Each student will have a 15-minute advising session with an IDEC faculty member, who also act as IDEC Advisor's, in late August. We will contact you in early August via email to set up an appointment. 

As of Fall 2022, the program is a four-semester, 36-unit, two-year program for full-time students. 

Part-time students who take two classes per semester may be able to finish in three years. This option is NOT available for F-1 visa-holding international students.

Each semester, following your first semester you will receive an email from the OneStop office that is sent to your USFConnect email address that will tell you when registration for the following semester will begin. Follow this link to the USF Academic Calendar (the right of screen under "Quick Links") which indicates your future registration dates as a continuing student:

For domestic students - yes. If you take an average of two classes per semester students with adequate preparation can finish the program in three years. Please make sure you receive academic advising from the Academic Program Director, Professor Cassar, regarding how you can structure your part-time study.

Please note that F-1 international students need to be enrolled full-time to maintain their immigration status, please consult with the ISSS for more guidance.