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Application Preparation- Identifying a Faculty Mentor

An important component of admission to the Rehabilitation Science program is to identify a potential faculty mentor. Prospective students should review the PhD faculty page to determine which graduate faculty have research interests in line with their own and then make contact to discuss the possibility of collaboration. Prospective students are encouraged to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the faculty member’s work and explain their interest in working with him/her. They should also be prepared to provide a brief description of their background and current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Application Procedure

Graduate applications are submitted through the University of Florida Office of Admissions: http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/start.html.  The following items are required:

  • Official transcripts

    Official transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended should be sent directly to the UF Office of Admissions. Official transcripts do not need to be submitted for any coursework completed at the University of Florida.

    International applicants must submit to the UF Office of Admissions an official copy in the native language of each transcript, mark sheet and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.

    Additionally, unofficial transcripts should be uploaded as a part of all applications.

  • GRE scores

    The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test is required for all applicants. Test score results must be sent directly to UF from the testing agency (code 5812).

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume

  • Professional goals statement

  • Three letters of recommendation

    References should be submitted electronically and further instructions are provided on the application website.

  • English Proficiency

    International applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL),the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The university’s TOEFL code is 5812. The TOEFL ITP is not accepted for admission purposes.

    International applicants are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment at UF, or if you are from one of the following countries.

  • A $30 application fee

Readmission

Graduate Readmission applies to students who have previously attended the University of Florida as a graduate student.  The readmission application can be found here. Applicants should contact the program directly regarding submission of application materials and again once a readmission application has been submitted.

Typical Quantitative Standards for Rehabilitation Science Admission

The following are minimum quantitative standards we typically expect for admission consideration to the Rehabilitation Science PhD program:

GRE Verbal + Quantitative SCORE 300 or greater
GRE WRITING SCORE 3.5 or greater
OR
  3.0 or greater GRE Writing Score
AND
150 or greater GRE Verbal Score
GPA* 3.0 or greater for the last 60 hours of undergraduate credit
(based on a 4.0 Grading Scale)
TOEFL (if applicable) 80 or greater on the Internet version;
550 or greater on the paper version

* Students educated outside of the United States and evaluated on a different grading scale will be considered on a case-by- case basis.

Please note:

  • Quantitative performance above these thresholds does not guarantee admission.  All applications are reviewed by the Rehabilitation Science Steering Committee to determine whether to offer admission.
  • The Rehabilitation Science requires an official copy of GRE exam scores for all applicants. The Educational Testing Service (ETS) will provide official GRE scores for five years after the test administration date. Please review the ETS guidelines and contact the program coordinator, Laura Quintana, if you have any questions.

Applicants should contact Laura Quintana with any admission related questions.