Admission Requirements

If you are a prospective student who meets the criteria listed below, learn how to apply.

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum score of 300*
  • International Applicants: English proficiency examination. For a list of countries exempt from this requirement, please visit here.

*Note: The GRE may be waived for applicants with previous graduate or professional degrees at the discretion of the admissions committee. Applicants with an MD or a PhD in a health-related discipline from a University in the United State do not have to take the GRE. A foreign MBBS will not exempt applicants from the GRE exam. UF will not accept the MCAT or other graduate exams as a replacement for the GRE. Please feel free to contact the department at if you have any questions. 

International Applicants

International applicants must provide proof of English Proficiency in addition to the requirements above. To meet this, applicants may submit one of the following: 

  • Minimum TOEFL scores of: 550 paper‐based, 213 computer‐based, or 80 Internet‐based
  • Minimum IELTS  score of 6
  • Minimum MELAB score of 77


International students whose native language is English or who have attended a college or university in the United States for at least one year are not required to submit TOEFL scores but must have acceptable scores on the General Test section of the GRE.

For a list of countries whose citizens are exempt from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) requirement that most non‐US applicants must meet, go to the Graduate School English Language Testing Exemptions.  Please consult with the Academic Programs Coordinator if you are uncertain whether you need to take an English proficiency examination.

Academic units may, at their discretion, conditionally admit non-US applicants who do not yet have admission exam scores and IELTS, MELAB or TOEFL scores because they need to improve their English fluency before enrolling. These applicants apply through the regular application process and submit all application materials except the admission exam and English testing scores. If the academic unit accepts them, it issues an acceptance letter stating that before enrolling as graduate students, they must first complete the UF English Language Institute (ELI) program and submit satisfactory GRE/GMAT scores before their first semester; if they do not successfully exit the UF ELI program, they must also submit satisfactory IELTS, MELAB or TOEFL scores. The department must send a copy of this conditional admission letter to UF ELI, so it can handle all visa, immigration and ELI enrollment procedures for these applicants.