We consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. Strong interpersonal skills, communication ability, motivation, maturity, career focus and leadership potential are also important qualities in prospective students.
- Bachelor’s degree is required:
All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent as determined by the UF Office of Admission’s evaluation of official transcripts.
- Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative Upper Division GPA:
US applicants, or applicants who graduated from an accredited US college or university, must have an upper division undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher. For non-US applicants, the UF Office of Admission will determine degree equivalency.
It is recommended but not required that students take a programming course as an undergraduate.
English Proficiency Requirements
UF requires proficiency in spoken and written English. Score reports are valid for two years from the date of testing, and must be reported electronically to the University of Florida. UF’s TOEFL and GRE school code is 5812.
Minimum acceptable scores:
- TOEFL (iBT): 80
- TOEFL (PBT): 550
- IELTS* Academic: 6.0
- Verbal GRE: 140 (For graduate programs that require a GRE score, the verbal GRE must be a minimum of 140 in addition to TOEFL or ILETS.)
- UF ELI Exit Certificate
*UF is registered to receive IELTS scores using the IELTS Results Service E-Delivery. The address associated with our IELTS Results Service account is:
The University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Exemptions are granted if applicants:
- Have successfully completed one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in the United States or a country where English is the official language.
- Hold an earned equivalent of Associates, Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree from a recognized/regionally accredited college or university in the United States or country where English is the official language.
International applicants from non-US institutions are interviewed as part of the admissions process.