Online Learning

Most of our bachelor’s programs – and many of our master’s programs – contain online learning opportunities.

Online learning means the class has a separation of either space or time between student, instructor and/or the rest of class. Online learning offered at USF St. Petersburg is Web-based, meaning interaction among a student and his/her instructors and classmates is conducted through sophisticated Web sites. Some classes may have an on-campus (face to face) orientation but the rest of class then occurs online.

Learn more about online learning and the support services we provide for students and faculty.

Fully Online Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration
Our rigorous MBA curriculum is offered as a fully online program for students who seek scheduling flexibility. Each online course is eight (8) weeks long and is taught by the same professor and has the same content as an on-campus course. Learn more about our fully online MBA program.

Master’s Program in Digital Journalism and Design
This online master’s degree prepares the student to excel in the exciting field of digital journalism and in other media- or communication-related fields. The program emphasizes digital news technology and prepares students for careers in 21st Century journalism.

Applicants also stand to gain an immediate professional benefit: a USFSP-Poynter Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Technology for Journalists. Learn more about our exciting online digital journalism and design degree.

Master’s Program in Educational Leadership

The Masters degree in Educational Leadership is designed for teachers and other practicing school professionals who want to earn a Master’s degree and Florida K-12 Educational Leadership certification.

Learn more about the educational leadership program.

Quality Matters Recognition

Quality Matters is a faculty driven, peer review process designed to recognize online courses that meet the highest standards of quality course design in order to facilitate student centered learning and success.

To earn national recognition a team consisting of three certified peer reviewers conduct a formal review of the course guided by a research based rubric for online course design.

The rubric is consists of eight general standards which include: Course Overview and Introduction, Learning Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learner Support, Accessibility and Usability, Course Activities, Learner Interaction and Engagement, and Assessment and Measurement.

The following courses and faculty at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg have been recognized by Quality Matters.


  • ISM 4930 Business Process Analysis, Han Reichgelt, 03/04/17
  • ISM 6930 ERP Systems Analysis, Han Reichgelft, 03/09/17
  • LAE 4414 Children’s Literature in Education, AnnMarie Gunn, 03/10/17
  • EEX 4746 Instructional and Adaptive Technology, Karla Morris, 05/08/2017
  • ACG 4351 Cost Accounting and Control II, Patricia Gaukel, 06/28/2017
  • EDS 6050 Principles and Practices of Educational Supervision, Jenifer Hartman, 07/28/2017
  • MAN 6782 Organizational Strategies for the 21st Century, Dan Marlin, 09-28-2017


  • TAX 4001 Concepts of Federal Income Taxation, Carol Vance, 01/09/16
  • MAN 3025 Principles of Management, Steve Diasio, 02/09/16
  • CLP 4143 Abnormal Psychology, V. Mark Durand, 04/27/16
  • PPE 4003 Personality Psychology, Vikki Gaskin-Butler, 05/02/16
  • BUL 6652 Regulation and Reporting Environments, Nicole Stowell, 07/22/16
  • POS 2041 American National Government, Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, 07/26/16
  • DEP 4220 Autism Spectrum Disorders, V. Mark Durand, 09/07/16
  • PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology, James McHale, 09/13/16
  • JOU 6708 Digital Media Law and Ethics, David Snyder, 10/28/16
  • EXP 4680 Cognitive Psychology, Christina Salnaitis, 12/16/16
  • ECP 3302 Environmental Economics, Rebecca Harris, 12/21/16


  • EDA 6192 Educational Leadership, Olivia Hodges and Bonnie Cangelosi, 03/17/15
  • ISM 3113 Systems Analysis and Design, Christopher Davis, 03/29/15
  • DEP 4053 Developmental Psychology, Tiffany Chenneville, 06/26/15


  • LIT 3155 Twentieth Century Literature, Barbara Jolley, 01/02/14
  • LIT 3301 Cultural Studies and Pop Arts, Barbara Jolley, 01/16/14
  • REE 3043 Real Estate Decision Making, Nina Schmidt, 07/11/14


  • LIT 3451 Literature and the Occult, Francis Tobienne, 05/07/13
  • BUL 3320 Law and Business I, Nicole Stowell, 08/13/13


  • FIN 3604 International Finance, Todd Shank, 07/12/12