The Planned Program of Study form is a document that lists all of the courses that
students must take to complete their degree programs. This form is also used to
approve students for the comprehensive examination and to certify students for
A Planned Program of
Study form should be completed by the student in collaboration with the program
advisor. The form should be signed by the student, program advisor in the major
area, subject area advisor (if applicable), and the department chairperson.
Once these signatures are secured, the program advisor should forward the form to the Graduate Support Office (EDU 320) by the end of the first semester after the student's admission
to the program, or, before 12 hours of graduate coursework have been completed,
whichever occurs first.
The Graduate Support Office reviews the planned program
of study for compliance with College, University, and applicable State of Florida Department of
Education requirements. When the program is approved, a signed copy will be
distributed to the program advisor and to the student.
Approved M.A. or
M.Ed. Planned Program of Study forms can be downloaded here.
Changes to Course Requirements on an Approved Planned Program of Study
If courses completed and listed on the student's transcript are not
consistent with those listed on the Program of Study form, the courses will not
be counted as satisfying degree requirements unless an approved request for course substitution is completed by the program advisor and submitted to the Graduate Support Office.
Please note: the request for course substitution is used when a course on the approved planned program of study is being replaced with a different course taken at USF. To apply courses completed at another institution to the USF planned program of study, please use the Transfer Course Form.