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Research and innovation at USF is focused on creating local, national and global solutions to society’s most difficult problems. From developing sources of clean energy to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities, USF researchers seek to make the world a better place.

  • The College of Engineering had $28.6 million in research expenditures (2011-2012).
  • USF ranks 10th world-wide among all universities granted U.S. patents in 2011, according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
  • USF is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.
  • USF is ranked 31st in total research expenditures and 27th in federal research expenditures for public universities for FY 2010 by the National Science Foundation.

Most of our doctoral students are supported with tuition waivers and full financial support for the academic year.



Graduate Programs

The College of Engineering offers 20 graduate degrees from masters to doctorate in 13 programs.

Chemical & Biomedical Engineering



classes image Degrees: Chemical Engineering (MS, PhD), Biomedical Engineering (MS, PhD), Engineering Science ( PhD)
The Department has a group of highly accomplished faculty that covers an exciting blend of traditional and non-traditional research areas that actively foster collaborative research opportunities across discipline areas within the department, different departments, and across universities.
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Civil & Environmental Engineering



Degrees: Civil Engineering (MS, PhD), Environmental Engineering (MS, PhD), Engineering Science in Civil (PhD)
The Department has 21 faculty members with research expenditures between 2 and 3 million dollars annually. Strong educational and research efforts are further strengthened by close connections with the Center for Urban Transportation Research.
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Masters in Civil Engineering
Accelerated BS and Masters
Masters in Environmental Engineering
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Computer Science & Engineering



Degrees: Computer Science (MS), Computer Engineering (MS), Computer Science & Engineering (PhD), Engineering Science (PhD)
The Department's outstanding faculty includes a number of IEEE Fellows, IAPR Fellows, an ACM Fellow, several NSF CAREER award winners, and several Distinguished University Professors.
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Electrical Engineering



Degrees: Electrical Engineering (MS, PhD), Engineering Science (PhD)
The Department's research efforts are supported by well-equipped laboratories in the areas of silicon processing, IC design, communications and signal processing, and bioengineering. Current and previous Ph.D. dissertations explored the areas of microelectronics, medical imaging, and solid state material and device processing and characterization. Master's programs include options in semiconductor materials and processes, VLSI design, and microwave and millimeter wave engineering.
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Industrial & Management Systems Engineering



Degrees: Industrial Engineering (MS, PhD), Engineering Management (MS), Engineering Science (PhD)
The Department has recently recruited talented young faculty and significantly expanded our doctoral program to over 35 full-time students from all over the world. Most students are actively engaged in research projects that transcend the boundaries of traditional manufacturing. Working hand-in-hand with the faculty on grants and collaborative projects, sponsored by federal agencies, professional societies, and private businesses, provides students with great lifelong experience that better prepare them for the challenges of their careers.
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Information Technology



Degrees: Information Technology (MS)

The MSIT degree is geared toward experienced IT professionals who are interested in broadening and deepening their knowledge of new and emerging information technologies, and in advancing their careers in IT leadership while remaining in the workforce. The MSIT provides students with a broad and integrative understanding of both technology and operational and strategic business and organizational applications. The MSIT graduate will demonstrate strong information technology skills as well as problem solving skills needed for the deployment of technology solutions to achieve business and organizational goals.

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Mechanical Engineering



Degrees: Mechanical Engineering (MS, PhD), Engineering Science (PhD)
The Department faculty are achieving national and international prominence for their research and teaching efforts as well as working with corporations and government agencies across the nation on funded research in a variety of areas such as advanced materials, nano-manufacturing, robotics, and hydraulics. The department receives over 2 million dollars in external research funding.
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Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

Fellowships and Assistantships