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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00075594/00629

Material Information

Title: University record
Uniform Title: University record (Gainesville, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: University of the State of Florida
University of Florida
Publisher: University of the State of Florida
Place of Publication: Lake city, Fla
Publication Date: 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: quarterly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: College publications -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Universities and colleges -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
University extension -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Teachers colleges -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Law schools -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: serial   ( sobekcm )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1906)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb. 1907) is misnumbered as Vol. 1, no. 1.
General Note: Title from cover.
General Note: Imprint varies: <vol. 1, no. 2-v.4, no. 2> Gainesville, Fla. : University of the State of Florida, ; <vol. 4, no. 4-> Gainesville, Fla. : University of Florida.
General Note: Issues also have individual titles.

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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - AEM7602
oclc - 01390268
alephbibnum - 000917307
lccn - 2003229026
lccn - 2003229026
System ID: UF00075594:00629

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00075594/00629

Material Information

Title: University record
Uniform Title: University record (Gainesville, Fla.)
Physical Description: v. ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Creator: University of the State of Florida
University of Florida
Publisher: University of the State of Florida
Place of Publication: Lake city, Fla
Publication Date: 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
Frequency: quarterly
regular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: College publications -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Universities and colleges -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Agricultural education -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
University extension -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Teachers colleges -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Law schools -- Periodicals -- Florida -- Gainesville   ( lcsh )
Genre: serial   ( sobekcm )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )

Notes

Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 1906)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Issue for Vol. 2, no. 1 (Feb. 1907) is misnumbered as Vol. 1, no. 1.
General Note: Title from cover.
General Note: Imprint varies: <vol. 1, no. 2-v.4, no. 2> Gainesville, Fla. : University of the State of Florida, ; <vol. 4, no. 4-> Gainesville, Fla. : University of Florida.
General Note: Issues also have individual titles.

Record Information

Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - AEM7602
oclc - 01390268
alephbibnum - 000917307
lccn - 2003229026
lccn - 2003229026
System ID: UF00075594:00629

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    Cover
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    Correspondence directory
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    University of Florida colleges and programs
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    Critical dates
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    General information
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    Graduate degrees and programs
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    Nontraditional programs
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    Financial aid
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Correspondence Directory
Graduate School 164 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115500
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-5500
(352)392-6622

Office of the University Registrar-Admissions
202 Criser Hall
P.O. Box 114000
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000
(352)392-1365

Graduate Minority Programs
Graduate School
115 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115500
University of Florida
(352)392-6444
International Student Advisement
Adviser, International Students
170 HUB
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-3225
(352)392-5323
Student Financial Affairs (Financial Aid)
107 Criser Hall
P.O. Box 114025
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4025
(352)392-1275 or (352)392-1210
Division of Housing
SW 13th Street and Museum Road
P.O. Box 112100
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-2100
(352)392-2161
University Financial Services
(Student Accounts)
113 Criser Hall
P.O. Box 114050
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4050
(352)392-0181
Assistantships
Chair of the department in which the
student wishes to enroll.
Programs & Services for Students
with Disabilities
Disability Resource Center
001 Reid Hall
P.O. Box 114085
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-4085
(352)392-8565 (V)
Hearing Impaired
For persons with hearing impairments,
please use the Florida Relay Service (FRS)
when departments do not list TDD number.
The FRS number is
1-(800)955-8771 (TDD)
The University of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone (404) 679-4501) to award the
degrees of bachelor, master, specialist, and engineer, as well as doctoral
and professional degrees.







The University of Florida does not discriminate on the basis of age, race,
color, national or ethnic origin, religious preference, marital status,
disability, or sex, in the administration of educational policies, admission
policies, financial aid, employment, or any other University program or
activity. The University of Florida Title IX Coordinator is located in 145
Tigert Hall (352)392-6004. Upon request, the Graduate Catalog is
available on computer disk to students with print-related disabilities.
For more information, contact the Office of the University Registrar. The
University of Florida Graduate Catalog is available on the World Wide
Web at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu.

Editors: Anne Taylor Production: Paul Messal
Stacy Wallace
Pat Bartlett

OFFICERS OF ADMINISTRATION

BOARD OF EDUCATION OF FLORIDA
T. WILLARD FAIR
Chair, Miami
DONNA CALLAWAY
Tallahassee
AKSHAY DESAI
St. Petersburg
KATHLEEN SHANAHAN
Tampa
ROBERTO MARTINEZ
Coral Gables
PHOEBE RAULERSON
Okeechobee
LINDA TAYLOR
Fort Myers
3EANINE BLOOMBERG
Commissioner

FLORIDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS
CAROLYN K. ROBERTS
Chair, Ocala
SHEILA M. MCDEVITT
Vice Chair, Tampa
JORGE ARRIZURIETA
Miami
ARLEN CHASE
Orlando
ANN W. DUNCAN
Tarpon Springs
CHARLES EDWARDS
Ft. Myers
FRANK S. HARRISON
Tampa
3. STANLEY MARSHALL
Tallahassee
FRANK MARTIN
Tallahassee
JOHN DASBURG
Miami
MARGARET LYNN PAPPAS
Jacksonville








AVA L. PARKER
Jacksonville
GUS A. STAVROS
Florida
HECTOR "TICO" PEREZ
Orlando
JOHN W. TEMPLE
Boca Raton
ZACHARIAH P. ZACHARIAH
Ft. Lauderdale

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MANNY A. FERNANDEZ
Chair, Fort Myers
CARLOS ALFONSO
Tampa
C. DAVID BROWN II
Orlando
COURTNEY CUNNINGHAM
Coral Gables
ROLAND DANIELS
Gainesville
RYAN MOSELEY
Student Body President
W. A. MCGRIFF III
Jacksonville
30ELEN MERKEL
Boca Raton
DIANA F. MORGAN
Windermere
CYNTHIA O'CONNELL
Tallahassee
EARL POWELL
Miami
RICHARD A. YOST
Chair, Faculty Senate
ALFRED C. WARRINGTON, IV
Houston, Texas


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
PRESIDENTSANDVICE PRESIDENTS
OF THE UNIVERSITY
3. BERNARD MACHEN,
Ph.D., D.D.S., President of the University
3ANIE FOUKE, Ph.D.,
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
3ANE ADAMS, B.S.,
Vice President for University Relations
DOUGLAS 3. BARRETT,
M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
KYLE CAVANAUGH,
M.B.A., Senior Vice President for Administration

3IMMY GEARY CHEEK,
Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources







WINFRED M. PHILLIPS,
D.Sc., Vice President for Research
EDWARD 3. POPPELL,
M.Ed., Vice President for Business Affairs
PAUL A. ROBELL,
M.A., Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs
PATRICIA TELLES-IRVIN,
Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
3AMIE LEWIS KEITH,
Ph.D., Vice President, General Counsel

DEANS AND OTHER ADMINISTRATORS
LARRY R. ARRINGTON,
Ph.D., Dean for Extension, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
R. KIRBY BARRACK,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
DALE CANELAS,
M.A., Director, University Libraries
CARMEN DIANA DEERE,
Ph.D., Director of Center for Latin American Studies
TERESA A. DOLAN,
D.D.S., M.P.H., Dean, College of Dentistry
STEVE DORMAN,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Health and Human Performance
CATHERINE EMIHOVICH,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Education
ROBERT G. FRANK,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions
HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Ph.D., Associate Vice President and Dean, Graduate School
ROBERT 3ERRY II,
3.D., Dean, Levin College of Law
DENNIS C. 3ETT,
Ph.D., Dean, International Center
DOUGLAS S. ]ONES,
Ph.D., Director, Florida Museum of Natural History
PRAMOD P. KHARGONEKAR,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering
3AMES W. KNIGHT,
Ed.D., Dean, Continuing Education
30HN KRAFT,
Ph.D., Dean, Warrington College of Business Administration
LUCINDA LAVELLI,
M.F.A., and M.N.O. (Master's degree in Nonprofit Management) Dean,
College of Fine Arts
KATHLEEN LONG,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Nursing
MARK McLELLAN,
Ph.D., Dean for Research, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
REBECCA M. NAGY,
Ph.D., Director, Harn Museum of Art
MILAGROS PENA,
Ph.D., Director, Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
STEPHEN 3. PRITZ, 3R.,
B.S., University Registrar
WILLIAM RIFFEE,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy








CHRISTOPHER SILVER,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Design, Construction, and Planning
NEIL SULLIVAN,
Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
3AMES P. THOMPSON,
D.V.M., Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine
C. CRAIG FISHER,
M.D., Dean, College of Medicine
LEONARDO A. VILLALON,
Ph.D., Director, Center for African Studies
30HN W. WRIGHT, II,
Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of journalismm and Communications
EUGENE L. ZDZIARSKI II,
Ph.D., Dean of Students

GRADUATE SCHOOL
HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Associate Vice President and Dean of the
Graduate School and Professor of Educational Psychology
KENNETH 3. GERHARDT,
Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Associate Dean of the Graduate School and
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
LAURENCE B. ALEXANDER,
3.D. (Tulane University), Interim Associate Dean of the Graduate School and
Professor of journalismm

GRADUATE COUNCIL
HENRY T. FRIERSON,
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Associate Vice President and Dean of the
Graduate School
KENNETH 3. GERHARDT,
Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Associate Dean of the Graduate School
H. 3ANE BROCKMAN,
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin), Professor of Zoology
KENNETH L. CAMPBELL,
Ph.D. (Iowa State University), Professor of Agricultural and Biological
Engineering
NICHOLAS B. COMERFORD,
Ph.D. (State University of New York), Professor of Soil and Water Science
EILEEN B. FENNELL,
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology
BRIDGET FRANKS,
Ph.D. (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Associate Professor of Educational
Psychology
ABRAHAM G. HARTZEMA,
Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Eminent Scholar, Pharmacy Health Care
Administration
LINDA L. HON,
Ph.D. (University of Maryland), Professor of journalismm and Communications
PANAGOTE M. PARDALOS,
Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), Distinguished Professor, Industrial and
Systems Engineering
CYNTHIA GOMEZ,
Doctoral Student in Astronomy, Graduate Student Council Representative
BECKY HAYES,
Doctoral Student in Criminology, Law and Society, Graduate Student Council
Representative
DIETMAR W. SIEMANN,







Ph.D. (University of Toronto), Professor of Radiation Oncology and
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
COLIN SUMMERS,
Ph.D. (University of Southampton), Professor and Program Director of
Physiology and Functional Genomics
V. BETTY SMOCOVITIS,
Ph.D. (Cornell University), Professor of Zoology and History
3EFFREY NEEDELL,
Ph.D. (Stanford University), Professor of History
CHRISTOPHER STANTON,
Ph.D. (Cornell University) Professor of Physics


University of Florida Colleges and Programs
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (http://www.cals.
ufl.edu)
Agricultural Education and Communication | Agricultural and Biological
Engineering | Agronomy | Animal Sciences | Entomology and Nematology
| Environmental Horticulture | Family, Youth, and Life Sciences |
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | Food and Resource Economics | Food
Science and Human Nutrition | Forest Resources and Conservation |
Geomatics | Horticultural Sciences | Interdisciplinary Ecology |
Microbiology and Cell Science | Nutritional Sciences | Plant Medicine |
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology | Plant Pathology | Soil and Water
Science | Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Warrington College of Business Administration (http://www.
cha.ufl.edu)
Accounting | Master of Business Administration (Arts Administration,
Business Strategy and Public Policy, Competitive Strategy, Decision and
Information Sciences, Electronic Commerce, Entrepreneurship, Finance,
Global Management, Graham-Buffet Security Analysis, Human Resources
Management, International Studies, Latin American Business,
Management, Marketing, Real Estate, Retailing, Sports Administration) |
Decision and Information Sciences | Economics | Entrepreneurship |
Finance | Insurance | International Business | Management | Marketing |
Real Estate | Retailing>
College of Dentistry (http://www.dental.ufl.edu)
Dental Sciences: Endodontics | Orthodontics | Periodontics |
Prosthodontics | Oral Biology
College of Design, Construction, and Planning (http://www.
dcp.ufl.edu/)
College of Design, Construction, and Planning (http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/)
Architecture | Building Construction | Design, Construction, and Planning
| Historic Preservation | Interior Design | International Construction
Management | Landscape Architecture | Sustainable Construction | Urban
and Regional Planning
College of Education (http://www.coe.ufl.edu/index.php)
Counselor Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Early Childhood
Education | Educational Leadership | Educational Psychology |
Elementary Education | English Education | Foreign Language Education |
Foundations of Education | Higher Education Administration | Instruction
and Curriculum | Marriage and Family Counseling | Mathematics
Education | Mental Health Counseling | Reading Education | Research and
Evaluation Methodology | School Counseling and Guidance | School
Psychology | Science Education | Social Studies Education | Special
Education | Student Personnel in Higher Education
College of Engineering (http://www.eng.ufl.edu)
Aerospace Engineering |Agricultural and Biological Engineering |
Biomedical Engineering | Chemical Engineering | Civil Engineering |
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering | Computer Engineering | Digital
Arts and Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Environmental
Engineering Sciences | Industrial and Systems Engineering | Materials
Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Nuclear Engineering
Sciences







College of Fine Arts (http://www.arts.ufl.edu)
Art | AR Education | Art History | Digital Arts and Sciences | Museology |
Music | Music Education | Theatre and Dance
College of Health and Human Performance (http://www.hhp.
ufl.edu/)
Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (Athletic Training/Sport Medicine,
Biomechanics, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise
and Sport Pedagogy, Human Performance, Motor Learning/Control, Spot
and Exercise Psychology) | Health and Human Performance (Athletic
Training/Sport Medicine, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Health
Behavior, Motor Learning/Control, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport
Management, Therapeutic Recreation, Tourism, and National Resource
Recreation) | Health Education and Behavior | Sport Management |
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
College of Journalism and Communications (http://www.jou.
ufl.edu)
Advertising | Mass Communication (Advetising, Documentary,
journalism International Communication, Political Campaigning, Political
Communication, Public Relations, Mass Communication Law, Science and
Health Communication, Telecommunication)
Levin College of Law (http://www.Iaw.ufl.edu)
Comparative Law | Taxation | International Taxation
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (http://www.clas.ufl.
edu)
Anthropology | Astronomy | Audiology | Botany | Chemistry | Classical
Studies | Communication Sciences and Disorders | Computer Science |
Counseling Psychology | Criminology and Law | English | French |
Geography | Geology | German | History | Latin | Latin American Studies
| Linguistics | Mathematics | Philosophy | Physics | Plant Molecular and
Cellular Biology | Psychology | Religion | Romance Languages and
Literature | Sociology | Spanish | Statistics | Zoology
College of Medicine (http://www.med.ufl.edu)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | Epidemiology: Biostatistics, Health
Policy | Medical Sciences: M.S. Concentration--Clinical Investigation;
Advanced Ph.D. Concentrations--Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Genetics, Immunology and Microbiology, Molecular Cell Biology,
Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, Depatments--Anatomy
and Cell Biology; Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Neuroscience;
Pathology, Immunology, and Laboratory Medicine; Pharmacology and
Therapeutics; Physiology and Functional Genomics
College of Nursing (http://con.ufl.edu)
Nursing Sciences: Acute Care, Adult, Family, Neonatal, and Pediatric |
Clinical Nurse Leader | Nurse Midwifery
College of Pharmacy (http://www.cop.ufl.edu)
Pharmaceutical Sciences: Forensic Drug Chemistry | Forensic Serology
and DNA | Medicinal Chemistry | Pharmaceutics | Pharmacodynamics |
Pharmacy | Pharmacy Health Care Administration
College of Public Health and Health Professions (http://www.
phhp.ufl.edu)
Audiology | Clinical and Health Psychology | Communicative Disorders |
Health Administration | Health Services Research, Management, and
Policy I Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy | Public Health:
Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Public Health
Management and Policy, Social and Behavioral Sciences | Rehabilitation
Counseling | Rehabilitation Science
College of Veterinary Medicine (http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu)
Veterinary Medical Sciences: Forensic Toxicology | Large and Small
Animal Clinical Sciences | Physiological Sciences | Infectious Diseases
and Experimental Pathology
Interdisciplinary Concentrations and Certificates (http://
gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/students/catalog.htmi)








African Studies | Agroforestry | Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology |
Biological Sciences |Chemical Physics | Ecological Engineering |
Geographical Information Systems | Gerontology | Historic Preservation |
Hydrologic Sciences | Latin American Studies | Medical Physics |
Quantitative Finance I Quantum Theory Project | Sustainable Architecture
| Sustainable Design | Toxicology | Translation Studies | Transnational
and Global Studies | Tropical Agriculture | Tropical Conservation and
Development | Tropical Studies | Vision Sciences | Wetland Sciences |
Women's/Gender Studies.
Innovative Program Options
Distance Learning: Doctor of Audiology (http://www.audiology.ufl.
edu/), Master of Health Administration (http://hsrmp.phhp.ufl.edu/
academicprograms/mha/index.htm) Executive Program (Electronic),
Master of Health Science (http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/programs.
aspid=4), Master of International Construction Management (http://
www.bcn.ufl.edu/pde/MICM-html//).
Master of Business Administration (http://www.floridamba.ufl.edu/
index.aspbhcp= 1): Internet M.B.A. 1- and 2-Year Options; M.B.A. for
Professionals 1- and 2-Year Options; Executive M.B.A. Option; Traditional
M.B.A. 1- and 2-Year Options; M.B.A. for Engineers and Scientists Option.
Engineering (http://www.eng.ufl.edu): Florida Engineering Education
Delivery System (videotape).
Combined, Concurrent, and Joint Programs
Check with major academic unit on availability of combined (bachelor's/
master's), concurrent (simultaneous study of toward two graduate
degrees), and joint (coupling of graduate and professional degrees)
programs.


University
deadlines
Registration
Classes start
Degree application
Midpoint of term
Classes end
Commencement

Graduate School
deadlines
Dissertation first
submission
bs s irsn
Final submission


Spring 2008
University
deadlines
Registration
Classes start
Degree application
Midpoint of term
Classes end
Commencement


gust 21-

August 23
ptember
October 18
December 5

5mber


October 15


January 4
January 7
February 1
March 6
April 23
May 1-4+


Deadlines (Short list)







Graduate School
deadlines
Dissertation first March 3
submission
Thesis first March 31
submission
Final submission April 21


Summer 2008
University
deadlines
Summer A+C May 9
registration
Summer A+C
classes staR May 12
Degree application May 14
Summer A classes June 20
end
Summer B June 27
registration
Summer B classes June 30
start
Late degree June 30
application
Midpoint of June 30
Summer term
Summer B+C August 8
Classes end
Commencement August 9+

Graduate School
deadlines for
Summer 2008
Dissertation first June 30
submission
Thesis first July 16
submission
Final submission July 30
+Tentative date. Notification of dates and times of ceremonies for
colleges and schools will be sent to degree candidates as soon as plans
are finalized. Please do not anticipate exact dates and times until
notification is received.
Note: Prospective students should contact the appropriate academic
department for admission application deadlines.
Deadlines (Long list)
Fall 2007
2007


August 10, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Deadline if requesting transfer of credit (for Fall degree candidates)
August 21-22, Tuesday-Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Registration
August 23, Thursday
Classes staR.
Drop/add starts.
Late registration starts (late fee assessed).
August 29, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Drop/add ends.
Late Registration ends (late fee assessed).
Deadline to withdraw with no fee liability.
September 3, Monday, Labor Day
No classes.
September 7, Friday, 3:30 p.m.








Fee payment deadline.
Residency reclassification deadline for receiving the request and all
documents.
September 14, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund (W symbol assigned).
Degree application deadline (222 Criser) for degree award this term.
November 2-3, Friday-Saturday, Homecoming*
No classes. *Tentative date
October 15 Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Dissetation first submission to Graduate School Editorial Office (160
Grinter) for review
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-dissertation.pdf
October 18, Thursday
Midpoint of term for completing doctoral qualifying examination.
Late degree application deadline (222 Criser) for degree award this term
(College Dean's signature needed).
November 2 3, Friday Saturday, Homecoming*
No classes. *Tentative date.
November 5, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Thesis first submission (defended, signed, formatted, on paper) to
Editorial (160 Grinter) for review.
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-thesis.pdf
Abstracts deadline for Fine Arts' performance and project option
(Editorial, 160 Grinter)
November 12, Monday, Veterans Day
No classes.
November 22-24, Thursday-Saturday, Thanksgiving
No classes.
December 4, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
Final exam form deadline (Editorial, 160 Grinter) for dissertation or
thesis degree award.
Final exam form deadline (Records, 106 Grinter) for nonthesis degree
award.
Final submission of thesis or dissertation.
Deadline for "Final Clearance" status in the Editorial Document
Management (EDM) system, to qualify for degree award this term.
December 5, Wednesday
Classes end.
December 6-7, Thursday-Friday
Examination reading days (no classes).
December 8-14, Saturday-Friday
Final examinations.
December 14, Friday
Last day to drop a course and receive W on transcript.
December 13-15, Thursday-Saturday
Commencement.
December 17, Monday, 9:00 a.m.
All grades for Fall 2007 must be in the Registrar's office.
December 18, Tuesday
Degree certification.

Spring 2008
2007
December 5, Wednesday
Deadline if requesting transfer of credit (for Spring degree candidates)

2008
January 4, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Registration
January 7, Monday
Classes staR.
Drop/add starts.
Late registration starts (late fee assessed).
January 11, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Drop/add ends.
Late Registration ends (late fee assessed).
Deadline to withdraw with no fee liability.
January 18, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Fee payment deadline.
Residency reclassification deadline for receiving requests and all
documents.
Deadline to withdraw with no fee liability.
January 21, Monday, Martin Luther King 3r. Day
No classes.







January 18, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Fee payment deadline.
Residency reclassification deadline for receiving the request and all
documents.
February 1, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Degree application deadline (222 Criser) for degree award this term.
Deadline to withdraw with 25% refund (W symbol assigned).
March 3, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Dissetation first submission to Graduate School Editorial Office (160
Grinter) for review.
For checklist:
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-dissertation.pdf
March 6, Thursday
Midpoint of term for completing doctoral qualifying examinations.
Late degree application deadline (222 Criser) for degree award this term
(College Dean's signature needed).
March 8-15, Saturday-Saturday, Spring Break
No classes.
March 31, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Abstracts deadline for Fine Arts' performance and project option
(Editorial, 160 Grinter).
Thesis first submission (defended, signed, formatted, on paper) to
Editorial (160 Grinter) for review
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-thesis.pd
April 21, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Final exam form deadline (Editorial, 160 Grinter) for dissertation or
thesis degree award.
Final exam form deadline (Records, 106 Grinter) for nonthesis degree
award.
Final submission of thesis or dissertation.
Deadline for "Final Clearance" status in the Editorial Document
Management (EDM) system, to qualify for degree award this term.
April 23, Wednesday
Classes end.
April 24-25, Thursday-Friday
Examination reading days (no classes).
April 26-May 2, Saturday-Friday
Final examinations.
May 2, Friday
Last day to drop a course and receive W on transcript.
May 1-4, Thursday-Sunday
Commencement+
May 6, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.
All grades for Spring 2007 must be in the Registrar's office.
May 7, Wednesday
Degree certification.

Summer 2008
April 23, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Deadline if requesting transfer of credit (for Summer degree candidates)
May 9, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Summer A & C registration
May 12, Monday
Summer A & C classes start.
Summer A & C drop/add stats.
Summer A & C late registration stats (late fee assessed).
May 13, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
Summer A & C late registration ends (late fee assessed).
Summer A & C drop/add ends.
Summer A & C deadline to withdraw with no fee liability.
May 14, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Degree application deadline (222 Criser) for Summer degree award.
May 21, Wednesday
Summer A deadline to withdraw with 25% refund (W symbol assigned).
May 23, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Summer A & C fee payment deadline. Summer A & C residency
reclassification deadline for receiving the request and all documents.
May 26, Monday, Memorial Day observed
No classes.
May 30, Friday
Summer C deadline to withdraw with 25% refund (W symbol assigned).
June 20, Friday
Summer A classes end.
Summer A final examinations during regular class periods.
Last day to drop a course for Summer A and receive W on transcript.
June 23, Monday, 9:00 a.m.
All grades for Summer A must be in the Registrar's office.







3une 23-27, Monday-Friday, Summer Break
No classes
3une 27, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Summer B registration.
June 30, Monday, 5:00 p.m.
Summer B classes start.
Summer B drop/add stats.
Summer B late registration stats (late fee assessed).
Midpoint of Summer term.
Late degree application deadline (222 Criser) for Summer degree award
(College Dean's signature needed).
Dissetation first submission to Graduate School Editorial Office (160
Grinter) for review.
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-dissertation.pdf
3uly 1, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.
Summer B drop/add ends.
Summer B late registration ends (late fee assessed).
Summer B deadline to withdraw with no fee liability.
July 4, Friday, Independence Day
No classes.
July 9, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Summer B deadline to withdraw with 25% refund (W symbol assigned).
July 11, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Summer B fee payment deadline.
Summer B residency reclassification deadline for receiving the request
and all documents.
July 16, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Abstracts deadline for Fine Arts' performance and project option
(Editorial, 160 Grinter).
Thesis first submission (defended, signed, formatted, on paper) to
Editorial (160 Grinter) for review
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-thesis.pdf
3uly 30, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Final exam form deadline (Editorial, 160 Grinter) for dissertation or
thesis degree award.
Final exam form deadline (Records, 106 Grinter) for nonthesis degree
award.
Final submission of thesis or dissertation.
Deadline for "Final Clearance" status in the Editorial Document
Management (EDM) system, to qualify for Summer degree award.
August 8, Friday
Classes end.
Final examinations during regular class periods.
Last day to drop a course for Summer B and C terms and receive W on
transcript.
August 9, Saturday
Commencement+
August 11, Monday, 9:00 a.m.
All grades for Summer B and C terms must be in the Registrar's office.
August 12, Tuesday
Degree certification.

NOTE: Prospective students should contact the appropriate academic
department for admission application deadlines.
Students who must take a foreign language reading knowledge
examination (GSFLT) should contact the Office of Academic Technology
for test dates.
+ Projected dates. Notification of dates and times of ceremonies for
colleges and schools will be sent to degree candidates as soon as plans
are finalized. Please do not anticipate exact dates and times until
notification is received.


Institutional Purpose
The University of Florida is a public land-grant, sea-grant and space-
grant research university, one of the most comprehensive in the United
States. The university encompasses virtually all academic and
professional disciplines. It is the largest and oldest of Florida's eleven
universities and a member of the Association of American Universities. Its
faculty and staff are dedicated to the common pursuit of the university's
threefold mission: teaching, research and service.

Mission
The University of Florida belongs to a tradition of great universities.







Together with our undergraduate and graduate students, UF faculty
participate in an educational process that links the history of Western
Europe with the traditions and cultures of all societies, explores the
physical and biological universes, and nurtures generations of young
people from diverse backgrounds to address the needs of our societies.
The university welcomes the full exploration of its intellectual boundaries
and supports its faculty and students in the creation of new knowledge
and the pursuit of new ideas. Teaching is a fundamental purpose of this
university at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and
scholarship are integral to the education process and to the expansion of
our understanding of the natural world, the intellect and the senses.
Service reflects the university's obligation to share the benefits of its
research and knowledge for the public good. These three interlocking
elements span all of the university's academic disciplines and represent
the university's commitment to lead and serve the state of Florida, the
nation and the world by pursuing and disseminating new knowledge while
building upon the experiences of the past. The University of Florida
aspires to advance by strengthening the human condition and improving
the quality of life.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Florida is committed to creating a community that
reflects the rich racial, cultural and ethnic diversity of the state and
nation. No challenge that exists in higher education has greater
importance than the challenge of enrolling students and hiring faculty
and staff who are members of diverse racial, cultural or ethnic minority
groups. This pluralism enriches the university community, offers
opportunity for robust academic dialogue and contributes to better
teaching and research. The university and its components benefit from
the richness of a multicultural student body, faculty and staff who can
learn from one another. Such diversity will empower and inspire respect
and understanding among us. The university does not tolerate the
actions of anyone who violates the rights of another person. Through
policy and practice, the university strives to embody a diverse
community. Our collective efforts will lead to a university that is truly
diverse and reflects the state and nation.

