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Mission & Vision


The University of South Florida St. Petersburg offers distinctive graduate and ¬†undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences, business, and education within a close-knit, student-centered learning community that welcomes individuals from the region, ¬†state, nation and world. We conduct wide-ranging, collaborative research to meet society’s needs and engage in service projects and partnerships to enhance the university¬†and community’s social, economic and intellectual life. As an integral and complementary part of a multi-institutional system, USF St. Petersburg retains a separate identity and mission while contributing to and benefiting from the associations, cooperation, and shared resources of a premier national research university.


The University of South Florida St. Petersburg will be a premier Master’s Degree level urban university recognized for its vibrant community of scholars who engage and improve its community and the world.

Learn more about USFSP’s “Points of Focus” and strategic planning.