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  • In order to apply for the University of Florida’s online graduate certificate in Medical Physiology or in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology, students must have:

    • A bachelor of arts (BA) or bachelor of science (BS) degree from an accredited institution
    • A strong science foundation with a minimum of five full semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry, and/or physics
    • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.0

    There is a $35 application fee for the graduate certificate. Official transcripts from any institution attended are required. Please mail transcripts to:

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

    Check the following link for Critical Dates.

    International students are welcome to apply to UF’s online physiology program as graduate certificate and non-degree students. In addition to the general admission requirements, international applicants must meet the following requirements.

    English Language Requirements

    If the student’s native language is not English, or they graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, students must submit their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other Graduate Council–approved English language skills test scores.

    All test scores must be sent through Educational Testing Service (ETS) directly to UF Office of Admission at code 5182. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports, and photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted.

    Click here for a list of countries that exempts students from submitting the TOEFL.

    TOEFL Exam Type Required Score
    Paper-based 550
    Computer-based 213
    Internet 80

    Submitting Transcript/Mark Sheet and Diploma/Degree Certificate

    International applicants must submit an official, original document in the native language of each transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended. If the native language for the documents is not English, certified, literal (exact) English translations are required. The English translation may come from the original university or may be completed by a certified translator.

    Transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate with English translations (if required) should be assembled by students and sent to the address below in one package. If the student would like their transcript/mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate returned, the student must provide a return shipping label and return packaging in the admissions package.*

    Packages must be sent to:
    University of Florida
    Attn: Entrepreneurial Programs
    2046 NE Waldo Rd, Rm 2200
    Gainesville FL 32609

    *We must have the original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after application materials are processed and an application decision can be made. Once a decision is made, we will send the diploma back to the student via the label and packaging that you provide. While the University of Florida handles all documents with care, we are not responsible for documents that are lost or damaged in the mail.

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