Minimum Admission Requirements

Master's Degree:

  • There is no strict minimum required score for the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE. Admitted students have an average GRE score of 315. GRE scores are invalidated five years after the test date.
  • GRE Analytical Writing Score of 3.5
  • Undergraduate upper-division grade point average of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00
  • If applicable, scores from an English Language Proficiency test 
  • Three letters of reference from faculty of the university where you received your degree
  • Statement of Purpose

Ph.D. Degree:

  • There is no strict minimum required score for the verbal and quantitative portions of the GRE. Admitted students have an average GRE score of 315. GRE scores are invalidated five years after the test date.
  • GRE Analytical Writing score of 3.5
  • Master's degree (or equivalent) with a graduate work grade point average of 3.50 on a scale of 4.00; or bachelor's degree with outstanding academic record
  • If applicable, scores from an English Language Proficiency test
  • Three letters of reference from faculty of the university where you received your degree
  • Statement of Purpose

English Language Skill Requirements

To be admitted to the UF Graduate School, non-exempt (see English Testing Exemptions section below) non-US and Puerto Rican applicants must meet the required minimum on the verbal portion of the GRE, plus one of these English language tests:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.
  • MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 77.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Internet-Based): 80.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Paper-Based): 550.
  • Verbal GRE: 140 for test dates on or after August 1, 2011.

General Notes

  • Admission decisions are NOT based solely on test scores or grade point average. All parts of the application are taken into consideration before a final decision is made. We therefore encourage all interested applicants to apply.
  • Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for the Ph.D. degree are automatically considered for admission to the Master's degree.
  • All GRE scores must come from a single GRE exam. GRE scores from different GRE exams cannot be combined to meet the admission requirement. 
  • UF's ETS institution code is 5812. No department code is required for your ETS test scores.