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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

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.

Important Note: GRE Scores Are No Longer Required For MS or PHD Applicants To Soil & Water Sciences Graduate Program.

U.S. ApplicantInternational Applicant
Online Application ($30 app fee) Online Application ($30 app fee)
(3) Letters of Recommendation
*can be requested in online application
(3) Letters of Recommendation
*can be requested in online application
Upload Copies of Transcripts from all Previously Attended Institutions into Your Online Graduate Application.  Official TOEFL Scores sent from ETS or IELTS Scores (School code: 5812). *See TOEFL Requirements & Exemptions
Mail Official Transcripts from all Previously Attended Institutions to UF Office of Graduate Admissions - 201 Criser Hall - PO Box 114000 -Gainesville, FL 32611-4000. 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.

Application for Assistantship/Fellowship
Can Be Uploaded Into Online Graduate Application or You Can Complete, Print, Sign, Scan as PDF and Send To Student Services

Important Note: You Can List The Same Recommenders Who Are Completing For Your Graduate Application On The Form, Separate Letters Are Not Needed.

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

CV/Resume (Upload In Online Grad App)
*recommended

Application for Assistantship/Fellowship
Can Be Uploaded Into Online Graduate Application or You Can Complete, Print, Sign, Scan as PDF and Send To Student Services

Important Note: You Can List The Same Recommenders Who Are Completing For Your Graduate Application On The Form, Separate Letters Are Not Needed.

  CV/Resume (Upload In Online Grad App)
*required

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required by UF Admissions. In addition, there are some additional requirements for international applicants

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