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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. Please see the master’s degree program requirements and application for further information.

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

  • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada

Additional Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

The English language skill requirements for admission:

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test and submit your 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 a graduate certificate program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score
Paper-based550
Computer-based213
Internet80

Transfer of Credits

Up to 6 credits (two courses) earned as a non-degree seeking student can transfer to the graduate certificate.

You must apply and be admitted to the graduate certificate program and must have earned a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s) for the credits to transfer. International students will also need to have acceptable TOEFL scores. Successful completion of a courses as a non-degree seeking student does NOT guarantee acceptance into a graduate certificate program.

Graduate Certificate Application

For more information about this program, please view the graduate certificate guidelines.

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