Located on the waterfront in one of America’s most livable cities, and surrounded by museums and other attractions, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the most beautiful and accessible university campuses in the nation.
Research and scholarship are highly valued, and so too is superlative teaching.
Our aim is straightforward: to provide an excellent and fulfilling educational experience for all of our students.
Our faculty is first-rate, our facilities are excellent, and we are in a wonderful place to live, study and work. USFSP offers small class sizes, close contact between faculty and students and fully accredited master’s programs in a variety of topic areas in its three academic units: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education.
We serve approximately 500 full- and part-time graduate students in 15 graduate degree programs and 4 graduate certificate programs using both classroom and distance-learning formats.
We invite you to join our close-knit learning community of professors and students seeking to make meaningful contributions to an ever-changing and often-challenging world.
Dynamic Urban Area
A bustling downtown is a short walk away, with an array of world-class museums, a performing arts center, restaurants, nightclubs and parks.
Some of the finest beaches in the country are just a 15-minute drive away.
USF St. Petersburg is a located in a dynamic urban area just a short walk from all of the amenities that downtown has to offer.
Our campus community enjoys the finest availability to outdoor venues and restaurants.
Because of the intimate size of the campus, a walk to class or the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library is a walk with friends — students with spirited energy who like to get things done and make a difference.
A Safe, Welcoming Environment
We are committed to providing a safe environment for students and staff.
Our security and fire safety report is published annually. The report can be viewed here:
The USFSP Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is published by University Police Services. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by USFSP; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes university policies concerning campus security, sexual assault, missing student notification, emergency response and evacuation procedures, fire safety and other information required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act.
A paper copy of this report can be obtained by calling University Police Services at (727) 873-4140 or by visiting the department’s office at 530 3rd St. South, St. Petersburg, Florida.