HOW TO APPLY TO SOIL AND WATER SCIENCES 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.

Assistantships are available on a competitive basis for outstanding new graduate students in Soil and Water Sciences (see Funding Opportunities for more information). Application to the graduate program automatically qualifies you for funding consideration, provided you have included the Application for Assistantship with your application documents. Distance education and non-thesis MS students are generally not supported by departmental or faculty funding; however, they are eligible for competitive departmental scholarships, which range between $500 and $1,000.

Critical Dates for Completing Application Packets for Graduate Programs:

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

Summer A/C - Deliberations for competitive funding awards and assistantships will begin January 2nd
Summer B - Deliberations for competitive funding awards and assistantships will begin January 2nd
Fall - Deliberations for competitive funding awards and assistantships will begin January 2nd
Spring - Apply by October 1st

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

Fall - Apply by July 1st 
Spring - Apply by November 1st

Master of Science (Non-Thesis) Distance Education (DE) or On Campus, Soil and Water Sciences, including Environmental Science Track

Fall - Apply by July 1st
Spring - Apply by November 1st
Summer - Apply by 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. ApplicantInternational Applicant
Online Application ($30 app fee plus $7 processing fee) Online Application ($30 app fee plus $7 processing fee)
Statement of Purpose (Online Grad App) Statement of Purpose (Online Grad App)
Letters of Recommendation (3) 
*can be requested in online application
Letters of Recommendation (3) 
*can be requested 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
Can Be Uploaded Into Online Graduate Appplication or You Can Complete, Print, Sign, Scan as PDF and Send To Student Services.
Application for Assistantship/Fellowship
Can Be Uploaded Into Online Graduate Appplication or You Can 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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