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University of South Florida

Department of World Languages

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of World Languages is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics and applied linguistics studies
Master of Arts (MA) French
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics: English as a second language

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam French and Spanish- GRE Not required Applied LInguistics - GRE required with minimum scores of 149 (40th percentile) V and 4 AW (50th percentile)
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE scores: V: 153 (500, approximately 60% percentile); Q: 144 (500, approximately 20% percentile); AW: 4.00.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

68
Applied
38
Accepted
22
Enrolled
56%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam French and Spanish- GRE Not required Applied LInguistics - GRE required with minimum scores of 149 (40th percentile) V and 4 AW (50th percentile)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 French and Spanish: 3 letters of recommendation; writing sample, oral interview Applied Linguistics - 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose, CV
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE scores: V: 153 (500, approximately 60% percentile); Q: 144 (500, approximately 20% percentile); AW: 4.00.
Doctoral Degree Requirements MA in Applied LInguistics or related field; experience with additional language(s); MA GPA 3.5 or higher; Statement of research interest; CV; writing sample; 3 academic references; interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 28.85%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.85%
Unknown 1.92%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Second language acquisition, instructional technology, foreign language education, English for speakers of other languages, distance learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,842

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Stephan Schindler
Chair and Professor
Email: skschindler@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-2548
Fax: 813-905-9937

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