History
The University of Florida traces its beginnings to 1853 when the state-
funded East Florida Seminary acquired the private Kingsbury Academy in
Ocala. After the Civil War, the seminary was moved to Gainesville. It was
consolidated with the state's land-grant Florida Agricultural College, then
in Lake City, to become the University of Florida in 1906. Until 1947, UF
enrolled men only and was one of only three state universities. The
others were Florida State College for Women (now FSU) and Florida A&M.
In 1947, the student body numbered 8,177 men and 601 women. Today,
UF is the fifth largest university in the nation.

Government of the University
A 13-member Board of Trustees governs the University of Florida. The
governor appoints six of the trustees, and five are appointed by the 17-
member Florida Board of Governors, which governs the State University
System as a whole. The university's student body president and faculty
senate chair also serve on the Board of Trustees as ex officio members.
Trustees are appointed for staggered five-year terms. The University of
Florida Board of Trustees is a public body corporate with all the powers
and duties set foth by law and by the Board of Governors. The University
of Florida president serves as the executive officer and corporate
secretary of the Board of Trustees and is responsible to the board for all
operations of the university. University affairs are administered by the
president through the university administration, with the advice and
assistance of the Faculty Senate, various committees appointed by the
president, and other groups or individuals as requested by the president.
Graduate Deans and Years of Service
May 2007 to Present
Henry T. Frierson, Dean
2004-2007
Kenneth 3. Gerhardt, Interim Dean
1999-2004
Winfred M. Phillips, Dean
1998-1999







M. Jack Ohanian, Interim Dean
1993-1998
Karen A. Holbrook, Dean

July-September 1993
Gene W. Hemp, Acting Dean
1985-1993
Madelyn M. Lockhat, Dean
1983-1985
Donald R. Price, Acting Dean

September 1982-3anuary 1983
Gene W. Hemp, Acting Dean
1980-1982
Francis G. Stehli, Dean
1979-1980
F. Michael Wahl, Acting Dean
1973-1979
Harry H. Sister, Dean
1971-1973
Alex G. Smith, Acting Dean
1969-1971
Harold P. Hanson, Dean
1952-1969
L. E. Grinter, Dean
1951-1952
C. F. Byers, Acting Dean
1938-1951
T. M. Simpson, Dean
1930-1938
James N. Anderson, Dean

Mission
Graduate education is an integral component of a major research
university that impacts education at all levels. The mission of graduate
education at UF is to produce individuals with advanced knowledge in
their fields, who appreciate learning and are constant learners, and who
are prepared to address creatively issues of significance to the local and
global community for improving the quality of life. Essential to this
mission is an environment that fosters
. Effectively transmitting knowledge for future generations.
. Inquiry and critical analysis.
. Assimilation and creation of new knowledge.
. Skills contributing to success and leadership in academic and creative
arenas and in the world of practice.
. Applying that knowledge in service to Florida, the nation, and the
international community.

Vision
The vision is a university internationally recognized for its graduates,
Graduate Faculty, and scholarly achievements. This university produces
intellectually energized individuals who excel at future careers in diverse
settings, and who provide bold leadership in new directions. Important
signs of this recognition include
. Graduates recognized for strength of preparation in their chosen
discipline, for abilities to solve problems in new environments, and for
high standards of excellence in scholarly activity and professional
practice.
. Significant scholarly, creative achievements and service that







contribute to improvement of human society and the natural
environment.
. A highly qualified, diverse student population.
. Strong disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs that prepare
graduates to assume their roles in a changing world.
. Evidence of service in their disciplines by students and faculty at state,
national, and international levels

Organization
The Graduate School consists of the Dean, Associate Deans, Graduate
Council, and the Graduate Faculty. General policies and standards of the
Graduate School are established by the Graduate Faculty. Any policy
change must be approved by the graduate deans) and the Graduate
Council. The Graduate School is responsible for enforcing minimum
general standards of graduate work in the University and for coordinating
the graduate programs of the various colleges and divisions of the
University. Responsibility for detailed operation of graduate programs is
vested in individual colleges, schools, divisions, and academic units. In
most colleges an associate dean or other administrator is directly
responsible for graduate study in that college. The Graduate Council
helps the Dean in being the agent of the Graduate Faculty for executing
policy related to graduate study and associated research. The Council
(chaired by the graduate dean) considers petitions and policy changes. A
graduate program's academic unit appoints members of the Graduate
Faculty, with approval of the graduate dean. All faculty members who
serve on supervisory committees or who direct master's theses and
doctoral dissertations must first be appointed to the Graduate Faculty.
The academic unit determines the level of duties for each Graduate
Faculty member.

History
Graduate study at UF existed while the University was still on its Lake
City campus. However, the first graduate degrees, two Master of ARs
with a major in English, were awarded on the Gainesville campus in
1906. The first Master of Science was awarded in 1908, with a major in
entomology. The first programs leading to the Ph.D. were approved in
1930, and the first degrees were awarded in 1934, one with a major in
chemistry and the other with a major in pharmacy. The first Ed.D. was
awarded in 1948. Graduate study has grown phenomenally at UF. In
1930, 33 degrees were awarded in 12 fields. In 1940, 66 degrees were
awarded in 16 fields. In 2005-06, UF awarded 3672 graduate degrees in
more than 100 fields, including 620 PhD degrees

Definitions
Degree: the title conferred by the University on completing the academic
program, for example, Doctor of Philosophy. Some degrees include the
name of the field of study (Master of Architecture, Master of Education).
Others (Master of ARs, Master of Science) do not.
Program: the student's primary field of study. This is the student's
major. Programs offered at UF are approved by the Graduate Council,
Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees, and Florida Board of Governors
(specialist and doctoral degrees). The degree and program name appear
on the student's transcript. Available programs are identified under the
degree name in the list of graduate degrees and programs.
Co-major: a course of study allowing two majors for one Ph.D. degree.
Each co-major must be approved by the Graduate Council.
Concentration: a subprogram in a major. Concentrations offered at UF
are approved by the Graduate Council. The concentration, degree, and
program, may appear on the student transcript.
Minor: a block of course work completed in any academic unit outside
the major, if approved for master's or doctoral programs listed in this
catalog. If a minor is chosen, the supervisory committee must include a
representative from the minor field. Requires at least 6 to 15 credits from
the minor, depending on the program. The minor appears on the
student's transcript along with the program name and the degree
awarded.
Specialization: specialization is an informal designation used by
academic units to indicate areas of research or scholarly strength, and
has no formal significance. Track and emphasis are similar unofficial
terms. No tracks, emphases, or specializations appear in official lists in
this catalog or on the student transcript.
Graduate certificate: an academic unit may offer a graduate certificate
along with a graduate degree. The certificate indicates that the student







took a required number of courses in a special area. It requires Graduate
Council approval but is not listed on the student transcript.
Multi-college program: a degree program offered through more than
one college.
Combined degree program: a combined bachelor's and master's
degree program allows an academically advanced undergraduate student
to take graduate courses before completing the bachelor's degree and to
count 12 graduate credits toward both degrees. Students admitted into a
combined program will normally have above average GPA and superior
scores on the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing potions of the
GRE. Individual academic units determine whether a combined degree
program is appropriate. Combined degree programs established before
January 1, 2003, may have other requirements.
Cooperative degree program: leads to a graduate degree awarded by
UF with more than one institution authorized to provide course work.
Jointly conferred degree program: leads to a graduate degree
awarded jointly by UF and another institution.
Joint degree program: a course of study that leads simultaneously to a
graduate degree and a professional degree (i.e., DMD, DVM, 3D, MD,
PharmD). Normally 12 credits of professional courses are counted toward
the graduate degree and 12 credits of graduate courses are counted
toward the professional degree. Individual academic units determine
whether a joint degree program is appropriate. Joint programs
established before January 1, 2003, may have other requirements.
Concurrent degree program simultaneous study on an individualized
basis that leads to two master's degrees in two different graduate
programs or two master's degrees in the same major. Such a program is
initiated by the student and requires prior approval of each academic unit
and the Graduate School. If the student is approved to pursue two
master's degrees, no more than 9 credits of course work from one degree
program may be applied toward the second master's degree.
Catalog year: the rules in effect during the first year a degree-seeking
student enrolls in a program; the set of requirements a student must
fulfill. If the student takes time off, then the catalog year is the academic
year of readmission.


Graduate Degrees and Programs
See Fields of Instruction for specializations in the approved programs.
T=thesis or dissertation N=nonthesis or no dissertation. Degree names
and correct abbreviations are listed in bold. Possible majors (if different
than the degree name) are listed in normal type.
Possible concentrations that are not interdisciplinary are listed under the
major in italics. Interdisciplinary concentrations can be found in the
Interdisciplinary Concentrations section of this catalog.
Master of Accounting (M.Acc.)N
Master of Advertising (M.Adv.) T
Master of Agribusiness (M.AB.) N
Food and Resource Economics
Master of Agriculture (M.Ag.) N
Agricultural Education and Communication
Animal Sciences
Botany
Food and Resource Economics
Soil and Water Science
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) T/N
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Anthropology T/N
AR Education T
AR History T
Business Administration
Insurance T
Marketing T/N
Classical StudieS T
Communication Sciences and DisorderS T/N
Criminology, Law and Society T/N
Digital Arts and ScienceS T
EconomiCS T/N
English T/N
French T/N
Geography T







Applications of Geographic Technologies
German T/N
History T/N
International BusineSS T
Latin T
Latin American StudieS T
LinguistiCS T/N
MathematiCS T/N
Museology [Museum Studies] T
Philosophy T/N
Political Science T/N
Political Science-International RelationS T/N
Psychology T/N
Religion T
Sociology T/N
Spanish T/N
Women's StudieS T
Master of Arts in Education T
Majors are those listed for the Master of Education degree.
Master of Arts in Mass Communication (M.AMC.) T/N
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) N
Anthropology
French
Geography
Latin
Latin American Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Philosophy
Political Science
Political Science-International Relations
Psychology
Spanish
Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning (M.A.U.R.P.) T
Master of Building Construction (M.B.C.) N
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) N
Arts Administration
Business Strategy and Public Policy
Competitive Strategy
Decision and Information Sciences
Electronic Commerce
Entrepreneurship
Finance
General Business
Global Management
Graham-Buffett Security Analysis
Health Administration
Human Resource Management
International Studies
Latin American Business
Management
Marketing
Real Estate and Urban Analysis
Sports Administration
Master of Education (M.Ed.) N
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Elementary Education
English Education
Foreign Language Education
Foundations of Education
Marriage and Family Counseling
Mathematics Education
Mental Health Counseling
Reading Education
Research and Evaluation Methodology
School Counseling and Guidance
School Psychology
Science Education
Social Studies Education
Special Education







Master of Engineering (M.E.) T/N
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering Sciences
Master of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (MFYCS) N
Community Studies
Family and Youth Development
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) T
Art
Creative Writing
Theatre
Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (M.F.A.S.) N
Master of Forest Resources and Conservation (M.F.R.C.) N
Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.) N
Master of Health Science (M.H.S.) T/N
Occupational Therapy
Rehabilitation Counseling
Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) T
Master of International Construction Management (M.I.C.M.) N
Master of Landscape Architecture (M.L.A.) T
Master of Latin (M.L.) N
Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.Comp.Law) N
Master of Laws in International Taxation (LL.M.I.T.) N
Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.Tax.) N
Master of Music (M.M.) T
Music
Choral Conducting
Composition
Instrumental Conducting
Music History and Literature
Music Theory
Performance
Sacred Music
Music Education
Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) N
Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) N
Biostatistics
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Management and Policy
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)
Aerospace Engineering T/N
Agricultural and Biological Engineering T/N
Agricultural Education and Communication T/N
Farming Systems
Agronomy T/N
Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology
Animal ScienceS T
Applied Physiology and Kinesiology T/N
Athletic Training/Sport Medicine
Biomechanics
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology
Human Performance
Motor Learning/Control
Sport and Exercise Psychology







Astronomy T/N
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology T
Biomedical Engineering T/N
Botany T
Business Administration T/N
Entrepreneurship
Insurance
Marketing
Retailing
Chemical Engineering T/N
Chemistry T/N
Civil Engineering T/N
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering T/N
Computer Engineering T/N
Computer and Information ScienceS T/N
Decision and Information ScienceS T/N
Dental ScienceS T
Endodontics
Orthodontics
Periodontics
Prosthodontics
Digital Arts and ScienceS T
Electrical and Computer Engineering T/N
Entomology and Nematology T/N
Environmental Engineering ScienceS T/N
Epidemiology T
Biostatistics
Health Management Policy
Family, Youth, and Community ScienceS T
Community Studies
Family and Youth Development
Finance T/N
Fisheries and Aquatic ScienceS T
Food and Resource EconomiCS T/N
Food Science and Human Nutrition T/N
Nutritional Sciences
Forest Resources and Conservation T
Geography T
Applications of Geographic technologies
Geographic Information Systems
Geology T
Health Education and Behavior T/N
Horticultural Science T/N
Environmental Horticulture
Horticultural Sciences
Industrial and Systems Engineering T/N
Interdisciplinary Ecology T/N
Management T/N
Materials Science and Engineering T/N
MathematiCS T/N
Mechanical Engineering T/N
Medical ScienceS T
Clinical Investigation
Microbiology and Cell Science T/N
Nuclear Engineering ScienceS T/N
PhysiCS T/N
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology T
Plant Pathology T/N
Psychology T/N
Real Estate
Recreation, Parks, and Tourism T/N
Soil and Water Science T/N
Sport Management T/N
Veterinary Medical ScienceS T/N
Forensic Toxicology
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation T/N
Zoology T/N
Master of Science in Architectural Studies (M.S.A.S.) T
Master of Science in Building Construction (M.S.B.C.) T
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.Nsg.) T/N
Midwifery
Master of Science in Pharmacy (M.S.P.) T/N







Pharmaceutical Sciences
Forensic Drug Chemistry
Forensic Science
Forensic Serology and DNA
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Health Care Administration
Master of Science in Statistics (M.S.Stat.) T
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) N
Astronomy
Botany
Chemistry
Geography
Geology
Mathematics
Physics
Psychology
Zoology
Master of Statistics (M.Stat.) N
Master of Women's Studies (M.W.S.) N
Engineer (Engr.)T/N
A special degree requiring 1 year of graduate work beyond the master's
degree. For a list of the approved majors, see those listed for the Master
of Engineering degree, except Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
and Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering.
Specialist in Education (Ed.S.) N
A special degree requiring 1 year of graduate work beyond the master's
degree. For a list of the approved programs, see those listed for the
Doctor of Education degree.
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) N
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) T
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Administration and Policy
Educational Policy
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Foundations of Education
Higher Education Administration
Marriage and Family Counseling
Mental Health Counseling
Research and Evaluation Methodology
School Counseling and Guidance
School Psychology
Special Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) T
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication
Agronomy
Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology
Animal Sciences
Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology
Anthropology
Art History
Astronomy
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Imaging Science and Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Botany
Business Administration
Accounting
Decision and Information Sciences
Finance
Insurance
Management
Marketing
Real Estate and Urban Analysis
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Imaging Science and Technology
Civil Engineering







Classical Studies
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Engineering
Counseling Psychology
Criminology, Law and Society
Curriculum and Instruction
Design, Construction, and Planning
Economics
Educational Administration and Policy
Educational Policy
Educational Leadership
Educational Psychology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
English
Entomology and Nematology
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Food and Resource Economics
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Food Science
Nutritional Sciences
Forest Resources and Conservation
Foundations of Education
Geography
Geology
German
Health and Human Performance
Athletic Training/Sport Medicine
Biomechanics
Exercise Physiology
Health Behavior
Motor Learning/Control
Natural Resource Recreation
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Sport Management
Therapeutic Recreation
Tourism
Health Services Research
Higher Education Administration
History
Horticultural Science
Environmental Horticulture
Horticulture Sciences
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Interdisciplinary Ecology
Linguistics
Marriage and Family Counseling
Mass Communication
Materials Science and Engineering
Mathematics
Imaging Science and Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Imaging Science and Technology
Immunology and Microbiology
Molecular Cell Biology
Neuroscience
Physiology and Pharmacology
Toxicology
Mental Health Counseling
Microbiology and Cell Science
Music
Composition
Music History and Literature
Music Education
Nuclear Engineering Sciences
Imaging Science and Technology
Nursing Sciences
Oral Biology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medicinal Chemistry
Pharmacodynamics
Pharmacy
Pharmacy Health Care Administration
Toxicology
Philosophy







Physics
Imaging Science and Technology
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Educational Policy
Psychology
Clinical and Health Psychology
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Religious Studies
Research and Evaluation Methodology
Romance Languages
French
Spanish
School Counseling and Guidance
School Psychology
Sociology
Soil and Water Science
Special Education
Statistics
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Zoology
Doctor of Plant Medicine (D)

Nontraditional Programs
Concurrent Graduate Programs
Any student interested in pursuing two master's degrees in two different
programs or two master's degrees in the same program concurrently
should discuss the proposed study with Graduate Student Records (392-
4643, 106 Grinter) before applying. Written approval is needed from each
academic unit and the Graduate School Dean. The student must be
officially admitted to both programs through regular procedures. No more
than 9 credits from the first program may be applied toward the second.
Contact the academic units) for details.
Joint Degree Programs
A joint degree program leads to a graduate degree and a professional
degree. Normally 12 credits of professional courses count toward the
graduate degree and 12 credits of graduate courses count toward the
professional degree. Individual academic units determine whether a joint
degree program is appropriate. Joint programs established before
January 1, 2003, may have other requirements.
To participate in a joint program, a student must be admitted to both
programs. Enrollment in one program may precede enrollment in the
other according to timelines set by the program. During the term the
student is graduating, registration is required (at least 3 credits fall or
spring, or 2 credits summer). This course work must be credit that
applies toward the graduate degree requirements. See graduate
coordinator for details.
Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Programs
UF offers a number of bachelor's/master's programs for superior
students. In these programs, 12 credits of graduate-level courses are
counted for both degrees. See Transfer of Credit for requirements. For
admission requirements and available programs, contact the academic
unit.
State University System Programs
Traveling Scholar program: By mutual agreement of the appropriate
academic authorities in both the home and host institutions, traveling
scholars' admission requirements are waived and their earned credits are
guaranteed acceptance. Traveling scholars are normally limited to 1 term
on the host campus, and it cannot be their final term. The program offers
special resources on another campus that are not available on the
student's home campus. To participate, graduate students need prior
approval from their graduate coordinator, their supervisory committee
chair, and the Dean of the Graduate School. Interested students should
contact Graduate Student Records, 106 Grinter Hall.
Cooperative degree programs: In certain degree programs, faculty







from other universities in the State University System hold Graduate
Faculty status at UF. In those approved areas, the intellectual resources
of these Graduate Faculty members are available to students at UF.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificates and Concentrations
A number of graduate programs offer interdisciplinary enhancements in
the form of concentrations, field research, or graduate certificates. Those
approved by the Graduate Council are summarized on the next pages.
African Studies
The Center for African Studies, a National Resource Center on Africa
(funded partly by Title VI of the Higher Education Act), directs and
coordinates interdisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach related
to Africa. In cooperation with participating academic units throughout the
University, the Center offers a Certificate in African Studies for master's
and doctoral students. The curriculum provides a broad foundation for
students preparing for teaching or other professional careers requiring
knowledge of Africa.
Graduate fellowships and assistantships: Students pursuing degrees in
participating academic units can compete for graduate assistantships and
Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships. Extracurricular
activities: The Center for African Studies sponsors the annual Carter
Lectures on Africa on a given theme, a weekly colloquium series
(BARAZA) with invited speakers, an African film series, and periodic
brown bag discussions. Other conferences and lectures, and
performances and art exhibits in conjunction with other campus units,
are held throughout the academic year. The Center also directs an
extensive outreach program addressed to public schools, community
colleges, and universities nationwide.
Library resources: The Center for African Studies gives direct support for
African library acquisitions to meet the instructional and research needs
of its faculty and students. The Africana Collection exceeds 120,000
volumes and 500 periodicals. The Map Library has 360,000 maps and
165,000 serial photographs and satellite images and is among the top
five academic African map libraries in the U.S.
Graduate certificate program: The Center for African Studies, cooperating
with participating academic units, offers a Certificate in African Studies in
conjunction with the master's and doctoral degrees.
For more information about the various programs and activities of the
Center, contact the Director, Center for African Studies, 427 Grinter Hall,
website http://www.africa.ufl.edu.
Agroforestry
The agroforestry interdisciplinary concentration is administered through
the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. It offers facilities for
interdisciplinary graduate education (M.S., Ph.D.) by combining course
work and research around a thematic field focusing on agroforestry,
especially in the context of tropical land use. Students seeking admission
to the concentration need a degree in a relevant field such as agronomy,
forestry, horticulture, soil science, or social sciences. They should apply
to the School of Forest Resources and Conservation or another academic
unit that closely represents their background and interest. Course work
may be chosen from several related disciplines. Thesis research can be
undertaken in Florida or overseas. Degrees are awarded through the
academic units the candidates are enrolled in.
In conjunction with the graduate degree, a student can earn a
concentration or minor in agroforestry by fulfilling certain requirements.
Students who have a primary interest in agroforestry and undertake
graduate research on an agroforestry topic can seek the concentration.
Those who have an active interest and some training in agroforestry, but
do not conduct graduate research on an agroforestry topic, can earn a
minor. Candidates meeting the requirements can have Concentration in
Agroforestry or Minor in Agroforestry appear on their transcripts.
Each option requires completing FNR 5335 (Agroforestry) and an
appropriate number of approved supporting courses. These courses
should be distributed over at least two academic units outside the major
to prepare the student to function in multidisciplinary teams and to
associate with professionals from other disciplines. Students whose
background is in biology are encouraged to take social science courses,
and vice versa.
For a student with a concentration or minor in agroforestry, at least one







member of the supervisory committee should represent agroforestry. The
Agroforestry Program Advisory Committee requires this member to
counsel the student on selecting courses and the research topic.
For more information, contact the Agroforestry Program Leader, 330
Newins-Ziegler Hall, phone (352)846-0880, fax (352)846-1277, e-mail
pknair@ufl.edu.
Animal Molecular and Cell Biology
The interdisciplinary concentration in animal molecular and cell biology
(AMCB) gives graduate students in the animal and veterinary sciences an
understanding of principles of molecular and cell biology as applied to
animal health and production. It emphasizes participation in molecular
and cell biology research and provides an intellectual environment for
cross-fetilization among disciplines. Graduate Faculty from the
Departments of Animal Sciences, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Chemistry, and the College of Veterinary Medicine participate in the
program. The AMCB gives graduate students access to the diverse
research facilities needed to study cellular and molecular biology,
reproductive biology, virology, immunology, and endocrinology. Facilities
exist for recombinant DNA research, experimental surgery, in vitro
culture of cells, tissue and organ explains, embryo manipulation, vaccine
production, and recombinant protein engineering.
Ph.D. degrees are awarded by participating academic units, with an
interdisciplinary concentration in animal molecular and cell biology.
Applicants need a strong background in animal or veterinary sciences.
Graduate degree programs are designed by each student's supervisory
committee, headed by the member who represents AMCB. All students
must complete a core curriculum, may obtain cross-disciplinary training
through rotations in laboratories of participating faculty, and may
participate in the AMCB seminar series.
Requirements for admission to AMCB are the same as for the faculty
adviser's academic unit and college. Graduate assistantships and
fellowships are available from sources in individual academic units and
the AMCB. For more information, contact Dr. Peter 3. Hansen,
Department of Animal Sciences, pjhansen@ufl.edu.
Biological Sciences
The Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research conducts research on all
aspects of the biology of sea turtles. Researchers at the Center for Sea
Tutle Research, collaborating with students and faculty of various
academic units, take a multidisciplinary approach to address the complex
problems of sea tuale biology and conservation. Scientists from the
Center have investigated questions of sea tuale biology around the
world, from the molecular level to the ecosystem level, from studies of
population structure based on mitochondrial DNA to the effects of ocean
circulation patterns on the movements and distribution of sea turtles.
Long-term field studies of the Center are conducted mainly at two
research stations in the Bahamas and the Azores. For more information,
contact the Director, Archie Carr Center for Sea Tutle Research, 223
Bartram Hall, phone (352)392-5194, website http://accstr.ufl.edu.
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience is a UF research center for
biomedical research and biotechnology. Founded in 1974, the Whitney
Lab is dedicated to using marine model animals for studying fundamental
problems in biology and applying that knowledge to issues of human
health, natural resources, and the environment.
The academic staff of the Whitney Laboratory consists of eight tenure-
track and three nontenure-track faculty members, together with 70
associates, students, and visiting scientists. Dr. Peter A. V. Anderson is
the director.
Fields of research conducted at the Whitney Laboratory include
chemosensory and visual physiology and biochemistry, ion channel
structure and function, neurogenomics, synaptogenesis and synaptic
physiology, protein-lipid interactions, physiology and evolution of
neurotransmitter pathways, membrane pumps and transpoRers, and
regulation of ciliary mechanisms. This research uses the techniques of
modern cell and molecular biology, for which the Laboratory is
particularly well equipped and recognized.
Research at Whitney Laboratory attracts graduate students and scientists
from all over the United States and abroad. Students enroll in the
graduate programs of academic units on campus and complete their
course work before moving to the Whitney Laboratory, where they
conduct their dissertation research under the supervision of resident







