School of Geosciences University of South Florida

School of Geosciences University of South Florida

Tampa, FL
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
48%
52%
student ratio
147
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
February 15
fall application deadline
56%
acceptance rate
7 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Geology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Geology ]
      Master of Science (MS) [Geology ]
    • Geography And Environmental Science And Policy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [Environmental Sciences ]
    • Geography Master of Arts (MA) [environmental geography]
      Master of Arts (MA) [geographic information science and spatial analysis]
      Master of Arts (MA) [human geography]
    • Environmental Science And Policy Master of Science (MS) [Environmental Sciences ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 32
    • Doctoral Degrees 10
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required and Thesis Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

56% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 132
    • Accepted 75
    • Acceptance Rate 56
    • Enrolled 38
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $30
    • Application Fee - International $30
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th September 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 credits of undergraduate degree, and letter of intent, letters of recommendation
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 (for geology), 3.2 (for environmental science and policy and geography); letter of intent; letters of recommendation
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL minimum score 550 paper-based; 79 iBT or IELTS minimum score 6.5 (for MA and MURP); TOEFL minimum score 600 paper-based (for MS and PhD)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students147
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students147
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Full-time Percentage72%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian55%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown or International Student31%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty31
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGeography: 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$2,850,370

Location & Contact

School of Geosciences

University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
United States

Dr. Mark Rains

Professor and Chair

Phone: 813-974-3310
Fax: 813-974-5911
Email: mrains@usf.edu

Dr. Ruiliang Pu

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator

Phone: 813-974-1508
Fax: 813-974-5911
Email: rpu@usf.edu


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