Admissions

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 11: international applicants
June 1: domestic applicants (U.S. citizens & permanent residents only)

Spring Semester:

August 1: international applicants
October 1: domestic applicants (U.S. citizens & permanent residents only)

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Traditional Master’s Criteria

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.

The ISOM Department requires that applicants take all portions of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). You may email Jessica Samson for the latest minimal GMAT/GRE score requirements. Please visit MBA.com or GRE.org for test preparation materials, to register for one of the tests or to forward your official score to UF using the institution code of 5812. Since it can take up to eight 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.

Interviews are required for all international applicants. Those exempt from this requirement are applicants from India, those with U.S. bachelor’s degrees 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.

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Combined Degree Criteria

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

  • Completion of at least 60 credit hours with a UF GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Business students must complete all tracking courses:
Course PrefixCourse Title
ACG 2021Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACG 2071Introduction to Managerial Accounting
CGS 2531 or ISM 3013Problem Solving through Computer Software or Introduction to Information Systems
ECO 2013Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 2023Principles of Microeconomics
MAC 2233Survey of Calculus
STA 2023Introduction to Statistics

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.

  • Meet with your undergraduate advisor to verify your eligibility to join the MSISOM Combined Degree program. Note: Only students that can double-count a minimum of 12 credits towards both their undergraduate and graduate degree programs will be considered for admission to the MSISOM Combined Degree program.
  • Meet with the MSISOM Combined Degree advisor, Jessica Samson, to complete an in-person Combined Degree application.

Application Instructions

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

Combined Degree Application: Please see Jessica Samson in person to apply to the Combined Degree program.

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.

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

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). You may email Jessica Samson for the latest minimal GMAT/GRE score requirements. Please visit MBA.com or GRE.org for test preparation materials, to register for one of the tests or to forward your official score to UF using 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.

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.

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.

Upload your resume to the online graduate application above. The resume should be created using the Procedures and Anatomy of a Resume.

If you have any questions about your resume, please contact Carly Escue.

UF MSISOM Combine Degree students must complete the following steps in order to transition to the graduate portion of the MSISOM program:

  1. Submit an online application for the MSISOM program. The application will calculate the upper division GPA (60 credit hours and beyond) which must be at a 3.0 at the time of applying to be considered for admission into the graduate portion of the program. The Bachelor’s degree must also be awarded prior to enrolling in the graduate portion of the program.
  2. Complete the GRE or GMAT.
    • Visit GRE.org or MBA.com for test preparation materials, to register for one of the tests or to forward your official score to UF using the institution code of 5812.
    • Note: Please email Jessica Samson for the latest minimal GRE/GMAT score requirements. The GRE or GMAT must be taken no later than the start of your final undergraduate semester.

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, once your GMAT or GRE score (preferred) has been received by the Admissions Office. The appeal needs to include the following:

  • Resume
  • Test score(s)
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • An explanation for why you were unable to meet the GPA requirement

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.