faculty. An NSF undergraduate research training program at the Whitney
Laboratory is also available for 10-week periods.
The Laboratory is situated on a narrow barrier island with both the
Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway within a few hundred feet
of the facility. It is located in Marineland, about 18 miles south of St.
Augustine and 80 miles from Gainesville.
For more information, contact the Director, Whitney Laboratory for
Marine Bioscience, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd, St. Augustine FL 32080-
8610, phone (904)461-4000; fax (904)461-4008; website http://www.
whitney.ufl.edu.
The UF Marine Laboratory at Seahorse Key is a field station providing (a)
support for research by students, faculty, and visiting scientists; (b) an
outstanding teaching program in marine related subjects; and (c) support
from public education related to marine, estuarine, and coastal resources
of Florida. Seahorse Key is 57 miles west of Gainesville on the Gulf Coast,
3 miles offshore and opposite Cedar Key. Facilities include a research
vessel, several smaller outboard-powered boats for shallow water and
inshore work, a 20 x 40 foot research and teaching building, and a 10-
room residence, with 2 kitchens, a dining lounge, and dormitory
accommodations for 24 persons.
Chemical Physics
The Center for Chemical Physics, with participating faculty from the
Departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Chemical Engineering, is
concerned with graduate education and research in the theoretical,
experimental, and computational aspects of problems in the borderline
between chemistry and physics. Graduate students join one of the above
academic units and follow a special curriculum. The student receives a Ph.
D. degree and a Cetificate in Chemical Physics. For information, contact
the Director, Dr. Valeria Kleiman, 311A Chemistry Laboratory Building, P.
O. Box 117200, Gainesville FL 32611, e-mail kleiman@chem.ufl.edu.
Ecological Engineering
The Graduate Certificate in Ecological Engineering is for graduate
engineering students wishing to develop expertise in ecological solutions
to engineering problems. Students interested in the certificate must apply
for admission through the Depatment of Environmental Engineering
Sciences. The certificate program is open to individuals in any graduate
program who hold an undergraduate engineering degree, or who
complete the additional undergraduate engineering articulation courses
needed to bring the student's background to the minimum level required
for engineers by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
The certificate program consists of 15 course credits, and a research
project with content materially related to some aspect of ecological
engineering. If appropriate, the 15 credits of graduate course work may
count toward the minimum requirements for the graduate degree. The
student's terminal project, master's thesis, or individual studies project
may satisfy the ecological engineering project requirement. For more
information, contact the Graduate Coordinator, Department of
Environmental Engineering Sciences, P.O. Box 116450, University of
Florida, Gainesville FL 32611, phone (352)392-8450.
Geographic Information Sciences
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) revolutionized the way land
features are located, measured, inventoried, managed, planned, and
studied. GIS provides theories and methods for measuring location and
topography, physical and biological attributes, and distribution of cultural
components through data storage, analysis, modeling, mapping, and
data display.
GIS applications are diverse. They include determining the suitability of
land for different uses, planning future land uses for different objectives,
setting cadastral boundaries for the purpose of property recognition and
taxation and regulation, analyzing land and land-cover properties for both
resource inventories and scientific studies, and siting commercial
enterprises.
Users and producers of GIS include engineers, geographers, urban and
regional planners, biologists and ecologists, land resource managers,
anthropologists and archaeologists, sociologists, public health
professionals and medical researchers, county land-management and
property tax assessors, law enforcement officers, land-development
companies, utility companies, retail stores, and others. Undergraduate
and graduate students who learn to use GIS technology are in high







demand and so start at higher salaries than their non-GIS peers. As a
result the GIS community at the University of Florida developed the
Interdisciplinary Concentration for Geographic Information
Sciences (ICGIS) .
The ICGIS integrates existing GIS resources on campus, for graduate
students, in response to changing regulatory environments in institutions
and governments at all levels. This concentration established a standard
set of courses and activities that allow graduate students to become
experts in creating, studying, and using geographic information. Such
graduates are in strong positions to meet future regulatory requirements
for certification as professionals. Structurally, the ICGIS established a
five-category curriculum that adds several courses to the standard M.S.,
M.A., M.E., or Ph.D. requirements. Completing the GIS concentration is
officially recognized by statements on transcripts and a ceRificate.
For more information, contact Dr. Scot E. Smith, University of Florida, P.
O. Box 110565, Gainesville FL 32611, phone (352)392-4990 e-mail
sesmith@ifas.ufl.edu
Gerontological Studies
The Depatment of Psychology and the office of Distance/Continuing
Education offer the Graduate Cetificate in gerontology, and a college
certificate in Geriatric Care Management. These programs are completed
in conjunction with the student's graduate degree, for master's,
specialist, and doctoral students. Graduate students may complete one or
all of these programs. All programs require GEY 6646, an interdisciplinary
Core course that gives a broad introduction to critical issues and growing
academic knowledge about aging, covering biomedical and health,
psychosocial, and applied issues. Advanced courses at the graduate and
professional level allow all students to expand their interdisciplinary
knowledge and research background in aging. Students interested in
studying aging are in graduate programs all over campus but their
degrees are predominantly in the fields of nursing, psychology,
occupational therapy, rehabilitation, sociology, exercise and sport
sciences, communication sciences and disorders or audiology, and
recreational studies.
For details on the Geriatric Care Management Certificate: http://gcm.dce.
ufl.edu/. For questions, e-mail knanni@dce.ufl.edu,. Ken Nanni, Distance/
Continuing Education, University of Florida, P.O. Box 113172 Gainesville
FL 32611-3172, phone (352) 392-2137.
Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation addresses sites, landscapes, structures, districts,
and intangible heritage as a way to safeguard, celebrate, and adapt
valuable resources that range from decades to centuries old. The field
became professionalized in the last half of the 20th century, thanks to
the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966. The 21st century offers
significant expansion of the field to address smart growth, sustainability,
and economic development initiatives. OppoRunities include preservation
and redevelopment work in architecture, building construction, interior
design, landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning. Many
related jobs exist, including preservation consultant, preservation
contractor, preservation researcher, Main Street program director, site
manager, lawyer, archeologist, cultural resource manager, historian, real
estate professional, and policy administrator.
The Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in Historic
Preservation (ICCHP) integrates resources throughout UF to address
the diverse topics relevant to the field. Thus, the ICCHP establishes a set
of courses that allow graduate students to gain expertise in researching
and applying historic preservation in the United States and abroad.
Depending on the student's career goals and background, this can
include recognizing, documenting, and protecting historic structures and
sites; rehabilitation and restoration technologies; and exploring emerging
and related specializations such as community development and
sustainable development.
The interdisciplinary curriculum structure draws on course work providing
12 credits for master's students and 15 credits for Ph.D. students
specializing in historic preservation. Completing the concentration is
officially recognized by statements on the transcripts and by a certificate.
For more information, contact Roy Eugene Graham, FAIA, Bienecke-
Reeves Distinguished Professor, Director of Historic Preservation
Programs, University of Florida, P.O. Box 115701, Gainesville FL 32611,
phone (352)392-0205, ext. 233, e-mail reoraham@ufl.edu.








Hydrologic Sciences
Interdisciplinary graduate studies in hydrologic sciences are for science
and engineering students seeking advanced training in diverse aspects of
water quantity and quality, and water-use issues. This concentration
emphasizes (1) understanding the physical, chemical, and biological
processes occurring over broad spatial and temporal scales; and (2) skills
in hydrologic policy and management based on a strong background in
natural and social sciences and engineering.
Graduate Faculty from nine departments in three colleges contribute to
this interdisciplinary concentration. Depending on academic background
and research interests, students may earn a degree in any one of the
following departments: Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil and
Coastal Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Food and
Resource Economics, Forest Resources and Conservation, Geography,
Geological Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, and Soil and Water Science.
M.S. (thesis and nonthesis option) and Ph.D. studies are available.
Interdisciplinary graduate requirements recognize diversity in the
academic backgrounds and professional goals of the students. A core
curriculum (12 credits for M.S.; 18 credits for Ph.D.) provides broad
training in five topics: hydrologic systems, hydrologic chemistry,
hydrologic biology, hydrologic techniques and analysis, and hydrologic
policy and management. Additional elective courses (11 to 14 Credits for
M.S.; 30 credits for Ph.D.) allow specialization in one or more of these
topics. Research projects involving faculty from several academic units
can provide the basis for thesis and dissertation research topics.
Assistantships supported by extramural grants are available. Tuition
waivers may be available to students who qualify. Students with B.S. or
M.S. degrees in any of the following disciplines are encouraged to
consider this specialization in their graduate program: engineering
(agricultural, chemical, civil, environmental); natural sciences (physics,
biology, chemistry); social sciences (agricultural and resource
economics); forestry; and earth sciences (geography, geology, soil and
water science).
For more information, contact Dr. Joseph Delfino P.O. Box 116450,
Gainesville FL 32611, phone (352)392- 9377; or visit the Hydrologic
Sciences Academic Cluster website website (http://www.hydrology.ufl.
edu).
Latin American Studies
The Center for Latin American Studies offers interdisciplinary teaching
and research focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Master of Arts degree in Latin American Studies: This M.A. degree
requires a thesis and 30 credits, including a 15 credit specialization in
either a discipline or a topic.
Discipline specializations emphasize training and research in area and
language studies in a specific academic unit, such as Anthropology,
Economics, Food and Resource Economics, Geography, History, Political
Science, Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish), or Sociology, to
develop a greater understanding of Latin America's cultures and
societies. This option gives students a well-rounded background in Latin
American studies before pursuing a Ph.D. in a particular discipline.
Topic specializations cluster course work and research around a thematic
field focusing on contemporary Latin American problems, such as Andean
studies, Brazilian studies, Caribbean studies, international
communications, Latin American business environment, Latino studies,
religion and society, and tropical conservation and development. This
option builds on prior professional or administrative experiences and
prepares students for technical and professional work related to Latin
America and the Caribbean.
Additional requirements for both options are
(1) 15 credits of Latin American area and language courses in two other
academic units outside the specialization, including the required seminar
LAS 6938; (2) reading, writing, and speaking knowledge of one Latin
American language (Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole); and (3) an
interdisciplinary thesis on a Latin American topic.
Although the M.A. degree in Latin American studies is terminal, many
past recipients have entered the Ph.D. programs in related disciplines
preparing for university teaching and research careers. Other graduates
are employed in the Foreign Service, educational and research
institutions, international organizations, government or nonprofit







agencies, and private companies in the United States and Latin America.
Requirements for admission to the program are (1) a baccalaureate
degree from an accredited college or university; (2) grade point average
of at least 3.2 for all upper-division undergraduate work; (3) a combined
verbal-quantitative score of at least 1000 on the Graduate Record
Examination; (4) a TOEFL score of 550 for nonnative speakers of English;
(5) basic knowledge of either Spanish or Portuguese; some Latin
American course work.
3uris Doctor/Master of Arts program: This joint degree culminates in
the 3uris Doctor degree awarded by the College of Law and the Master of
Arts degree in Latin American studies awarded by the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences. Earning both degrees together is about 1 year faster
than earning each degree consecutively. The joint program lets students
develop their area and topical expertise in Latin America, while studying
law.
Candidates for the joint program must qualify and be admitted to both
academic units. See Requirements for Master's Degrees for admission
criteria for the M.A. program. Contact the College of Law for 3.D.
requirements.
General features of the joint program: (1) select a discipline or topic as
described above, (2) complete a thesis on a topic relating to law and
Latin America, (3) complete the College of Law's advanced writing
requirement (the thesis satisfies this requirement if ceRified by a
member of the law faculty), and (4) a reciprocal arrangement between
the College of Law and the Center for Latin American Studies allows
participating students, with approval, to count 12 credits toward both
programs. For more information, contact Dr. Terry McCoy, Center for
Latin American Studies (tlmccoy@latam.ufl.edu).
Graduate Certificates in Latin American Studies: Master's students
may earn a Certificate in Latin American Studies along with a degree
from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Business
Administration; Design, Construction, and Planning; Education; Fine ARs;
Journalism and Communications; or Liberal ARs and Sciences.
Thesis students need at least 12 credits of Latin American course work
distributed as follows: (1) Latin American specialization in the major (to
extent possible); (2) at least 3 credits of Latin American course work in
one academic unit outside the major; (3) 3 credits of LAS 6938; (4)
intermediate proficiency in a Latin American language (language courses
at the 3000 level or higher count toward the certificate); and (5) a thesis
on a Latin American topic.
Nonthesis master's degree candidates must have at least 15 credits of
Latin American course work distributed as follows: (1) Latin American
specialization in the major (to extent possible); (2) at least 6 credits of
Latin American courses in two other academic units; (3) 3 credits of LAS
6938; and (4) intermediate proficiency in a Latin American language
(language courses at the 3000 level or higher count toward the
certificate).
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies: The
Center offers the Cetificate in Latin American Studies to Ph.D.
Candidates in the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences; Business
Administration; Design, Construction, and Planning; Education; Fine ARs;
Journalism and Communications; and Liberal ARs and Sciences.
Candidates for the Advanced Graduate Certificate must have at least 18
Credits of Latin American course work distributed as follows: (1) Latin
American specialization in the major (to extent possible), (2) 9 credits of
Latin American courses in two other academic units; (3) 3 credits of LAS
6938; (4) intermediate or better proficiency in one Latin American
language (language courses at the 3000 level or higher count toward the
certificate); (5) research experience in Latin America; and (6) a
dissertation on a Latin American topic.
Certificate for 3.D. students: Law students may earn the Cetificate in
Latin American Studies in conjunction with the 3.D. degree. The
curriculum consists of participation in the College of Law's summer
program in Mexico or a similar program; 6 credits of Latin American
courses outside the College of Law (including LAS 6938); a major
research paper on a Latin American topic; and intermediate proficiency in
a Latin American language.
Graduate fellowships and assistantships: In addition to University
fellowships and assistantships, the Center for Latin American Studies
administers financial assistance from outside sources, including Title VI
fellowships and private endowments. Research: Several research and







training programs provide opportunities and financial support for
graduate students, especially in the Amazon, the Andes, and the
Caribbean.
Library resources: UF libraries hold more than 300,000 volumes of
printed works and manuscripts, maps, and microforms dealing with Latin
America. Approximately 80% of the Latin American collection is in
Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Strongest holdings are in the social
sciences, history, and literature, and in Caribbean, circum-Caribbean, and
Brazilian areas. Andean and Southern Cone region acquisitions are
growing.
Other activities: The Center for Latin American Studies sponsors
conferences, colloquia, and cultural events; supports publication of
scholarly works; provides educational outreach service; and cooperates
with other campus units in overseas research and training activities. The
Center also administers summer programs in Brazil and Mexico.
For more information on the Center's programs and activities, contact the
Associate Director of the Center for Latin American Studies for Academic
Programs and Student Affairs, Dr. Richmond Brown, 319F Grinter Hall, e-
mail dbrown@latam.ufl.edu, phone (352)392-0375, ext 807.
Medical Physics
Medical Physics applies advanced physical energy concepts and methods
to the diagnosis and treatment of human disease. Students enroll in the
Department of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and take courses
taught by the medical physics faculty from Nuclear and Radiological
Engineering, Radiology, and Radiation Oncology. Students interested in
the radiation protection aspects of applications of radioactivity or
radiation in the healing arts may enroll in the medical health physics
option. Formal courses include academic unit core requirements, a
radiation biology course, and a block of clinical medical physics courses
taught by Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, Radiology, and Radiation
Oncology faculty. The program also includes clinical internships in the
Departments of Radiology and Radiation Oncology. Research
opportunities and financial support exist in the form of faculty research
and projects related to patient care.
Modern European Studies
The Center for European Studies, a National Resource Center on Europe
(funded partly by Title VI of the Higher Education Act), directs and
coordinates interdisciplinary instruction, research, and outreach related
to Europe. In cooperation with participating academic units throughout
the University, the Center offers a Certificate in Modern European Studies
for master's and doctoral students. The curriculum provides a broad
foundation for students preparing for teaching or other professional
careers requiring knowledge of Europe.
Graduate fellowships and assistantships: Students pursuing degrees
in participating academic units can compete for graduate assistantships
and Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships.
Extracurricular activities: The Center for European Studies sponsors
various conferences, lectures, film series, performances, and art exhibits
in conjunction with other campus units. The Center also directs an
extensive outreach program addressed to public schools, local
community, as well as business groups.
Library resources: The Center for European Studies gives direct
support for European library acquisitions to meet the instructional and
research needs of its faculty and students.
Graduate certificate program: The Center for European Studies,
cooperating with participating academic units, offers a Certificate in
Modern European Studies in conjunction with the master's and doctoral
degrees. To obtain the Certificate, students at the master's level need to
complete 13 credit hours and students at the doctoral level need to
complete 16 credit hours of courses with European content. Both
master's and doctoral students are required to complete a 1-unit
Introduction to European Studies course. Given the critical role of
languages to the comprehensive study of Europe all certificate recipients
are required to complete at least one year of training at the 2000 level or
above in at least one European language. However, in accordance with
graduate school regulations no language courses below the 3000 level
will be included within the certificate program itself. Those students with
a high level of language training, however, may count up to a maximum
of two language courses at the 3000 level or higher towards the
completion of the Certificate in Modern European Studies. In all cases







students must complete at least 9 credit hours of course work outside
their home department or unit.
For more information about the various programs and activities of the
Center, contact the Director, Center for European Studies, 3324
Turlington Hall, website http://www.ces.ufl.edu.
Quantitative Finance
The interdisciplinary concentration in quantitative finance trains students
for academic and research positions in quantitative finance, and risk
management. It gives graduates an edge in the job market by providing
substantial expertise in key related disciplines: finance, operations
research, statistics, mathematics, and software development. It is
focused in teaching and research on design, development, and
implementing new financial and risk management products, processes,
strategies, and systems to meet demands of various institutions,
corporations, governments, and households. Emphasis is on an
interdisciplinary approach requiring knowledge in finance, economics,
mathematics, probability/statistics, operations research, engineering, and
computer science.
Four academic units participate in this interdisciplinary concentration:
Industrial and Systems Engineering (College of Engineering),
Mathematics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Statistics (College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
(College of Business Administration). To be eligible, a student must be
admitted to a Ph.D. program in one of these participating academic units.
Students seeking admission to the concentration need strong quantitative
skills and a degree in one of the relevant fields such as finance,
engineering, statistics, or mathematics. Students with a background in
several disciplines are welcome. Application should be submitted to one
of the participating academic units.
Each student takes basic courses and meets the home academic unit's Ph.
D. requirements. The student also takes approved courses in the other
participating academic units to meet the requirements of the
concentration.
Dissertation research is conducted in quantitative finance, risk
management, and relevant areas involving quantitative finance
approaches. The student receives a Ph.D. degree and a Cetificate in
Quantitative Finance.
Activities of the Ph.D. Concentration in quantitative finance are supported
by the Risk Management and Financial Engineering Laboratory (RMFE
Lab), http://www.ise.ufl.edu/rmfe. The RMFE Lab facilitates research and
applications in the area of risk management and financial mathematics/
engineering, including organizing research meetings, seminars, and
conferences. It provides a basis for the collaborative efforts of
multidisciplinary teams of UF researchers, governmental institutions, and
industrial partners. For details, visit http://www.ise.ufl.edu/rmfe/qf.
Quantum Theory Project (QTP)
QTP (officially the Institute for Theory and Computation in Molecular and
Materials Sciences) is an interdisciplinary group of 12 faculty plus
graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and staff in the Departments
of Physics and Chemistry. The computationally oriented theoretical
research investigates electronic structure, conformation, properties, and
dynamics of molecules and materials. The work covers large areas of
modern chemistry, condensed matter and materials physics, and
molecular biology. Essentially all the effoR is supported by substantial
extramural funding, both individual and collaborative. QTP operates the 3.
C. Slater Computation Laboratory to support large-scale computing for
precise numerical solutions and simulations, plus graphics and
visualization. The Institute also organizes a major international meeting,
the annual Sanibel Symposium.
Graduate students in chemistry and in physics are eligible for this
specialization and follow a special curriculum. For more information,
contact the Director, Quantum Theory Project, P.O. Box 118435 (New
Physics Building); or visit the QTP website http://www.qtp.ufl.edu.
Sustainable Architecture
The Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable Architecture is
for architecture graduate students (in the M.Arch. or M.S.A.S. program)
seeking advanced courses on a wide range of topics related to
sustainable architecture. The concentration in sustainable architecture
supports detailed rigorous study in specific areas of expertise.







Furthermore, the program requirements recognize the inherent diversity
of academic backgrounds and professional goals of the students. Thus,
there is flexibility in the selection of a suite of courses, while maintaining
exposure to the multidisciplinary subject matter of sustainable
architecture. This essential feature of the program allows students to
develop individualized yet focused plans of study. Students select from a
variety of approved courses offered in the College of Design,
Construction, and Planning (the School of Architecture, the School of
Building Construction, the Department of Interior Design, the Department
of Landscape Architecture, and the Department of Urban and Regional
Planning); and in other colleges in the University. Coursework may
include the following sustainability issues;
Architectural design and preventing environmental degradation:
protecting ecosystems, fauna and flora, energy consumption, energy
conservation, architectural commissioning, maintenance, water
consumption, land use, and materials selection (resource depletion,
environmental degradation, and healthy environments).
Providing healthy architectural environments: indoor air
environmental quality, nontoxic environments, and sustainable
ecosystems and landscapes.
Responsive and responsible building design and construction:
environmentally responsive architecture, and environmentally responsible
architecture.
Sustainable architectural and environment theory: the philosophy
of sustainable design, ecological theory, sustainability and ethics, deep
ecology, and systems theory.
Enhancing the community environment: historic preservation,
sustainable developments, community and neighborhood design, regional
design, and systems theory.
Mitigating the environmental effects of construction operations:
life cycle operations, design longevity, reusing materials, recycling
materials, deconstruction, and reconstruction.
Students enrolled in the Concentration and Certificate Program in
Sustainable Architecture must complete at least 12 credits of approved
sustainable architecture electives. Students must complete at least 6
Credits within the School of Architecture; and at least one approved 3
Credit course from outside the School of Architecture. Students also must
complete a research project or thesis on a subject pre-approved by the
concentration's Governing Board, related to sustainable architecture. For
more information, contact the Graduate Program Assistant, School of
Architecture, University of Florida, Box 115702, Gainesville FL 32611-
5702, phone (352)392-0205 ext. 202, e-mail bhuds@ufl.edu
Sustainable Design
The Interdisciplinary Concentration and Certificate in Sustainable
Design (ICSD) is for master's-level students in the College of Design,
Construction, and Planning. This concentration allows students to become
proficient in on or more of the following areas: sustainable architecture,
sustainable construction, sustainable interior design, sustainable
landscape architecture, or sustainable urban planning. Coursework deals
with the following issues.
Preventing environmental degradation: protecting ecosystems, fauna
and flora, energy conservation, energy consumption, architectural
commissioning, maintenance, water consumption, land use, site
selection, and materials selection (resource depletion, environmental
degradation, and healthy environments).
Providing healthy environments: indoor air environmental quality,
outdoor environmental quality, nontoxic environments, and sustainable
ecosystems and landscapes.
Responsive and responsible building construction: construction
impacts on sites, environmentally responsive architecture,
environmentally responsible architecture (preventing environmental
degradation), and designing sustainable building components.
Mitigating the environmental effects of construction operations:
life cycle operations, design longevity, reusing materials, recycling
materials, deconstruction, reconstruction, and historic preservation.
Enhancing the community environment: sustainable developments,
community and neighborhood design, regional design, and city planning







design.
Environmental theory: the philosophy of sustainable design, ecological
theory, sustainability and ethics, deep ecology, and systems theory.
Students wishing to participate in the ICSD should notify their
Department or School as early in the graduate program as possible. To
participate in the ICSD, a student must be admitted and enrolled in one
of the departments participating in the ICSD. Students will complete the
concentration for either the master's degree or Master of Science degree,
but not for both degrees if awarded from the University of Florida.
Students cannot enroll in two concentration programs at the same time.
To successfully complete the Interdisciplinary Concentration and
Certificate in Sustainable Design, the student must earn 12 credit hours
in sustainable design research and coursework, from a list of
recommended courses. To satisfy the interdisciplinary intent of the ICSD,
the student must take one of the approved 3 credit courses outside their
home department or school, but within the College of Design,
Construction, and Planning; and at least one approved 3 credit course
from another college of the University. For more information, contact the
Dean's Office in the College of Design, Construction, and Planning,
University of Florida, Box 115701, Gainesville FL 32611, telephone (352)
392-4836.
Toxicology
The Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology serves as the
focal point for activities concerning the effects of chemicals on human
and animal health. The Center's affiliated faculty includes 20 to 30
scientists and clinicians interested in elucidating the mechanisms of
chemical-induced toxicity, and is drawn from the Colleges of Medicine,
Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmacy, and the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. The broadly based, interdisciplinary expertise
provided by this faculty is also used to address complex issues related to
protecting public health and the environment.
Students who wish to receive graduate training in interdisciplinary
toxicology leading to a Ph.D. enroll through one of the participating
graduate programs, such as the IDP in the College of Medicine, an
appropriate concentration in the College of Pharmacy, veterinary medical
sciences, or food science and human nutrition. The number of graduate
programs involved in interdisciplinary toxicology, and the variety of
perspectives provided by their disciplines, allows a great deal of flexibility
in providing a plan of graduate study to meet an individual student's
interests and goals in toxicology. Student course work and dissertation
research are guided by the Center's researchers and affiliated faculty who
are also Graduate Faculty members in the student's major academic unit.
Dissertation research may be conducted either in the student's academic
unit, or at the Toxicology Laboratory facilities, at the Center. For more
information, please write to the Director, Center for Environmental and
Human Toxicology, P.O. Box 110885, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
32611; or visit their website (http://www.floridatox.org).
Translation Studies
This 15-credit certificate program prepares students for translation
careers in government, business, law, health care, and other fields. The
certificate can be combined with any M.A. or Ph.D. program or taken by
itself. Course work includes translation theory and practice, terminology,
computer-assisted translation, translation for the professions, literary
translation, special seminars, and a practicum.
A study-abroad elective conducted in partnership with the UF Paris
Research Center to examine translation in the European Union is
available for variable credit. To enter the program, students must have
intermediate to native-speaker proficiency in the source language, and
advanced to native-speaker proficiency in the target language. The
program is open to translators who work in any language pair, pending
availability of faculty mentors in less commonly taught languages
(LCTLs). The program is housed in the Center for Latin American Studies
and has faculty support from the Departments of Romance Languages
and Literatures, Germanic and Slavic Studies, and African and Asian
Languages and Literatures. Students must complete 15 credits for the
certificate, including a practicum and instruction on using state-of-the-art
technologies that help the practice of translation. For more information
on the Translation Studies Certificate, contact Dr. Elizabeth Lowe,
Director, 368 Grinter Hall, (352)392-0375 ext. 809, elowe@ufl.edu; or
visit their website http://www.translationstudies.ufl.edu).







Transnational and Global Studies
The Transnational and Global Studies Center (TGSC) is one of several
federally funded centers on campus. The TGSC is a National Resource
Center created in 2003 through funding from the U.S. Department of
Education. It is part of a Florida-wide consortium of universities, the
Florida Network for Global Studies. The TGSC is housed in the
International Center but has affiliated faculty from the entire campus.
The TGSC promotes interdisciplinary research, supports faculty and
students by developing curricula and academic programs, sponsors
cultural activities and guest speakers on transnational and global issues,
and conducts outreach. The TGSC offers the Transnational and Global
Studies Graduate Certificate. This certificate will enable graduate
students to identify one of four tracks that will help strengthen their
interdisciplinary studies. The graduate tracks articulate with the
undergraduate international studies major. The certificate curriculum is
reviewed by the Transnational and Global Studies (TNGS) Certificate
Committee for approval, but does not supersede the supervisory
committee's role. The graduate certificate recognizes successful
completion of course work (13 credits for master's, 15 credits for Ph.D.)
related to transnational and global issues. Courses meeting certificate
requirements come from more than 50 graduate courses already offered
with specific transnational and global content, organized into four areas
of specialization: science and technology, business and economics, global
governance and security, and development and area studies.
Students earning the certificate need the required credits and must
participate in the Transnational and Global Studies Seminar. The seminar
addresses the most pressing transnational and global issues and is led by
faculty with expertise in these fields. This course is taken for either 1
credit or 3 credits: a research paper is needed to earn 3 credits. For more
information on the Translation Studies Cetificate, contact Ms. Leslie A.
Owen, UF International Center, 416 Peabody Hall, Gainesville FL 32611,
phone(352)392-5323, e-mail lowen@ufic.ufl.edu; or visit the website
(http://www.tgsc.ufl.edu/).
Tropical Agriculture
The Center for Tropical Agriculture, in the Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, seeks to stimulate interest in research and
curriculum related to the tropical environment and its development.
Website: cta.ufl.edu.
Research: International agricultural development assistance contracts
frequently have research components. The Center helps coordinate this
research.
Minor in tropical agriculture: An interdisciplinary minor in tropical
agriculture is available for both master's and doctoral students majoring
in agriculture, forestry, and other fields where knowledge of the tropics is
relevant. The minor may include courses treating specific aspects of the
tropics such as natural resource management (e.g., soils, water,
biodiversity), climate, agricultural production, and the languages and
cultures of those who live in tropical countries.
Certificate in Tropical Agriculture (CTA): the certificate emphasizes
breadth in topics relevant to tropical agriculture for graduate students
(available through the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences). The CTA
prepares students for work requiring knowledge of biological and social
aspects of tropical agriculture. Students entering the program receive
guidance from members of the CTA Steering Committee regarding course
work appropriate for careers in international agricultural development.
The CTA requires at least 12 credits. The "typical" certificate program has
12 to 24 Credits. These credits may, with approval from supervisory
committees, also count toward the M.S. or Ph.D. While foreign language
abilities and work experience in a foreign country are strongly
encouraged, they are not requisites for the CTA.
For information or application brochure, contact Dr. Waldemar Klassen,
Director, Center for Tropical Agriculture, University of Florida, C/o Tropical
Research and Education Center, 18905 SW 280th Street, Homestead FL
33031, e-mail klassen@mail.ifas.ufl.edu.
Other activities: The Center seeks broad dissemination of knowledge
about tropical agriculture by sponsoring conferences, short courses, and
seminars featuring leading authorities on the tropics; publishing books,
monographs, and proceedings; and by acquiring materials for the library
and the data bank.


