate Applicants Graduate School Fellowships

International Applications outside US** (need I-20 and visa)

International Applications inside US** (need to transfer current visa)
  Priority deadline* for admission to graduate programs & department assistantships Final deadline for consideration for Graduate School scholarships & fellowships, nominees must be admitted. Graduate School International application deadlines (outside U.S.). Earlier program deadlines supersede these. Graduate School International application deadlines (inside U.S.). Earlier program deadlines supersede these.
Summer Sessions

Beginning May 13, 2013
see program deadline N/A 15-Jan 15-Feb
Fall Semester

Beginning August 26, 2013
see program deadline 15-Feb 1-May 1-Jun
Spring Semester

Beginning January 6, 2014
see program deadline N/A 15-Sep 15-Oct
Summer Sessions

Beginning May 12, 2014
see program deadline N/A 15-Jan 15-Feb
Fall Semester

Beginning August 25, 2014
see program deadline 15-Feb 1-May 1-Jun
Spring Semester

Beginning January 5, 2015
see program deadline N/A 15-Sep 15-Oct

 

*Priority deadline means that applicants who have a complete application, all supporting documents, and an application fee on file will receive full consideration for admission to the program and for available department funding. Incomplete files or applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

**International applicants who are outside the US are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. The deadlines for these applicants have been set with the hope that enough time will be available for programs to review the application files for admission, for the International Services Office to process the documents to issue an I-20, and for students to obtain a visa in their country. These deadlines are not meant to guarantee sufficient time. International applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.