Master’s Degree Admissions

Master’s Degree General Information

Upon successful completion of courses required for graduation, students will receive a diploma stating Master of Science in Entomology and Nematology from the University of Florida. Transcripts will read as follows: 

  • Master of Science in Entomology and Nematology
  • Graduate Certificate in <Medical Entomology, Landscape Pest Management, Beekeeping, or Urban Pest Management> (listed only if you complete the graduate certificate)

Current UF students enrolled in other programs and former UF graduate students should contact before applying.

Master’s Degree Minimum Requirements: For All (Domestic and International) Applicants

  • A bachelor’s degree (preferably in a science field) or its equivalent from a regionally accredited university or international equivalent. If a student’s undergraduate degree is not in a science field, it should be supplemented with the following coursework:
    1. One year (two semesters) of general biology
    2. At least one semester of general chemistry
    3. Algebra and trigonometry
    4. At least one semester of physics (recommended)
    5. Introductory statistics (recommended)
  • An upper-division undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Acceptable TOEFL scores (international students only)
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals in a position to evaluate your academic potential*
  • A resume/CV*
  • A statement of purpose, written by the student, which should indicate previous training and experience, interests and educational and career goals as an entomologist or nematologist*

Pursuant to Florida Statute, your application requires inclusion of all post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.

*These materials can be appended to your online application.

Additional Master’s Degree 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 master’s degree program, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score

Transfer of Credits

From a graduate certificate: Up to 15 credits earned in your certificate program can be transferred to the master’s degree.

From courses taken as a non-degree seeking student: Up to 6 credits earned (two courses) can transfer to the master’s degree or graduate certificate.

In both instances, you must apply and be admitted to the respective graduate 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 or as part of a graduate certificate does NOT guarantee acceptance into an advanced graduate program.

Application Information

For more information about the master’s degree program’s policies and procedures, please view the student handbook.

Learn More About the Program

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