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The Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), in the
Center for Latin American Studies, offers an interdisciplinary graduate
certificate and graduate concentration focused on integrative approaches
to conservation and development in Latin America and other tropical
regions. Both the certificate and concentration are open to students
enrolled in master's and Ph.D. programs in TCD's affiliate academic units
at the University of Florida who are interested in acquiring
interdisciplinary knowledge and technical skills to pursue a career in
conservation and development research and practice.
Course work for the certificate and the concentration includes social
science theory, principles of tropical ecology, patterns and trends of
tropical resource use and conservation, and research methods. TCD core
courses also allow students to gain essential practical skills. Emphasis is
on communication and presentation techniques, grant writing, proposal
writing, and fundraising; facilitation and conflict management;
participatory methods for research and project implementation; and
project design, analysis, and evaluation. Summer research, practitioner
experiences, and field-based training programs provide learning
opportunities outside the classroom.
On completing the certificate or concentration, students should have an
in-depth understanding of the relationships among biological
conservation, resource management, and the livelihood needs of rural
communities; and the appropriate professional skills for a career in
research, field practice, or both.
TCD's affiliate academic units are Agricultural Education and
Communication, Agronomy, Anthropology, Comparative Law, Botany,
Food and Resource Economics, Forest Resources and Conservation,
Geography, Geological Sciences, Latin American Studies, Natural
Resources and Environment, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Soil
and Water Science, Urban and Regional Planning, Wildlife Ecology and
Conservation, Women's Studies, and Zoology.
Master's students can earn a ceRificate in TCD by completing 12 credits
of approved course work: two interdisciplinary core courses and one
course each in tropical ecology and social science. Ph.D. students can
earn a ceRificate by completing 15 credits of approved course work
(three interdisciplinary core courses and one course each in tropical
ecology and social science). Students from natural science academic units
must take the social science credits outside their major. Otherwise,
courses from the student's major can count toward program
requirements. Substitutions need prior approval from the TCD Associate
Director.
To earn a concentration in TCD, students must complete the course
requirements for the certificate (as explained above) and they must focus
on tropical conservation and development in their thesis, dissertation, or
final project. One member of the student's supervisory committee must
be a TCD affiliate faculty member. This person is responsible for judging
whether the student's thesis focuses on tropical conservation and/or
development. For the faculty member to make this judgment, the
student must articulate in writing how the research fits in the broader
context of biodiversity conservation and/or rural development in the
tropics. This person cannot count as the external member of the
committee.
For more information on the TCD certificate and concentration program,
and for a list of approved courses, visit the TCD website (www.Iatam.ufl.
edu/ted), or contact Hannah Covert, Associate Director, 358 Grinter Hall,
(352)392-6548, ext. 825, e-mail hcovert@latam.ufl.edu.
Tropical Studies
The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a consortium of 50 major
educational and research institutions in the United States and abroad,
created to promote understanding of tropical environments and their
intelligent use by people. The University of Florida is a charter member.
Graduate field courses in tropical biology and ecology, agricultural
ecology, population biology, and forestry are offered in Costa Rica and
Brazil during spring and summer terms. Students are selected on a
competitive basis from all OTS member institutions.
A University of Florida graduate student may register for 8 credits in an
appropriate course cross-listed with OTS (e.g., PCB 6357C or AGG 6933).
The University of Florida does not require tuition for OTS courses.
Registration is on the host campus. However, students on Graduate
Assistantships must also be registered at UF. Research grants are
available through OTS. For more information, contact University of







Florida representatives to the OTS board of directors, Dr. Robed Holt
(111 Badram Hall) and Dr. Hugh Popenoe (2169 McCarty Hall).
Vision Sciences
An interdisciplinary specialization in vision sciences is available through
the College of Medicine. The Department of Ophthalmology serves as the
administrative and logistical center. However, most of the faculty are
from the IDP advanced concentrations. Current interests include retinal
gene therapy, gene expression in the mammalian retina and lens,
especially during fetal development, biochemistry of vision in vertebrates
and invertebrates, biochemistry and neurobiology of wound healing and
neural tissue degeneration, and molecular and cell biology of animal
model retinal regeneration. For more information, contact the Program
Director, Dr. William W. Hauswirth, P.O. Box 100266, College of
Medicine, Gainesville FL 32610, phone (352)392-0679.
Wetland Sciences
The interdisciplinary concentration in wetland sciences (ICWS) is a unified
interdisciplinary program in wetland science and policy for master's and
doctoral students.
Graduate faculty from the following academic units contribute to the
wetlands sciences concentration: Agricultural and Biological Engineering,
Botany, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences, Fisheries
and Aquatic Sciences, Forest Resources and Conservation, Geography,
Geological Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Law, Soil and Water
Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning, Wildlife Ecology and
Conservation, and Zoology. Students in any of these programs may elect
to participate in the ICWS. A major strength of the ICWS is the breadth
of wetlands-related courses and research opportunities in many academic
programs across campus. The ICWS exposes students to perspectives
outside their disciplines and provides a rigorous, substantive education in
wetlands sciences in addition to their disciplinary focus.
Students may complete the ICWS for either the M.S. or Ph.D. degree. A
core curriculum (15 credits for M.S. and 18 credits for Ph.D.) provides the
opportunity for interdisciplinary training in four broad subject areas: (1)
wetlands science (1 course each in wetlands ecology, wetland hydrology,
and wetlands biogeochemistry), (2) wetlands systems, (3) wetlands
organisms, and (4) wetlands policy/law. Additional course work in a
student's disciplinary focus may strengthen the student's knowledge base
or allow for specialization in one or more of the areas.
For more information, contact Dr. Thomas L. Crisman, Director, Howard
T. Odum Center for Wetlands, Phelps Lab, P.O. Box 116350, Gainesville
FL 32611, phone (352)392-2424; or visit the website (www.cfw.ufl.edu).
Women's and Gender Studies
Two ceRificates, two master's degrees, and a doctoral concentration are
offered in women's and gender studies. Participating graduate faculty are
from several academic units, campus-wide, including Agricultural and Life
Sciences, Anthropology, Counselor Education, English, German and Slavic
Studies, History, Journalism and Communications, Latin American
Studies, Linguistics, Medicine, Nursing, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion,
Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology, and Teaching and
Learning.
The two graduate certificates in women's studies for master's and
doctoral students are offered in conjunction with degree programs in
other academic units. The Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies and
the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Development require specific sets
of course work to thoroughly ground students in the discipline. The
Graduate Cetificate in Women's Studies is a general introduction to the
field, and the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Development allows
students to focus on issues related to gender, economic development,
and globalization.
The doctoral interdisciplinary concentrations in women's and gender
studies give graduate students a thorough grounding in the new
scholarship produced by the intersection of women's studies and other
academic fields. The concentration facilitates analysis and assessment of
theories about the role of gender in cultural systems and its intersections
with other categories of differences, such as race, ethnicity, religion,
class, sexuality, physical and mental ability, age, and economic and civil
status. Emphasis is on participating in women's and gender studies
research and on providing an intellectual environment for cross-
fetilization among disciplines. Women's and gender studies critically
explores the role and status of women and men, past and present.








Participating academic units award Ph.D. degrees with an interdisciplinary
concentration in women's and gender studies. Study plans are designed
by each student's supervisory committee, whose chair is affiliated with
women's and gender studies.
Admission requirements are those of the student's home academic unit
and college. After admission to the degree-granting academic unit, the
application is sent to the Graduate Coordinator of Women's and Gender
Studies who chairs an admissions committee.
For more information on the master's degrees, see Specialized Master's
Degrees and Fields of Instruction; or contact the Director, Center for
Women's Studies and Gender Research, 3324 Turlington Hall.


Admission to the Graduate School
How to Apply
To apply for admission: contact the academic unit of interest for
information about admissions procedures. To find websites for academic
units, visit http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/students/college-department-
links.html. Applications that meet minimum standards are referred by
Graduate Admissions in the Office of the University Registrar to the
graduate selection committees of the various academic units for approval
or disapproval. To be admitted to graduate study in a given academic
unit, the prospective student must meet the requirements of the unit and
the Graduate School. Admission to some programs is limited by the
resources available.
Minimum requirements: an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally
accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international
institution. Applicants must have a minimum grade average of B for all
upper-division undergraduate work and scores that are acceptable for the
program to which the student is applying on the General Test of the
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or on the Graduate Management
Admission Test (GMAT). These scores must be used In the context of a
holistic credential review process. Some academic units require a reading
knowledge of at least one foreign language. Exceptions to the above
requirements are made only when these and other criteria, including
letters of recommendation, are reviewed by the academic unit,
recommended by the college, and approved by the Dean of the Graduate
School.
Direct admission to the Graduate School requires a baccalaureate degree
from an accredited college or university. Two copies of the official
transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities should
accompany all applications: one for the academic unit and one for the
Registrar. These transcripts must be received directly from the registrar
of the institution where the work was done. Official supplementary
transcripts are required as soon as they are available for any work
completed after applying for admission.
Admission requirements of an academic unit are often more rigorous than
the minimum requirements set by the Graduate School. Because of
resource limitations, most academic units do not accept all qualified
applicants.
UF is committed to creating a community that reflects the rich racial,
cultural, and ethnic diversity of the State of Florida and the United States
of America. The greatest challenge in higher education is to enroll
students and hire faculty and staff who are members of diverse racial,
cultural, or ethnic minority groups. This pluralism enriches the University
community, offers opportunity for robust academic dialogue, and
contributes to better teaching and research. The University and its
components benefit from the richness of a multicultural student body,
faculty, and staff who can learn from one another. Such diversity
empowers and inspires respect and understanding among us. The
University does not tolerate the actions of anyone who violates the rights
of another. By policy and practice, the University embodies a diverse
community. Our collective efforts lead to a University that is truly diverse
and a University that reflects the U.S. population.
The University encourages qualified applicants of both sexes from all
cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups. The University does not
discriminate on the basis of marital status, sexual orientation, disability,
or age in admission or access to its programs and activities. The Title IX
Coordinator's office is in 145 Tigert Hall (352)392-6004.







Admissions Examinations
Graduate Record Examination (GRE): In addition to the General Test
of the GRE, some academic units encourage the applicant to submit
scores on one or more advanced subject tests. Scores on all tests taken
are considered for admission. Applicants with a previous graduate or
professional degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited U.S.
institution may be exempt from the GRE and undergraduate GPA
requirements. Contact the academic unit for specific requirements.
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT ): Warrington College
of Business Administration applicants may substitute satisfactory
Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores for GRE scores.
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) applicants must submit
satisfactory GMAT scores (at least 465). Students applying to the
executive Master of Health Administration program in the College of
Public Health and Health Professions may substitute the GMAT for the
GRE. For more information, contact Educational Testing Service,
Princeton N3 08540.
Graduate study in Law: Applicants must hold the 3uris Doctor or
equivalent degree. Consult the Levin College of Law catalog (http://www.
Iaw.ufl.edu/programs/) for the specific programs of interest.
Medical Immunization
When the admission application is approved, the student is sent a Proof
of Immunization form to complete and return. Students cannot register
until the Health Care Center receives and approves the form. For details
visit http://shcc.ufl.edu/medical/immune.htm.
Computer Requirement
All students need ongoing access to a computer to complete their degree
programs successfully. The University expects each student to acquire
computer hardware and software appropriate to the degree program.
Basic competency in using a computer is required for graduation; class
assignments may require using a computer, academic advising and
registration can be done by computer, and University correspondence is
often sent by e-mail. All students are required to maintain access to
Gatorlink email in order to receive official university communications.
The University offers limited access to computers through its computer
labs, but most students are expected to purchase or lease a computer
that is capable of dial-up or network connection to the Internet, graphic
access to the World Wide Web, and productivity functions such as word
processing and spreadsheet calculations. For details: http://www.circa.ufl.
edu/computers. Most colleges have additional software requirements or
recommendations. See their web pages for that information.
Conditional Admission
Students admitted as exceptions under the 10% waiver rule must
present both an upper-division grade point average and their GRE test
scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) with their applications
and meet all other criteria including excellent letters of recommendation
from colleagues, satisfactory performance in a specified number of
graduate courses taken as postbaccalaureate students, and/or practical
experience in the discipline for a specified period of time.
For students granted conditional admission to the Graduate School, final
admission decisions are deferred for 1 term until requisite examination
scores or final records are available.
Students granted conditional admission need to have these conditions
communicated to them by the academic unit admitting them. When these
conditions are met, the academic unit must notify the student in writing,
sending a copy to Graduate Student Records (106 Grinter 392-4643).
Eligible course work taken while a student is in conditional status may
apply toward the graduate degree.
Students failing to meet any condition of admission are barred from
further registration.








International Students
All international students seeking admission to the Graduate School must
submit satisfactory scores on the GRE General Test, or GMAT for selected
programs.
International students must submit a satisfactory score on one of the
following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language: computer= 213,
paper=550, web=80), IELTS (International English Language Testing
System: 6), MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77)
or successful completion of the University of Florida English Language
Institute program.
Students who meet the following conditions may be exempt from the
English language test requirements:
1. International students whose native language is English
2. International students who have spent at least 1 academic year in a
baccalaureate or post-baccalauretae degree program at a college or
university in a country where English is the official language, if their
attendance was in the year immediately prior to UF admission.
International students with unsatisfactory scores on the TOEFL, IELTS,
MELAB, unsuccessful completion of the University of Florida English
Language Institute program, or verbal parts of the GRE must achieve an
acceptable score on an essay administered by the Academic Written
English program at UF. If English skills are not acceptable, then
performance on the essay will be used to place students in appropriate
courses that will not count towards a graduate degree. To be eligible for
teaching assignments, graduate students whose native language is not
English must submit satisfactory scores on the Test of Spoken English
(TSE) or the SPEAK Test. Students who score 55 or above are allowed to
teach in the classroom, laboratory, or other appropriate instructional
activity. Those who score 45 to 50 are allowed to teach on the condition
that they enroll concurrently in EAP 5836, to help their interpersonal and
public speaking communication skills. Students who fail to score 45
points may not be appointed to teach. To raise their scores on the TSE,
they are advised to take EAP 5835, a course to improve general oral
language skills. They must then submit a TSE or SPEAK score of 45 or
higher to be appointed to teach, and they come under the guidelines
described above. Applicants should write to the Educational Testing
Service, Princeton, N3 08540, for registration forms and other information
on TOEFL, TSE, GMAT, and GRE, or the website at www.ets.org .
Information about IELTS can be found at http://www.ielts.org.
Information about MELAB can be found at www.Isa.umich.edu/eli/testing/
melab/general/. Information about the University of Florida English
Language Institute is available at www.eli.ufl.edu. Students may register
for the locally administered SPEAK test with the Academic Spoken English
Office, 3340 Turlington Hall.
Students with Disabilities
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of Florida provides
services to students with disabilities in compliance with Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with
Disabilities Act. The DRC works to provide equal access to University
programs and services in order to meet the individual needs of students
with disabilities. Students are not required to disclose their disability.
However, if accommodations are requested, students must register with
the Disability Resource Center and provide documentation to verify their
disability. Current documentation from a qualified physician or other
licensed professional in a field related the disability is required. At a
minimum, the documentation must address: 1) verification of disability
2) substantial functional limitations noted as a result of the disability on a
major life activity 3) recommendations of possible accommodations.
Possible accommodations include: note-taking services, accommodated
testing, alternative formatted materials, interpreting services, or
educational assistants.
For information about our services or to set-up an appointment, please
call our office at 352-392-8565 or visit our office in 001 Building 0020
(Reid Hall). Please view our website at www.ufl.edu/drc/ for additional
information.
Postbaccalaureate Students
Postbaccalaureate students have a bachelor's degree and have not been
admitted to the Graduate School. Admission for postbaccalaureate







enrollment requires a 2.0 GPA and an acceptable score of TOEFL (Test of
English as a Foreign Language: computer= 213, paper= 550, web= 80),
IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6), MELAB
(Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77) or successful
completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute
program. Includes other tests if the applicant is from a non-English
speaking country. Postbaccalaureate enrollment is offered for (1)
students not seeking a graduate degree (including students who change
their professional goals or students wishing to expand their academic
backgrounds); and (2) students who do intend to enter a graduate
program at some future date, but need a substantial number of
prerequisite undergraduate courses.
Postbaccalaureate students may enroll in graduate courses, but that work
normally does not transfer to apply toward the graduate degree if the
student is then admitted to the Graduate School. By petition in clearly
justified cases and in conformance with regulations on courses and credit,
it is possible to transfer up to 15 credits of graduate course work earned
with a grade of A, B+, or B. For the College of Education, only students
who have completed a baccalaureate program in the College may be
admitted to postbaccalaureate status for the purpose of completing a
teacher certification program. Other applicants may be admitted to
postbaccalaureate status only for a limited time to fulfill prerequisites for
admission to a master's program. Applicants seeking teacher
certification, with degrees in other fields, should apply for admission to a
master's program in the College of Education. For more information, visit
the Registrar's website, http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/grad/postbacc.
html.
Nondegree Registration
Nondegree enrollment is restricted to participants in special programs,
off-campus programs, University-affiliated exchange programs, and those
participants with nondegree educational objectives at UF. Students
denied admission to UF for any term are not eligible for nondegree
registration. Students need prior approval from the academic units) to
take courses in a nondegree status. That course work normally does not
transfer to apply toward the graduate degree if the student is then
admitted to the Graduate School. By petition in clearly justified cases and
in conformance with regulations on courses and credit, it is possible to
transfer up to 15 credits of graduate course work earned with the grade
of A, B+, or B. A student should not remain in this classification for more
than 1 term before being admitted as a postbaccalaureate or graduate
student.
Readmission
This information applies only to students admitted to a graduate program
who have attended the University. Former graduate students who do not
enroll at the University for 2 consecutive terms, including any summer
term, must reapply for admission whether to the same or a different
program. Readmission, however, is not guaranteed and is subject to the
availability of space at the appropriate level, college or major. Therefore,
students may need prior written approval (from their academic unit) to
take a leave of absence for 2 or more consecutive terms. Students who
skip a single term will be scheduled automatically for a registration
appointment for 1 term (the next term). To apply for readmission,
contact the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 114000, University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000, www.reg.ufl.edu/regadmi.htm
Faculty Members as Graduate Students
UF faculty in tenured or tenure-accruing lines, as designated by the
Florida Administrative Code, normally may not pursue graduate degrees
from this institution. Exceptions are made for the Florida Cooperative
Extension Service (IFAS) county personnel, the faculty of the P. K. Yonge
Laboratory School, and University Libraries faculty. Under certain
restrictions established by the Graduate Council, persons holding
nontenure- or nonpermanent-status-accruing titles may pursue graduate
degrees at UF. Any other exceptions to this policy must be approved by
the Graduate Council. Such exceptions, if given, are rare and will only be
approved when it is determined to be in the best interest of the
University.








Residency and Tuition
How to Apply for Residency
All U.S. citizens, permanent residents and others included in Section 4 of
the Board of Education Rule 6a-10.044 above are eligible to apply for
Florida residency. Residency for tuition purposes is controlled exclusively
by laws enacted by the Florida Legislature. For the purpose of assessing
tuition, residency and nonresidency status shall be determined as
provided in Classification of Students, Florida or Non-Florida (Section 6A-
10.044, Florida Administrative Code), Section 240.1201, Florida Statutes,
and the Florida State University System Residency Policy and Procedure
Manual [revised effective October 17, 2000]. For the entire law, see
http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes. Staff members in the Office of the
University Registrar review applications for Florida resident status,
together with supportive documentation, and render a decision based on
the documentation and the requirements of Florida law.
This law, the rules, and the implementation manual presume that
students initially classified as nonresident will not be reclassified as
residents merely by being enrolled for 1 year. The applicant is
responsible for providing all of the documents needed to merit a
reclassification for tuition purposes.
A student wishing to establish residency should pick up the Request for
Change in Residency Status form from the Office of the University
Registrar, 222 Criser Hall, to review the information and items that may
be requested when the student files for Florida residency for tuition
purposes.
Residency for Graduate Students on Appointment
Graduate research and teaching assistants and fellows who are United
States citizens or permanent residents are eligible for in-state residency
for tuition purposes after completing 3 consecutive terms over 12
consecutive months.
By University of Florida policy, all eligible students must take appropriate
actions to become in-state residents for tuition purposes at the staR of
their first term of enrollment and no later than the end of drop/add.
Among other criteria listed In the Florida Administrative Code (see
above),these actions may include (1) registering as a voter in Florida; (2)
obtaining a Florida driver's license or Florida ID; (3) obtaining a Florida
vehicle registration and insurance if appropriate; and (4) completing a
declaration of domicile. Information to accomplish these tasks is available
from the academic unit's graduate coordinator. Final determination of
residency status is made by the Office of the University Registrar.
Before the staR of their second year of enrollment, students must file the
appropriate documentation with the Office of the University Registrar
before the end of drop/add. Students who are eligible but do not file the
appropriate documents must speak with the graduate coordinator before
the end of drop/add. Students who are eligible but do not file the
appropriate documents must speak with the graduate coordinator before
the end of drop/add.
Florida Administrative Code
Classification of Students: Florida or Non-Florida (6A-10.044, Florida
Administrative Code) Residency for Tuition Purposes.
The purpose of this rule is to establish consistent policies for the
classification of students as residents for tuition purposes. The
determinations of classification or reclassification shall be consistent to
assure that students are classified the same regardless of the institution
determining the classification.
(1) The classification of a student as a Florida resident for tuition
purposes by an institution or entity governed by Section 1009.40, Florida
Statutes, shall be recognized by other public postsecondary institutions to
which the student may later seek admission, provided that student has
attended the institution or entity making the classification within the last
twelve (12) months and the residency is noted on the student's
transcript. Once a student has been classified by an institution or entity
as a resident for tuition purposes, institutions to which the student may
transfer are not required to re-evaluate the classification unless
inconsistent information suggests that an erroneous classification was
made or the student's situation has changed.
(2) Non-U.S. citizens such as permanent residents, parolees, asylees,







refugees, or other permanent status persons (e.g., conditional
permanent residents and temporary residents), who have applied to and
have been approved by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
Services with no date certain for departure shall be considered eligible to
establish Florida residency for tuition purposes.
(3) Nonimmigrants holding one of the following visas shall be considered
eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes. Persons in visa
categories not listed herein shall be considered ineligible to establish
Florida residency for tuition purposes.
. (a) Visa category A Government official.
. (b) Visa category E Treaty trader or investor.
. (c) Visa category G Representative of international organization.
. (d) Visa category H-1 Temporary worker performing professional
nursing services or in a specialty occupation.
. (e) Visa category H-4 Only if spouse or child of alien classified H-1.
. (f) Visa category I Foreign information media representative.
. (g) Visa category K Fiance, fiancee, or a child of United States citizen
(s).
. (h) Visa category L Intracompany transferee (including spouse or
child).
. (i) Visa category N Parent or child of alien accorded special
immigrant status.
. (j) Visa category O-1 Workers of "extraordinary" ability in the
sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
. (k) Visa category O-3 Only if spouse or child of O-1 alien.
. (1) Visa category R Religious workers.
. (m) Visa category NATO 1-7 Representatives and employees of
NATO and their families.
. (n) Visa category T Victims of trafficking, who cooperate with federal
authorities in prosecutions of traffickers, and their spouses and
children.
. (o) Visa category V Spouses and children of lawful permanent
residents.
(4) Non-U.S. citizens who fall within the following categories shall also be
considered eligible to establish Florida residency for tuition purposes:
. (a) Citizens of Micronesia.
. (b) Citizens of the Marshall Islands.
. (c) Beneficiaries of the Family Unity Program.
. (d) Individuals granted temporary protected status.
. (e) Individuals granted withholding of deportation status.
. (f) Individuals granted suspension of deportation status or cancellation
of removal.
. (g) Individuals granted a stay of deportation status.
. (h) Individuals granted deferred action status.
. (i) Individuals granted deferred enforced departure status.
. (j) Applicants for adjustment of status.
. (k) Asylum applicants with INS receipt or Immigration Court stamp.
(5) If a declaration of domicile, pursuant to Section 222.17, Florida
Statutes, is being used as one of the documents to establish residency
for tuition purposes, the date that an applicant shall be deemed as
establishing residency for tuition purposes shall be twelve (12) months
hence from the date that the Clerk of Circuit Court notes the declaration
was sworn and subscribed to them. Nothing in this subsection shall
prevent the use of additional documentation as evidence that legal







residency was established by other means pursuant to Section 1009.21(1)
(c), Florida Statutes, as of a date earlier than that established by the
Declaration of Domicile.
(6) An applicant shall be classified at the time of initial classification as an
"All Florida" resident for tuition purposes, and the institution to which the
applicant is applying shall grant the applicant residency for tuition
purposes, if all of the following criteria are met. If the applicant does not
meet all of the criteria, he or she must be evaluated to determine
residency status.
. (a) Students requesting All Florida resident status as an independent
person must meet all of the following criteria:
o 1. The student's nation of citizenship is the United States;
o 2. The student is twenty-four (24) years of age or over;
o 3. The student's permanent address is a Florida address;
o 4. The high school from which the student graduated is a Florida
high school;
o 5. Every institution the student attended is located in the State of
Florida; and
a 6. The student provides written or electronic verification that he or
she has been issued two (2) of the following three (3) Florida
documents that are dated more than twelve (12) months old: a
voter's registration, a driver's license or a vehicle registration.
. (b) Students requesting All Florida resident status as a dependent
person must meet all of the following criteria:
o 1. The student is eligible to be claimed by his or her parent or legal
guardian as a dependent under the federal income tax code;
o 2. The student's nation of citizenship is the United States;
o 3. The student is under twenty-four (24) years of age;
o 4. The student's mother, father or legal guardian is the person
claiming Florida residence;
o 5. The student's mother, father or legal guardian claiming Florida
residence has a Florida permanent legal address; and
a 6. The student's mother, father or legal guardian claiming Florida
residence provides written or electronic verification that he or she
has been issued two of the following three Florida documents that
are dated more than twelve (12) months old: a voter's registration,
a driver's license or a vehicle registration.
. (7) An applicant, who at the time of initial classification is not
classified as an All Florida resident for tuition purposes, shall be
further assessed by the institution to which the applicant is applying.
The student shall provide clear and convincing evidence that
establishes that he or she, or if a dependent, the student's mother,
father, or guardian, has been a Florida resident for the preceding
twelve (12) months. No single piece of documentation shall be
conclusive.
o (a) The documentation may include, but is not limited to, the
following: driver's license, voter registration card, vehicle
registration, declaration of domicile, proof of purchase of a
permanent home, transcripts from a Florida school for multiple
years, proof of permanent full-time employment, a Professional or
Occupational License, Florida incorporation, documents evidencing
family ties, proof of membership in organizations, and any other
documentation that supports the student's request for resident
status.
o (b) Dependent or independent status will be based on a copy of a
student's or his or her parents' most recent tax return or other
documentation. A dependent person will be one for whom fifty (50)
percent or more of his or her support has been provided by another
as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. An independent person
will be one who provides more than fifty (50) percent of his or her
own support.
o (c) An independent or dependent student who is enrolled full-time
in an institution and is seeking to be re-classified as a resident for







tuition purposes, must provide such documentation which
substantiates that he or she, or if a dependent, the student's
mother, father, or guardian, is establishing Florida as his or her
permanent domicile and not as a mere temporary residence
incident to the enrollment in higher education.
o (8) A student, or if a dependent, his or her father, mother or
guardian, must maintain legal residence in the state of Florida for at
least twelve (12) months immediately prior to the first day of
classes of the term for which residency status is sought at a Florida
institution. Institutions may establish submission deadlines for all
documentation that will be used to determine residency for tuition
purposes. The burden of providing the documentation, which
justifies the classification of a student as a resident for tuition
purposes, rests with the applicant.
o (9) Notwithstanding the foregoing, institutions shall classify persons
as residents for tuition purposes in accordance with the criteria set
forth in Section 1009.21, Florida Statutes.
o (10) For purposes of determining residency for tuition purposes,
any reference to federal or state government shall be construed as
meaning U.S. federal or Florida state government.
o (11) In determining the domicile of a married person, the
determination of a legally married person shall be consistent with
Chapter 741, Florida Statutes.
o (12) Definitions.
. (a) The term "institution," as used in this rule when adopted by the
Board of Governors shall mean state universities, and when adopted
by the State Board of Education shall mean community colleges, with
the understanding that both Boards shall coordinate and cooperate as
a K-20 system.
. (b) Community colleges shall mean those set forth in Section 1000.21
(3), Florida Statutes.
. (c) State universities shall mean those set forth in Section 1000.21(6),
Florida Statutes.
. (d) The term "full-time" shall mean enrollment in twelve (12) or more
credits per term for undergraduate students and nine (9) or more
credits per term for graduate students. Institutions may provide
exceptions for students such as, dissertation students, co-op students,
or students with disabilities.
Tuition Payments
Florida resident tuition payments: available to graduate assistants
and fellows who meet the eligibility requirements. Any change in the
student's academic or employment status after processing a tuition
payment will result in the original payment being updated, reduced, or
voided as appropriate.
Non-Florida resident tuition payments: available to out-of-state
students who hold graduate assistantships or fellowships and who meet
the eligibility requirements. Any change in the student's academic or
employment status after processing a tuition payment will result in the
original payment being updated, reduced, or voided as appropriate.


