How to Apply to the SWSD Graduate Programs

Students currently holding an undergraduate degree (MS applicants) or a graduate degree (PhD applicants) are welcome to apply to our diverse range of available graduate programs. We offer a distance-based Environmental Science track degree and a distance-based Agroecology concentration degree in Soil and Water Sciences in addition to our on-campus degrees. Before you apply, please take a moment to review our Graduate Program Overview, Departmental Research Areas, Faculty pages, or our Distance Education pages to get an idea of your areas of potential research interest.

COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKET DEADLINES:


Master of Science (Non-Thesis or Thesis) & Doctor of Philosophy (Dissertation) in Soil & Water Sciences (On Campus)

Summer A/C - February 1st
Summer B - March 1st
Fall - February 1st
Spring - October 1st

Master of Science (Non-Thesis) DE Soil & Water Sciences - Agroecology Concentration

Fall - July 1st
Spring - November 1st

Master of Science (Non-Thesis) DE Soil and Water Sciences - Environmental Science Track

Fall - July 1st
Spring - November 1st
Summer - April 1st

Notes:

GRE Scores Expire 5 Years From Test Date.
TOEFL Scores Expire 2 Years From Test Date.

If you have any questions about the graduate application process or the status of your application packet, please e-mail: Student Services or the faculty member you have been corresponding with in regards to your graduate application .

U.S. Applicant International Applicant
Online Application ($30 fee) Online Application ($30 fee)
Statement of Purpose (Online Grad App) Statement of Purpose (Online Grad App)
Letters of Recommendation (3)
*may be submitted in online application
Letters of Recommendation (3)
*may be submitted in online application
Official GRE Scores sent from ETS;
*School code: 5812, Dept Code: 0114
Official GRE Scores sent from ETS (School code: 5812, Dept Code: 0114) & Official TOEFL Scores sent from ETS or IELTS Scores (School code: 5812, Dept Code: N/A). *See TOEFL Requirements & Exemptions
Upload Copies of Transcripts from all Previously Attended Institutions into Your Online Graduate Application. Upload Copies in the Native Language of each Transcript, Mark Sheets, and Diploma/ Degree Certificate from each University or College Attended, along with Certified, Literal (exact) English Translations for Documents not Originally Issued in English into Your Online Graduate Application.
Mail Official Transcripts from all Previously Attended Institutions to UF Office of Graduate Admissions - 201 Criser Hall - PO Box 114000 -Gainesville, FL 32611-4000. Mail an Official Copy in the Native Language of Each Transcript, Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate from Each University or College Attended, Along with Certified, Literal (Exact) English Translations for Documents Not Originally Issued in English to UF Office of Graduate Admissions - 201 Criser Hall - PO Box 114000 -Gainesville, FL 32611-4000. For more info, click here: Academic Credentials
Application for Assistantship/Fellowship
Most Applicants Complete, Print, Sign, Scan as PDF and Send To Student Services.
Application for Assistantship/Fellowship
Most Applicants Complete, Print, Sign, Scan as PDF and Send To Student Services.
CV/Resume (Upload In Online Grad App)
*recommended
CV/Resume (Upload In Online Grad App)
*recommended

Graduate applicants are required to take the GRE; while there is no set minimum score required by UF, the most competitive applicants to the SWSD historically apply with an average combined score of 1130 (480 verbal, 650 quantitative) or 303 (152 verbal, 151 quantitative). A minimum 3.0 GPA is required by UF Admissions. In addition, there are some additional requirements for international applicants.

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