147
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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 Science (MS) Environmental science and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography and environmental science and policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geology
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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 32
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

132
Applied
75
Accepted
38
Enrolled
57%

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

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 for last 60 credits of undergraduate degree, letter of intent, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (for geology), 3.2 (for environmental science and policy and geography); letter of intent; letters of recommendation

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

147
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.08%
Black or African American 4.08%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.72%
Unknown 2.72%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time (31)
Part-time (0)
Male (25)
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:
2,850,370

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