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M.A. Program Admissions

This program follows USF Admission Standards in that a minimum of 3.0 GPA will be required for entrance. Applicants whose native language is not English or who have not earned a degree in the United States must also submit TOEFL scores earned within two (2) years of the desired term of entry. A minimum total score of 79 on the internet-based test or 550 on the paper-based test are required. Applications submitted with TOEFL scores that do not meet the minimum requirements will be denied.

The TOEFL requirement may be waived if the applicant meets one of the following conditions:

  • The applicant’s native language is English, or
  • The applicant scored 500 or higher on the GRE Verbal Test, or
  • The applicant has earned a college degree at a US. institution of higher learning, or
  • The applicant has earned a college degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English (must be noted on the transcript), or
  • The applicant has scored 6.5 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS): http://www.ielts.org
  • The GRE will not be required.

Deadline for the 2014-2015 year :
The early decision deadline is Feb 15 (Decisions sent in March)
The deadline for applications for International Students is May 1.
The deadline for applications for US Citizens and US Permanent Residents is July 1.

Applicants will be reviewed each month beginning in March, decisions of admission to the Global Sustainability program will be sent each month.

For new applicants, proceed to fill out the application form: https://secure.vzcollegeapp.com/usf/ and ONLY pay the application fee (do not upload any documents).

Once the application form and fee have been processed, please submit the following application materials:

  • A 250-500 word essay that includes the applicant’s academic and professional background, reasons for pursuing this degree, and their professional goals in terms of contributing to global sustainability.
  • Any documents that may supplement the applicant’s submission, such as a resume or CV, and portfolio demonstrating prior work that focuses on sustainability issues.
  • At least two letters of recommendation, academic are preferred. You must submit at least one (1) academic letter of recommendation from a professor (from your most recent institution) to be considered for the program.
  • An indication of which concentration the student may be interested in (Water, Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Tourism or Sustainable Energy)
  • Official Transcripts from degrees earned at any institution other than the University of South Florida

Please email all documents to the academic program contact at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and mail all transcripts (non-USF) to the given location:

Patel College of Global Sustainability
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., CGS101
Tampa, FL 33620-8100 USA

Applications are only accepted for Fall terms - no Spring admissions.

Tuition Costs: USF Tuition and FeesOther Registration/Payment Fees

Program Fee

Program Fee
In addition to tuition and student fees, the program will charge a program fee of $7,500 divided among the first two semesters (Fall and Spring).  This non-refundable and non-transferrable fee supports activities that enhance student’s academic and professional experience. It includes but is not limited to:

  • Sustainability related field trips (admission, lodging, meals, transportation, and other incidental costs.);
  • Internship related travel expenses.  These costs includes airfare, lodging, meals, car rental, internship fee, international health insurance, study abroad fee, qualified research supplies and other qualified incidental costs (all in compliance with the USF travel policy).;

Resident Tuition - Online Degree

Fall 2014 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $431.43/Credit Hour $5,177.16
Comprehensive New Grad Fee (Fixed) $35.00
Program Fee (7.5k), 1st Installment $3,750.00
Distance Learning Fee @ $50.00/Credit Hour $600.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Tech Fee (Varies) $175.68
Term Charges $9,774.84

Spring 2015 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $431.43/Credit Hour $5,177.16
Program Fee (7.5k), 2nd Installment $3,750.00
Distance Learning Fee @ $50.00/Credit Hour $600.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $9,564.16

Summer 2015 (6 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (6 Credit Hours) @ $431.43/Credit Hour $2,588.58
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $2,625.58

Total Charges $21,964.58

Non Resident Tuition - Online Degree

Fall 2014 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $877.17/Credit Hour $10,526.04
Comprehensive New Grad Fee (Fixed) $35.00
Program Fee (7.5k), 1st Installment $3,750.00
Distance Learning Fee @ $50.00/Credit Hour $600.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Technology Fee (Varies) $175.68
Term Charges $15,123.72

Spring 2015 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $877.17/Credit Hour $10,526.04
Program Fee (7.5k), 2nd Installment $3,750.00
Distance Learning Fee ($50.00/Credit Hour) $600.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $14,913.04

Summer 2015 (6 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (6 Credit Hours) @ $877.17/Credit Hour $5,263.02
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $5,300.02

Total Charges $35,336.78

Resident Tuition - Class-Based Degree

Fall 2014 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $431.43/Credit Hour $5,177.16
Comprehensive New Grad Fee (Fixed) $35.00
Program Fee (7.5k), 1st Installment $3,750.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $8,999.16

Spring 2015 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $431.43/Credit Hour $5,177.16
Program Fee (7.5k), 2nd Installment $3,750.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $8,964.16

Summer 2015 (6 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (6 Credit Hours) @ $431.43/Credit Hour $2,588.58
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $2,625.58

Total Charges $20,588.90

Non Resident Tuition - Class-Based Degree

Fall 2014 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $877.17/Credit Hour $10,526.04
Comprehensive New Grad Fee (Fixed) $35.00
Program Fee (7.5k), 1st Installment $3,750.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $14,348.04

Spring 2015 (12 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (12 Credit Hours) @ $877.17/Credit Hour $10,526.04
Program Fee (7.5k), 2nd Installment $3,750.00
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $14,313.04

Summer 2015 (6 Credit Hours)

Description Charge
Tuition (6 Credit Hours) @ $877.17/Credit Hour $5,263.02
Flat Fee A&S Tampa (Fixed) $7.00
Flat Fee Athletic Tampa (Fixed) $10.00
Student Union Enh Flat Fee (Fixed) $20.00
Term Charges $5,300.02

Total Charges $33,961.10