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. For international or non-English speaking applicants onlyFor 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, minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are 550 for the paper-based, 213 for the computer-based, or 80 for the internet-based exams.

    For more information on the necessary scores for English language skills tests, please visit this website.

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.