Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs at University of Florida

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Master of Public Health - No GRE

Admission Requirements for Master of Public Health are as follows:

  • Bachelor or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • English proficiency examination for international applicants
  • UF Graduate School Application.
  • C.V./Resume (no page limit).
  • Statement of Purpose (one page, single-spaced, 11-point font, 1-inch margins).
  • Statement of Previous Training and Preparation
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (at least two from former professors or three from employers if out of school for over 5 years).
  • Official Transcripts (send to SOPHAS and UF) or WES evaluations for international applicants.
  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores for international students if applicable (exemptions for certain countries or English/native language speakers or US college/university attendees for at least one year).

Note - GRE score is not required

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC)

All MS and PhD degree applicants must have: an earned Bachelor's degree; a minimum undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 or better

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (WEC) does not require specific undergraduate degrees or coursework to apply because our programs and faculty research span a variety of disciplines. STEM BS degrees generally provide the best preparation for research degrees, however.

The WEC Department and Faculty apply a holistic review process to select their graduate students, and the Department no longer uses GRE scores for admissions decisions, awards of merit, or allocations of resources to graduate students. UF no longer requires that graduate student applicants take the exam to apply. Therefore, students applying to WEC do not need to take the GRE.

International students are not required to submit GRE scores. However, for applicants from countries where English is not the official language, a minimum score on one of these English Language Skills tests is required:

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 paper, or 80 Internet;

2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6; or

3. Documented successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program

MS in Medical Science: Neuroscience

1. Research Experience: Prior experience is not required.

2. GPA: The minimum requirements for graduate admission at the University of Florida include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all upper division (junior/senior) undergraduate work, though stronger applicants will have a GPA of 3.5.

3. Academic Transcripts: Official transcripts must be received from all colleges or universities attended.

4. Prerequisite Courses: Candidates should have taken undergraduate courses in general biology, chemistry and biochemistry. Applicants with undergraduate academic performance that does not meet these requirements are encouraged to consider pursuing a year of post-baccalaureate studies with the goal of demonstrating an ability to achieve satisfactory academic progress in graduate level courses.

5. Personal Statement: Please be sure to identify your college major in your personal statement. Describe how a M.S. in Medical Sciences with a neuroscience concentration is relevant to your career goal(s). While research experience is not a prerequisite, applicants should discuss areas of neuroscience research of interest to them and highlight any previous research experience(s).

6. CV: Pursuant to Florida Statute, all applications require inclusion of all post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.

7. TOEFL: International students whose native language is not English and who have not studied at an institution in the United States or other English-speaking country for one year or longer must have a score of at least 550 on the written version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL.

GRE: The university do not require or review GRE scores.

Department of Epidemiology

The admission requiremens incudes the following:

1. Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution. A master’s degree is preferred, but not required, for applicants to the PhD program.

2. Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework

3. International students: one of the below English proficiency examinations. Minimum scores acceptable for admission are: TOEFL iBT: 80; TOEFL pBT: 550; IELTS: 6

The department do not require the GRE or other standardized tests. International students must submit scores from an English proficiency examination.

Online Master's in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Admissions - No GRE

-A completed undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university

-A minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework

-A strong, demonstrated interest in studying and improving human performance

-No GRE is required

-STATEMENT OF PURPOSE — This personal statement should clearly communicate why you want to pursue this degree.

-RESUME/CV — Your resume or CV should be current and highlight previous professional and academic experience, as well as achievements, awards, and ongoing international affiliations and research funding.

-THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION — At least two of the letters must come from post-secondary professors, instructors, or advisors.

-OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS — Include transcripts from every post-secondary institution where you have completed coursework.


• Official TOEFL test score report

• Original transcripts/mark sheets and diploma/ degree certificate from each university or college you have attended.

MS Information Systems and Operations Management- GRE is required

Admission Requirements for MS in Information Systems and Operations Management:

  • GRE scores are required
  • All official transcripts
  • Interviews are required for most international applicants
  • 400-600 words essay
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Resume