Financial Assistance
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
Graduate Assistantships are available through individual academic units.
Stipend rates paid are determined by the employing academic unit.
Interested students should ask their academic-unit offices about the
availability of assistantships and the procedure for applying. Prospective
students should write directly to their major academic units. Early inquiry
is essential to be assured of meeting application deadlines. Appointments
are made on the recommendation of the academic unit chair, subject to
admission to the Graduate School and to the approval of the Dean of the
Graduate School. Initial appointment requires clear evidence of superior
ability and promise. Reappointment to assistantships requires evidence of
continued good scholarship.
For these awards, unless otherwise specified, apply to the appropriate







academic unit chair, University of Florida, on or before February 15th of
each year.
Fellows and graduate assistants must pay appropriate tuition and fees.
Fellows receiving stipends of $4,000 or greater per term are expected to
devote full time to their studies. Trainees are also expected to devote full
time to their studies. Graduate assistants with pat-time teaching or
research duties register for reduced study loads, according to the
schedule required for their appointment. Students on appointment are
financially liable for excess credits beyond the required registrations. If a
student on appointment drops below the required registration at any time
in the semester, the student becomes financially liable for the entire
registration.
Alumni Graduate Program
http://www.aa.ufl.edu/fellows/alumni.html
Alumni Graduate Program (AGP) represent the highest graduate student
award available at the University. Funded at nationally competitive levels,
these highly prestigious awards support students in all academic units of
the University awarding a Ph.D. or M.F.A.
The AGP focuses on identifying and suppoRing students who seek the Ph.
D. degree or selected terminal master's degrees (the M.F.A. for
example). To ensure that Alumni Graduates receive every opportunity to
succeed, the AGP provides a full 4 years of support through a nationally
competitive stipend and full tuition waiver for qualifying students.
Most Alumni Graduates will receive both research and teaching
assignments. The University expects Alumni Graduates to demonstrate
high standards of academic achievement and participation in University
life. Applicants for the AGP apply through their major academic unit.
Successful applicants have outstanding undergraduate preparation, a
strong commitment to their field of study, and demonstrated potential in
research and creative activities.
Graduate School (Grinter) Fellowships
Named in honor of Dr. Linton E. Grinter, Dean of the Graduate School
from 1952 to 1969, this fellowship helps recruit truly exceptional
graduate students. Currently enrolled graduate students are not eligible,
except when entering a Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) program.
Stipends are normally $2000 to $4000. Continuing the Grinter Fellowship
beyond the first year depends on satisfactory student progress. Students
in the Colleges of Engineering, and Law are not eligible. For information,
visit http://www.aa.ufl.edu/fellows/grinter.html. For details, contact your
major academic unit.
Title VI: Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
Title VI fellowships are available to graduate students whose academic
programs are Latin American, Africa or Europe oriented.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be
registered for a full-time course load including a language relevant to the
area of their choice: specifically, Portuguese or Haitian Creole for
recipients through the Center for Latin American Studies; Akan, Amharic,
Arabic, Swahili, Xhosa, Yoruba, or other African languages for which
appropriate instruction can be arranged, for recipients through the Center
for African Studies; and Czech, Greek (modern), Hungarian, Italian,
Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish or other lesser and least commonly
taught European languages for which appropriate instruction can be
arranged, for recipients through the Center for European Studies.
Remuneration is a $15,000 stipend for the academic year and $2,500 for
the summer plus payment of all tuition and fees.
For more information, contact the Director, Center for Latin American
Studies (319 Grinter Hall); Director, Center for African Studies (427
Grinter Hall); or Director, Center for European Studies (3324 Turlington
Hall), University of Florida.
Veterans Administration and Social Security Administration
Benefits Information
The University of Florida is approved by the Florida Department of
Veterans Affairs (VA) to educate and train veterans, their spouses or
their dependents (100% permanent and totally disabled or deceased
service connected). Ten federal public laws currently provide education/
job-training programs for VA-eligible students. Five programs serve most
students:








. Chapter 30 for U.S. Military Veterans
. Chapter 31 for Disabled U.S. Military Veterans
. Chapter 35 for Spouse and Children of Deceased or 100% (permanent
and totally) Disabled Veterans (service connected), and
Chapter 1606 for personnel in the National Guard or U.S. Military
Reserves.
Chapter 1607 for personnel in the National Guard or U.S. Military
Reserves called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or
national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the
President or Congress. Members may be eligible after serving 90
consecutive days on active duty after September 11, 2001.
The Office of the University Registrar in 222 Criser Hall coordinates
veterans services and specific program information. Eligible students
must submit an Application for Educational Benefits for certification for
full-time or part-time educational benefits in accordance with VA rules
and regulations. This office also can provide confirmation of student
status for VA health care or other benefits. Additionally, the University of
Florida provides military training to college credit evaluation and
encourages all veterans to request this service from the campus Veterans
Advocate.
The Atlanta Regional Processing Office of the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs determines eligibility based on official service records,
evidence submitted by the student and applicable laws. Students with
established VA program eligibility at another college or university must
submit a Change of Program or Place of Training and a UF enrollment
verification request to 222 Criser Hall.
Chapter 30 and 1606 program participants are required to verify
attendance each month to the federal VA. Verification may done on
WAVE, Web Automated Verification of Enrollment, at https://www.gibill.
va.gov/wave/ or by calling 1-877-823-2378.
Social Security Benefits
Inquiries related to Social Security benefits should be directed to the
student's local Social Security Office. The Office of the University
Registrar will complete enrollment certificates issued by the Social
Security Administration for students eligible to receive educational
benefits. A full-time graduate load is nine hours.
External Fellowships for Graduate Students
Information on external fellowships, small grants, and other funding
opportunities is available on the Research and Graduate Programs (RGP)
website: http://rgp.ufl.edu/research/funding.html. The Community of
Science Funding Opportunities database and the Grants Database are
keyword searchable and highly recommended as information resources.
Graduate Minority Programs
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/diversity/introduction.html, 115 Grinter, P.
O. Box 115500, Gainesville FL 32611, phone (352)392-6444, (800)753-
9798, e-mail ogmp@ufl.edu.
The Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) at the University of
Florida spearheads the Graduate School's contribution to campus
diversity by working to recruit, retain, and award degrees to minority and
underrepresented students in master's and doctoral programs. Its
mission is to
1. Increase graduate student application, enrollment, and degree awards
of first-generation college students, academically underrepresented
students (women in engineering, men in nursing, etc.), and ethnic or
racial minority groups (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Alaskans
[Aleuts and Eskimos], Native Americans, and Native Pacific Islanders).
2. For prospective and enrolled graduate students in underrepresented
demographic groups, offer resources and oppoRunities to successfully
pursue and complete graduate education. The following development
and funding oppoRunities are available through OGMP:
Florida Board of Education (BOE) Summer Program: BOE is held
during Summer B and is an early admissions orientation and preparation
program for ethnic/cultural minorities, first-generation college students,
and students who are underrepresented in various academic disciplines.







This retention program prepares eligible, newly admitted students for the
demands of graduate education (research, writing, time management,
etc.). Participants receive a $1,500 stipend and payment of 4 Credits for
Summer B. All participants must be registered as full-time students for
the next academic year. U.S. citizens admitted to any UF graduate
program, who meet criteria for eligibility, are invited to apply online at
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/diversity/boe-summer.html
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Feeder Program: UF is 1 of 47
universities in the FAMU Feeder program, aimed at increasing the number
of FAMU students in graduate programs. FAMU nominates students with
at least a 3.0 GPA to participating feeder institutions for admission into
their graduate programs. OGMP is UF's main contact for the feeder
program. UF offers five fellowships every year to qualified FAMU Feeder
students who have been admitted to a graduate program. Each fellow
receives an $8,000 annual stipend and up to 12 credits tuition for fall and
spring terms.
McKnight Doctoral Fellowship: The Florida Education Fund (FEF)
awards McKnight Fellowships to African American and Hispanic students
newly admitted into selected doctoral programs at state universities. The
Fellowship provides a $12,000, 12-month stipend, and pays tuition and
fees for up to 5 years, given satisfactory progress toward completing the
degree. African Americans and Hispanics who are U.S. citizens are
eligible to receive the McKnight Fellowship and should contact FEF for
applications and more information: 201 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 1525,
Tampa FL 33602, phone (813)272-2772 or visit their website: http://
www.fefonline.org/mdf.html. The application deadline is January 15th.
University of Florida/Santa Fe Community College Faculty
Development Project: This partnership initiative allows UF doctoral
students to teach as adjunct professors. Participants must teach 3
courses per year at SFCC and help SFCC recruit and retain minority
students. The program provides a $9,000 stipend for 9 months and pays
up to 12 credits of tuition and fees for fall and spring terms for up to 4
years. Faculty Development Project applicants must be U.S. citizens from
a minority/underrepresented group and hold a master's degree in one of
the approved disciplines.
National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in
Engineering and Sciences, Inc. (GEM) Fellowship: This fellowship
program supports African American, Native American, and Hispanic
students in pursuing the Master of Science degree in engineering and the
Doctor of Philosophy degree in engineering and science disciplines. The
GEM Consodium pays both master's and doctoral fellowship recipients
tuition, fees, and a stipend. The Practical Summer Internship component
brings the fellowship total value to between $20,000 and $60,000 for
master's students and $60,000 and $100,000 for doctoral students. Each
M.S. applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate of an engineering
program with at least a 2.8 GPA. Each Ph.D. applicant must be a junior,
senior, or graduate of an engineering program with at least a 3.0 GPA.
For more information about GEM Fellowship Programs, visit http://www.
gemfellowship.org, or call (574)631-7771.
Supplemental Retention Award: This award's purpose is to assist
doctoral students in completing their degree, by providing tuition support
and involving them in a structured program. Students within 3 semesters
of completing their Ph.D. degree, who no longer have funding available
through an assistantships or fellowship, are eligible to receive limited
tuition assistance for the remaining semesters. The tuition assistance is
not given in the form of cash, employment, tuition or fee waiver; it is
paid directly to Student Financial Services. This award is limited to U.S.
Citizens or permanent-resident aliens.
Application deadline is usually 6 weeks before the first day of classes for
each semester. Applications may be obtained at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.
edu/diversity/supplemental-retention.html
Campus Visitation Program (CVP): This program invites prospective
students who are underrepresented in graduate studies to visit the
University of Florida campus. During the visitation, participants learn
more about UF's graduate programs, and meet with administrators,
faculty members, and current graduate students. CVP is held for 3 days
during fall and spring terms. OGMP provides housing and some meals,
and participants are reimbursed for part of their travel expenses. All
participants must apply for admission to a UF graduate program before
the visitation and are reimbursed the graduate application fee. Students
must meet the minimum UF requirements of an undergraduate GPA (3.0)
and must have taken the graduate entrance examination (GRE, GMAT,
etc.) to be considered for acceptance into the visitation program.







Application deadlines are usually in early October and late January of
each year. Applications can be obtained at http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/
diversity/cvp.html
Professional development workshops: During fall term and spring
term, the Office of Graduate Minority Programs plans multiple
professional development workshops on topics related to graduate and
professional success (getting your work published, financial management,
choosing a mentor, etc.) These workshops are free and open to all UF
students. For dates go to the OGMP website. http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.
edu/diversity/professional-development.html
College/School Financial Aid Websites
In addition to university-wide fellowship and assistantships oppoRunities,
numerous awards specific to a particular field of study are available
through the various academic units. See the following websites for
financial aid available in each discipline.
Fisher School of Accounting
http://www.cba.ufl.edu/fsoa/
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
http://www.cals.ufl.edu/
M. E. Rinker School of Building Construction
http://www.bcn.ufl.edu/
College of Design, Construction, and Planning
http://www.dcp.ufl.edu/
Warrington College of Business Administration
http://www.cba.ufl.edu/
College of Dentistry
http://www.dental.ufl.edu/
College of Education
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/
College of Engineering
http://www.eng.ufl.edu/
College of Fine ARs
http://www.ats.ufl.edu/
Schoolof Forest Resources and Conservation
http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu
College of Health and Human Performance
http://www.hhp.ufl.edu/
College of journalismm and Communications
http://www.jou.ufl.edu/
Levin College of Law
http://www.Iaw.ufl.edu/
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
http://web.clas.ufl.edu/
College of Medicine
http://www.med.ufl.edu/
School of Natural Resources and Environment
http://snre.ufl.edu/
College of Nursing
http://con.ufl.edu/
College of Pharmacy
http://www.cop.ufl.edu/
College of Public Health and Health Professions
http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/
College of Veterinary Medicine
http://www.vetmed.ufl.edu/








General Regulations
The student is responsible for becoming informed and observing all
program regulations and procedures. The student must be familiar with
Graduate Catalog general regulations and requirements, specific degree
program requirements, and offerings and requirements of the major
academic unit. Rules are not waived for ignorance. Any exceptions to the
policies stated in the Graduate Catalog must be approved by the Dean of
the Graduate School. After admission to the Graduate School, but before
the first registration, the student should consult the college and/or the
graduate coordinator in the major academic unit about courses and
degree requirements, deficiencies if any, and special regulations of the
academic unit. The dean (or representative) of the college where the
degree program is located must oversee all registrations. Once a
supervisory committee is appointed, registration approval is the
responsibility of the committee chair.
Catalog Year
Catalog year determines the set of academic requirements that must be
fulfilled for graduation. Students graduate under the catalog in effect
when they first enroll as degree-seeking students at UF provided they
maintain continuous enrollment. Students who are unregistered for 2 or
more consecutive terms must reapply for admission and will be assigned
the catalog in effect when enrollment is resumed. Students with the
approval of their college dean's office may opt to graduate under the
requirements of a later catalog, but they must fulfill all graduation
requirements from that alternative year. The University will make every
reasonable effort to honor the curriculum requirements appropriate to
each student's catalog year. However, courses and programs are
sometimes discontinued and requirements may change as a result of
curricular review or actions by accrediting associations and other
agencies.
Classification of Students
. 6 Postbaccalaureate students: degree-holding students admitted to
postbaccalaureate credits.
. 7 Graduate students seeking a first master's degree.
. 8 Graduate students who have earned a master's degree, or who have
earned 36 or more credits while seeking a graduate degree, but who
have not been admitted to doctoral candidacy.
. 9 Graduate students admitted to doctoral candidacy.
Confidentiality of Student Records
The University assures the confidentiality of student educational records
in accordance with the State University System rules, state statutes, and
the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
known as the Buckley Amendment. The Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA), summarized below, governs the release of and
access to your education record. These rights include
. The right to inspect and review your education record within 30 days
after the university receives a request for access. If you want to
review your record, contact the university office that maintains that
record to make appropriate arrangements.
The right to request an amendment to your education record if you
believe it is inaccurate or misleading. If you feel there is an error in
your record, you should submit a statement to the university office
responsible for the record, clearly identifying the part of the record
you want changed and why you believe it is inaccurate or misleading.
That office will notify you of its decision and advise you regarding
appropriate steps if you do not agree with the decision.
The right to consent to disclosure of personally identifiable information
contained in your education records, except where FERPA authorizes
disclosure without your consent.
One exception permitting disclosure without consent is disclosure
to school officials with legitimate educational interest. A school
official has a legitimate educational interest if the official has a
"need to know" information from your education record to fulfill
his or her official responsibilities. Examples of people who may
have access, depending on their official duties and only with in
the context of those duties, include university faculty and staff,







agents of the institution, students employed by the institution or
who serve on official institutional committees, and
representatives of agencies under contract with the university.
. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education
concerning alleged failures by the university to comply with the
requirements of FERPA.
Release of student record information is generally not permitted at the
University of Florida without the express, written consent of the student.
There are, however, some important exceptions:
Directory Information. The following information has been designated
by the university as directory information: name, local/permanent
addresses, email address, listed telephone number, class and college,
major field of study, dates of attendance at UF, enrollment status (for
example, undergraduate/graduate, full-time/part-time), degrees and
awards received at UF, most recent previous educational institution
attended, and weight and height of members of athletic teams.
Under FERPA, the university may release directory information without
prior consent from the student, unless the student tells the university not
to release this information, by placing what is known as a privacy hold. In
order to place a privacy hold you must complete a Request for
Nondisclosure of Directory Information, which is available from the Office
of the University Registrar in 222 Criser Hall.
Please note two important details regarding placing a privacy hold on
your record:
. The university receives many inquiries for directory information from a
variety of sources outside the institution, including friends, parents,
relatives, prospective employers, the news media and honor societies.
A privacy hold will preclude the release of such information, even to
those people.
. A privacy hold applies to all elements of directory information in your
student record. The Office of the University Registrar does not apply
the privacy hold differentially to the various directory information data
elements. A request for a privacy hold will result in all data elements
being withheld. Changes made by the online student directory will not
be reflected on your academic record.
A copy of the FERPA act, more details about your rights and any
university policies related to the FERPA are available from the Office of
the University Registrar. Please refer any questions concerning FERPA to
that office in 222 Criser Hall, 352-392-1374.
Academic Honesty
In the fall of 1995 the UF student body enacted a new honor code and
voluntarily committed itself to the highest standards of honesty and
integrity. When students enroll at the University, they commit
themselves to the standard drafted and enacted by the students.
Preamble: In adopting this honor code, UF students recognize that
academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the university
community. Students who enroll at the University commit to holding
themselves and their peers to the high standard of honor required by the
honor code. Any individual who becomes aware of a violation of the
honor code is bound by honor to take corrective action. The quality of a
University of Florida education depends on community acceptance and
enforcement of the honor code.
The Honor Code: We, the members of the University of Florida
community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest
standards of honesty and integrity.
On all work submitted for credit by students at the University, the
following pledge is either required or implied:
"On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in
doing this assignment." Information on procedures (http://www.registrar.
ufl.edu/catalog/policies/students.html) is set forth in Florida
Administrative Code.
Student Conduct Code
Students enjoy the rights and privileges of membership in a university
community and are subject to the responsibilities that accompany that
membership. To have a system of effective campus governance, all







members of the campus community should notify appropriate officials of
any violations of regulations and help enforce the regulations. For UF's
conduct regulations, see the website http://www.dso.ufl.edu/judicial, and
Florida Administrative Code. For questions, contact the Dean of Students
Office, 202 Peabody Hall (352)392-1261.
Registration Requirements
The University of Florida operates on a semester system consisting of two
16-week terms and two 6-week summer terms. One semester credit
equals 1.5 quarter credits. "Term" is used hereafter, instead of
"semester."
Required Full-Time Registration
Fall
and Summer
Spring A B C
Full-time graduate students not 9-12 4 4 8
on appointments
Fellows receiving $4,000 or more 12 4 4 8
per term, and trainees
Assistants on .25 to .74 FTE 9 3 3 6
Assistants on .75 to .99 FTE 6 2 2 4
Full-time assistants:
1.00 Fall & Spring 3
1.00 Summer A 2 or 2
1.00 Summer B 2 or 2
1.00 Summer C 1 and 1 or 2
Graduate students on appointment: Required registration for fellows
and trainees with stipends of $4,000 or greater per term is 12 credits.
Fellows whose stipends are less than $4,000 must register for at least 3
credits during fall and spring terms, and 2 credits for summer. Any
additional credits are at the expense of the student. The full-time
registration requirement is reduced for students who are graduate
assistants. For students on appointment for the full summer, registration
must total that specified for C term. Registration may be in any
combination of A, B, or C terms. However, courses must be distributed so
that the student is registered during each term on appointment. Students
on appointment are financially liable for excess credits beyond the
required registration. If a student on appointment drops below the
required registration at any time in the semester, the student becomes
financially liable for the entire registration. Students who do not register
properly are not permitted to remain on appointment.
Full-time registration: 9 tol2 credits. However, most fellows must be
registered for 12 credits in fall or spring and 8 credits in summer.
Students not on an appointment may want to enroll full time to finish
their degrees in the minimum time frame or may be required to enroll full
time by external funding agencies or their academic units. Full-time
equivalent: required or prescribed registration; fewer than 9 to 12 credits
but considered appropriate in specific circumstances. This includes
students on a .25 to 1.00 FTE assistantships and other limited
circumstances. See the Graduate Council Policy Manual (http://
gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/archived-files/policy-manual-archived-copy.html).
Lockstep programs such as M.B.A. are defined as cohods who move
together in the same enrollment sequence with courses taught in a
particular order, on a particular schedule. Students have no flexibility in
their program or sequence, and may not drop in and out of courses
independently. On academic unit request, the Graduate School will certify
specified students as full-time equivalent under the circumstances stated
in the Graduate Council Policy Manual.
Part-time registration: Students not on an appointment and without a
specific registration requirement by the government, external funding
agency, or academic unit may register as a pat-time student. Minimum
registration is 3 credits in fall or spring and 2 credits in summer.
Employee registration: UF staff employed on a permanent, full-time
basis may be permitted to waive fees up to a maximum of 6 credits per
term on a space-available basis. Enrollment is limited to courses that do
not increase direct costs to the University. Courses that increase direct
costs can include TBA (to be arranged), computer courses, individualized
courses, distance learning, internships, and dissertation and master's
thesis courses. Laboratory courses are permitted on a space available
basis. For additional information visit the Human Resource Services
website: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/







Undergraduate registration in graduate courses: Upper-division
undergraduate students may enroll in 5000-level courses with consent of
the instructor. Normally, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.00. To
enroll in 6000-level courses, a student must have senior standing,
consent of the instructor, and an upper-division GPA of at least 3.00.
After a student is accepted to graduate school, up to 15 credits of
graduate-level courses earned with a letter grade of B or better taken
under this provision may be applied toward a graduate degree at UF, if
credit for the course has not been used for an undergraduate degree, and
if the transfer is approved by the academic unit and made as soon as the
student is admitted to a graduate program.
Final term registration: During the term the final examination is given
and during the term the degree is awarded, a student must be registered
for at least 3 Credits in fall or spring and 2 credits in summer. Thesis
students must enroll in 6971 and doctoral students must enroll in 7980.
Non-thesis students must enroll in coursework that counts towards
the graduate degree. Students on a fellowship, traineeship, or
assistantships must be registered appropriately for their appointment.
Cleared prior
The extension known as "cleared prior" is for that rare student who
(because of some unforeseeable event) narrowly misses one of the
deadlines for graduating this term. It may be possible for such a student
to graduate next term without registering for next term, if all degree
requirements are completed by the last business day before classes begin
for the next term. All students should do the following:
1. Register correctly during the term before graduation (minimum of 3
Credits if fall or spring, 2 credits if summer)
2. Complete all degree requirements
3. Clear all incomplete or other unresolved grades
4. Apply online for a degree (Registrar's office) for the upcoming term
5. Submit the final exam form to the Graduate Student Records Office for
nonthesis degree programs requiring a final comprehensive
examination
6. Thesis and dissertation students, their supervisory committees, and
their departments' graduate administrative staff should read the
Editorial Office's most recent Checklist for Doctoral Dissertations or
Checklist for Master's Theses (whichever is appropriate), to
understand everything that needs to happen for the student to achieve
Editorial First Submission and Editorial Final Clearance. Scheduling the
defense is a major concern, because students who are clearing prior
must defend before they can achieve Editorial First Submission
o a. Schedule the defense and successfully defend the thesis or
dissertation
a b. Submit the Final Examination form to Graduate Editorial at least
2 weeks before the last business day before classes start next term
0 c. Achieve Editorial First Submission at least 2 weeks before the last
business day before classes start next term
0 d. Achieve Editorial Final Clearance before 5:00 pm of the last
business day before classes begin for the next term
Drop/add: Courses may be dropped or added during drop/add without
penalty. This period usually lasts 5 UF calendar days or 3 days for
summer, starting with the first day of the term. Classes that meet for the
first time after drop/add may be dropped without academic penalty or fee
liability by the end of the next business day after the first meeting. This
does not apply to laboratory sections. After this period, a course may be
dropped and a W appears on the transcript. Students become financially
liable for any course added or dropped after the deadline including
students with fee waivers.
Retaking courses: Graduate students may repeat courses in which they
earn failing grades. Grade points from both the initial failed attempt and
the first attempt earning a grade of C or better are included in computing
the grade point average. The student receives credit for the satisfactory
attempt only.
Attendance Policies







