Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate Admissions

Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements for All Applicants (Domestic and International)

  • A baccalaureate degree in any subject from an accredited institution with an upper-division GPA of 2.0 or better
    A DVM or VMD degree from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent
    Students currently enrolled in a DVM or VMD degree program from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent

For the certificate program, the minimum GPA is 2.0.  However, a 2.0 GPA may limit eligibility for future enrollment in MS level programs.  Therefore, those applying to the certificate should contact us if maintain a GPA of 2.5 or below.

Domestic applicants: please submit official transcripts from all colleges and institutions attended to the UF Office of Admissions. If unable to submit electronically, please mail to:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall – PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Original, official transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificates from prior institutions.
    • Documents must be in the native language from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, a certified, literal (exact) translation is required.
    • Please mail these documents to:

University of Florida
Maples Center for Forensic Medicine

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

    • If you would like this document returned to you, please include a return shipping label and return packaging with it.
    • Please download this checklist PDF to include with your package.
  • For 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.

Transfer of Credits

Three credits of coursework taken as a UF non-degree student can be applied toward a certificate program. Coursework from another university cannot be accepted for credit toward a certificate. No more than 3 credits taken as a non-degree student can be applied towards a certificate.

In order for the credits to be applied towards the certificate, the following criteria have to be met:

  • The student must be formally admitted to the certificate program.
  • The non-degree coursework grades must be a B grade or higher.
  • The coursework taken as a non-degree seeking student must pertain to the certificate program the student is admitted to.

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