Admissions


In light of possible continued testing difficulties amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UF Graduate School temporarily adjusted the GMAT and GRE testing policy for Spring 2021. For Spring 2021 admissions, applicants to one of Warrington’s Specialized Master’s programs will no longer be required to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of the admissions process. Please contact the program administrators for updated application requirements and to check space availability.

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

Deadlines

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

Fall Semester:

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

Spring Semester:

  • August 1: international applicants
    (The application deadline for the Spring 2021 semester is extended to August 28th)
  • October 1: domestic applicants (U.S. citizens & permanent residents only)

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Traditional Master’s

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 for a full two years.

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.

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 India and all other applicants from countries on this list.

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.

Include three letters of recommendation, resume & statement of purpose. Please do not submit hard copies of these materials.

Please complete the graduate application and obtain your UFID before sending the remaining application materials. The Application for Graduate Admission must be completed online as printed applications are no longer available. It is important to provide complete and accurate information. Incomplete information will delay the processing of your application.

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.

Supplemental MS-ISOM Application

Once the Application for Graduate Admission is complete, all applicants must submit the supplemental MS-ISOM application. This application will allow applicants to indicate their primary and secondary track choices.

GMAT/GRE Score

Waived for Fall 2020!

The ISOM Department requires that applicants complete the quantitative and verbal sections of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (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.

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.

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.

Since 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.

University of Florida students can obtain a GMAT discount code.

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.

Résumé

Upload your resume to the online graduate application above. Business Career Services can provide resources and feedback to help you create your resume.

If you have any questions about your resume, please contact Kandace Keeling.

English Proficiency Requirements

All international applicants must submit IELTS (International English Language Testing System), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores as part of the application process, unless they are citizen of a country on this list.

To forward your official score to UF, use the institution code of 5812. Please note that it can take up to six weeks for the scores to be received and uploaded to our system, so you should plan accordingly for registering, completing and sending the exam results. A department code is not necessary. If your name on your scorecard does not exactly match your name on your UF application, your scores may not be posted. Please contact the department if there are any discrepancies between names.

IELTS scores should be mailed directly from the testing agency to the following address:

Office of Admission
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Test Score Minimums:

  • IELTS (Academic only): 6
  • MELAB: 77
  • TOEFL (Internet version): 80
  • TOEFL (paper version): 550

International applicants who took the GRE must also have scored a verbal section score of 140 or higher.

Interview

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.

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Combined Degree

Combined Degree Admission Requirements

Admission to the combined option is more selective and is considered an “honors” path for high-performing University of Florida students. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

UF undergraduate students who are interested in joining the MSISOM Combined Degree program must complete the following:

  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative UF GPA
  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours
  • Students who major in a business subject (information systems, general business, finance, marketing, etc.) must complete all seven tracking courses before beginning the program.

Note: Students must complete all required prerequisites courses and have a final grade posted to their transcript before applying to the ISOM Combined Degree program.

Graduate Admission Requirements

To be completed in the final term of your undergraduate program with your ISOM Combined Degree advisor.

Admission to the Combined Degree program does not constitute admission to the UF Graduate School. To continue with the program after earning the Bachelor’s degree, Combined Degree students must meet the Graduate School’s admissions requirements. To be eligible for graduate admission, students must:

  • Earn a Bachelor’s degree with an upper division GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the online graduate admission application for the MSISOM program and pay the application fee by the posted deadline
    Note: The application will calculate the upper division GPA (based on 60 credit hours and beyond)
  • The graduate admission application should be completed after the Bachelor’s degree application has been submitted
  • Have no conduct flags that disqualify them from graduate admission
  • Submit all required combined degree paperwork by posted deadlines
  • Earn at least a “B” or better in any graduate course in order for it to count toward their Master’s degree

Note: All applicants are required to submit the Information for Residency Classification when they apply to Graduate School. Learn more about Establishing Residency for Tuition Purposes.

If you are applying to the graduate portion of the program with less than a 3.0 upper division GPA (the Graduate School requirement), you will need to submit a written appeal to the Program Director, Dr. Janice Carrillo by the given deadline.

An explanation for why you were unable to meet the GPA requirement appeal needs to include the following:

  • Resume
  • Unofficial GRE or GMAT score Waived for Fall 2020!
  • Unofficial Transcript

All prospective Combined Degree applicants must meet with Jessica Samson to verify your eligibility to join the MSISOM Combined Degree program prior to initiating the application process. Please email Jessica Samson to schedule an in-person meeting in Hough Hall 202A to determine your eligibility.

Application Checklist

All application materials be can submitted:

Feel free to send an email to Jessica Samson if you have any questions.

All Combined Degree applicants must submit the following application materials by the given deadline(s):

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

The resume helps provide us with a complete picture of each applicant. Please elaborate on your duties and responsibilities, as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom. The resume should be limited to one page and Business Career Services can provide resources and feedback to help you create it.

If you have any questions about your resume, please contact Kandace Keeling.

3.) Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of three 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 (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 GRE/GMAT Test Scores for Graduate School Admission

Waived for Fall 2020!

The ISOM Department requires Combined Degree applicants to complete the quantitative and verbal sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). 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.

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.

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.

All applicants are required to submit an electronic copy of the GRE or GMAT score(s).

5.) Official Transcripts

UF undergraduates do not need to send copies of their transcripts.

Application Status

With over 1,000 applications to process annually, applicants will not be informed individually about missing materials. It is the responsibility of the applicant to read the application instructions carefully and to submit all materials as requested and ensure that they have been received by the deadline. If you have doubts as to whether items have been received, you are encouraged to check your status online or with the program directly prior to the deadline so that any outstanding issues may be resolved by the deadline.

If any materials are missing at the time of the application deadline, the application will not be reviewed, but may be deferred to the following semester at the applicant’s request.