Students should begin the application process one year in advance of the semester in which they intend to enroll.

The business analytics program utilizes a rolling admissions process by which applications are considered and evaluated as they are received. We have outlined all the steps in the application process for you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a member of our admissions team.

Due to high application volume, we reserve the right to close the application any time prior to the established deadline. Applications accepted after the deadline are contingent upon space availability. Please email an admissions officer directly for more information about extended deadlines.

Dates and Deadlines

All application materials must be received by the following deadlines. No exceptions will be made.


  • January 1: international applicants (priority deadline)
  • February 15: international applicants
  • May 1: domestic applicants (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)


  • June 1, 2023: application deadline
  • August 18, 2023: orientation*
  • August 21, 2023: classes start

*For Online Business Analytics, in-person attendance is required for orientation and weekend residency. However, all classes are offered online and can be taken remotely.

Orientation is mandatory. Please review class dates for the orientation schedule.

Criteria & Instructions

We review each application holistically, and 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.

  • Minimum completion of a bachelor’s degree:
    All applicants must have a previous 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 grade point average of 3.00 or higher. In the case of non-US applicants, the UF Office of Admission will determine degree equivalency.US applicants, or applicants who graduated from an accredited US college or university, must have an upper division undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher. In the case of non-US applicants, the UF Office of Admission will determine degree equivalency.
  • Interviews are required for most international applicants. Those exempt from this requirement are applicants from countries on this list.

There are no prerequisites to the program. However, students without an undergraduate business major or minor will need to take a set of core business courses that add an additional semester of study to the program.

Also, it is recommended (but not required) that students take a programming course as an undergraduate.

For any academic class activity, students must follow the University of Florida Student Honor Code. Any violation of the honor code will automatically result in a grade of E (Fail) for this course and further sanctions that may include a suspension or expulsion from the University through the Dean of Students Office. All incidents will be reported to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at the University of Florida.


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.

Graduate School Application

After you have completed the pre-application you will submit the Graduate School Application online and pay the application fee.

Application Materials Checklist

Complete the graduate application and obtain your UFID before sending the remaining application materials. Please note that the College Net ID is not the same as your UFID, despite both being eight digits. All inquiries to the program will require the UFID. Find out how to obtain your UFID.

Please do not submit hard copies of these materials. It is important to provide complete and accurate information. Incomplete information will delay the processing of your application.

1.) Statement of Purpose

The essay should be completed as part of the online application. Please emphasize:

  • Your motivation 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. The ideal length for the essay is between 400-600 words.

2.) Résumé

Upload your resume to the online graduate application above.

“Pursuant to Florida Statute, your application requires inclusion of all post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.”

3.) 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.

Recommenders should submit letters directly to program in the following ways:

  • Email ISOM (preferred)
  • In Person: 202A Hough Hall
  • Mail:
    • MSISOM Program/University of Florida
      1384 Union Rd
      Bryan Hall 125
      P.O. Box 117169
      Gainesville, FL 32611
4.) Official GMAT/GRE Test Scores for Graduate School Admission

The ISOM Department requires that applicants complete the quantitative and verbal sections of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Educational Testing Service (GRE). We have no preference as to what test applicants choose to take. Test scores will be used as part of the holistic application review process. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing organization to UF. Use code: UF 5812

GMAT: A score between 550-620 is considered good. The minimum required score is a 465. We do not consider the writing or integrated reasoning sections. University of Florida students can obtain a GMAT discount code.

GRE: We consider a 300-310 a good score range. The minimum required for the Verbal section is 140. The minimum required overall score is a 295. We do not consider the writing section. UF’s Teaching Center and Writing Studio offer UF students
GRE preparation workshops and tutoring each semester.

NOTE: It can take up to six weeks for the Admissions Office to process your test score. It is important to allow for this delay by taking the exam well in advance of the application deadline.

Only Exemption: Applicants with a previous graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution may be exempt from submitting the GMAT or GRE. No other exemptions are allowed.

5.) Official Transcripts & Diploma/Degree Certificate

Arrange to have official transcripts mailed from each postsecondary institution attended (not needed if only attended UF) and be sure to include your UFID on the sealed envelopes. Students applying from another state university in Florida should request from their Registrar’s Office that the transcript be sent electronically.

International applicants must mail an official copy in the native language of each transcript or mark sheet, along with official English translations for transcripts not originally issued in English. In addition, they must mail a final attested copy of the diploma/degree certificate from the registrar or comptroller of each university or college attended, along with official English translations for diplomas not originally issued in English.

We do not accept:

  • Provisional degree certificates
  • Emailed, faxed, photocopied or uploaded degree certificates and transcripts
  • Degree certificates and transcripts notarized by a public notary
  • Degree certificates and transcripts not in an envelope sealed by the academic institution

If you have questions regarding international transcripts, please send an email.

Mail transcripts and degree/diploma statements to the following address:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
1478 Union Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611

Please do not mail any items to the College or Department.

English Proficiency Requirements

UF requires proficiency in spoken and written academic 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. Graduate applicants are required to satisfy English proficiency by one of the following examinations.

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. Scores should be sent to the University of Florida, which only accepts scores from this E-delivery service. UF does not accept paper Test Report Forms or unofficial copies of IELTS Test Report Forms from students. Applicants should contact the IELTS test center where they took the IELTS to request their official test results be sent to our account name: The University of Florida. An institution code is not required.

The address associated with our IELTS Results Service account is:

The University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
United States


Exemptions are granted if applicants:

  • Have successfully complete one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in the United State 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. 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.