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Advanced Graduate Handbook

Admission (Ph.D.)

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree.  It is granted on the basis of evidence of proficiency and distinctive achievement in a specified field and demonstration of the ability to do original, independent research.

University and College of Education Requirements

The applicant for admission to Ph.D. study must present satisfactory evidence of:

1.

an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in work completed while an upper division student in the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution

  OR
  a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 for work completed at the Master's level.
  AND
2.

*a minimum score on the GRE (quantitative, verbal, and analytical) as described in the Programs section of the USF Graduate Catalog. [Note: The GRE must have been taken no more than 5 years prior to the date of application for graduate admission]

  AND
3. an earned Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
  AND
4. three letters of recommendation submitted to the program coordinator;
  AND
5. favorable recommendations from program faculty

* Consult the Program Coordinator in your concentration area to determine the specific tests needed and scores required.

In addition to University and College requirements, the applicant must comply with individual program requirements for admission.  All applicants should consult with the program that they intend to enter for special evaluations and/or additions to the above requirements.

The application for graduate admission is available online along with the information needed to apply.  Consult Graduate Admissions for detailed information at http://www.grad.usf.edu/newsite/admissions/main.asp

Policies and procedures governing graduate study can be accessed in the USF Graduate Catalog at http://www.grad.usf.edu/newsite/catalog/main.asp

 

 

Handbook Contents

Advanced Handbook
Table of Contents


General Degree Info.


Program Descriptions
& Requirements

  Ph.D.  
  Ed.D.  
  Ed.S.  



Qualifying Exams

Admission to Candidacy


Dissertation


Faculty Advisors

IRB Requirements

Graduation

Organizations

Financial Assistance

Appendices



Adv Grad Forms

NOTE: 

Most forms are available on the COEDU website.  Go to the homepage, click on "Adv Grad forms" under "Important Information."

OR check the "Forms" web page of USF Graduate Studies

Thesis & Dissertation
Instructions
(on Graduate Studies website)







  

 

 

 

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