Information for Graduate Students

Top-rated academics. Excellent value. A diverse and engaged student body. They’re just three of the many reasons to consider USF in your graduate program search! As one of the top 50 elite research universities in the U.S., USF provides students with the benefit of resources only available at premiere institutions. There’s something for everyone at USF: American Athletic Conference, interdisciplinary research opportunities, vibrant student life, an ideal location in metropolitan Tampa Bay and more.

Why Choose USF?

You’re talented. And we know you have many options when considering where to pursue your graduate education. What makes USF an attractive option? Learn more about the advantages of living and learning at USF’s dynamic Tampa campus.

Applying to USF

USF admits both master’s degree and doctoral applicants. Graduate applications are considered for the Spring, Summer and Fall terms.

Already Applied

If you’ve already applied to USF, take a look at the next steps you’ll need to complete. Many tasks can be completed online, such as checking your application status, submitting required fees, accessing forms and more.


USF offers more than 171 degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels.


Learn about the costs to attend USF, financial aid, and the competitive fellowships, scholarships, grants, graduate assistantships and research funding available to graduate students.

Student Life

Learn about on-campus housing and dining choices, including options for people with special dietary needs. Student Health Services, Campus Recreation and USF’s over 500 student organizations keep students healthy and engaged.

Campus Safety

The well-being of every member of the USF community is a top priority. Learn about the numerous services available to help ensure your student’s safety while at USF.

Contact Advisor

Have questions? Get real-time answers and guidance from a graduate admissions counselor!