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 Fall 2020. For Fall 2020 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.

January and August start dates available.


We review each application holistically and consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. There are no guaranteed admissions, even if the minimum requirements are met.

Spring (January)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International Applicant DeadlineAug 1Oct 1
Early DeadlineAug 1Sep 1
Final DeadlineOct 1Nov 15
Fall (late August)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International Applicant Deadline*Feb 15May 15
Early Deadline 1Mar 15Apr 15
Early Deadline 2Apr 15May 15
Final DeadlineJun 1Jul 1

Domestic applicants: The only difference between the “Early” and “Final” deadlines is the date the decision letter is sent. There is no difference in the way applications are reviewed for each deadline.

If you cannot finalize your application under the deadline, contact us to determine if we can accept late applications.

Admitted applicants will be asked to accept their admission offer within two weeks of receiving their offer letter.

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Traditional Master’s

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Business major or minor
  • 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA (U.S. degrees only)
  • Strong GMAT or GRE test score Waived for Fall 2020!
  • International applicants: Strong TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB test score
1. Pre-Application

Begin the application process by filling out the pre-application form. Email MS-Marketing if you have any questions.

2. 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:

  • Program of Study: Warrington College of Business > Business Administration (Degree Name – Master of Science)
  • Concentration: Marketing
  • Term: Spring (January) or Fall (August) only
3. Upload supporting documents
Statement of Purpose Essay

Ideal length one page (400-600 words). Explain your motivations for applying to the program, why you believe you are good candidate, and how the program will help you achieve your career goals. If there is additional information you would like to share with the admissions committee, you may include it in the essay.

Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Ideal length 1-2 pages. The résumé provides the admissions committee with a holistic view of each applicant. Use the résumé to highlight your experience, accomplishments and involvement. Elaborate on your duties and responsibilities, as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom.

Two Letters of Recommendation

Enter recommenders’ contact information in the Graduate School Application. After you submit the application, the recommenders will receive an email with instructions.

Recommendations must be from someone who has supervised you in some capacity (e.g. professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinators, etc.). Letters from students, peer leaders, or relatives will not be accepted.

Transcripts

Upload a copy of transcripts (in English and native language) from all post-secondary institutions attended. Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions processing. If admitted, official transcripts must be submitted during first term of study.

UF students: Do not submit a copy of the UF transcript. If your UF transcript includes coursework from the other post-secondary institutions attended, do not re-submit those transcripts.

Diploma and Degree Certification (INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS ONLY)

Upload a copy of the 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. If admitted, the official diploma and degree certification must be submitted during first term of study.

4. Submit Official Test Scores
GMAT/GRE Scores

Waived for Fall 2020!

Request for the testing agency to send official scores to the University of Florida (code 5812).

The admissions committee will only review the verbal and quantitative sections. There is no preference between the GMAT or GRE.

  • GMAT: A score of 550 or higher is considered good. The UF mandated minimum GMAT score is 465.
  • GRE: A score of 302 or higher is considered good. There is no UF mandated minimum GRE score.

Visit the websites for The GMAT Exam and the GRE General Test to learn more and to register for the test.

UF students: the UF Teaching Center offers GRE test prep sessions and online practice tests for GRE and GMAT.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB) SCORES (International Applicants Only)

Request for the testing agency to send official scores to the University of Florida (code 5812).

For exam minimum scores and exemptions, refer to the English Proficiency Requirements section of the Graduate Application Details. International applicants who take the GRE must score a minimum of 140 in the verbal section.

International applicants from non-U.S. institutions are interviewed as part of the admissions process.

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Combined Degree

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

  • 3.2 cumulative UF GPA (listed on top of UF transcript).
  • Completed 90 credit hours, including AP, IB and dual enrollment, before beginning the program.
  • Students who major in a business subject (general business, finance, marketing, etc.) must complete all seven tracking courses before beginning the program.
  • Required completion of FIN 3403 Business Finance and MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing before beginning the program.
Graduate Admission Requirements

To be completed in your bachelor’s degree graduating term with your MS-Marketing advisor.

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

  • Earn a bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the Graduate School application and pay the application fee by posted deadline (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 valid test scores that meet the program and Graduate School’s minimum requirement (note: test scores are only valid for 5 years)
  • 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 the master’s degree.

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

Please submit the application materials below to the MS-Marketing program MS-Marketing program. Email MS-Marketing if you have any questions.

1. Pre-Application

After you complete the notice, you will receive detailed application instructions.


2. Essay and Resume
Statement of Purpose Essay

Ideal length – one page (400-600 words). Explain your motivations for applying to the program, why you believe that you are good candidate, and how the program will help you achieve your career goals. If there is additional information that you would like to share with the admissions committee, you may include it in the essay.

Résumé

Ideal length – 1-2 pages. The résumé provides the admissions committee with a holistic view of each applicant. Use the resume to highlight your experience, accomplishments and involvement. Elaborate on your duties and responsibilities, as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom.


3. Two Letters of Recommendation

Recommenders should email letters directly to MS-Marketing.

Recommendations must be from someone who has supervised you in some capacity (e.g. professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinators, etc.). Letters from students, peer leaders, or relatives will not be accepted.


4. Official GMAT or GRE Test Scores

Waived for Fall 2020!

Request for the testing agency to send official scores to the University of Florida (code 5812).

The admissions committee will only review the verbal and quantitative sections. There is no preference between the GMAT or GRE.

  • GMAT: A score of 550 or higher is considered good. The UF mandated minimum GMAT score is 465.
  • GRE: A score of 302 or higher is considered good. There is no UF mandated minimum GRE score.

Visit the websites for The GMAT Exam and the GRE General Test to learn more and to register for the test.

UF students:
The UF Teaching Center offers GRE test prep sessions and online practice tests for GRE and GMAT.

The MS-Marketing program has access to your transcripts, so it is not necessary to submit them.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the GMAT or GRE test be waived?

The only applicants who are exempt from submitting a GRE or GMAT score are those who have already completed and have been conferred a terminal degree; Ph.D., JD, MD, DVM, DDS.

What is the UF policy for three-year bachelor’s degrees from foreign institutions?

The UF Office of Admissions will not recognize three-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 three-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.