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International Students

International students are welcome to apply to our fully online graduate certificate and master’s degree programs in gerontology.

In addition to meeting the minimum requirements for our master’s degree program, international students must:

  1. Meet the required minimum score (see below) on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or another Graduate Council-approved English language skills test, including:

    • 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 (scores from tests taken before 1 August 2011): 320
    • Verbal GRE (scores from tests taken 1 August 2011 onward): 140

    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.

    Non-U.S. and Puerto Rican graduate applicants can be exempt from the IELTS, MELAB, TOEFL requirements if:

    • They are citizens of a country where English is an official language. Click here for a list of these countries.
    • They have transcripts showing at least 1 year of enrollment as a full-time student at a college or university in a country where English is official, within 1 year before applying to UF. Click here for a list of these countries.
    • Please note: Time spent in ESL (English as a Second Language) programs do not qualify for this exemption.
  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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