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University of South Florida

School of Geosciences

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / School of Geosciences is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Geographic information science and spatial analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Human geography
Master of Arts (MA) Geography Environmental geography
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography and environmental science and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

107
Applied
53
Accepted
23
Enrolled
50%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's in geography, environmental science and policy or related field. GPA of at least 3.2 in graduate credits; letter of intent; 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

141
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.55%
Black or African American 5.67%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.55%
Unknown 2.13%

Gender

Male (53%)
Female (46%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 33
Part-time - 0
Male (27)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Geography: human geography, environmental geography, geographic information science and spatial analysis, urban geography, social theory; environmental science, policy, and planning: water resources, wildlife ecology, Karst and wetland environments, natural hazards, soil contamination, meteorology and climatology, environmental sustainability and policy, urban and regional planning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,973,855

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Rains
Professor and Chair
Email: mrains@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-3310
Fax: 813-974-5911

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