Graduate Admissions

Graduate [graj (ǝ) wǝt]
a person who has successfully completed a course of study or training, especially a person who has been awarded an undergraduate academic degree. At UF, graduate students are those who have earned a recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree.

UF is currently ranked in the top 20 of U.S. public universities and is a leading research institution with outstanding opportunities for a graduate education. The UF Graduate School coordinates the 250 graduate degree programs. Graduate degrees are offered at the master's, specialist and doctoral levels.

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UF should contact the academic units directly to learn more about admissions criteria. Additional information can also be obtained from The Graduate School.

Graduate School Requirements

More than 500 Graduate Degrees

These are the minimum requirements for admission into UF graduate programs:

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor's degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester in which the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are acceptable to the applicant's intended academic unit or, for select programs, at least 465 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). These scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process.
  • For applicants from countries (including Puerto Rico) where English is not the official language, a minimum score on one of these English Skills tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 paper, or 80 internet; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 77; or documented successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program.
  • Satisfactory conduct record
  • Proof of medical immunization
  • If you have already attended the UF Graduate School but not enrolled for two or more consecutive terms, which includes summer sessions, you must apply for readmission whether to the same or a different graduate program.


UF is consistently ranked among the nation's top universities, making Washington Monthly's list of national universities that offer the best bang for the buck, along with being one of the top public universities graduating Hispanic students with master's degrees. There are over 12,000 graduate students and 2,800 graduate faculty.


The University of Florida offers housing resources for graduate students with families, single graduate students, as well as additional off-campus housing support.

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Funding Opportunities

There are funding opportunities for graduate students through assistantships, fellowships, awards, grants, and affiliations with other educational institutions.

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Student and Family Resources

Students can take advantage of the numerous organizations, Graduate Student Council, workshops for teaching assistants, professional development, and many other student resources at UF. There are also resources for students with families, including spousal privileges, family care and schools.

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