University of South Florida - Main Campus Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.42 out of 5.0)
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  • 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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5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2018

The ABA program at the University of South Florida would be an amazing choice for any aspiring behavior analyst. The cohort sizes are small, the professors are influential, there are ample opportunities to be involved in research, and you will gain loads of clinical experience through involvement in practicum courses. Along with the benefits of the program, Tampa is a fun area with an overwhelming need for ABA professionals at all educational levels.
4.4 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The University of South Florida was an excellent school that really prepared me for a career in law enforcement. My professors were engaged with the students and always wanted to know how to better prepare students for their future careers. The Criminology classes were especially geared towards a local law enforcement career. I am constantly applying information I learned in the program while at work. Also, the Criminology advisers encouraged and assisted with my application to become an intern with a local police department, the same department I work for today. I highly recommend USF to any students with focused career goals.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

It is a competitive program lead by professors who are well known in the field both locally and nation wide.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2014

The Psychology graduate program at USF is exceptional. We have terrific faculty that are approachable and willing to help their students advance in their careers. Former graduate students have excellent track records in regards to finding internships, post-doc positions, and jobs. The city is wonderful too. I did not expected to like Tampa as much when I moved here. I love the city and I wish I could stay. There is a lot to do in Tampa and the surrounding area. It is a great place for people that like the water and outdoor activities. The only bad thing is that Tampa is a very spread out city. You have to drive a bit to get to places. But it is worth it.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Re: Clinical Psychology program Pros: Small cohort (less than 10 students); strong research training; faculty of strong pedigree; great clinical externship opportunities; students move on to internships, post-docs, and faculty positions at top/prestigious universities; laid back and supportive faculty and student body; students typically collaborate well and get along (not a great deal of competitiveness amongst students) Cons: Clinical training less emphasized (not in terms of hours obtained before internship, but in terms of education/didactics) than research training; didactics limited overall; some labs are slow to get students out; program not great at putting students on a year-by-year plan of progress to ensure quick movement through the program
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Some pros of the program are that it prepares graduates for a variety of roles, such as teaching, doing research, and even administration opportunities. A con of the program is the growth its been going through. I think before my time here is over, the department as a whole may have outgrown the building we are in. Not really a con; but something to consider for practical reasons.
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