Please begin the application process by filling out the pre-application form to indicate the program format and option to which you intend to apply.
Questions about application can be emailed to us.
Graduate School Application
After you have completed the pre-application you will submit the Graduate School Application and pay the application fee.
When selecting your program, please complete the information as follows:
- Intended term and year: Spring (January), Summer B (June) or Fall (August)
- Degree goal: Master’s
- Program of study: International Business (listed under Business Administration)
Statement of Purpose Essay
The essay should be completed as part of the Graduate School application. Please emphasize:
- Your motivations for applying to the program
- Why you think you are a good candidate for the program
- How the program fits into your future goals
Use the essay as an opportunity to highlight what you think we cannot assess from the other application materials. Ideal length is between 400-600 words.
Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
The resume helps us to get a complete picture of each applicant. Please elaborate on duties and responsibilities as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom. Resume is not limited to one page.
Two Letters of Recommendation
A minimum of two recommendations from someone who has supervised the applicant (professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinators, etc.) are required. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted.
To submit recommendations, list the name and contact information for your recommenders in the Graduate School application. Those individuals will then receive an automatic email, after you submit your application.
Transcripts from all institutions attended are required.
Please submit (upload) transcripts through the Graduate School application or Application Checklist. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission processing. If admitted, official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted during first term of study.
You can check your application status and upload transcripts on UF Admissions.
UF undergraduates do not need to send copies of UF transcripts or those transcripts that are included in the UF transcript.
Official GMAT/GRE Test Scores for Graduate School Admission
As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.
English Proficiency Requirements
International applicants are required to submit English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB) scores. For exam minimum scores and exemptions, refer to the English Proficiency Requirements section of the Graduate Application Details.
International applicants who took the GRE must also have scored a verbal section score of 140 or higher.
International applicants from non-US institutions are interviewed as part of the admissions process. Applicants are reviewed and those qualified applicants who are selected to interview will be invited by email. For those invited to interview, it is considered a mandatory part of the application process.
2020 in-person interview schedule (tentative):
- February 14, 15 & 16: Shanghai, China
- February 18, 19 & 20: Beijing, China
International applicants from other countries will be contacted to schedule an interview in mid-January.
Diploma and Degree Certification
International applicants must submit a diploma and degree certification, in English and native language. Applicants who have not received their diploma must submit a letter from their institution stating the program of study and expected graduation date.
Policy for 3-Year Bachelor’s Degrees
The UF Office of Admissions will not recognize 3-year bachelor’s degrees from India, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada (excluding Quebec), Nepal and Pakistan. Three-year bachelor’s degrees from other countries are reviewed on an individual basis.
If a 3-year bachelor’s degree is considered not equivalent to a U. S. bachelor’s degree, an applicant has the option to obtain an evaluation from a professional credential evaluation service. If the credential service determines the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, the applicant must submit a copy of the credential evaluation report to the department for reconsideration. Credential evaluation reports will be accepted from members of NACES or AACRAO.