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Admission Requirements

Minimum requirements for all students (domestic and international) are as follows:

  1. All applicants must have a prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or a degree deemed equivalent to them by the UF Office of Admissions’ evaluation of official transcripts
  2. An upper-division GPA of a B (3.0) or higher
  3. GRE scores
    • We only require the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE to be taken and reported.
    • GRE scores take 6 weeks to be processed within the Office of Admissions. Please take this into account when scheduling the GRE. We recommend taking the exam no later than the term application deadline.
    • Applicants who have earned a graduate or professional degree from an accredited university in the United States are exempt from this requirement and do not need to submit GRE scores.
    • If the applicant is currently earning a graduate level degree but will not have it completed by the application deadline for the term they are applying for, they are not exempt from the GRE.
    • GRE scores remain active for 5 years. If the applicant has not taken the GRE within this 5-year time limit, he or she must retake it.
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Resume or CV
  6. Statement of Purpose

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions. The institutional code for the University of Florida is 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.

Certificate requirements

Minimum requirements for all students (domestic and international) are as follows:

  1. All applicants must have a prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or a degree deemed equivalent to them by the UF Office of Admissions’ evaluation of official transcripts
  2. An upper-division GPA of a B (3.0) or higher
  3. Resume or CV

Non-degree requirements

Minimum requirements for all students (domestic and international) are as follows:

  1. All applicants must have a prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or a degree deemed equivalent to them by the UF Office of Admissions’ evaluation of official transcripts
  2. An upper-division GPA of a B (3.0) or higher

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for the program, non-U.S. and Puerto Rican applicants must:

  1. Meet the required minimum scores on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or another Graduate Council–approved English language skills test
  2. Submit an official copy in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English to the address below. Note: Diplomas will be returned to the student.

Please send to:
UF, Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Attn: Teresa Richardson
2004 Mowry Rd, Rm 2133
PO Box 112610
Gainesville, FL 32610

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