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  • Students must comply with the standard UF Computer and Software Requirements.
  • Proxy Server: For information and instructions about accessing the library’s resources through the proxy server, please consult the library’s help page on the topic.

Please fill out applications to our programs, registration requests and all other forms on a computer or laptop. Some students cannot see all necessary information on their mobile device or tablet.

Students may need enrollment verification to prove to a loan company or employer that they are enrolled in courses.

To show or prove enrollment in a course, submit a copy of the registrar’s enrollment certification form to the registrar after the drop/add period.

If you forget or cannot locate your eight-digit UFID, use the UFID Identifier.

If your name has changed or if your name is not correct in UF’s system, please email dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

Please visit Gator1 Central for instructions on obtaining a Gator1 for distance education students.

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

  • An IRS Tax Form 1098-T is produced each January for the immediate prior year showing qualified tuition paid and scholarships/fellowships received. The form is mailed to your permanent address unless you have opted to receive it electronically.
  • Your 1098-T is available for viewing beginning in mid-February.
  • To access it, please go to MyUFL > My Campus Finances > View 1098-T.

Incompletes are only awarded under specific circumstances and at the discretion of the instructor. An Incomplete can be requested after the drop/add deadline at any point in the semester.

  • You must contact the instructor of the course in which you would like to request an Incomplete (I). The instructors will then give you any further instructions.
  • It is not guaranteed that an Incomplete will be granted.

During the drop/add period, students may drop and add courses with no penalty but must have prior approval from their faculty advisor. After the regular drop/add period, the student will be held fee liable for any dropped course. To be clear, you will be charged tuition and fees for the course(s) that you drop after the drop/add period.

Reducing the number of credits within a section is considered by the Registrar’s office to be the same thing as dropping a course (as the old section must be “dropped” and the new section “added”). It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that their registration is correct before the end of the drop/add period. Drop/Add forms must be initiated by the Graduate Coordinator’s Office.

Transcripts are not automatically sent to the student after each term and must be requested by the student.

To gain access to your unofficial transcripts:

  • Go to https://one.uf.edu > click on “Transcripts” > click on “Current Students” > login with your Gatorlink username and password > click on “View and/or print my unofficial transcript.”
  • If you have graduated or not taken courses for more than a term, you will not have access to the unofficial electronic transcript.

For official transcripts:

  • Go to https://one.uf.edu > click on “Transcripts” > Follow the Transcript Request Procedures (PDF) to request transcripts from the registrar.

Please be aware that all courses taken as a non-degree seeking student are credit-bearing. Your official transcript will list coursework, course number, course title and grade received. The earned hours, hours carried and GPA will read as zero on your official transcript as those fields are only completed for UF degree seeking students.

If you are planning on transferring UF non-degree coursework to another institution for credit, it’s advised that you first verify with the other institution that the credit will be accepted.

There is a $30 application fee for master’s degree and certificate applications. There is no application fee associated with the non-degree seeking option. Some courses may require textbooks or additional fees.

There are no scholarships available from the Department or the University to cover costs associated with our online program, but domestic students may apply for financial aid, State of Florida employees may use Employee Education Plan benefits and many government and private employers will reimburse students for some or all of their tuition costs.

Students registered in the online learning course sections will pay through UF Financial Services. Students should check the semester payment deadlines on the Registrar’s website immediately after being registered. The University of Florida payment deadline is always the second Friday of each semester, before 3:30 pm (not 5:00 pm) EST.

Make your check payable to the University of Florida and include a copy of your invoice for proper credit. We are not responsible for checks that do not arrive. Mailed payments are considered on time based on the date received by the cashier, and not based on the date of postmark. Please mail check to:

University Bursar
S113 Criser Hall
PO Box 114050
Gainesville, Florida 32611-4050

  • All non-degree, certificate and master’s students can receive the G.I. Bill or V.A. Tuition Assistance.
  • For more information or questions about your benefits please contact the Office of Student Financial Affairs.

Our Master of Science in Entomology and Nematology offers the ability to specialize in one of three areas:

  • Urban Pest Management
  • Landscape Pest Management
  • Medical Entomology
  • Students average two and a half to three years to complete the master’s degree, but have up to seven years to complete coursework. Coursework taken as a non-degree or certificate student is also part of the seven-year timeframe. If the degree is not completed within seven years, the coursework taken prior will expire.
  • Students average one and a half to two years to complete the certificate program.

Master’s Degree

The online, non-thesis master’s degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework. At least 15 of the 30 credits must be graded courses in the Entomology & Nematology major at the 5000 level. Six of these 30 credits may be S/U graded. One or two minors of at least 6 credits each may be chosen [minor(s) not required]. Six credits outside the major may be courses numbered 3000 and 4000. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required in the major, the minor and to graduate. No grade below a “C” will count towards your degree. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 3 credit hours of coursework to graduate during spring or fall semesters and for 2 credit hours to graduate in a summer semester.

The final examination must be both written and oral and is usually given in the last semester of the program. The exam may contain questions from subject matter covered in any of the required courses taken during the program. The written exam will be taken on the computer and will be proctored, using an online proctoring service such as ProctorU. The oral exam will be via Skype or Zoom, at a time convenient to the student and their committee members.

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate School requires an average of “B” or better in order to receive the certificate. Students will receive credit for courses in which they score a “C” or higher, but the average over all courses must be at least a “B”. Required courses for which students receive a “C-“ or lower must be retaken and at least a “C” earned.

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.

  • You will be able to access your course through our e-Learning site, also known as Canvas.
  • You will be able to access your course on the first day of classes each term.
  • You may be able to see your course title in Canvas before the first day of classes, but you will not be able to view course materials until classes officially begin.

If this is your final semester:

  • If it is the fall or spring semester, you MUST register for at least 3 credits to graduate.
  • If it is the summer semester, you MUST register for at least 2 credits to graduate.

Suggested Credits

If you are a full-time student:

  • For the fall and spring semesters we suggest students take two to three courses.
  • For the summer semester we suggest students take one to two courses.

If you are a part-time student:

  • We suggest students take one course per semester.

Maximum amount of credits

  • We do not suggest taking more than five courses during one semester.

Our program has proven beneficial for individuals working in a variety of fields, including professionals in the pest control industry, lab-based research scientists, state government workers, science teachers, military officers, greenskeepers, and various other agricultural roles. However, anyone interested in biological science with an emphasis on insects and other arthropods can enjoy participating in and benefit from this program.

If a course requires you to collect insects, you can either purchase a kit with basic supplies or make one at home from regular household items with our provided instructions. Labs involving online simulations use free online software. No travel is required!

No. Our final exams previously required in-person attendance, but these parts of the exam can now be completed via the virtual conference software Zoom.

As of Fall 2020, our online entomology and nematology graduate program no longer requires the GRE for admission!

No, UF isn’t responsible for these tiny, persistent creatures. If we had invented them, we’d have made them blue and orange!

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