Looking for the perfect graduate program to boost your career success?

At USFSM, we believe that achieving big goals requires taking big steps. But we also know that you need the right tools and experience to take those steps.

That’s why we offer an affordable, flexible, world-class education for motivated professionals just like you!

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Quick Facts

Degree8 out of 10
USFSM professors hold the highest degree in their field

17,000 alumni17,000+
alumni who live and work locally

student-to-faculty ratio

Graduate Programs


From Business Administration to Elementary Education, USF Sarasota-Manatee offers a wide variety of programs to help accelerate your career. Select from the list above to choose your passion.

If you’re looking for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that offers world-class education, highly qualified faculty, cutting-edge curriculum and the best in educational value and flexibility, look no further than USFSM. This 40-credit-hour program is held entirely through Saturday courses, allowing students to continue working full-time while still pursuing their MBA.

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Whether you are hoping to build a career in law enforcement, or you have a desire to understand current issues facing the criminal justice system, the master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration is the right fit for you.

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The MA in Education at USFSM is the perfect opportunity for those wishing to advance their careers on a flexible schedule. Conveniently offered 100% online, this program will increase your marketability in today’s economy by updating your skills in the growing field of online education and open the door to new online teaching and training opportunities. This graduate degree program offers concentrations in Human Resource Education and Online Teaching and Learning, providing the right skills and knowledge for your particular career field.

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USFSM offers a Master of Education (MEd) in Educational Leadership with three concentrations to choose from: Curriculum Leadership (CUL), K-12 Public School Leadership (PSD) and Non-Public/Charter School Leadership (NPC). Additionally, the PSD concentration fulfills degree and core curriculum requirements for Florida certification in Level I K-12 Educational Leadership — Administrative Class. In this program, you’ll study the current, research-based and focused curriculum you need to further your career.

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If you have a bachelor’s degree in the field of English and also have a desire to teach English at the secondary and college levels, consider the MA in Secondary Education, English Education degree at USFSM. As the only English Education MA available in the USF System, this program will deepen your content area knowledge and will prepare you for English teaching careers throughout the Tampa Bay region. In addition, you’ll have access to a flexible course schedule, faculty mentorship programs and one-on-one advising.

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Whether you are already working in hospitality or your dream job is a management position in Florida’s number one industry, the Master of Science in Hospitality Management is the right fit for you. At USFSM, you’ll focus on strategic decision making in the hospitality industry while studying areas of organizational effectiveness, finance, marketing and technology.

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Do you enjoy helping others? A career as a social worker may be the perfect professional path for you. With a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from USFSM, you’ll gain the real-world experience necessary to land your dream job and have a positive influence on other people’s lives.

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If you are looking for a Master of Arts in Teaching that offers a high-quality curriculum and hands-on experience through field work, look no further than USFSM’s MAT in Elementary Education. You’ll even earn Florida teaching certification in elementary education, K-6, with an ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement.

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Business Admin
Criminal Justice
Educational Leadership
English Education
Hospitality Management
Social Work
Teaching Elementary

Imagine Yourself Here

Many of our graduate students are working professionals. That’s why we offer online, evening and weekend courses – so you can further your career on a flexible schedule.

You’ll also have access to one-on-one advising opportunities, mentorships with expert faculty members and partnerships with leading organizations. At USFSM, you’ll gain the knowledge, hands-on experience and industry insights you need succeed.


What it Takes to Get Here

3.0 GPA

average in all upper level coursework.

Bachelor Degree

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution (or the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from a foreign institution)


Additional application materials, such as GRE or GMAT scores, writing samples or letters of recommendation may be required, as determined by each program.

Admissions Process

Visit Campus

Nothing helps you get a feel for our university quite like a campus tour does. Explore our halls, picture yourself in our classrooms, talk with current students and faculty, or stroll along our scenic campus to see why so many fall in love with USFSM.

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Application and Transcripts

Complete the graduate application before the deadline, pay the $30 application fee and send all official college transcripts to USFSM’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.

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Letters and Test Scores

Don’t forget one of the most important parts of the admissions process: sending us your recommendation letters and GRE and/or GMAT scores (if applicable) to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid.


After your application and other documents have been received, USFSM will notify you with a decision (hopefully one you’ll want to brag about on LinkedIn).


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Financial Support is Always Here


Complete Your FAFSA

Go to fafsa.gov and use the USFSM school code: 001537. You must fill out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year to be automatically considered for federal, state and university financial aid programs.


Apply for Scholarships

There are hundreds of scholarship and grant opportunities for graduate students. Apply for USFSM and USF System-wide scholarships at usfsm.edu/scholarships or contact finaid@sar.usf.edu for more information.


Check Oasis

Through OASIS (Online Access Student Information System), you can check the status of your financial aid, scholarships and loans. Some types of aid require action through OASIS. Check your status at oasis.usf.edu.

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