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University of South Florida

Department of Child and Family Studies

Tampa, FL

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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) Marriage and family therapy
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavior health Leadership in child and adolescent health
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavior health Youth and behavioral health
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavior health Developmental disabilities
Master of Science (MS) Child and adolescent behavior health Translational research and evaluation
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
(Graduate Certificate) Positive behavior support
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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 127
Doctoral Degrees 8
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam MA and MS in ABA:GRE scores on general sub tests MS in Child and Adol. Beh. Health: GRE preferred MS in Marriage and Family Therapy: GRE scores MA in Rehab and Mental Health Counseling: GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE required, Verbal ÔÇô 40 percentile or above; Quantitative ÔÇô 40 percentile or above; Analytical ÔÇô 40 percentile or above
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Behavior Analyst Board Certification Exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

296
Applied
144
Accepted
105
Enrolled
49%

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 MA and MS in ABA:GRE scores on general sub tests MS in Child and Adol. Beh. Health: GRE preferred MS in Marriage and Family Therapy: GRE scores MA in Rehab and Mental Health Counseling: GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements MA and MS in ABA: 3.00 GPA; 3 letters of reference; resume or CV; on-page narrative; MS in Child and Adol Beh. Health: 3 letters of recommendation; one page statement; resume/cv; writing sample; background check prior to field experience placement. MS in Marriage and Family Therapy: 3 letters of recommendation, statement of intent; resume; intervi
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE required, Verbal ÔÇô 40 percentile or above; Quantitative ÔÇô 40 percentile or above; Analytical ÔÇô 40 percentile or above
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in behavioral analysis or closely-related field; minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate course work; three strong 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 TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

282
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 18.44%
Black or African American 11.35%
White or Caucasian 59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.35%
Two or more races 3.19%
Unknown 3.19%

Gender

Male (12%)
Female (87%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 2
Male (7)
Female (15)

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:
24,706,751

Location & Contact

Address 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd MHC2113A
Tampa, FL  33612
United States
Contact Jason Anthony
Professor and Director, Rightpath Research and Innovation Center
Email: jasonanthony@usf.edu
Phone: 813-9746009

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