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The University of South Florida St. Petersburg offers distinctive graduate programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, Kate Tiedemann College of Business and College of Education.  In addition, the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library has an impressive 300,000 items available for research along with dedicated librarians and staff committed to excellence in personalized service.


USF St. Petersburg is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master’s levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

The Department of Journalism and Media Studies is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC), which assures the highest standards of classroom instruction.

The Kate Tiedemann College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting body for schools of business worldwide.  Less than one third of U.S. business schools are AACSB accredited, and only about 15% of business schools are accredited worldwide.

The College of Education enjoys full approval by the Florida Department of Education, which cited the Master’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education ESOL as a model for the state of Florida, and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).