May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Updates for 2023-2024 Catalog


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

 


 

Policy and Administration Updates 

Policy
revisions
GC Approved
Enrollment During Defense add enrollment requirement for semester of thesis/dissertation defense
9/1/2022
Concurrent Degrees
addressed time to degree for completion of both degrees and confirmed requirement for MD/PhD 10/10/2022
Application of USF Credit clarified application of USF courses and grade requirements in exception section 10/10/2022
Definition of Doctoral Committee clarified definition of committee(s) 10/10/2022
Probation and Academic Dismissal clarified admission after a dismissal after probation 10/10/2022
Transfer of Credit added statement confirming that thesis/dissertation and other one-on-one courses may not be transferred in 1/9/2023
Enrollment Semester of Graduation changed to “enrollment during semester of completion of degree requirements” 1/9/2023
Concurrent Degrees minor change to add “Professional/doctoral degrees” 3/6/2023
Dissertation Hours minor clarification 3/6/2023
Reinstatement Policy and form confirmed students may be reinstated in any semester, even if no new admissions in that semester 3/6/2023
FF Grade updated minor language for FF grade in grade listing to allow for options being recommended in regulation update 4/3/2023
Graduate Certificates updated several policies and clarified how many courses may be shared between Certificates 4/3/2023
     

Minor Edits from the Office of Admissions and the Registrar 

English Proficiency Exemptions Added information for ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 for this requirement n/a
Voluntary Withdrawal (from the Major) Changed “non-degree seeking” to “Inactive” n/a
Academic Dismissal Changed “non-degree seeking to “inactive” n/a
Grades Removed “CF” and “CMU” from grading scale - no longer on transcript n/a

Administrative Changes

Department of Cell Biology, Microbiologyh and Molecular Biology Changed to Department of Molecular Biosciences  
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies Changed to Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies  
School of Risk Management and Insurance Changed to Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management and Insurance (note - undergrad programs)  
Career Services Center for Career and Professional Development  

 Majors - Title and Hour Changes

Accountancy M.Acc. Change title to Accountancy and Analytics (M.S.A.A.) 2/6/2023
Political Science M.A. Change title to International Affairs and reduce hours from 33 to 30 3/6/2023
Math Education (6-12) M.A.T. Change title to Mathematics Education 2/6/2023
       
Educational Studies M.A.T. Reduce hours from 34 to 33 4/3/2023
Elementary Education M.A.T. Reduce hours from 54 to 36 credits 4/3/2023
Exceptional Student Education (ESOL and Reading Endorsements) M.A.T. Reduce hours from 51 to 48 3/20/2023
Public Administration M.P.A. Reduce hours from 45 to 36 4/3/2023
Public Health M.S.P.H. Increase hours from 42 to 45 3/20/2023
Science Education M.A.T. Reduce hours from 39 to 36 3/6/2023

 

Majors - Terminations

Criminal Justice Administration M.A. Terminate major 11/7/2022
Middle Grades Math 5-9 M.A.T. Terminate major (combining with Math 6-12 into new major: Math Education) 2/6/2023
Foreign Language Education M.A.T. Terminate Major effective spring 2024 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education M.Ed. Terminate Major effective spring 2024 5/10/2023

New Concentrations 

Title

Degree New Concentrations GC Approved
Business Administration M.B.A. Blue Economy 3/6/2023
Math Education M.A.T. Middle Grades Mathematics (5-9) 2/6/2023
Math Education M.A.T. Secondary Mathematics (6-12) 2/6/2023
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology M.S. Complementary and Integrative Pharmacy 3/6/2023
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology M.S. Entrepreneurship in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics 3/6/2023
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology M.S. Translational and Clinical Research 3/6/2023
International Affairs M.A. Security and Diplomacy 2/6/2023
International Affairs M.A. Society and Development 2/6/2023
       

Terminated Concentrations

Degree Terminated Concentrations GC Approved
Educational Leadership M.Ed. Non-Public, Charter, or Global School Leadership 3/20/2023
Foreign Language Education M.A.T. General Education  5/10/2023
Nursing M.S.N. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 3/6/2023
Nursing D.N.P. Neonatal Nurse Practitioner 3/6/2023
Political Science (changed to International Affairs) M.S. Africana Studies 3/6/2023
Public Health M.P.H. Epidemiology and Global Health 3/20/2023
Public Health M.P.H. Epidemiology and Global Communicable Disease 3/20/2023
Public Health M.P.H. Epidemiology and Maternal and Child Health 3/20/2023
Public Health M.S.P.H. Health Promotion and Behavior 3/20/2023
Public Health M.S.P.H. Maternal and Child Health 3/20/2023
Public Health M.S.P.H. Occupational Exposure Science 3/20/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. French  5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. German 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. Spanish 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. Russian 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. Chinese 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. Italian 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. Japanese 5/10/2023
Foreign Language Education (effective 202401) M.A.T. Latin 5/10/2023

Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways - New

Title Degrees Action GC Approved
Mass Communication / Mass Communication BA / MA New 3/6/2023
Integrated PR and Advertising / Advertising BS / MS New 3/6/2023
Integrated PR and Advertising / Mass Communication BS / MA New 3/6/2023
Mass Communication / Advertising BA / MS New 3/6/2023

Graduate Certificates - New, Hours Change, and Terminated

Title New/Title Change/Hours Change/Terminated GC Approved
Career and Technical Education New 3/6/2023
Drug, Discovery, and Development New 2/6/2023
Smart City Technologies New 3/6/2023
Social Work Therapeutic Modalities New 4/3/2023
     
Medicine and Gender Increase hours from 10 to 12 4/3/2023
     
Criminal Justice Administration Terminate effective 202308 11/7/2022
Digital Humanities Terminate effective 202401 2/6/2023
Health and Wellness Coaching Terminate effective 202401 2/6/2023
Health, Safety, and Environment Terminate effective 202401 3/20/2023
Post Graduate Family Health Nurse Practitioner Terminate effective 202401 2/6/2023
Robotics Terminate effective 202308 12/5/2022

 

Priority Admission Deadline Changes

Post Graduate Certificate Nursing-Adult Gerontology Acute Care Certificate Suppress Spring admissions (only accepts applications in Summer) 4/3/2023
Advertising M.S. Add Spring (Oct 15) 12/5/2022
Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. Suppress admission for Counselor Ed Concentration (go to Fall Only) 2/6/2023
Environmental Science and Policy M.S. Readd Spring (Oct 15) Effective Spring 2023 1/9/2023
Geography M.A. Readd Spring (Oct 15) Effective Spring 2023 1/9/2023
Geography/Environmental Science and Policy Ph.D. Readd Spring (Oct 15) Effective Spring 2023 1/9/2023
Liberal Arts M.A. Change deadline to Feb 15 for fall (to go Fall only) 2/6/2023
Mass Communications M.A. Readd Spring (Oct 15) 11/7/2022
Medical Sciences M.S.M.S. Add Summer Admission (Feb 15) and suppress for all concentrations except the IMS Concentration 5/30/2023

 

Corrections and post-publication edits (i.e., mandates, etc.)

ENC 6333 Reactivate course (discontinued as part of 5-year report); being taught Spring 2024 9/11/2023  
ENC 6740 Reactivate course (discontinued as part of 5-year report); being taught Spring 2024 9/11/2023  
Dissertation Hours Removed statement regarding 6 hour enrollment requirement after reinstatement/readmission since policy was previously updated 9/12/2023  
Self-Supporting Programs Added statement for self-supporting programs for: ABA (MA), MSW (online), Data Intelligence (MS), Artificial Intelligence Grad Certificate, Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing Grad Certificate, Pathway to Computing Grad Certificate; Business Administration (DBA and online MBA), Business Analytics and Information Systems (MS), Medicine (MD), Public Health (MPH) concentrations (online Epidemiology, Health Safety and Environment, Infection Control, PH Practice Program, Concepts and Tools of Epidemiolgy), Graduate Certificates: Infection Control, PH Generalist, Social Marketing and Social Change, Toxicology, Humanitarian Assistance, Applied Biostatistics, Disaster Management, online Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, PH Policy and Programs. 11/02/2023  
Disaster Management Grad Certificate PHC 6186 was left off as an alternative to PHC 6679, as approved by GC 3/6/23.  This has been corrected.    
MAT Programs Update the MAT Majors (Elementary Ed, Exceptional Student Ed, Foreign Language Ed, Math Ed, Science Ed, Secondary English Ed, Social Science Ed) to include the statement: “Students seeking to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program with embedded Reading and ESOL endorsements must attain passing scores on all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). Students who graduate prior to attaining passing scores on all portions of the FTCE will not receive the state-approved teacher preparation program with respective endorsements statement on their official transcript.” 02/20/2024  
Health Administration - MHA Concurrent Degree w/MPH Corrected MHA total hours from 44 to 54 (typo) on the concurrent degree page 03/15/2024  

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