Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the frequently asked questions posed by prospective graduate students. If you do not see the answer to your question here, please contact us.
Are the graduate programs full-time or part-time?
Unless you are enrolled in the PA program, you can attend full-time (9 credit hours or more per semester) or part-time (less than 9 credit hours per semester).
How much does it cost to attend USF?
Graduate tuition and fees are based on the number of credit hours a student takes. Up-to-date tuition numbers can be found on our graduate tuition and fees page.
What types of financial aid are available for graduate students?
The University of Saint Francis offers limited financial support through federal loans, graduate assistantships, graduate scholarships and the alumni second degree discount. Details for each of these programs can be found on our graduate financial aid website.
When do classes meet?
Most of our programs are designed for working adults, with classes offered online, evenings and weekends.
Offered in hybrid (online/on-site combination):
- Master of Science in Nursing
- Masters of Science in Environmental Science
- Masters of Science in Education Exceptional Needs
Can I transfer credits from previous graduate level coursework into a USF graduate program?
You may request that 1-15 credit hours of previous coursework be transferred into a current USF graduate program. The amount of credit transferred will be decided by the individual program directors, department chairs and/or the Director of the Graduate School.
Please be aware:
- No credit will be given for courses with grades below “B.”
- Credit may not be given for courses that are more than five (5) years old.
- You may be requested to present catalog descriptions of the graduate courses you would like to transfer.
- Transfer grades will not be included in the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
Do I need to take the GRE to be accepted into USF’s graduate school?
Some degrees require GRE scores. Please refer to the program for the entrance requirements for each program.
What housing options are available to graduate students?
If you are interested in living on campus, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing. Housing options include on-campus housing, apartments or other local living opportunities.