Non-degree General Information
Students taking non-degree coursework in the Medical Physiology program may take up to 4 credit hours on a non-degree seeking basis. Students taking non-degree coursework in the Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology program may take up to 6 credit hours on a non-degree seeking basis.
Courses are taken on their own and are not part of a larger program. However, students can transfer up to the allotted amount of allowed credit hours toward the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology or Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology. These credits will transfer if the student is admitted to the certificate program, and if a grade of “B” or higher is earned.
- Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology must take GMS6440: Fundamentals of Medical Physiology (1 credit) prior to other courses on a non-degree seeking basis.
- Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Medical Physiology with a specialization in Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology must take GMS6400c: Principles of Medical Physiology (6 credits).
There is no application fee for non-degree seeking students. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to the program.
Non-degree Minimum Requirements
In order to apply for non-degree seeking courses, 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.
- An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better. To calculate what your upper-division GPA is, please use the following form: Upper Division GPA Worksheet.
Additional Non-Degree Minimum Requirements: For International Students Only
The English language skill requirements for admission:
- If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take and submit your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council approved English language skills test scores.
- Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the graduate school's list of English speaking countries.
- To take non-degree courses, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:
TOEFL Exam Type Required Score Paper-based 550 Computer-based 213 Internet 80
- For students taking coursework in the Medical Physiology program, a maximum of 4 credits can be taken as a non-degree seeking student
- For students taking coursework in the Cardiovascular/Renal Physiology program, a maximum of 6 credits can be taken as a non-degree seeking student
- A student who is already admitted to the University of Florida needs to contact us before an application is submitted.