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University of South Florida

Department of World Languages

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of World Languages is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Spanish
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Linguistics and applied linguistics studies
Master of Arts (MA) French
Master of Arts (MA) Linguistics: English as a second language

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

65
Applied
40
Accepted
18
Enrolled
62%

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
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and 2-3 letters of recommendation; two-page statement of purpose written in Spanish (for Spanish program); oral interview (for Spanish and French programs); writing sample (for French program)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5 or international equivalent; master's degree or equivalent academic level; statement of purpose; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; personal interview with faculty; evidence of research experience or scholarly promise

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards June 30
Types of financial support available Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
18%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
81%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 32.65%
Black or African American 2.04%
White or Caucasian 20%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.08%
Unknown 6.12%

Gender

Male (16%)
Female (83%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (4)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Second language acquisition, instructional technology, foreign language education, English for speakers of other languages, distance learning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,706

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. Stephan Schindler
Chair and Professor
Email: skschindler@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-2548
Fax: 813-905-9937