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. Please see the MS program requirements and application for further information.
Certificate Minimum Requirements
Certificate Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants
- A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/. If the bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Dr. Oliver Grundmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- The English language skill requirements for admission
- If the applicant’s native language is not English, or if they graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking country, they must take and submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores.
- Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School's list of English speaking countries.
- To be admitted to the graduate certificate program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:
TOEFL Exam Type Required Score Paper-based 550 Computer-based 213 Internet 80
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.