University of South Florida - Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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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, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 42,067 (31,111 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 43% part-time, 57% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $10,428 in-state; $21,126 out-of-state
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Library Science
Graduation Year: 2017

I love the MLIS program at USF because the professors and instructors I've had so far are so genuinely interested in how they're students are doing. Everyone I've met in Library and Information Science so far have been so supportive and encouraging. The classes are interesting and practical too. My on-the-job work experience at a public library has helped me in my studies, and my studies have helped me in my job. Overall, I love USF's LIS program.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The faculty for the ECE program are outstanding. They are consistently available and timely, and they provide worthwhile advice.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is exceptional. I have learned and experienced such a great amount of information through the program. It has prepared me to step into the working world as a prepared mental health counselor. In addition, it pushed me to grow and change as a person to better my future as a therapist. I applied to many other programs, but I am extremely grateful that I picked this one in particular.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

Great program, however things are at times unorganized. The faculty is extremely helpful and are dedicated to student success. Some class content needs to be refined.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

My Masters program allows students to take first year medical courses at a more basic level in order to assist students transition better academically from the graduate program into the College of Medicine.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2019

USF College of Pharmacy is defining the future of the field. As healthcare needs are changing, USF is revolutionizing the role of the pharmacist. I am proud to be a student at USF, where I am intellectually challenged, uniquely inspired, and exposed to interprofessional learning pathways. I am confident that I am receiving a superior education from USF College of Pharmacy and I am looking forward to living out my professional dream as a Doctor of Pharmacology.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The teachers and faculty are always willing to help you outside of the classroom as well as in the classroom.
2.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I completed the Masters of Science in Exercise Science program at the University of South Florida in December of 2013. To begin, the USF Tampa campus is large, beautiful, and loaded with plenty of amenities and resources for students of all levels. While most of the perimeter of the campus is not in the best of neighborhoods, the campus itself is safe and housing in better areas are just a short 10-15 minute drive. The academics at USF appear to be extremely variable and inconsistent. When applying, I was deciding between two programs, the Masters of Public Health program, a program of USF Health, and the exercise science program, housed in the College of Education. In hindsight I wish I had chosen the MPH for many reasons. First, the MPH program was far more selective in the admissions process. That should have told me then that the curriculum was going to be a higher caliber than the exercise science program. Second, as I went through the exercise science program I had the unique opportunity to take electives in the MPH program. The courses between the two programs were as night and day. The MPH program, faculty, and students were extremely professional, well-rounded, and constantly challenging. Conversely the exercise science program was elementary at best. Honestly, while the professors seemed genuine and capable, I felt the program was little more than an extension of the sub-par undergraduate exercise science program offered. The laboratories and research opportunities were minimal to non-existent. The material and coursework was neither challenging nor useful in preparing students for a career in the field. Third, USF Health, which is technically a separate entity entirely from the rest of the school, not only sets higher standards for education; it appears to be far more integrated within itself and throughout the community. It is also better funded as compared to the exercise science program in college of education. In my opinion, the exercise science curriculum needs to be completely overhauled. Due to the nature of the field, I think it should also be taken out of the college of education and repurposed into USF Health as a department of applied kinesiology or human performance and wellness. In the end, upon graduation, I felt extremely ill-prepared as compared to my MPH counterparts. In a perfect world, if I could return my degree for my money back, I would. Overall, I believe USF, specifically USF Health offers some excellent graduate degree programs, however I would not recommend the exercise science program to prospective students at this time.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Honestly, this program in terms of coursework and content is EXACTLY what I am looking for. The only thing I wish is that they would also add the ability to have a counseling certificate upon completion. I may have to continue studying to do so because that is unclear.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The program I am in is great since I work a full time job and am still able to pursue my masters degree. I have also been very happy with the professors and the course content. However, I would have liked more information initially on how the online classes actually work - there was little instruction.
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