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Advanced Graduate Handbook

Table of Contents

PREFACE

MISSION, VISION, GOALS

  • COEDU Mission
  • COEDU Vision
  • Goals of Graduate Education

GENERAL DEGREE INFORMATION

  • Application Deadlines
  • Graduate Admissions/Registration
  • Time Limitations Related to Admission
  • Academic Policies and Procedures
  • Enrollment Requirements
  • Readmission to Graduate Program
  • Academic Standards/Probation
  • Auditing of Courses
  • Academic Grievance Process

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

& REQUIREMENTS

Description of Degree Programs and Degrees Offered

  • Advanced Degree Programs
    • Doctor of Philosphy (Ph.D.) Degree
    • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Degree
    • Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree

Ph.D. Programs: Policies & Procedures

Ed.D. Programs: Policies & Procedures

Qualifying Exams (for Ph.D. and Ed.D)

Ed.S Programs: Policies/Procedures

  • Admission (University and College of Education (COEDU) Requirements)
  • Time Limits, Residency, & Full-Time Status
  • Appointment of Ed.S. Committee
  • Development of the Student's Program of Study
  • Performance Standards
    • Grade Point Average Requirement
    • Conditions for Receiving S/U and Z Grades
      • S/U Grades
      • Z-Grades
    • "I" Grade
    • "M" Grade
  • Education Specialist Thesis/Project
  • Ed.S. Comprehensive Examination

Ed.S. Degree Program Requirements

  • Completion and Filing of Planned Program of Study Form 
  • Change of Course(s)
  • Change of Degree Program
  • Transfer of Credit
  • Waiver of Core Courses
    • Process Core Examination
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Application and Clearance to take Comprehensive Examination
  • Enrollment Requirement
  • Comprehensive Examination Schedule/Dates
  • Submission of Comprehensive Examination Results

IRB Requirements

  • Permission to Conduct Research Involving Human Beings

- Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Education in the Protection of Human Subjects
  • Continuing Education Requirements
  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Forms

Graduation

  • Applying to Graduate
  • Late Graduation Application
  • Commencement/Certification for Degree

ADVANCED DEGREE FORMS (on the COEDU website)
NOTE:  Some forms are available on the USF Graduate Admissions website and others on the Registrar's Office website. 

OFFICES & ORGANIZATIONS FOR GOVERNING GRADUATE STUDY

  • University of South Florida
  • College of Education
    • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    • Coordinator of Graduate Studies
    • Graduate Programs Committee (GPC)
    • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
    • Credentialed Graduate Faculty

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • COEDU Graduate Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Scholarships
    • Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Waivers
    • Scholarships


APPENDICES

  • Appendix I: Research Proposal Questions
  • Appendix II: Students’ Rights & Responsibilities
  • Appendix III: Grievance Procedures
    • USF Graduate Student Academic Grievance Procedures
    • Purpose of the Grievance Process
    • Definition of an Academic Grievance
    • Purpose and Composition of the Grievance
    • Procedures for Resolving a Grievance
  • Appendix IV:  Administration of Qualifying Examination


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