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  • Admissions Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree (in the sciences)
    • 3.0 Overall GPA, and 3.0 Upper Division GPA (Rules on calculating GPA)
    • Preferred undergraduate courses for applicants:
      • Biochemistry
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Microbiology
      • Biology
      • General Chemistry
    • GRE examination with a minimum score of 300 -If you have earned a graduate or professional degree from an accredited university in the U.S., you are exempt from this requirement and do not need to submit GRE scores
    • Students without a preferred science background are welcome to apply and will be reviewed on a case by case basis for admission. Relevant professional experience may substitute for academic coursework.

    International Admissions

    International students are welcome to apply to our Online MS Degree Program.

    Transcript/Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate: International Applicants
If either your bachelor’s or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the transcript and diploma requirement below:

    Graduate applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from your university or may be completed by a certified translator.
Your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations if required should be assembled by you and sent to the address below in one package. If you would like your transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned to you, you must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the package that you send.

    Packages must be sent to:

    University of Florida
    Attn: Entrepreneurial Programs
    2046 NE Waldo Rd, Rm 2200
    Gainesville FL 32609

    *We must have your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send your diploma back to you via the label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.


    The English Language Skill Requirements for Admission: International Applicants Only.

    If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take and submit your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores. Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the graduate school’s list of English speaking countries.

    Having the TOEFL or English Language Test sent to the University of Florida All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.

    Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS (Education Testing Service), are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

    Minimum TOEFL Scores Required
To be considered for the certificate, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

    TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
    Paper-based 550
    Computer-based 213
    Internet 80

    GRE Requirement:

    International Applicants If either your bachelor’s or graduate degree(s) were earned outside of the United States, please see the GRE requirement below.If you have earned a graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited university in the U.S., you are exempt from this requirement and do not need to submit GRE scores. If you have a graduate or professional degree from an international institution, you must take and submit GRE scores. There are no exceptions.

    Non-Degree Admissions

    For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

    • A baccalaureate degree in a science subject from an accredited institution. If your bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email dess@ahc.ufl.edu.
    • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the following form: Upper Division GPA Worksheet.

    Additional Non-degree Minimum Requirements: For International Students Only

    • The English language skill requirements for admission

    If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take and submit your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores.

    Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the graduate school's list of English speaking countries.

    To take non-degree courses, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

    TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
    Paper-based 550
    Computer-based 213
    Internet 80

    Restrictions

    • A maximum of 7 credits can be taken as a non-degree seeking student.
    • A student who is already admitted to the University of Florida needs to contact us before an application is submitted.

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