Professional [prǝ'feSH (ǝ)n(ǝ)l
of, relating to, or connected with a profession.
The University of Florida is an excellent place to begin your professional career. Professional programs at the University of Florida include dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, physical assistant, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
Admissions applications and decisions are handled directly by each professional college or program. Before applying, refer to your professional college's website for all admissions information.
If you have already attended UF but not enrolled for two or more consecutive terms, which includes summer sessions, you must apply for readmission.
The College of Dentistry is nationally recognized for its oral health research enterprise, emphasizing infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and translational research to improve clinical and dental care.
UF's Levin College of Law is ranked No. 1 among law schools in Florida according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Among public medical schools, UF ranks No. 17 nationally and is the highest-ranked medical school in the state of Florida. In addition to medical training, the college offers a variety of educational opportunities, including the Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences, which leads to a Ph.D. or an M.S. degree, and joint programs for M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The College of Medicine is also home to the School of Physician Assistant Studies.
The College of Nursing is consistently ranked in the top ten percent of all graduate degree-awarding nursing schools in the nation.
The College's Doctor of Pharmacy program has been ranked among the top 11 percent of programs of its kind in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
The Department of Physical Therapy offers an Equal Access Clinic which allows students to gain hands on experience by providing free physical therapy treatment to disenfranchised members of the Gainesville community.
The School of Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Florida was the first in the state and remains the only state-funded graduate level educational program for Physician Assistants in Florida.
The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is Florida's only veterinary college and provides many unique educational programs for students and services aimed at helping pets, wildlife and endangered species.