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Before you submit your official application to the University of Florida, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with our faculty research areas and make contact with those individuals with whom you are interested in working. The best method for contacting potential advisors is via email with an attachment of your CV/resume and an explanation of your interest in them. We do not admit graduate students without a faculty advisor's acceptance.

You will need to provide the following in addition to the online application through the UF Office of Admissions:

  • $30 application fee, paid to the Office of Admissions. Official transcripts of all previous academic work. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 is expected.
  • Three letters of recommendation from relevant academic or employment colleagues.
  • Letter of intent/statement of purpose detailing the areas you wish to study and/or your background.
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
  • Note: GRE scores are no longer required to apply to our graduate programs and should not be included in your application.

All required documents other than transcripts may be uploaded within the online application system. Transcripts must be sent by your academic institution directly to the UF Office of Admissions. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission, however, your graduate application will remain active in the UF system for 12 months, so if needed you may request a change in the term for which you have applied.

*Prospective students cannot be accepted, regardless of qualifications, unless a faculty member agrees to advise you.

If you're looking for a graduate or undergraduate Certificate program, you can apply at the UF Admissions Office. You will need to submit official transcripts from any previous education and the $37 application fee. We will contact you when your application is processed, and you can always reach out if you need help. Certificate program information >
If you are looking to apply to UF as an incoming freshman, you'll need to go through the main Admissions process rather than through our programs - but feel free to let our advisors know you're interested!
If you are interested in taking a single course or two without joining a degree or certificate program, you can do so by registering as a non-degree seeking student through the UF Office of Admissions. The application deadline is 10 days prior to the first day of class for the term as posted in the catalog.

When you submit your non-degree application, be sure you have selected one of our Special Programs from the dropdown, even if you are only taking one class. We will contact you once your application has been processed. If you have any questions, please contact



  • Follow the tuition waiver process described on the Registrar website. If you miss these deadlines you will be liable for your tuition and fees! (Apply to a program or course separately.)



Graduate applicants seeking assistantships

  • Fall deadline - January 1
  • Spring deadline - September 1

Undergraduate applicants

  • Fall deadline - January 1

Online degree applicants or graduate applicants not seeking assistantships

  • All semesters deadline - 2-3 months prior to term start date

Certificate applicants

  • Fall deadline - mid-July
  • Spring deadline - mid-November
  • Summer deadline - mid-April

Non-degree seeking students (single courses)

  • All semesters deadline - at least 4 weeks prior to term start date