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Office of Graduate Programs


The below resources are intended to assist students throughout their progression within the Taneja College of Pharmacy, Graduate Programs. If you have specific questions regarding these resources, please contact the associated department.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Please refer to the University Scholarships & Financial Aid Office for information and resources.

Applying for Aid

The USF Taneja College of Pharmacy, Graduate Programs, offers qualifying new students a departmental scholarship based on merit. Once you are admitted to the program, our Admissions Team will contact you with more information on how to apply.

Students enrolled in the PharmD and M.S. in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology concurrent degree program are eligible to receive the Interdisciplinary Collegiate Award. Students must apply to the graduate degree program, by the Department set deadlines, in order to be eligible to receive scholarship funds.

Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 15th
Summer: February 15th

For more information, please contact:

Danielle H. Gamboni, MA
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs

Academic Common Market

If you reside in one of the 16 states that are members of the Southern Regional Educational Board (SREB) then you are eligible to apply for in-state tuition. The member states include Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. Residents from non-SREB states are not eligible to apply to Academic Common Market.

The purpose of the Academic Common Market (ACM)is to provide programs of study to graduate students that are not available in their home state. The student must first be accepted for admission by following the normal admission procedure at the University of South Florida. The student must be accepted as a degree-seeking student in the specified major with a regular admission status. Students with a provisional or non-degree-seeking status at the institution are ineligible for ACM participation. Once your application is processed and you have been admitted to USF, then contact the education commission or council in your state to submit your request to be considered as an Academic Common Market student.

To obtain information for participating states, please visit the Southern Regional Education Board.

Frequently Asked Questions can be found online.

Florida Education Fund

Florida Education Fund

McKnight Graduate NANO-STEM Fellowship

The Florida Education Fund (FEF) has agreed to partner with the University of South Florida, Health Taneja College of Pharmacy Graduate Programs to offer a unique opportunity to pre-doctoral students. This is the first program of its kind, which aims to address the underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanic, and female student populations in STEM related programs and careers. This fellowship will equip master level students with the financial opportunity of earning up to $6,000 towards their tuition for the required 32 credits of the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology program. The McKnight Graduate NANO-STEM Fellowship Program objective is to increase the number of underrepresented students who enroll in Ph.D. programs and/or enter the career sector by pursuing a career in research or industry. This program will enhance participation and services in STEM fields for underrepresented groups while bringing awareness to the field of nanotechnology as an emerging field in the sciences.

The opportunities and benefits this fellowship can provide;

Eligibility criteria;

The McKnight Graduate NANO-STEM Fellowship will be awarded annually. This year’s application deadline is August 1, 2024. For more information and instructions on the application process, please visit: