PhD Minimum Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Admission to Doctoral Study at UF

A.         A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score: While preference will be given to students with scores above the 50th percentile, scores from the GRE will be used in the context of a holistic credential review process

B.         A satisfactory previous academic record: an upper division undergraduate GPA of not less than 3.4 and/or a graduate GPA of not less than 3.5

C.        At least three letters of recommendation indicating strong potential for success in the doctoral program from individuals qualified to assess such abilities (Follow-up calls to these individuals may be made by the Graduate Committee or concerned faculty).

D.        An application portfolio prepared by the applicant to indicate potential success in research, writing, teaching, etc. The packet should include as many as possible of the following:

  • A well-written essay on career goals and objectives (required of all applicants),
  • Reports of research projects in which applicant has participated,
  • Copy of master’s thesis or project if completed,
  • Copies of reprints, convention papers, etc. if any have been completed, and,
  • Other supporting material that the applicant wishes to submit for consideration.

E.         An interview with the applicant if deemed necessary by the Graduate Committee and other relevant faculty. This can be done on campus or via Skype.

F.         International students must submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) or successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program.  Please see below and the graduate catalog for exemptions to this requirement.

G.        Application deadline for the 2012 – 2013 Academic Year is January 15, 2012.