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University of South Florida

College of The Arts

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / College of The Arts is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Urban and Community Design (MUCD)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Architecture (M Arch)
Master of Music (MM)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 90
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (except for music program)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

235
Applied
94
Accepted
60
Enrolled
40%

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 GRE General Test (except for music program)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in upper-division coursework, portfolio of creative work, statement of intent, three letters of recommendation; courses in physics, calculus, and AutoCAD (for M Arch); personal interview and sample research paper in art history (for MA in art history)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree from accredited institution with minimum GPA of 3.5; two or more years of teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools (or equivalent); interview with faculty; 3 letters of recommendation; academic writing sample; curriculum vitae; personal goals statement; 15-20 minute music teaching video

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

223
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.56%
Black or African American 7.62%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.45%
Asian 3.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.14%
Unknown 4.93%

Gender

Male (44%)
Female (55%)

Faculty

60
Total faculty
Full-time - 58
Part-time - 2
Male (38)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Arts: architecture (urban and community design), art history, chamber music, composition, conducting, jazz studies, music performance, music theory, pedagogy, electronic music; music education: alternate methods, community collaboration, contemporary changes, early childhood, general music, international perspectives, multicultural issues, technology, teacher behaviors, philosophy, psychology, sociology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
327,903

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue FAH120
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Chris Garvin
Dean
Phone: 813-9742301
Fax: 813-9742091

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