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  • International students are welcome to apply to UF’s online Veterinary Forensic Sciences Graduate Program. In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants must meet the following requirements.

    English Language Skills Requirements (MS students only)

    If the student’s native language is not English, or they graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, students must submit their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other Graduate Council–approved English language skills test scores.

    All test scores must be sent through Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to UF Office of Admission at code 5812. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports, and photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted.

    Click here for a list of countries that exempts students from submitting the TOEFL.

    To be considered for the UF’s online Veterinary Forensic Sciences Graduate Program, students must meet the following score requirements.

    TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
    Paper-based 550
    Computer-based 213
    Internet 80

    Submitting Transcript/Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate

    Graduate applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from the original university or may be completed by a certified translator.

    Transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations (if required) should be assembled by students and sent to the address below in one package.

    Applicants that do not need any of their documents returned must send packages to:

    University of Florida
    Office of Admissions

    201 Criser Hall – PO Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

    If the student would like their transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned, the student must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the admissions package.* Students must also include this checklist, filled out, in the package that contains admissions documents.

    Packages that include documents to be returned must be sent to:

    University of Florida
    Maples Center for Forensic Medicine

    Attn: Dr. Jason Byrd
    4800 SW 35th Drive
    Gainesville FL – 32608

    *We must have the original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send the diploma back to the student via the label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

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