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International Students

International students are welcome to apply to UF’s online Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program.

Master’s Degree Minimum Requirements for International Students

  • A baccalaureate degree in any subject from an accredited institution with an upper-division GPA of 3.1 or better
    OR
    A DVM or VMD degree from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent
    OR
    Students currently enrolled in a DVM or VMD degree program from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent
  • GRE examination
    • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official GRE test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.
    • If you earned a DVM from an AVMA-accredited U.S. veterinary school, you are exempt from submitting GRE scores. If you earned a DVM from a non-U.S. school, you must take the GRE.
  • International students whose native languages are not English or who have earned bachelor’s degrees from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL examination
    • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.
    • Click here to view the list of non-English speaking countries.
    • Minimum scores for the TOEFL exam are 550 for the paper-based, 213 for the computer-based, and 80 for the Internet exam.
  • 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
      Attn: Entrepreneurial Programs
      2046 NE Waldo Rd, Rm 2200
      Gainesville FL 32609
    • 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.

Graduate Certificate Minimum Requirements for International Students

  • A baccalaureate degree in any subject from an accredited institution with an upper-division GPA of 3.1 or better
    OR
    A DVM or VMD degree from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent
    OR
    Students currently enrolled in a DVM or VMD degree program from a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent
  • International students whose native languages are not English or who have earned bachelor’s degrees from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL examination
    • All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.
    • Click here to view the list of non-English speaking countries
    • Minimum scores for the TOEFL exam are 550 for the paper-based, 213 for the computer-based, and 80 for the Internet exam
  • 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
      Attn: Entrepreneurial Programs
      2046 NE Waldo Rd, Rm 2200
      Gainesville FL 32609
    • 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.

If you have any questions, please email dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

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