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University of South Florida

School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies

Tampa, FL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Politics and international affairs
(Graduate Certificate) Latin american & caribbean studies
Master of Arts (MA) Political science
(Graduate Certificate) Geographic information science
Master of Arts (MA) Latin american, caribbean, and latino studies

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam MA in LACS: GRE not required, but suggested for full financial consideration MA in Political Science: GRE required
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE required
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

26
Applied
16
Accepted
7
Enrolled
62%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No
Spring deadline October 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam MA in LACS: GRE not required, but suggested for full financial consideration MA in Political Science: GRE required
Master's Degree Requirements MA in LACS: 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose; resume. MA in political science- must have a background in political science; 3 letters of recommendation; 500-word statement of academic interest; official transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE required
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; 500 word personal statement; writing sample
Additional Entrance Requirements Bachelor's degree, letter of recommendation, transcripts, resume

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 April 1
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

44
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.82%
Black or African American 11.36%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.27%
Unknown 11.36%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (10)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Citizenship and identity, social movements, global governance, American politics, public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
202,600

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue SOC107
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. Scott Solomon
Associate Professor and SIGS Director
Email: msolomon@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9746394

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