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University of South Florida

School of Geosciences

Tampa, FL

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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 Arts (MA) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Environmental science and policy
Master of Science (MS) Geology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography and environmental science and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
(Graduate Certificate) Environmental policy and management

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 MS in ESP and MA in Geography: GRE General Test MS in Geology: GRE required (greater than 295 and not less than 30th percentile)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam PhD in Geo/ESP: GRE General Test PhD in Geology: GRE (Greater than 300 and not less than 30th percentile)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

105
Applied
54
Accepted
24
Enrolled
51%

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 MS in ESP and MA in Geography: GRE General Test MS in Geology: GRE required (greater than 295 and not less than 30th percentile)
Master's Degree Requirements MS in ESP: minimum GPA of 3.0, personal statement writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, GA application form (optional) MA in Geography: minimum GPA of 3.0, letter of intent, 2 letters of recommendation, GA application form MS in Geology: minimum GPA of 3.0, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, listing of previous coursework, wri
Doctoral Degree Exam PhD in Geo/ESP: GRE General Test PhD in Geology: GRE (Greater than 300 and not less than 30th percentile)
Doctoral Degree Requirements PhD in Geo/ESP: 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 PhD in Geology: 3 letters of recommendation; personal statement; listing of previous coursework; writing sample; areas of interest form; transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

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

123
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.13%
Black or African American 4.07%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.07%
Unknown 1.63%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

33
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 1
Male (24)
Female (9)

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:
3,184,060

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue NES 107
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Rains
Professor and Chair
Email: mrains@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9743310
Fax: 813-9745911

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