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University of South Florida

Department of Child and Family Studies

Tampa, FL

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University of South Florida

Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Child and Family Studies is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied behavior analysis
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied behavior analysis
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Behavioral and community sciences
Master of Arts (MA) Applied behavior analysis
Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation and mental health counseling Addictions and substance abuse counseling
Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation and mental health counseling Marriage and family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavioral health Youth and behavioral health
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavioral health Leadership in child and adolescent health
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavioral health Developmental disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavioral health Translational research and evaluation

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 127
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
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
Behavior Analyst Board Certification Exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

310
Applied
158
Accepted
92
Enrolled
51%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 5th December 5th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3.00 GPA; 3 letters of reference; resume or CV; statement of purpose; writing sample For Rehab and Mental Health Counseling, an undergraduate statistics or research methods course is required
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in behavioral analysis or closely-related field; minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate course work; three letters of recommendation; campus visit with faculty interview; personal statement; curriculum vitae; evidence of research experiences and expertise; campus visit and interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

288
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.75%
Black or African American 14.58%
White or Caucasian 56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.35%
Two or more races 4.17%
Unknown 2.08%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 3
Male (8)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied behavior analysis, autism, behavior management, behavioral intervention, children, developmental disabilities, experimental analysis of behavior, functional assessment, positive behavior support
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
16,880,031

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Jason Anthony
Professor and Director, Rightpath Research and Innovation Center
Email: jasonanthony@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-6009

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