Students are responsible for meeting all academic objectives as defined
by the instructor. Absences count from the first class meeting. In
general, acceptable reasons for absences from class include illness,
serious family emergencies, special curricular requirements, military
obligation, severe weather conditions, religious holidays, and
participation in official University activities. Absences from class for court-
imposed legal obligations (e.g., jury duty or subpoena) must be excused.
Other reasons also may be approved.
Students may not attend classes unless they are registered officially or
approved to audit with evidence of having paid audit fees. After the end
of drop/add, the Office of the University Registrar provides official class
rolls/addenda to instructors. Students who do not attend at least one of
the first 2 class meetings of a course or laboratory in which they are
registered and who have not contacted the academic unit to indicate their
intent may be dropped from the course. Students must not assume that
they will be dropped if they fail to attend the first few days of class. The
academic unit will notify students dropped from courses or laboratories
by posting a notice in the academic unit office. Students may request
reinstatement on a space-available basis if documented evidence is
presented. The University recognizes the right of the individual professor
to make attendance mandatory. After due warning, professors may
prohibit further attendance and then assign a failing grade for excessive
absences.
Change of Graduate Degree Program
To change majors or degree level (same or different college), the
academic unit must submit a completed Change of Graduate Degree
Program for Graduate Students form to the Graduate School. The form
must be signed by an authorized representative of the new academic unit
and college, and then submitted to the Graduate School for processing.
Any changes to degree programs MUST occur before the published
midpoint deadline of the student's final term.
Courses and Credits
Undergraduate courses (1000-2999) may not be used as any part of the
graduate degree requirements. All 1000- and 2000-level courses may be
taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis.
Six credits of undergraduate courses (3000-4999) outside the major may
count when taken as part of an approved graduate program.
Courses numbered 5000 and above are limited to graduate students,
with the exception described under Undergraduate Registration in
Graduate Courses. Courses numbered 7000 and above are mainly for
advanced graduate students.
No more than 5 credits each of 6910 (Supervised Research) and 6940
(Supervised Teaching) may be taken by a graduate student at UF.
Students who have taken 5 credits of 6910 cannot take 7910; the rule
also applies to 6940 and 7940.
For a complete list of approved graduate courses, see Fields of
Instruction. Academic units decide which of these graduate courses to
offer in a given term. Contact the academic unit for information on
available courses.
Generally, graduate courses may not be repeated for credit. However,
there is no limit on courses numbered 6971, 6972, 6979, 7979, and
7980. Other courses repeated for credit indicate "max" credit after the
credit .
Professional work: Graduate students may receive credit toward their
degrees for courses in professional programs (e.g., 3.D., D.V.M., or M.D.)
when their advisers and graduate coordinators certify that the course
work is appropriate for their programs and when the students receive
permission from the academic units and colleges offering the courses. A
list of such courses for each student must be filed with the Graduate
Student Records (106 Grinter) and is limited to a maximum of 9 credits
toward the master's degree and 30 credits toward the doctorate.
Grades
The only passing grades for graduate students are A, B+, B, C+, C, and
S. Grades of C+ and C count toward a graduate degree if an equal
number of credits in courses numbered 5000 or higher have been earned
with grades of B+ and A, respectively. Grade points are not given for S
and U grades; S and U grades are not used to calculate grade point
averages. All letter-graded courses eligible to count toward the graduate







degree, except 1000- and 2000-level courses, are used to calculate the
cumulative grade-point average.
Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory: Grades of S and U are the only grades
awarded in courses numbered 6910 (Supervised Research), 6940
(Supervised Teaching), 6971 (Research for Master's Thesis), 6972
(Engineer's Research), 7979 (Advanced Research), and 7980 (Research
for Doctoral Dissertation). Additional courses for which S and U grades
apply are noted in the academic unit offerings in the Fields of Instruction
section of the catalog.
All language courses regardless of level may be taken S/U if the student's
major is not a language and the courses are not used to satisfy a minor,
with approval from the student's supervisory committee chair and the
instructor of the course. S/U approval should be made by the published
deadline date. All 1000 and 2000 level courses may be taken S/U. No
other courses (graduate, undergraduate, or professional) may be taken
for an S/U grade.
Deferred grade H: The grade of H is not a substitute for a grade of S,
U, or I. Courses for which H grades are appropriate must be so noted in
their catalog descriptions, and must be approved by the Graduate
Curriculum Committee and the Graduate School. This grade may be used
only in special situations where the expected unit of work may be
developed over a period of time greater than a single term. All grades of
H must be removed before a graduate degree can be awarded.
Incomplete grades: Grades of I (incomplete) received during the
preceding term should be removed as soon as possible. Grades of I carry
no quality points and become punitive after 1 term. All grades of I must
be removed before a graduate degree can be awarded.
Unsatisfactory Progress or Unsatisfactory Scholarship
Any graduate student may be denied further registration if progress
toward completing the program becomes unsatisfactory to the academic
unit, college, or Dean of the Graduate School. Unsatisfactory scholarship
is defined as failure to maintain aB average (3.00) in all work attempted.
Students need an overall GPA of 3.00, and graduate students also need a
3.00 GPA in their major (and in the minor, if a minor is declared) at
graduation. Students with less than a 3.00 GPA may not hold an
assistantships or fellowship.
Foreign Language Examination
A foreign language examination is not required for all degree programs.
For specific information on foreign language requirements, contact the
graduate coordinator of your academic unit. If an academic unit requires
satisfactory performance on the Graduate School Foreign Language Tests
(GSFLT) in French, Spanish, or German, the student should contact the
Office of Academic Technology, 1012 Turlington Hall, for an application
and payment of fees. The examination times and dates are listed in the
University Calendar. Educational Testing Service (ETS) no longer
administers this examination and does not accept application fees or
issue tickets of admission for these tests.
Examinations
The student must register for sufficient graduate credits during the term
any examination is taken. The student's supervisory committee is
responsible for administering the written and oral qualifying examinations
and the final oral examination for the defense of the thesis, project, or
dissertation. All members of the supervisory committee must sign the
appropriate forms, including the ETD signature page, for the student to
meet the requirements of the examination.
The written comprehensive examination for the nonthesis master's
degree may be taken at a remote site. All other qualifying and final
examinations for graduate students must be held on the University of
Florida campus. Exceptions to this policy are made only for certain
graduate students whose examinations are administered at the
Agricultural Research and Educational Centers or on the campuses of the
universities in the State University System.
With the approval of all members of the supervisory committee, one
committee member (not the chair and not the external member) may be
off-site at a qualifying oral examination or at the final oral defense of the
thesis or dissertation, using modern communication technology to
participate rather than being physically present.
Preparation for Final Term








The student is responsible for meeting all requirements and
observing every deadline. Deadlines are given in this catalog, in the
Graduate Student Handbook, and online at the Graduate School website.
When the thesis or dissertation is ready to be put in final form, the
student should review the Format Requirements on the Editorial page of
the Graduate School website (http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/editorial/
introduction.html) and work with the ETD lab (http://www.circa.ufl.edu/
~etd). Students must also file a degree application (online) with the
Office of the University Registrar at the staR of the final term and must
meet minimum registration requirements. If the degree is not awarded,
the student must re-apply for the degree in a subsequent term and meet
all other requirements for that term.
Verification of Degree Candidate Status
This service is not provided during the last 3 weeks before graduation.
However, students who before that time have completed all requirements
for the degree, including the final examination report and final
acceptance of the thesis or dissertation, may request verification to that
effect. Verification of Degree Candidate Status (http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.
edu/pdf-files/degree-status-verification-form.pdfrequest forms are filled
out by the candidate; signed by the supervisory committee chair,
department chair, college dean, and Graduate School Editorial Office (160
Grinter); then given to Graduate Student Records (106 Grinter) for
verification and processing.
Although a student may have fulfilled academic requirements, the degree
is not awarded until the Graduate School certifies the degree to the
University Registrar. That is done at the end of Fall, Spring, and Summer
C terms for all students who applied to graduate. Some employers and
licensure boards require the degree statement on the transcript, which is
available about 3 days after certification in December, May, and August.
Awarding of Degrees
The Graduate School authorizes a candidate to be awarded the degree
appropriate to the course of study under the following conditions (see
degree descriptions for details):
1. The candidate must have completed all course requirements, including
an internship or practicum if required, in the major and minor fields;
observing time limits and limitations on transfer credit, on nonresident
work, and on level of course work.
2. The candidate's grade average must be at least B (3.00, truncated) in
the major and in all work attempted in the graduate program,
including a minor where appropriate. All grades of I, H, and X must be
resolved. Grades of I, X, D, E, and U require a written petition to the
Dean of the Graduate School.
3. The candidate must have satisfactorily completed all required
examinations (qualifying, comprehensive, and final) and be
recommended for the degree by the supervisory committee, major
academic unit, and college.
4. The dissertation or, if required, thesis or equivalent project must have
been approved by the supervisory committee and accepted by the
Graduate School.
5. Recommendations for awarding a degree include meeting all academic
and professional qualifications as judged by the faculty of the
appropriate academic unit.
6. All requirements for the degree must be met while the candidate is a
registered graduate student. Degrees are certified 3 times per year:
December, May, and August.
Attendance at Commencement
Graduates who are to receive advanced degrees are urged to attend
Commencement to accept in person the honor indicated by the
appropriate hood. Through the University Bookstore, the student may
arrange to rent or buy the proper academic attire to be worn at
Commencement.









Requirements for Master's Degrees
Requirements for Master's Degrees The master's degree is conferred only
on completing a coherent and focused program of advanced study. Each
academic unit sets its own minimum degree requirements beyond the
minimum required by the Graduate Council.
General Regulations
Graduate School regulations are as follows. Colleges and academic units
may have additional regulations beyond those stated below. Unless
otherwise indicated in the next sections on master's degrees,
these general regulations apply to all master's degree programs
at the University.
Course requirements: Graduate credit is awarded for courses
numbered 5000 and above. The program of course work for a master's
degree must be approved by the student's adviser, supervisory
committee, or faculty representative of the academic unit. No more than
9 credits from a previous master's degree program may apply toward a
second master's degree. These credits are applied only with the written
approval of the Dean of the Graduate School.
Major: Work in the major must be in courses numbered 5000 or above.
For work outside the majorS credits of courses numbered 3000 or above
may be taken if part of an approved plan of study.
Minor: Minor work must be in an academic unit other than the
major. If a minor is chosen, at least 6 credits of work are required in the
minor field. Two 6-credit minors may be taken with the major academic
unit's permission. A 3.00 (truncated) GPA is required for minor credit.
Degree requirements: Unless otherwise specified, for any master's
degree, the student must earn at least 30 credits as a graduate student
at UF. No more than 9 of the 30 credits (earned with a grade of A, B+, or
B) may be transferred from institutions approved for this purpose by the
Dean of the Graduate School. At least half of the required credits (not
counting 6971) must be in the major.
Transfer of credit: Only graduate-level (5000-7999) work with a grade
of B or better, is eligible for transfer of credit. A maximum of 15 transfer
credits are allowed. These can include no more than 9 credits from
institutions approved by UF, with the balance obtained from
postbaccalaureate work at the University of Florida. Credits transferred
from other universities are applied toward the degree requirements, but
grades earned are not computed in the student's grade point average.
Acceptance of transfer of credit requires approval of the student's
supervisory committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.
Petitions for transfer of credit for a master's degree must be made during
the student's first term of enrollment in the Graduate School.
The supervisory committee is responsible for using established criteria to
ensure the academic integrity of course work before accepting graduate
transfer credits.
Supervisory committee: The student's supervisory committee should
be appointed as soon as possible after the student is admitted to the
Graduate School, and no later than the second term of graduate study.
Supervisory committees for graduate degree programs are initiated by
the student, nominated by the respective academic unit chair, approved
by the college dean, and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
The Dean of the Graduate School is an ex-officio member of all
supervisory committees. Only Graduate Faculty may serve on a
supervisory committee. If a student takes fewer than 12 credits in the
first term, the deadline is the end of the term during which the student
has accumulated 12 or more credits or the end of the second term. If a
minor is designated for any degree, a representative from that minor is
needed on the supervisory committee. If two minors are designated, two
representatives are needed.
The supervisory committee for a master's degree with a thesis must
consist of at least two members selected from the Graduate Faculty. The
supervisory committee for a master's degree without a thesis may consist
of one member of the Graduate Faculty who advises the student and
oversees the program. If a minor is designated, the committee for both
thesis and nonthesis programs must include one Graduate Faculty
member from the minor academic unit.
Language requirements: (1) Each academic unit determines whether a







reading knowledge of a foreign language is required. The requirement
varies from one academic unit to another, and the student should check
with the appropriate academic unit for specific information. (2) All
candidates must be able to use the English language correctly and
effectively, as judged by the supervisory committee. Examination: Each
candidate must pass a final comprehensive examination. This
examination must cover at least the candidate's field of concentration. It
must occur no earlier than the term before the degree is awarded. The
comprehensive examination for the nonthesis master's degree may be
taken at a remote site. All other examinations must be held on campus.
Time limitation: All work (including transferred credit) counted toward
the master's degree must be completed within 7 years before the degree
is awarded.
Leave of absence: Any student who will not register at uF for a
period of more than 1 term needs prior written approval from the
supervisory committee chair for a leave of absence for a
designated period of time. The student must reapply for admission on
return. See Readmission and Catalog Year.
Master of Arts and Master of Science
The general requirements for the Master of Arts and the Master of
Science degrees also apply to the following degrees, Master of Arts in
Education, Master of Arts in Mass Communication, Master of Science in
Building Construction, Master of Science in Pharmacy, and Master of
Science in Statistics. However, for the specialized degrees, there are
some additional requirements that must be followed.
Course requirements: A master's degree with thesis requires at least
30 credits including up to 6 credits of Research for Master's Thesis
(6971). All thesis students must register for an appropriate number of
credits in 6971.
A nonthesis Master of Arts or Master of Science degree requires at least
30 credits. No more than 6 of those credits can be from S/U courses.
Nonthesis students cannot use Research for Master's Thesis (6971).
For all master's programs, at least half the required credits (not counting
6971) must be in the major. One or two minors of at least 6 credits each
may be taken, but a minor is not required by the Graduate School. Minor
work must be in an academic unit other than the major.
Nonthesis M.S. students in engineering, if working at off-campus centers,
must take half the course work from full-time UF faculty members and
must pass a comprehensive written examination by a committee
recommended by the Dean of the College of Engineering and appointed
by the Dean of the Graduate School. This written comprehensive
examination may be taken at an off-campus site. The College of
Engineering may use the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in
lieu of the GRE for admitting students into the nonthesis master's degree
programs.
Thesis first submission: When first presented to the Graduate School
Editorial Office, the thesis should already be successfully defended, and
should be near-final(not a draft), completely formatted, and printed on
plain paper (do not print 2-sided). Each master's thesis candidate must
prepare and present a thesis that shows independent investigation and
that is acceptable in form and content to the supervisory committee and
to the Graduate School. The work must be of publishable quality and
must be in a form suitable for publication, using the Graduate School's
format requirements. The department is responsible for quality and
scholarship. Graduate Council requires the Graduate School Editorial
Office, as agents of the Dean of the Graduate School, to briefly review
theses and dissertations for acceptable format, and to make
recommendations as needed. Students should be completely familiar with
the format requirements and should work with the ETD Lab to
troubleshoot their files before printing out their first submission for the
Graduate School Editorial Office (see Deadlines section of this catalog)).
. Format requirements: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/editorial-
format.pdf
. Format examples: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/editorial/format.
html#samples
. Checklist: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-thesis.pdf
. Graduate School Editorial Office: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/
editorial/introduction.html#contacts







. CIRCA's ETD Lab (technical support): http://etd.circa.ufl.edu/
download.html
By UF requirement, students must maintain access to their Gatorlink
email: the Editorial Office e-mails the student when the thesis has been
reviewed. The student is responsible for retrieving the marked thesis,
review comments, and resolving any deficits related to the format
requirements. Students should promptly make all needed changes.
Uploading and submitting the final pdf: After changes have been
made to the satisfaction of the supervisory committee, the Final Exam
form is given to the Graduate School Editorial Office, and the student
may then upload and submit the final pdf of the electronic thesis, through
the Editorial Document Management (EDM) system. The Editorial Office
checks to make sure the format is acceptable and that the links work,
and e-mails the student regarding the status of the ETD (electronic thesis
or dissertation If accepted, no further changes are allowed.
Editorial final clearance: among other requirements (see Checklist
above), the final thesis must be accepted (not just submitted) by 5:00
pm of this deadline. Most students complete all requirements well in
advance.
Copyright: The student is automatically the copyright holder, by vidue
of having written the thesis. A copyright page should be included
immediately after the title page to indicate this.
Thesis language: Theses must be written in English, except for students
pursuing degrees in Romance or Germanic languages and literature.
Students in these disciplines, with the approval of their supervisory
committees, may write in the topic language. A foreign language thesis
should have the Acknowledgements, Abstract, and Biographical Sketch
written in English. All page titles before Chapter 1 should also be in
English.
Journal articles: a thesis may include a journal article as a chapter, if
all copyright considerations are addressed appropriately. In such cases,
Chapter 1 should be a general introduction, tying everything together as
a unified whole. The last chapter should be general conclusions, again
tying everything together into a unified whole. Any chapter representing
a journal article needs a footnote at the bottom of the first page of the
chapter: "Reprinted with permission from . giving the source, just as
it appears in the list of references.
Change from thesis to nonthesis option: Permission of the
supervisory committee is needed to change from thesis to nonthesis
option. This permission must be forwarded to the Graduate School by
midpoint of the final term. The candidate must meet all the requirements
of the nonthesis option as specified above. A maximum of 3 credits
earned with a grade of S in 6971 (Research for Master's Thesis) can be
counted toward the degree requirements only if converted to credit as A,
B+, or B in Individual Work. The supervisory committee must indicate
that the work was productive in and by itself and that the work warrants
credit as a special problem or special topic course.
Supervisory committee: should be appointed as soon as possible after
the student has been admitted to Graduate School and no later than the
end of the second term. Supervisory committee duties are to advise the
student, to check on the student's qualifications and progress, to
supervise preparation of the thesis, and to conduct the final examination.
Final examination: When most of the student's course work is
completed, and the thesis is in final form, the supervisory committee
must examine the student orally or in writing on (1) the thesis, (2) the
major subjects, (3) the minor or minors, and (4) matters of a general
nature pertaining to the field of study.
The candidate and the entire supervisory committee must be present at
the defense. The defense date must be fewer than 6 months before
degree award. All forms should be signed at the defense: The candidate
and the supervisory committee chair sign the ETD Rights and Permission
form; and the entire supervisory committee should sign the ETD
Signature Page and the Final Examination Repot. If thesis changes are
requested, the supervisory committee chair may hold the Final
Examination report until satisfied with the thesis.
Final comprehensive examination: Nonthesis students must pass a
comprehensive written or oral examination on the major and on the
minor if a minor is designated. This comprehensive examination must be
taken no more than 6 months before the degree is awarded.









Requirements for the Ph.D.
The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree and is granted on evidence
of general proficiency, distinctive attainment in a special field, and
particularly on ability for independent investigation as demonstrated in a
dissertation presenting original research with a high degree of literary
skill. Consequently, doctoral programs are more flexible and varied than
those leading to other graduate degrees. The Graduate Council does not
specify what courses are required for the Doctor of Philosophy degree.
General requirements: the program should be unified in relation to a
clear objective, the program should have the considered approval of the
student's entire supervisory committee, and the program should include
an appropriate number of credits of doctoral research.
Course Requirements
Course requirements for doctoral degrees vary from field to field and
from student to student. In all fields, the Ph.D. degree requires at least
90 credits beyond the bachelor's degree. All master's degrees counted in
the minimum must be earned in the last 7 years.
Transfer of credit: No more than 30 credits of a master's degree from
another institution will be transferred to a doctoral program. If a student
holds a master's degree in a discipline different from the doctoral
program, the master's work will not be counted in the program unless the
academic unit petitions the Dean of the Graduate School. All courses
beyond the master's degree taken at another university to be applied to
the Ph.D. degree must be taken at an institution offering the doctoral
degree and must be approved for graduate credit by the Graduate School
of the University of Florida. All courses to be transferred must be
graduate-level, letter-graded with a grade of B or better and must be
demonstrated to relate directly to the degree being sought. All such
transfer requests must be made by petition of the supervisory committee
no later than the third term of Ph.D. study. The total number of credits
(including 30 for a prior master's degree) that may be transferred cannot
exceed 45, and in all cases the student must complete the qualifying
examination at the University of Florida. In addition, any prior graduate
credits earned at UF (e.g., a master's degree in the same or a different
discipline) may be transferred into the doctoral program at the discretion
of the supervisory committee and by petition to the Graduate School. The
petition must show how the prior course work is relevant to the current
degree.
Major: A Ph.D. student does the major work in an academic unit
specifically approved for offering doctoral courses and supervising
dissertations. See Graduate Programs. At least aB (3.00) is needed for
courses included in the major.
Minor: With the supervisory committee's approval, the student may
choose one or more minor fields. Minor work may be completed in any
academic unit outside the major, if approved for master's or doctoral
programs listed in this catalog. The collective grade for courses included
in a minor must be B (3.00) or higher.
If one minor is chosen, the supervisory committee member representing
the minor suggests 12 to 24 Credits of courses numbered 5000 or higher
as preparation for a qualifying examination. Part of this credit may have
been earned in the master's program. If two minors are chosen, each
must include at least 8 credits. Competence in the minor is demonstrated
by written examination by the minor academic unit, or by the oral
qualifying examination.
Minor course work at the doctoral level may include courses in more than
one academic unit, if the objective of the minor is clearly stated and the
combination of courses is approved by the Graduate School (this
approval is not required for a minor in one academic unit).
Leave of Absence
A doctoral student who ceases to be registered at UF for more than 1
term needs prior written approval from the supervisory committee chair
for a leave of absence for a stated period of time. The student must
reapply for admission on returning. See Readmission and Catalog Year.
Supervisory Committee
Supervisory committees are nominated by the academic unit chair,
approved by the dean of the college concerned, and appointed by the
Dean of the Graduate School. The committee should be appointed as







soon as possible after the student starts doctoral work and no later than
the end of the second term of equivalent full-time study. The Dean of the
Graduate School is an ex-officio member of all supervisory committees.
Duties and responsibilities of the supervisory committee:
1. Inform the student of all regulations governing the degree sought.
This does not absolve the student from responsibility for being
informed about these regulations. See Student Responsibility.
2. Meet immediately after appointment to review the student's
qualifications and discuss and approve a program of study.
3. Meet to discuss and approve the proposed dissertation project and the
plans for carrying it out.
4. Give the student a yearly evaluation letter in addition to S/U grades
earned for research courses 7979 and 7980. The chair writes this
letter after consulting with the supervisory committee.
5. Conduct the qualifying examination (or participate in it, if administered
by the academic unit). In either event, the student and the entire
supervisory committee must be present for the oral part of the
examination. This examination must be given on campus. For
exceptions, see Examinations in General Regulations.
6. Meet when at least half the work on the dissertation is complete, to
review procedure, progress, and expected results; and to make
suggestions for completion.
7. Meet on campus when the dissertation is completed and conduct the
final oral examination to assure that the dissertation is a piece of
original research and a contribution to knowledge. At least four faculty
members, including the entire supervisory committee, must be
present with the candidate for this examination. Only the actual
supervisory committee may sign the ETD Signature Page, and they
must approve the dissertation unanimously. See Examinations in
General Regulations.
Membership: The supervisory committee for a doctoral candidate
comprises at least four members selected from the Graduate Faculty. At
least two members, including the chair, must be from the academic unit
recommending the degree. At least one member serves as external
member and should be from a different educational discipline, with no
ties to the home academic unit. One regular member may be from the
home academic unit or another unit.
If a minor is chosen, the supervisory committee includes at least one
Graduate Faculty member representing the student's minor. If the
student elects more than one minor, each minor area must be
represented on the supervisory committee.
Special appointments: People without Graduate Faculty status may be
made official members of a student's supervisory committee through the
special appointment process. Appropriate candidates for special
appointments include
Individuals from outside UF with specific expertise who contribute to a
graduate student's program of study
Tenure-track faculty not yet qualified for Graduate Faculty status
Nontenure-track faculty or staff at UF who do not qualify for Graduate
Faculty status. Limitations for special appointments:
They do not hold Graduate Faculty appointments
They have a special appointment to Graduate Faculty that is specific
only to an individual student's committee
They may not serve as a supervisory committee chair, cochair,
external member, or minor representative.
The student's supervisory committee chair requests the special
appointment, briefly explaining what the special appointment contributes
to the supervisory committee. A special appointment is made for a
specific supervisory committee. If a student changes to a new degree or
major and the committee chair wishes to include the special member on
the new supervisory committee, another request must be submitted to
the Graduate School for the new committee.
External member:








. Represents the interests of the Graduate School and UF
. Knowledgeable about Graduate Council policies
. Serve as an advocate for the student at doctoral committee activities.
In case the academic unit's committee activity conflicts with broader
University policies or practices, the external member is responsible for
bringing such conflicts to the attention of the appropriate governing
body. Therefore, the external member is prohibited from holding any
official interest in the doctoral candidate's major academic unit. Faculty
holding joint, affiliate, courtesy, or adjunct appointments in the degree-
granting academic unit cannot be external members on a student's
committee.
Minor member: The faculty member who represents a minor on a
student's committee may be appointed as the external member if they do
not have a courtesy graduate appointment in the student's major
academic unit.
Cochair: To substitute for the chair of the committee at any
examinations, the cochair must be in the same academic unit as the
candidate.
Retired faculty: Graduate Faculty members who retire may continue their
service on supervisory committees for 1 year. With approval of the
academic unit, retired faculty may continue serving on existing or new
committees beyond this period.
Substituting members at qualifying and final examination: If a
supervisory committee member cannot be present at the student's final
defense, a Graduate Faculty member in the same academic area may
substitute for the absent committee member. The substitute should sign
the Final Examination form on the left side, in the space provided for
committee members, noting the name of the absent member.
The chair of the student's major academic unit also must indicate the
reason for the absence and indicate that the absent member agreed to
this substitution at the final examination.
The substitute should not sign the ETD signature page. The original
committee member must sign.
With approval of all members of the supervisory committee, one
committee member (not the chair or external member) may be off-site at
a qualifying oral examination or at the final oral defense of the thesis or
dissertation, using modern communication technology to be present
rather than being physically present.
No substitutes are allowed for the chair or external member of
the committee. Changes to the supervisory committee may be entered
online before the qualifying examination.
The Graduate Council wants each supervisory committee to function as a
University committee (not a departmental committee), applying
University-wide standards to the various doctoral degrees. For complete
information on the appointment process, consult the Graduate Council
Policy Manual, http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/archived-files/policy-manual-
archived-copy.html (Chapter VIII).
Language Requirement
Any foreign language requirement for the Ph.D. is established by the
major academic unit with approval of the college. The student should
check with the graduate coordinator of the appropriate academic unit for
specific information. The foreign language departments offer classes for
graduate students starting to study a language. See the current Schedule
of Courses for available languages. All candidates must be able to use the
English language correctly and effectively, as judged by the supervisory
committee.
Campus Residence Requirement
Beyond the first 30 credits counted toward the doctoral degree, students
must complete 30 credits enrolled at the University of Florida campus or
at an approved branch station of the University of Florida Agricultural
Experiment Stations or the Graduate Engineering and Research Center. A
department or college may establish and monitor its own more-stringent
requirement as desired.
Qualifying Examination








All Ph.D. Candidates must take the qualifying examination. It may be
taken during the third term of graduate study beyond the bachelor's
degree.
The student must be registered in the term the qualifying examination is
given.
The examination, prepared and evaluated by the full supervisory
committee or the major and minor academic units, is both written and
oral and covers the major and minor subjects. Except for allowed
substitutions, all members of the supervisory committee must be present
with the student at the oral part. At this time the supervisory committee
is responsible for deciding whether the student is qualified to continue
work toward a Ph.D. degree.
If a student fails the qualifying examination, the Graduate School must
be notified. A re-examination may be requested, but it must be
recommended by the supervisory committee and approved by the
Graduate School. At least 1 term of additional preparation is needed
before re-examination.
Time lapse: Between the oral pat of the qualifying examination and the
date of the degree there must be at least 2 terms. The term the
qualifying examination is passed is counted, if the examination occurs
before the midpoint of the term.
Registration in Research Courses
Advanced Research (7979) is open to doctoral students not yet admitted
to candidacy (classified as 7 and 8). Students enrolled in 7979 during the
term they qualify for candidacy will stay in this registration unless the
academic unit elects to change their enrollment to Research for Doctoral
Dissertation (7980), which is reserved for doctoral students admitted to
candidacy (classified as 9).
Admission to Candidacy
A graduate student becomes a candidate for the Ph.D. degree when the
student is granted formal admission to candidacy. Such admission
requires the approval of the student's supervisory committee, the
academic unit chair, the college dean, and the Dean of the Graduate
School. The approval must be based on:
. The academic record of the student
. The supervisory committee's opinion on overall fitness for candidacy
. An approved dissertation topic
. A qualifying examination as described above
The student should apply for admission to candidacy as soon as the
qualifying examination is passed and a dissertation topic is approved by
the student's supervisory committee.
Dissertation
Dissertation first submission: when first presented to the
Graduate School Editorial Office, the dissertation should be near-
final (not a draft), completely formatted, and printed on plain
paper (do not print 2-sided). Each doctoral candidate must prepare
and present a dissertation that shows independent investigation and that
is acceptable in form and content to the supervisory committee and to
the Graduate School. The work must be of publishable quality and must
be in a form suitable for publication, using the Graduate School's format
requirements. The department is responsible for quality and
scholarship. Graduate Council requires the Graduate School
Editorial Office, as agents of the Dean of the Graduate School, to
review theses and dissertations for acceptable format, and to
make recommendations as needed. Students should be completely
familiar with the format requirements and should work with the ETD Lab
to troubleshoot their files before printing out their first submission for the
Graduate School Editorial Office (see Deadlines section in this catalog).
. Format requirements: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/editorial-
format.pdf
Format examples: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/editorial/format.
html#samples
Checklist: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/checklist-dissetation.







pdf
Graduate School Editorial Office:
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu
/editorial/introduction.html#contacts
CIRCA's ETD Lab (technical support): http://etd.circa.ufl.edu/
download.html
By UF requirement, students must maintain access to their Gatorlink
email: the Editorial Office e-mails the student when the dissertation has
been reviewed. The student is responsible for retrieving the marked
dissertation and review comments and for resolving any deficits related
to the format requirements, whether noted or not. As soon as they have
defended, students satisfy their committee's requirements, making any
and all needed changes.
Uploading and submitting the final pdf: after changes have been made to
the satisfaction of the supervisory committee, the Final Exam form is
given to the Graduate School Editorial Office, and the student may then
upload and submit the final pdf of the electronic dissertation, through the
Editorial Document Management (EDM) system. The Editorial Office
checks to make sure the format is acceptable and that the links work,
and e-mails the student regarding the status of the ETD (electronic thesis
or dissertation If accepted, no further changes are allowed.
Editorial final clearance: among other requirements (see Checklist
above), the final dissertation must be accepted (not just
submitted) by 5:00 pm of this deadline. Most students complete
all requirements well in advance.
Publication of dissertation: All dissertation students must pay a $55
microfilm fee to University Financial Services, S113 Criser Hall. All
dissertation students also must sign a microfilm agreement form. This is
due at Dissetation first submission. Students who began their graduate
program in Fall 2001 or later must submit their final dissertations
electronically (not paper).
Copyright: The student is automatically the copyright holder, by virtue
of having written the dissertation. A copyright page should be included
immediately after the title page to indicate this. The Editorial Office no
longer accepts copyright registration requests. Registering copyright is
not required and does not benefit most students. Any students who still
wish to register copyright can do so themselves (http://www.copyright.
gov).
Dissertation language: dissertations must be written in English, except
for students pursuing degrees in Romance or Germanic languages and
literature. Students in these disciplines, with the approval of their
supervisory committees, may write in the topic language. A foreign
language dissertation should have the Acknowledgments, Abstract, and
Biographical Sketch written in English. All page titles before Chapter 1
should also be in English
Journal articles: dissertations may include a journal article as a
chapter, if all copyright considerations are addressed appropriately. In
such cases, Chapter 1 should be a general introduction, tying everything
together as a unified whole. The last chapter should be general
conclusions, again tying everything together into a unified whole. Any
chapter representing a journal article needs a footnote at the bottom of
the first page of the chapter: "Reprinted with permission from . "
giving the source, just as it appears in the list of references.
Guidelines for Restriction on Release of Dissertations
Research performed at the University can effectively contribute to the
education of our students and to the body of knowledge that is our
heritage only if the results of the research are published freely and
openly. Conflicts can develop when it is in the interests of sponsors of
university research to restrict such publication. When such conflicts arise,
the University must decide what compromises it is willing to accept,
taking into account the relevant circumstances. The AAU guidelines
contained herein were adopted by the University of Florida Graduate
Council on January 19, 1989.
1. Sponsors' recommendations should be considered advisory and not
mandatory.
2. Maximum delay in publication should not exceed 3 months.
3. No additional delays in publication beyond the pre-review. Timely







submission of any patent or copyright applications requires effective
communication among investigators and sponsors throughout the
project.
4. Participation in nonclassified sponsored research programs cannot be
restricted on the basis of citizenship.
5. Agreements involving publication delays must not delay students from
final defense of their dissertations.
Final Examination
After submitting the dissertation and completing all other work prescribed
for the degree (but no earlier than the term before the degree is
awarded, the candidate is given a final examination, oral or written or
both, by the supervisory committee, on campus. All members must be
present with the candidate at the oral part of this examination. The
candidate and the entire supervisory committee must be present at the
defense. The defense should be no more than 6 months before degree
award. All forms should be signed at the defense: the candidate and the
supervisory committee chair sign the ETD Rights and Permission form;
and the entire supervisory committee should sign the ETD Signature Page
and the Final Examination Repot. If dissertation changes are requested,
the supervisory committee chair may hold the Final Examination repot
until satisfied with the dissertation.
Satisfactory performance on this examination and adherence to all
Graduate School regulations outlined above complete the requirements
for the degree.
Time limitation: All work for the doctorate must be completed within 5
calendar years after the qualifying examination, or this examination must
be repeated.


Specialized Graduate Degrees
Although the general requirements for the Master of Arts and the Master
of Science degrees also apply to the following specialized degrees, there
are some important differences. For detailed requirements, see Fields of
Instruction. In addition, the Graduate School monitors the following
requirements for these specialized degrees.
Master of Accounting
The Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) is the graduate degree for students
seeking professional careers in public accounting, business organizations,
and government. The M.Acc. program offers specializations in auditing/
financial accounting, accounting systems, and taxation.
The recommended curriculum to prepare for a professional career in
accounting is the 3/2 five-year program with a joint awarding of the
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Master of Accounting degrees
on satisfactory completion of the 150-credit program. The entry point
into the 3/2 is the start of the senior year.
Students who have already completed an undergraduate degree in
accounting may enter the 1-year M.Acc. program, which requires 34
Credits of course work. At least 18 Credits must be in graduate-level
accounting, excluding preparatory courses. All students must take a final
comprehensive examination. For details about requirements, see General
Regulations for master's degrees.
M.Acc./3.D. program: This joint program culminates in both the 3uris
Doctor degree awarded by the College of Law and the Master of
Accounting degree awarded by the Graduate School. The program is for
students with an undergraduate degree in accounting, who are interested
in advanced studies in both accounting and law. About 20 credits fewer
are needed for the joint program than if the two degrees were earned
separately. The two degrees are awarded after completing curriculum
requirements for both degrees. Students must take the GMAT (or the
GRE), and also the LSAT before admission, and must meet the admission
requirements for the College of Law (3.D.) and the Fisher School of
Accounting (M.Acc.).
Master of Advertising
The Master of Advertising (M.Adv.) program develops leaders in the
profession by giving students theoretical, research, and decision-making
skills essential for strategic advertising and integrated communications








planning; and the opportunity to develop expertise in an area such as
account management, research, creative strategy, media planning,
international and cross cultural advertising, new technology, special
market advertising, and advertising sales management.
Students without a basic course or substantial professional experience in
marketing or advertising must complete articulation courses before
entering the program. All students must complete a basic statistics
course before entering. The M.Adv. requires at least 33 credits and a
thesis. Some areas allow a terminal project in lieu of thesis (with
permission from the academic unit's Graduate Faculty).
Students select a supervisory committee to guide selection of courses,
selection of thesis topic (or project in lieu of thesis), and completion of
the thesis or project. At least one committee member must be from the
Department of Advetising's Graduate Faculty.
Students complete and orally defend their theses or projects. The
student's supervisory committee is responsible for evaluating the thesis
or project and the final defense.
Master of Agribusiness
The Master of Agribusiness (M.AB.) degree program offers advanced
study for students seeking careers in sales, marketing, and management
with organizations that operate mainly in the food industry and
agribusiness sector. Through rigorous practical course work, students can
capitalize on the program's broad-based resources, as students look
forward to careers as food marketers, commodity merchandisers, and
agribusiness managers. Students may focus on areas such as strategic
sales, international marketing, human resource management, and the
futures market. This program is not recommended for students seeking
careers in research and university teaching.
The program requires at least 30 credits (core and elective courses in
finance, marketing, management, decision-making, and quantitative
methods relevant to agribusiness). These courses prepare students to
analyze current situations, anticipate opportunities, and develop effective
action plans. Before starting the program, students must have taken and
successfully passed prerequisite courses in marketing, management,
statistics, and finance. Contact the academic unit for information on
additional prerequisite courses and program requirements.
Master of Agriculture
The degree of Master of Agriculture is for students with primary interests
other than research. General requirements are the same as for the
Master of Science degree without thesis; except that for the Master of
Agriculture, a major comprises 12 credits of graduate courses in an
academic unit. At least one member of the Graduate Faculty must be
included on the student's supervisory committee. A comprehensive
written or oral examination is required in the term the degree is awarded.
Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) is an accredited graduate degree
meeting the professional requirements of the National Architectural
Accrediting Board, for students who wish to qualify for registration and
practice as architects. Candidates are admitted from architectural,
related, and unrelated undergraduate backgrounds; professional
experience is encouraged but not required.
The M.Arch. requires at least 52 credits, including no more than 6 credits
in ARC 6971 or 6979. Course sequences in design history and theory,
structures, technology, and practice must be completed. Students are
encouraged to propose individual programs of study (outside of required
courses), and interdisciplinary work is encouraged.
Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Teaching
These degrees combine graduate study in a discipline with selected
education courses and a teaching internship, providing flexible curricula
that prepare students for a variety of options including teaching and
further graduate work.
Requirements for the degrees are as follows:
1. A reading knowledge of one foreign language if required by the
student's major.
2. Satisfactory completion of at least 36 credits while registered as a







graduate student, with work distributed as follows:
1. At least 18 Credits in the major and 6 credits in the minor.
2. Six credits in an academic unit internship in teaching (6943
Internship in College Teaching). Three years of successful teaching
experience in a state-certified school may be substituted for the
internship requirement, and credits thus made available may be
used for further work in the major, the minor, or in education.
3. At least one course selected from three or more of the following:
social and/or psychological foundations of education; education
technology; counselor education; special education, and community
college curriculum. Other areas may be added or substituted at the
discretion of the supervisory committee. These courses may be
used to comprise a minor.
3. Off-campus work: At least 8 to 16 Credits (at the academic unit's
discretion), including at least 6 credits in one term, must be earned on
the Gainesville campus. Beyond that, credits earned in off-campus UF
courses approved by the Graduate School are accepted, if they are
appropriate to the student's degree program as determined by the
supervisory committee.
4. At degree completion, the student needs at least 36 credits in the
major, for certification purposes.
5. The student must pass a final comprehensive examination (written,
oral, or both). This examination covers the field of concentration and
the minor.
Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning
The degree of Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning is a
graduate degree for professional urban and regional planners and meets
the educational requirements for the American Institute of Certified
Planners. The program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
General requirements are the same as for other Master of Arts degrees
with thesis, except that the minimum registration required is 52 credits
including no more than 6 credits in URP 6971 or 6979. All areas allow a
project (requiring 6 credits) in lieu of thesis (with permission from the
academic unit's Graduate Faculty).
M.A.U.R.P./3.D. joint program: A 4-year program leading to the 3uris
Doctor and Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning degrees is
offered under the joint auspices of the College of Law and the College of
Design, Construction, and Planning, Department of Urban and Regional
Planning. For students interested in the legal problems of urban and
regional planning, this program blends law studies with relevant course
work in the planning curriculum. Students receive both degrees at the
end of a 4-year course of study whereas separate programs would
require 5 years. Students must take the GRE and the LSAT before
admission, must be admitted to both programs, and must complete the
first year of law school course work before commingling law and planning
courses. A thesis is required on completing the course work.
Interested students should apply to both the Holland Law Center and the
Graduate School, noting on the application the joint nature of their
admission requests. For more information on the program, contact the
Holland Law Center and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
Master of Building Construction
The Master of Building Construction (M.B.C.) degree for students
pursuing advanced work in construction management, construction
techniques, and research problems in the construction field.
General requirements are the same as for the Master of Science degree
except that the M.B. C. requires at least 33 graduate credits (at least 18
in the School of Building Construction). Nine credits must be earned at
the 6000 level in building construction courses. The remaining 15 credits
may be earned in other academic units. A thesis is not required, but an
independent research study (BCN 6934) of at least 3 Credits is required.
When the student's course work is completed (or practically so) and the
independent research report is complete, the supervisory committee
must examine the student orally on (1) the independent research report,
(2) the major subjects, (3) the minor or minors, and (4) matters of a
general nature pertaining to the field of study.
Joint Program: The M.B.C./3.D. program is offered in conjunction with







the Levin College of Law.
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree gives students (1)
conceptual knowledge for understanding the functions and behaviors
common to business organizations; and (2) analytical, problem-solving,
and decision-making skills essential for effective management.
Emphasizes developing the student's capacities and skills for business
decision making.
The traditional M.B.A. Curriculum is structured so that students may
extend their knowledge in a specialized field. The program offers
certificate programs in auditing and informational technology, financial
services, hospitality management, supply chain management, decision
and information sciences, entrepreneurship and technology management,
and global management, and concentrations in finance, security analysis,
real estate, competitive strategy, marketing, entrepreneurship, decision
and information sciences, management, global management, human
resource management, Latin American business, management,
international studies, and sports administration.
Admission: Applicants for admission must submit recent official scores
from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and official
transcripts for all previous academic work. All program options require at
least 2 years of full-time professional work experience performed after
receiving an acceptable bachelor's degree, along with written essays and
personal recommendations from employers. All qualified applicants are
asked to interview as part of the admissions process. Applicants whose
native, first language is not English must submit acceptable scores from
one of the following: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language),
IELTS (International English Language Testing System), MELAB (Michigan
English Language Assessment Battery) or successful completion of the
University of Florida English Language Institute program. Admission is
competitive and class size is limited.
A heterogeneous student body is seen as an important asset of the
program. Accordingly, the backgrounds of students include a wide range
of disciplines and cultures. Although the curriculum assumes no previous
academic work in business administration, enrolling students find
introductory course work in statistics, calculus, and financial accounting
beneficial.
For more specific information on other aspects of the program, contact
the Office of Admissions, Florida M.B.A. Program, 134 Bryan Hall, P.O.
Box 117152, Gainesville FL 32611-7152, or visit the website, http://www.
floridamba.ufl.edu.
Course work required: At least 48 qualified credits of course work for
the 2-year option, and 1-year Option A. The 1-year Option B requires 32
credits. Credits cannot be transferred from another institution or program.
Options
Traditional M.B.A. 2-year option: The traditional M.B.A. program
requires 4 terms of continuous full-time study. The program starts only in
the fall; many students spend the summer working at internships.
Requires at least 2 years of full-time, post-undergraduate work
experience. Traditional M.B.A. 1-year, Option A: Students with an
acceptable bachelor's degree, which need not be in business, may
complete this option in 12 months. The program starts in the summer
and requires 48 acceptable credits. Requires 2 years of post-
undergraduate work experience. Traditional M.B.A. 1-year, Option B: For
students with recent, acceptable undergraduate degrees in business
(completed within 7 years before starting the program), this option starts
in July. Students take mostly electives during summer B, fall, and spring
terms and graduate in May. Requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work
experience.
Executive M.B.A. option: A 20-month program for working
professionals. Students attend classes 1 extended weekend per month
(Friday-Sunday). The program is divided into 5 terms, starts in August,
and includes a one-week international experience. The international study
tour is a program requirement; students travel abroad in May for a week
of experiential learning through lectures or discussions with local
business and government leaders. The tour will include a combination of
lectures, group projects and/or site visits. Requires 8 years of post-
undergraduate work experience, and students are expected to have
people or project management responsibilities in their current positions.
M.B.A. for Professionals 2-year option: This 27-month program starts







in August and January and is for professionals who work full time while
pursuing their degrees pat time. Students attend classes 1 weekend per
month (Saturday-Sunday) and must attend a 1-week in-residence
elective class. Requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience.
M.B.A. for Professionals 1-year option: For students with acceptable
undergraduate degrees in business (completed within 7 years before
stating the program), this 16-month option stats in August. Students
attend classes 1 weekend per month (Saturday-Sunday) and must attend
a 1-week in-residence elective class. The first meeting includes a 1-week,
on-campus foundations review of basic course work. Requires 2 years of
post-undergraduate work experience.
Internet M.B.A. 2-year option: This 27-month program starts in
January and allows students with computer and through Internet access
students "attend" classes and interact with faculty and classmates via
such technology as e-mail, DVD, streaming video, synchronous group
discussion software, asynchronous class presentation software, and
multimedia courseware. Students visit campus 1 weekend (Saturday-
Sunday) every 4 months. Requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work
experience.
Internet M.B.A. 1-year option: For students with acceptable
undergraduate degrees in business (completed within 7 years before
stating this program), this 16-month option starts in January and gives
students and faculty the same interactive technology as the Internet M.B.
A. 2-year option. Students visit campus 1 weekend (Saturday-Sunday)
every 4 months. The first meeting includes a 1-week, on-campus
foundations review of basic course work. Requires 2 years of post-
undergraduate work experience.
M.B.A. for professionals in South Florida option: This 24 month
program starts during the summer. For professionals who wish to
continue working full time while pursuing their degrees part time.
Students attend classes once every 3 weeks (Saturday-Sunday) in Fot
Lauderdale. Requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience.
M.B.A./M.S. in medical sciences (biotechnology) program:
Concurrent studies leading to the Master of Business Administration and
Master of Science degrees, offered in cooperation with the College of
Medicine, are in response to the needs of businesses engaged in
biotechnological sciences. Both degrees can be obtained in 3 years. The
program requires 1 year of science courses year of business courses,
and a year devoted to research and electives in business and science.
Research is done in one of the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology
Research core laboratories. Students must meet the admission and
curriculum requirements of both degrees. Requirements of the M.B.A.
program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to the
program. A student must at all times remain in good standing in both
degree programs to remain in the M.B.A. program. Requires 2 years of
post-undergraduate work experience. M.B.A./Ph.D. in medical sciences
program: Concurrent studies leading to the Master of Business
Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in
cooperation with the College of Medicine. This 120-credit program trains
research scientists to assume responsibilities as managers of biotechnical
industries. Estimated time to complete both degrees is 5 to 7 years.
Students must meet the admission and curriculum requirements of both
programs. Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when
an applicant is admitted to the program. Requires 2 years of post-
undergraduate work experience.
M.B.A./3.D. program: A program of joint studies leading to the Master
of Business Administration and 3uris Doctor degrees is offered under the
joint auspices of the Warrington College of Business Administration and
the Levin College of Law. Current M.B.A. or 3.D. students must declare
their intent to apply for the second degree during their first year.
Applications are then due according to admission schedules for that year.
Both degrees are awarded after a 4-year course of study. Students must
take both the LSAT and the GMAT before admission and meet the
admission and curriculum requirements of both degrees. Requirements of
the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted to
the program. Requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience.
M.B.A./Pharm.D. program in management and pharmacy
administration: A program of concurrent studies culminating in both the
Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees
allows students interested in both management and pharmacy
administration to obtain the appropriate education in both areas.
Candidates must meet the entrance requirements and follow the entrance
procedures of both the Warrington College of Business Administration







and the College of Pharmacy, and admission to the two programs must
be simultaneous. The degrees may be granted after 5 years of study.
Requirements of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an
applicant is admitted to the program. Requires 2 years of post-
undergraduate work experience.
M.B.A./M.I.M. program in international management: A dual degree
program between the University of Florida (UF) and the American
Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) makes it
possible to earn both degrees after 3 years of study. Students staR the
program at UF and apply to Thunderbird in their first year. Requirements
of the M.B.A. program are those in effect when an applicant is admitted
to the program. Requires 2 years of post-undergraduate work experience.
World Leadership M.B.A. option: A 16-month program for executives.
The program is divided into 5 modules and stats in January. This
consortium program will bring together top executives from all over the
world to participate in a truly global M.B.A. experience. During the course
of the program, students attend classes in (3) two-week residencies and
(2) one-week residencies. These residencies will take place in 5 different
countries (U.S., Belgium, U.K., India, and China). World Leadership MBA
graduates will earn a consortium Master of Business Administration
degree from the University of Florida and Vlerick Leuven Gent
Management School, plus a Master of Business Administration degree
from Aston Business School. Requires 10 years of post undergraduate
work experience, and students are expected to have significant people or
project management responsibilities in their current positions.
Exchange programs: The M.B.A. program offers second-year students
exchange oppoRunities at numerous international universities. Currently,
exchange programs exist with schools in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile,
China, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain,
Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey. For a complete list of exchange
partners, see http://www.cba.ufl.edu/mang/docs/
maibexchangepatners.pdf.
Master of Education
The Master of Education degree program meets the need for professional
personnel to serve a variety of functions required in established and
emerging educational activities of modern society. A thesis is not
required.
All master's programs require at least 36 credits, with at least half of
these credits earned in courses in the College of Education. No more than
6 Credits earned from 3000- and 4000-level courses taken outside the
academic unit may be counted toward the minimum requirements for the
degree. (See also General Requirements for Master's Degrees.)
At least 16 Credits must be earned while the student is enrolled as a
graduate student in courses offered on the Gainesville campus of the
University of Florida, including registration for at least 6 credits in a
single term.
Master of Engineering
Students may choose a thesis or nonthesis option for the Master of
Engineering (M.E.) degree. To be eligible for admission to the M.E.
program, students must have earned a bachelor's degree from an ABET-
accredited college or they must complete articulation work for
equivalence. Admission requirements of the Graduate School must be
met. The College of Engineering may use the Fundamentals of
Engineering examination in lieu of the GRE for admitting students into
the nonthesis master's degree programs. Students who do not meet the
ABET requirement may be admitted to the Master of Science program
(see section on Master of ARs and Master of Science).
The nonthesis M.E. degree is a 30-credit course-work-only degree
(practice-oriented project or capstone course may be included in the 30
credits). At least 15 credits must be in the student's major at the 5000
level or higher. For work outside the major, courses numbered 3000 or
above (not to exceed 6 credits) may be taken if they are part of an
approved plan of study. If a minor is chosen, at least 6 credits are
required: Two 6-credit minors may be taken. At the discretion of
individual engineering academic units, an oral or written examination
may be required.
The thesis option requires 30 credits of course work, including up to 6
Credits of 6971 (Research for Master's Thesis). At least 12 credits (not
counting 6971) must be in the student's major. Courses in the major







must be at the 5000 level or higher. For work outside the major, up to 6
credits of courses numbered 3000 or above may be taken if part of an
approved plan of study. If a minor is chosen, at least 6 credits are
required: Two 6-credit minors may be taken at the discretion of the
academic unit. A comprehensive oral and/or written final examination is
required.
An off-campus (distance learning) student who is a candidate for the
nonthesis M.E. degree must take half the course work from full-time UF
faculty members and must pass a comprehensive written examination
administered by a committee from the academic unit. If the student has
a minor, the committee must include a member representing that minor.
Master of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
The Master of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences degree prepares
students for mid-level leadership positions in public and private
organizations, agencies, and businesses that address the needs of
families, youths, and communities. The program of study provides the
student with a broad base of knowledge in the discipline. It includes
required courses in the theoretical foundations of the discipline, public
policy analysis, program planning and evaluation, nonprofit management
and ethics for practitioners. Requires at least 32 credit hours (half of
which are electives the student selects with the supervisory committee).
Completing the degree requires comprehensive written and oral
examinations.
Master of Fine Arts
The Master of Fine ARs degree is offered with majors in art, creative
writing, and theatre. Same requirements as for the Master of ARs with
thesis, except the M.F.A. requires at least 60 credits (48 for creative
writing), including 6 to 9 credits in 6971 (Research for Master's Thesis).
Students in art and theatre substitute 6973 (Individual Project) creative
work in lieu of the written thesis.
Admission: Applicants requesting admission to any of the programs
should have an earned baccalaureate degree in the same or a closely
related field from an accredited institution. Students must fulfill the
admission requirements of their disciplines and the Graduate School's
admission criteria. In cases where the undergraduate degree is not in the
area chosen for graduate study, the student must demonstrate a level of
achievement fully equivalent to the bachelor's degree in the chosen
graduate field. A candidate deficient in certain areas must remove the
deficiencies by successfully completing appropriate courses.
Art or theatre candidates also must submit a portfolio of the creative
work, or must audition, before being accepted into the program. Creative
writing candidates must submit 2 shot stories, 2 chapters of a novel, or
6 to 10 poems. Three years of work in residence (two for creative
writing) are usually needed to complete degree requirements. If
deficiencies must be removed, the residency could be longer. See Fields
of Instruction for AR, English, and Theatre.
Art: The M.F.A. degree with a major in art is for those who wish to
prepare themselves as teachers of art in colleges and universities and for
those who wish to attain a professional level of proficiency in studio work.
Specialization is offered in the studio areas of ceramics, creative
photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, graphic design,
and digital media. For studio work, the M.F.A. is generally the terminal
degree.
In addition to the general requirements above, students must take at
least 60 credits. Requirements include 42 credits in studio courses (24 in
specialization, 12 in electives, and 6 in ART 6973C); 6 Credits in at
history; 3 credits in teaching at in higher education; 3 credits in
aesthetics, criticism, or theory; and 6 credits of electives. The College
reserves the right to retain student work for purposes of record,
exhibition, or instruction.
Creative writing: The M.F.A. in creative writing develops writers of
poetry and fiction by a series of workshops and literature seminars.
Candidates are expected to produce a thesis (a manuscript of publishable
poetry or fiction) at the end of the 2-year program. The degree requires
nine courses (four workshops, three literature courses, and two
electives), three reading tutorials, and a thesis: 48 Credits in all. Students
take at least one workshop each term. All of the literature courses cannot
be in the same century. The electives may be literature seminars or
workshops; one elective may be an approved graduate course outside
the Department of English.







