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COEDU Graduate Handbook

August 2006, 9th Edition



This is the ninth edition of the Graduate Handbook for the College of Education. Its purpose is to assist graduate students to better understand the processes associated with graduate education in the College. This Handbook does not replace University requirements delineated in the USF Graduate Catalog. It is intended to complement the Catalog.

The University, the Colleges, and the degree programs have established certain academic requirements that must be met before a degree is granted.  If requirements for graduation have not been satisfied, the degree will not be granted. 

It is the responsibility of the graduate student to be knowledgeable about requirements stipulated in the USF Graduate Catalog as well as the College of Education (COEDU) Graduate Handbook. Individual programs may have requirements that exceed those listed in these documents. Students are required to meet all University, College and specific program requirements.

While advisors, faculty, directors, department chairpersons, and deans are available to assist the student meet these requirements, it is the ultimately the student's responsibility to be acquainted with all regulations and requirments, and to be certain that all degree requirements have been satisfied.

The entire USF Graduate Catalog is available online at the USF Office of Graduate Studies' website at  Please refer to Graduation Requirements in this Graduate Handbook for additional information regarding College of Education requirements.

This Handbook has been designed to attain the following objectives:

  • to provide information to prospective applicants about graduate program options, requirements, and procedures;

  • to inform students of degree requirements and procedures, and the respective responsibilities of students and faculty relative to these requirements and procedures; and

  • to provide a basis for interaction between faculty and students regarding graduate degree programs.

  • to inform faculty of the requirements and procedures of graduate programs and the responsibilities attendant with various faculty roles.


Please be advised that program and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.

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