University of South Florida - Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.92 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 298 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 42,861 (31,461 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 22 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 41% part-time, 59% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,428 in-state; $21,126 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2015

I really wish that USF would accommodate professional students with full-time jobs more. The program is definitely geared towards international students, and full-time students. For example, most of the guest speakers and networking events are during the work week, and start at 4:30 pm, which is an hour before I get off of work and it takes me an hour to get to campus from work. Since it takes me an hour to get to campus, I have to leave early from work to make it to class on time, and I get out very late at night. Therefore I drive myself, and don't know very much about the social scene near the University. The thing I like the most about the program is that the staff are evaluating each course now, and deciding which ones would be more appropriate in an online setting. The program has also put together several special interest 'boot camps' about new technology in our field (I'm an MIS major.) These are free, on saturday mornings, and are very useful.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

USF is CACREP accredited which is beneficial for those who are looking to go into the counseling field. Although this was my first semester into the program, I believe that I will be well trained for my profession due to the knowledgeable professors, resources provided, and opportunities that are given. The only negative would be that the program does not provide funding. Coming from out-of-state can be hard financially.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I believe that the Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program at USF is a great program that gives the necessary resources and knowledge needed to teach children in a classroom setting. The courses are challenging and provides a good amount of interactive with the other students enrolled. The required internships during the second half the of program is an excellent way for the students to experience teaching and allows personal improvement through feedback from the mentor/class teacher and the program professors. The one con I have about the program is the communication between the program administors and the students. There could improvements in the communication. During the application process, I had to follow up on every part to ensure my documents were forwarded to the correct department on a timely manner.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

I have had no complaints about USF. I absolutely love the school, everything about it.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

The school could be more supportive of their students.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

USF has a very competitive Communications graduate program.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

Good program. The professors, however, are often busy
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2013

Library and Information science is my specific program and also my dream for professions. The program can be hard at times, a lot of research and essays which is to be expected. The teachers expect a lot from you but they are willing to help you just as much as they want perfection and creativity from you! All the teachers go the extra mile for you if you are willing! Mostly online makes it tedious but there are face to face classes too, which is nice to actually see the teachers and your classmates -- start networking early.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

+Highly qualified instructors +High academic standards +Great location -high cost
4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I enjoy my graduate program. Everyone from my advisors to my professors are very supportive of my work. The con is the very strict program. It's easy to have to extend your stay if something happens.
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