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    Sep 21, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Updates for 2021-2022


USF Graduate Council (GC) and/or the Office of Graduate Studies (GS) approved on the date noted.



Policy/Administration Updates

Policy
Revisions
GC Approved
Doctoral Defense
allow for virtual defenses
11/2/2020
Application of USF Credit
updated language to “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory;” update to clarify application of master’s hours to doctoral  11/2/2020
Doctoral Qualifying Exam clarify acceptable format options 11/2/2020
Comprehensive Exam clarify acceptable format options 11/2/2020
Affiliate Member of Graduate Faculty                   revised so non-tenured faculty could apply, added 3-year renewal 1/11/2021 and 4/5/2021
Graduate Certificate Policies removed admission requirements; clarified curriculum; confirmed deadlines 2/1/2021 and 3/1/2021
Re-application for admission clarified doctoral candidacy 3/1/2021
Change of Graduate Major clarified catalog year in effect with the change 3/1/2021
Student’s Major Degree Requirements clarified catalog year in effect with a change of majors 3/1/2021
Master’s Minimum Hours removed hours taken at each level requirement 4/5/2021
Concurrent Concentrations new language to share one course in concurrent concentrations 4/5/2021
Academic Definitions Defined “Specialization” and confirmed terms to use 4/5/2021
Enrollment during semester of graduation Removed two-hour enrollment requirement 4/5/2021*
Major Professor Align language to Affiliate Member of Graduate Faculty n/a
Enrollment Policies Aligned hours for consistency n/a
Transcripts Update transcript requirements where a bachelor’s was awarded n/a**
*approved by the Graduate Council delegation of authority for summer
**provided by the Office of Admission

 Programs/Majors/Degrees

Title

Degree New/Terminated GC Approved
Cybersecurity Intelligence and Information Security M.S. New Major Under Existing CIP (title updated 8/4/21) 4/5/2021
Applied Mathematics M.A. New Major Under Existing CIP 4/5/2021
Global Sustainability M.S. New Major Under Existing CIP 3/1/2021
Aging Studies Ph.D. Title Change from Aging Sciences 11/2/2020
Secondary STEM Education M.A. Title Change from Middle Grades STEM Education  
Nursing (RN to MSN) MSN Discontinue this option (The BS to MSN is still available)  

New Concentrations

Title

Degree New Concentrations GC Approved
History M.A. The History of the Americas 2/1/2021
History M.A. World History to 1500 2/1/2021
History M.A. World History Since 1500 2/1/2021
History M.A. Digital Humanities/Public History 2/1/2021
History Ph.D. The History of the Americas 2/1/2021
History Ph.D. World History to 1500 2/1/2021
History Ph.D. World History Since 1500 2/1/2021
History Ph.D. Digital Humanities/Public History 2/1/2021
Cybercrime M.S. Cyber Criminology 4/5/2021
Cybercrime M.S. Digital Forensic Investigations 4/5/2021
Finance M.S. Financial Analysis 4/5/2021
Finance M.S. Financial Planning and Wealth Management 4/5/2021
Finance M.S. Finance Research 4/5/2021
Finance M.S. FinTech 4/5/2021
Business Administration M.B.A. Finance 4/5/2021
Business Analytics & Information Systems M.S. FinTech Effective Spring 2022 4/5/2021
Management M.S. Quantitative Management 4/5/2021
Management M.S. Contemporary Management 4/5/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Climate Mitigation and Adaptation  3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.S. Entrepreneurship 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.S. Food Sustainability and Security 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.S. Sustainable Energy 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.S. Sustainable Transportation 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.S. Water Sustainability 3/1/2021
Medical Sciences Ph.D. Cardiovascular Biology 4/5/2021
Public Health Ph.D. Genomics 3/1/2021
       

Terminated Concentrations

Degree Terminated Concentrations GC Approved
Liberal Arts M.A. Social and Political Thought 3/1/2021
Mathematics M.A. Pure and Applied 4/5/2021
History M.A. Ancient History 2/1/2021
History M.A. American History 2/1/2021
History M.A. European History 2/1/2021
History M.A. Latin American History 2/1/2021
History M.A. Medieval History 2/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Climate Change & Sustainability 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Entrepreneurship 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Food Sustainability and Security 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Sustainable Energy 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Sustainable Transportation 3/1/2021
Global Sustainability M.A. Water Sustainability 3/1/2021
Nursing D.N.P. Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse with Onc. Nurse Practitioner Subspecialty  4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Nursing Education 4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Family Health Nurse Practitioner 4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Adult-Ger. Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with Occupational Health Nursing Subspecialty  4/5/2021
Nursing (Rn to MSN) M.S.N. Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4/5/2021
Nursing (RN to MSN) M.S.N. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 4/5/2021

 

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways

Title Degrees Action GC Approved
Industrial Engineering/Biomedical Engineering BSIE/MSBE Terminate option due to reduction of BSIE from 128 to 120 hours 5/25/21
Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management BSIE/MSEM Terminate option due to reduction of BSIE from 128 to 120 hours 5/25/21

 

Concurrent Degrees

Title Degrees Action GC Approved
Global Sustainability/Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies M.S./M.S. New Concurrent Degree option 3/1/2021

 

Graduate Certificates

Title New/Terminated GC Approved
Cellular Therapies New 4/5/2021
National Security Studies New 4/5/2021
Life Sciences Entrepreneurship New 4/5/2021
Sustainable Business New 3/1/2021
Adult Learning and Development New 2/1/2021
Critical Global Literacies New 4/5/2021
Digital and Transdisciplinary Literacies New 4/5/2021
Integrative Pain Management New 3/1/2021
Gifted Education New 3/1/2021
Climate Mitigation and Adaptation New 3/1/2021
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Post Masters) New 4/5/2021
Post Graduate Family Health Nurse Practitioner  New 4/5/2021
Teaching in Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences New 2/1/2021
Building Sustainable Enterprise Terminate 3/1/2021
Climate Change & Sustainability Terminate 3/1/2021
Leadership in Developing HR Terminate 2/1/2021
Teaching in Pharmacy Terminate 2/1/2021

Questions about these updates may be directed to cdh@usf.edu in the Office of Graduate Studies.