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Certificate General Information

Upon successful completion of the courses required for the certificate program, students will receive a University of Florida certificate from the college in their chosen specialty. Each certificate consists of 15 credits. Students must earn a B average to be eligible to earn the certificate.

Students wishing to subsequently pursue a master's degree at the University of Florida after completing a certificate will then need to apply for admission to the graduate school and take the GRE exam. Please see the MS program requirements and application for further information.

The graduate certificate application deadline for Summer 2020 has been extended to April 17th, 2020.

Please note that UF must receive all application materials, including GRE scores if applicable, by this date. Applicants should upload their unofficial transcript to their application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements should try to apply by the original deadline of April 6th to allow for additional processing time.

Certificate Minimum Requirements

Certificate Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

  1. A baccalaureate degree in a science subject from a regionally accredited institution. If the bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Oliver Grundmann at
  2. An upper-division GPA of 2.0 or higher. To calculate an upper-division GPA, please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.

Additional Certificate Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

  1. The English language skill requirements for admission

Six credits of coursework taken as a UF non-degree seeking student may be applied toward a certificate program. Coursework from another university cannot be accepted for credit toward a certificate. No more than six credits taken as a non-degree seeking student can be applied towards a certificate.

In order for the credits to be applied towards the graduate certificate, the following criteria have to be met:

  • The student must be formally admitted to the graduate certificate program.
  • The student must earn a “B” grade or higher in each course.
  • The coursework taken as a non-degree seeking student must pertain to the graduate certificate program the student is admitted to.

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