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Master’s Degree Admissions

  • Master’s Degree General Information

    Upon successful completion of the courses required for the master’s degree program, students will receive a University of Florida master’s degree from the College of Medicine. Students must earn a “C” or higher in each course while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

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

    In order to apply for the University of Florida’s online master’s degree in medical physiology and pharmacology,* students must have:

    • A Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/
    • A strong science foundation with a minimum of five full semesters of courses related to biology, chemistry and/or physics
    • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 (“B” grade) or better. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the following form: Upper Division GPA Worksheet.
    • Official transcripts from every college or university attended
    • $30 application fee

    Additional Master’s Degree Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

    The English language skill requirements for admission:

      *The diploma and transcript will read: Master of Science, Major Medical Sciences, Concentration Medical Physiology and Pharmacology.

    Transferring Course Credits

    Coursework Taken as a Graduate Certificate Student

    Up to, but no more than, 15 credit hours of UF coursework taken as a medical physiology graduate certificate student or medical pharmacology and therapeutics graduate certificate student can be applied toward the Master of Science in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology.

    In order for the credits to be applied towards the master’s degree, the following criteria have to be met:

    • The student must be formally admitted to the master’s degree program.
    • Grades earned in graduate certificate coursework must be a “B” or higher.
    • The graduate certificate coursework must pertain to the master’s degree program.
    • Transfer credits must have been earned within 7 years of graduating with the master’s degree.

    Coursework Taken as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

    Up to, but no more than, 6 credit hours of UF coursework taken as a non-degree seeking student can be applied toward the Master of Science in Medical Physiology and Pharmacology.

    In order for the credits to be applied towards the master’s degree, the following criteria have to be met:

    • The student must be formally admitted to the master’s degree program.
    • Grades earned in non-degree coursework must be a “B” or higher.
    • The non-degree coursework must pertain to the master’s degree program.

    Application Information

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