Admissions

Minimum Requirements for Acceptance

  1. A baccalaureate degree (a 4-year degree) in a natural science subject from an accredited institution. If the student has a DVM and no undergraduate degree, the DVM will serve as the basis for admission. If the student does not have a degree in a natural science subject, email Dr. Jason Byrd at jhbyrd@ufl.edu, as they may still be eligible for admission.
  2. Meet the minimum GPA requirements for the program. Master’s degree applicants must have an upper-division GPA of a 3.0 (B grade) or better, while graduate certificate and non-degree applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or better. To calculate an upper-division GPA, please use the Upper-Division GPA Worksheet.
  3. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 80 on the internet TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for a person whose native language is not English or for an applicant who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country. (Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School’s list of English speaking countries.) Other Graduate Council–approved English language skills tests may be substituted for the TOEFL.

Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject
    OR
    A DVM degree
  • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 (B grade) or better

Graduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject
    OR
    A DVM degree
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better

Non-Degree Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a natural science subject
    OR
    A DVM degree
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better

There are additional application requirements for international students and students whose native language is not English.

If a student has a bachelor’s degree that is not in a natural science subject, they may still be eligible for the online veterinary forensic sciences graduate program based on work or undergraduate science experience.