Theatre: The M.F.A. degree with a major in theatre is for those
interested in production-oriented theatrical careers and teaching. Two
specializations are offered: acting and design. The craft skills
encompassed in the program are later applied in public and studio
productions. The program requires 60 credits, including 18 credits of core
classes, 17 credits of specialty training, an internship, and a project in
lieu of thesis.
Master of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
The nonthesis M.F.A.S. program trains students in the technical aspects
of fisheries and aquatic sciences emphasizing written and oral
communication of scientific information. Requirements are the same as
for the Master of Science degree with the nonthesis option, except that
the M.F.A.S. also requires a technical paper. The program requires at
least 26 graduate credits of graded course work (at least 16 in the
major). The final draft of the technical paper must be submitted to all
supervisory committee members for approval at least 3 weeks before the
scheduled date of the oral and written final examination.
Master of Forest Resources and Conservation
The Master of Forest Resources and Conservation (M.F.R.C.) degree is for
additional professional preparation rather than primary research. Same
requirements as for master's degrees, except that the M.F.R.C. requires
GRE scores of at least 500 verbal and 500 quantitative.
Work required: at least 32 credits of letter-graded course work, with at
least 12 credits of graduate course work in the major. A thesis is not
required, but the student must complete a technical project in an
appropriate field. This project may take various forms, such as a
literature review, extension publication, video, training manual, or
curriculum. The M.F.R.C. requires a final examination covering the
candidate's entire field of study. The student must present the work to
the supervisory committee in an on-campus public forum before the final
examination.
Master of Health Administration
The Master of Health Administration, offered by the College of Public
Health and Health Professions, trains qualified individuals to become
managers and leaders of health care organizations. The degree provides
a core of business and analytical skills, concepts and knowledge specific
to health administration, opportunities for application and synthesis, and
exposure to the field of practice. The M.H.A. program admits students
only in the fall term and requires full-time study for 2 years, plus a
summer internship between the first and second years. The program
requires a total of 62 credits.
Master of Health Science
The Master of Health Science degree, offered by the College of Public
Health and Health Professions, provides exposure to health research and
meets the need for leadership personnel in established and emerging
health care programs. The College offers programs in occupational
therapy and rehabilitation counseling.
There are three paths to enter occupational therapy and attain the Master
of Health Science degree. The 4-term thesis option emphasizes research
and is the appropriate route for (but not limited to) students seeking
admission to the College of Public Health and Health Profession's Ph.D.
program in rehabilitation science. The 3-term nonthesis option
emphasizes research and advanced theories related to the practice of
occupational therapy. Both options prepare leaders in the profession and
require 36 credits. The third option, the distance learning program, is for
working professionals to increase knowledge in emerging practice areas
and leadership.
The rehabilitation counseling program meets the need for professional
personnel to serve in various areas of rehabilitation counseling. The
Department requires at least 52 academic credits for most students,
including at least 49 credits in the major. Some exceptionally well-
qualified students may need fewer credits with approval of the program
chair. Work in the major includes both practicum experiences and a full-
time internship. Elective courses may complement the major and relate
to the student's career plans. All candidates must pass a comprehensive
examination. See General Regulations for requirements for all master's
degrees.
Master of Interior Design







The Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) allows students to direct their
attention to a variety of topics, including historic preservation and
restoration of interior architecture; design for special populations (for
example, the disabled, elderly, and children); investigation and
application of design technology, materials, and lighting; design
education; issues of indoor air quality and sustainability; environment
and behavior research, theory, and applications in interior design.
Work required: at least 36 credits (no more than 6 thesis credits).
Required preparatory courses are in addition to the minimum credits for
graduate work.
Master of International Construction Management
The Master of International Construction Management (M.I.C.M.) is a
nonthesis, distance education, advanced degree program with a research
report/project requirement offered by the Rinker School of Building
Construction. The M.I.C.M. allows students with computer and Internet
access to attend classes at any time, any place and to interact with
faculty and classmates via such technology as e-mail, CD-ROM,
streaming video, synchronous group discussion software, asynchronous
class presentation software, and multimedia courseware. The program
incorporates leading-edge interactive technology and proctored course
final examinations.
Admissions: Applicants for admission must have (1) an undergraduate
degree, (2) at least 5 years of meaningful, supervisory-level construction
management experience, (3) acceptable GRE scores (4) a grade point
average of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale, (5) if an international student, a TOEFL
score of 565 or higher, and (6) sponsorship by the employer.
Work required: The M.I.C.M. has three main specializations: (1)
corporate/strategic management, (2) project management, and (3)
construction management. The M.I.C.M. prepares students to assume
upper-level construction management responsibilities in a multinational
construction company. Other specializations: sustainable construction,
information systems, facilities management, construction safety,
affordable housing, productivity, and human resource management. In
addition to 6 research-oriented graduate credits, the student selects one
or two specializations and then takes the rest of the required 33 credits
from the remaining courses and special electives. Students must pass a
comprehensive oral and/or written examination on completing course
work and the master's research report/project.
Master of Landscape Architecture
The degree of Master of Landscape Architecture is the advanced
professional degree for graduates with baccalaureate credentials in
landscape architecture and is a first professional degree for the graduate
from a nonlandscape architectural background. Candidates are admitted
from related and unrelated fields and backgrounds. An advanced
professional life experience track is available for eligible candidates.
Work required: Candidates must complete at least 52 credits, including
no more than 6 credits of thesis or project. For students without
baccalaureate credentials in landscape architecture, required preparatory
courses are in addition to the minimum credits for graduate work. For
advanced professional life experience candidates, the minimum
requirement is 30 credits, including thesis. At least 50% of all course
work must be graduate courses in landscape architecture. Some areas
allow a project (requiring 6 credits) in lieu of thesis, with permission of
the academic unit's Graduate Faculty.
Master of Latin
The Classics Department offers the nonthesis Master of Latin degree, a
30-credit program mainly for currently employed and/or certified
teaching professionals who wish to widen their knowledge of Latin,
broaden their education in the field of Classics, and enhance their
professional qualifications. This degree can be attained by students in
residence for fall/spring terms or by a program of summer course work at
UF and by directed independent study and/or distance learning courses
during the regular academic year.
Students registering during summer terms can complete the degree in 4
years by earning 6 graduate credits each summer (total = 24), plus just
two 3-credit independent study or distance learning courses during the
intervening academic years. Those who already have some graduate
credit in Latin, or who can take more credits during the year, can
complete the degree more quickly.







Unlike the M.A. degree in Latin, the Master of Latin degree has no thesis
requirement, does not prepare students for Ph.D. level studies, and is
aimed specifically at currently employed and certified Latin teachers.
Admission: Contact the Depatment's Graduate Coordinator or Distance
Learning Coordinator before applying. Requirements for the admissions
process are (1) apply to UF's Graduate School, (2) acceptable GRE
scores, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) transcripts
recording undergraduate courses (and graduate courses, if any; students
must demonstrate the ability to take Latin courses at the graduate level).
Degree requirements: at least 30 credits as a UF graduate student. Of
these, no more than 8 credits (grade of A, B+, or B) may be transferred
from institutions approved for this purpose by the Dean of the Graduate
School. At least half of the 30 credits required should be from Latin
language and literature courses (LAT or LNW courses at the 5000 level or
above). UF graduate-level courses taken before admission to Graduate
School (e.g., in the Latin Summer Institutes) may be applied to the 30
credits if approved by the Graduate School. The Department will work
closely with individual students to determine how many previous
graduate credits at UF or other institutions may be applied to this
program.
The student may elect minor work in other academic units (e.g., history,
philosophy, at history, religion), although there is no requirement to do
so. If a minor is chosen, at least 6 credits are required in the minor field.
Two 6--credit minors may be taken with departmental permission. A GPA
of 3.0 is required for minor credit and for all work counted toward the
degree. All work in a minor must be approved by the supervisory
committee.
Examination: The supervisory committee administers a final oral and
written comprehensive examination at completion of the course work.
This examination includes (1) an oral component on Roman literary
tradition, and (2) a written component, covering (a) Latin sight
translation and grammar, (b) Roman history and civilization, and if
applicable (c) the minor, or minors. As preparation for this examination,
the student should read the required reading list of secondary works in
English.
Language requirement: The Department for this degree plan does not
require, but strongly recommends, at least a reading knowledge of one
(or more) of the following: German, French, Italian, or Spanish. Such
study will facilitate reading important secondary works not translated into
English, enhance travel, and perhaps lead to teaching opportunities in the
chosen language at the secondary school level.
Master of Laws in Comparative Law
The Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.Comp.Law) degree is for
graduates of foreign law schools who want to enhance their
understanding of the American legal system and the English common law
system. The program starts with Introduction to American Law, a 4-credit
summer course that gives students a foundation in the American legal
process. It also helps students acclimate to the College of Law and the
University community before starting the academic year. During fall and
spring terms, and with the director's approval, students choose their
remaining 22 credits from more than 100 Juris Doctor and LL.M. in
Taxation courses and seminars. Students who follow a special curriculum
may simultaneously receive the Cetificate of Specialization in
International Tax Studies. For admission information consult the College
of Law Catalog or write to the Comparative Law Office, P.O. Box 117643,
University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611-7643.
Master of Laws in Comparative Law
The Master of Laws in Comparative Law (LL.M.Comp.Law) degree is for
graduates of foreign law schools who want to enhance their
understanding of the American legal system and the English common law
system.
The program starts with Introduction to American Law, a 4-credit
summer course that gives students a foundation in the American legal
process. It also helps students acclimate to the College of Law and the
University community before starting the academic year. During fall and
spring terms, and with the director's approval, students choose their
remaining 22 credits from more than 100 Juris Doctor and LL.M. in
Taxation courses and seminars. Students who follow a special curriculum
may simultaneously receive the Cetificate of Specialization in
International Tax Studies. For admission information consult the College
of Law Catalog or write to the Comparative Law Office, P.O. Box 117643,







University of Florida, Gainesville FL 32611-7643.
Master of Laws in International Taxation
The Master of Laws in International Taxation (LL.M.I.T.) degree program
offers advanced instruction for law graduates who plan to specialize in
international taxation, in the practice of law. Degree candidates must
complete 26 credits. Of these 26 credits, 22 must be graduate-level tax
courses, and 13 must be graduate-level international tax courses,
including a research and writing course.
Master of Laws in Taxation
The Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.Tax.) degree program offers
advanced instruction for law graduates who plan to specialize in federal
taxation and particularly federal income taxation, in the practice of law.
Degree candidates must complete 26 credits. Of these 26 credits, 22
must be graduate-level tax courses, including a research and writing
course.
Master of Music
The Master of Music (M.M.) degree is offered in music or music
education. The music program offers the following concentrations: choral
conducting, composition, instrumental conducting, music history and
literature, ethnomusicology, music theory, performance, and sacred
music. The M.M. degree prepares students for careers as teachers in
studios, schools, and universities; performers; music historians; music
critics; church musicians; composers; conductors; and accompanists.
Admission: Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree in music or a
closely related area from an accredited institution and must meet the
admission requirements of the Graduate School and the College of Fine
Arts. Students whose undergraduate degree is in another discipline must
demonstrate a level of achievement fully acceptable for master's level
work in this discipline. Applicants normally complete at least 16 credits in
music theory, 6 Credits in music history, and 12 credits in performance. A
candidate deficient in certain undergraduate areas must remove the
deficiencies by successfully completing appropriate courses. If remedial
work is needed, the residency (usually 4 terms of full-time study) may be
longer. An audition is required for all students.
Work required: At least 32 credits of course work (not counting
prerequisite or deficiency courses) including a core of 9 credits. The core
in all emphases includes MUS 6716 (MUE 6785 in the music education
program), MUT 6629, and one MUH or MUL graduate course. Requires a
thesis or creative project in lieu of thesis.
The College of Fine Arts reserves the right to retain student work for
purposes of record, exhibition, or instruction. For more information, see
Fields of Instruction.
Master of Occupational Therapy
This nonthesis degree program is for students who do not have a degree
in occupational therapy, and who want to enter the field of occupational
therapy. The program gives students a holistic perspective, including an
understanding of the philosophical and theoretical bases for practice in
the current health care environment. The M.O.T. program provides a
strong background in theory, assessment, and therapeutic intervention.
This 5-term program of graduate study consists of 3 terms of classroom
course work and 2 terms (24 weeks) of internship. Students enter the
program after completing a bachelor's degree. The M.O.T. degree is
awarded after completing 58 credits. Students must receive aB on all
course work and satisfactory evaluations on all clinical fieldwork.
Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health is a nonthesis degree program that prepares
students to become effective public health practitioners, scientists, and
educators. Graduates can contribute to the health of the local, national,
and international communities through advancing public health
knowledge and designing, implementing, and evaluating programs and
policies that prevent disease and promote health. Students have the
opportunity to develop skills in one of six public health concentration
areas:
. Biostatistics: applying quantitative and analytical methods in public
health research and evaluation







. Environmental health: assessing risk levels and protecting the public
from environmental threats to health
. Epidemiology: studying the distribution and deterrents of health In
populations and communities
. Public health management and policy: providing leadership in public
health administration and developing policies to promote the public's
health
. Public health practice: developing breadth in the field of public health
by studying two or more of the other concentration areas
. Social and behavioral sciences: exploring the unique issues faced by
diverse groups and populations and acquiring skills to achieve social
and behavioral change.
The MPH degree program is a 48-credit program for individuals with
bachelor's degrees. Those with prior terminal degrees in health-related
fields may take the MPH in an accelerated 42-credit format. Several
collaborative programs with professional and graduate degrees are
available, including DVM/MPH, 3D/MPH, and PharmD/MPH. A combined
degree program for seniors and a 15-credit certificate program also are
offered. For additional information, visit http://www.mph.ufl.edu.
Admission: Applicants with any undergraduate major are considered for
the program as long as they meet the Graduate School admission
requirements and their interests match the program's philosophy and
curriculum.
Work required: In the48-credit program, students take 16 credits of
core public health course work and 5-8 credits of internship. Internships
are designed to promote competency in the concentration area and
contribute to the student's career goals. The remaining 24-27 credits
include required and elective course work in the concentration are chosen
by the student. Specific course requirements vary by concentration area.
Students who have a relevant terminal degree in a health-related field
may be eligible for the 42-credit accelerated program, pending MPH
admissions committee approval. This program requires completion of 15
credits of core public health course work, 19-24 Credits of concentration
course work, and a 6-credit internship.
Master of Science in Architectural Studies
Admission: The Master of Science in Architectural Studies is a
nonprofessional, research degree for students with undergraduate
degrees in any field of study who wish to undertake advanced studies
and research in architectural specialties. Specialization is offered in
environmental technology, architectural preservation, urban design,
history, and theory.
Work required: At least 35 credits of course work, including up to 6
Credits of ARC 6971 (Research for Master's Thesis). Most course work
should be in the School of Architecture, but multidisciplinary electives in
planning, history, law, engineering, art history, and real estate are
encouraged. Students also may enroll in one of the School's off-campus
programs, in Nantucket, in the Caribbean, in Hong Kong, or in Vicenza. A
thesis is required.
Requirements for level and distribution of credits, supervisory committee,
and final examination are the same as for the Master of Arts and Master
of Science with thesis.
Master of Science in Nursing
The College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.Nsg.)
degree (thesis and nonthesis option) with advanced practice preparation
for nurse midwifery and the roles of the nurse practitioner in adult,
family, neonatal, pediatric, psychiatric/mental health, and midwifery
nursing. In addition to the advanced practice clinical tracks, the College
also offers a track for the clinical nurse leader (CNL). The CNL is a
generalist clinician who brings a high level of clinical competence and
knowledge to the point of care and serves as a resource for the health
care team.
Work required: at least 46 Credits for advanced practice clinical tracks,
and at least 36 credits for the generalist CNL track. Thesis M.S.Nsg.
Candidates must prepare and present theses acceptable to their
supervisory committees and the Graduate School. An oral presentation of
the thesis and a comprehensive examination in the major are also







required. Nonthesis M.S.Nsg. Candidates must pass a comprehensive
written examination in the major.
Cooperative M.S.Nsg. degree from Florida State University
(FSU) and the University of Florida (UF):
For students in the nurse-midwifery clinical track, the cooperative degree
program is an approved mechanism allowing students to transfer more
than the usual number of semester credit hours (9 vs. 24) from FSU to
UF. On completing the curriculum, students are awarded an M.S.Nsg.
from UF. Students meet admissions requirements for both universities
and take most of the core graduate and primary care courses at FSU; on
completing these courses, credits are transferred to UF and students
enroll in the UF midwifery clinical track courses. The guidebook for
midwifery students explains admissions, advisement, and progression for
traditional and cooperative degree students (http://www.nursing.ufl.edu/
academics/curriculumplans/midwifery%20guidelines.pdf). For
information on clinical placement, see the College of Nursing's website
(www.nursing.ufl.edu). Applicants for all M.S.Nsg. Clinical tracks are
encouraged to apply by April 1st, but materials are accepted through May
31st.
For admission criteria and information on the application process, see the
Master of Science in Nursing page (http://www.nursing.ufl.edu/
academics/academicssub.aspID=39). For general M.S.Nsg. program
inquiries, contact the Coordinator of Graduate Student Affairs. For
specific information on clinical midwifery, contact Dr. Alice Poe, Clinical
Coordinator, Nurse Midwifery Track, (904)244-5174.
Master of Statistics
The Master of Statistics degree requires at least 36 credits, including at
least 30 graduate credits in the major. Courses are selected in
consultation with the supervisory committee chair, and approved by the
supervisory committee. Students must pass two examinations: (1) a first-
year examination, given by a committee designated for the purpose, on
material covered in statistics courses for first-year graduate students and
(2) a final oral examination consisting of a presentation by the student on
a statistical topic not covered in depth in the regular course work.
Students should consult with their supervisory committee chair to choose
a topic, and present a written report on the topic to the supervisory
committee at least 1 week before the examination date. A typical report
is 8 to 10 pages. During and after the presentation, the student's
committee may ask questions related to the topic of the presentation and
related to other material covered in the student's program of study.
Master of Women's Studies
The Master of Women's Studies (M.W.S.) is a nonthesis degree. Requires
at least 33 credits, including the core curriculum of 4 courses (12 credits)
and 7 elective courses (21 credits), and a written comprehensive final
examination. At least half of the 33 credits must be graduate courses in
the major.
Engineer
For those engineers who need additional technical depth and
diversification in their education beyond the master's degree, the College
of Engineering offers the degree of Engineer. This degree requires at
least 30 credits of graduate work beyond the master's degree. It is not to
be considered as a partial requirement toward the Ph.D. degree. The
student's objective after the master's degree should be the Ph.D. or the
Engineer degree.
Admission to the program: Students must have completed a master's
degree in engineering and apply for admission to the Graduate School of
the University of Florida. The master's degree is regarded as the
foundation for the degree of Engineer. The master's degree must be
based on the candidate having a bachelor's degree in engineering from
an ABET--accredited curriculum or having taken sufficient articulation
course work to meet the minimum requirements specified by ABET.
Course and residence requirements: Total registration in an approved
program must include at least 30 graduate credits beyond the master's
degree. This minimum requirement must be earned through the
University of Florida. The last 30 credits must be completed within 5
calendar years.
Supervisory committee: Each student admitted to the program needs
a supervisory committee with at least 3 members of the Graduate Faculty
(2 from the major academic unit, and at least 1 from a supporting







academic unit). In addition, every effort should be made to have a
representative from industry as an external adviser for the student's
program.
This committee should be appointed as soon as possible after the student
is admitted to Graduate School and no later than the end of the second
term of study.
This committee informs the student of all regulations pertaining to the
degree program. The committee is nominated by the academic unit chair,
approved by the Dean of the College of Engineering, and appointed by
the Dean of the Graduate School. The Dean of the Graduate School is an
ex-officio member of all supervisory committees. If a thesis or report is
required, the committee will approve the proposed thesis or report and
the plans for carrying it out. The thesis must be submitted to the
Graduate School. The committee will also conduct the final examination
on campus when the plan of study is completed.
Plan of study: Each plan of study is developed on an individual basis for
each student. Thus, there are no specific requirements for the major or
minor; each student is considered individually. If the plan of study
includes a thesis, the student may register for 6 to 12 credits of 6972
(Research for Engineer's Thesis).
Thesis: The thesis should represent performance at a level above that
ordinarily associated with the master's degree. It should clearly be an
original contribution; this may take the form of scientific research, a
design project, or an industrial project approved by the supervisory
committee. Work on the thesis may be conducted in an industrial or
governmental laboratory under conditions stipulated by the supervisory
committee.
Final examination: After the student completes all work on the plan of
study, the supervisory committee conducts a final comprehensive oral
and/or written examination (for thesis students, this also involves
defending the thesis). This examination must be taken on campus with
all participants present.
Doctor of Audiology
The Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions and offer a program
leading to the degree of Doctor ofAudiology. The Au.D. degree is
awarded after a 4-year program of graduate study. Foreign languages
are not required. The program leading to the Au.D. degree is
administered by the Departments of Communicative Disorders and
Communication Sciences and Disorders, their respective colleges, and the
Graduate School.
Admission: To be considered for the Au.D. program, students must
meet the following minimum requirements: (1) a 3.00 junior-senior
undergraduate grade point average and a program specific acceptable
score on the GRE General Test, (2) evidence of good potential for
academic success in at least three letters of recommendation, and (3)
evidence of acceptable skills in written expression through a personal
statement describing the motivation and skills applicable to graduate
study and the profession of audiology.
Course requirements: 125 credits for students entering the program
with a bachelor's degree awarded by an accredited institution. This
includes at least 70 credits of didactic instruction, 45 credits of applied
practicum, and 3 credits of audiology research.
A 70-credit program leading to the Au.D. is offered for applicants holding
an earned master's degree in audiology from an accredited institution.
A 45-credit program leading to the Au.D. is offered for applicants holding
an earned master's from an accredited institution, certification and/or
licensure in audiology, and at least 3 years of full-time experience in
audiology.
Supervisory committees: Supervisory committees are nominated by
the chairs of the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders
and Communicative Disorders, approved by the deans of their respective
colleges, and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.
The committee should be appointed as soon as possible after the student
starts the program and, in general, no later than the end of the second
term of equivalent full-time study. The supervisory committee shall
consist of no fewer than two members of the audiology Graduate Faculty.
Duties of the supervisory committee include curriculum planning for the







student, annual evaluation of the student's progress in the program
including administration of the oral and written comprehensive
examination in the third year of study, and determining successful
completion of the audiology research project.
Comprehensive examination: required for all Au.D. Candidates. May
be taken during the eighth term of study beyond the bachelor's degree.
Both written and oral, this examination is prepared and evaluated by the
supervisory committee, which is responsible for determining whether the
student is qualified to continue work toward the degree by completing the
clinical residency.
Ed.S. and Ed.D.
The College of Education offers programs leading to the degrees
Specialist in Education and Doctor of Education. The Specialist in
Education degree is awarded for a 2-year program of graduate study. The
Doctor of Education degree requires a dissertation. Foreign languages are
not required. See Requirements for the Ph.D.
In cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies in the College of
Education, programs leading to these degrees are administered by the
individual departments and school in the College of Education. A
department's chair or the school's director is responsible for carrying out
the policies of the Graduate School and the Curriculum Committee of the
College of Education. Contact the individual departments and school for
information about the various programs and their requirements. For help
or general information, contact the Office of Graduate Studies in
Education, 125 Norman Hall.
Specialist in Education
An Ed.S. program develops competencies needed for a professional
specialization. Specializations are offered in the School of Teaching and
Learning and the Departments of Counselor Education, Educational
Administration and Policy, Educational Psychology, and Special Education.
Ed.S. applicants must apply and be admitted to UF's Graduate School. All
work for the degree, including transferred credit, must be completed
within 7 years before the degree is awarded.
The Ed.S. degree is awarded on completing a planned program with at
least 72 credits beyond the bachelor's degree or at least 36 credits
beyond the master's degree. All credits accepted for the program must
contribute to the unity and the stated objective of the total program.
Students are tested (no more than 6 months before graduation) by
written and oral examination. A thesis is not required; however, each
program includes a research component relevant to the intended
profession. With the academic unit's approval, course work taken as pat
of the specialist program may count toward a doctoral degree.
Students who enter the program with an appropriate master's degree
from another accredited institution must complete at least 36 credits of
post-master's study to meet the following requirements:
1. At least 30 credits in graduate-level courses.
2. At least 12 credits in graduate-level professional education courses.
Students who enter the program with a bachelor's degree only must
(during the 72-credit program) meet these requirements in addition to
the requirements of the Master of Education degree or its equivalent.
Only graduate-level (5000-7999) work, earned with a grade of B or
better, is eligible for transfer of credit. A maximum of 15 transfer credits
are allowed. These can include no more than 9 credits from institutions
approved by UF, with the balance obtained from postbaccalaureate work
at UF. Credits transferred from other universities are applied toward
meeting the degree requirements, but the grades earned are not
computed in the student's grade point average. Acceptance of transfer of
credit requires approval of the student's supervisory committee and the
Dean of the Graduate School.
Petitions for transfer of credit for the Ed.S. degree must be made during
the student's first term of enrollment in the Graduate School. The
supervisory committee is responsible for basing acceptance of graduate
transfer credits on established criteria for ensuring the academic integrity
of course work.
Doctor of Education







The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree offers advanced professional
training and academic preparation for the highest levels of educational
practice. Programs are available in the School of Teaching and Learning
and the Departments of Counselor Education; Educational Administration
and Policy; Educational Psychology; and Special Education.
Requires at least 90 credits beyond the bachelor's degree (master's
degrees included must be in the last 7 years). Course requirements vary
with the academic unit and with the student's plan for research. With the
approval of the supervisory committee, the student may choose one or
more minor fields of study. The Ed.D. requires a qualifying examination
and a dissertation.
See Requirements for the Ph.D. for information on transfer of credit,
minors, leave of absence, supervisory committee, language requirement,
campus residence requirement, qualifying and final examinations,
admission to candidacy, dissertation, and certification. These statements
apply to both the Ph.D. and Ed.D. degrees.
Doctor of Plant Medicine
The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences offers an interdisciplinary
program leading to the degree of Doctor of Plant Medicine (D.P. M.). The
D.P. M. degree is awarded after a 3- to 4-year program of graduate
study. Foreign languages are not required. The program leading to the D.
P. M. degree is administered by the College of Agricultural and Life
Sciences and the Graduate School.
Admission: Students must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. B.S. or B.A. degree, preferably in biological, agricultural, or health
science.
2. A 3.00 grade point average in upper-division courses.
3. A program specific acceptable score on the GRE General Test.
4. Applicants from countries where English is not the native language
must also achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following: TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language: computer= 213, paper= 550,
web= 80), IELTS (International English Language Testing System: 6),
MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 77) or
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5. Evidence of good potential for academic success in at least three
letters of recommendation.
6. Evidence of acceptable skills in written expression through personal
statements briefly describing their backgrounds, reasons, and career
goals for studying plant medicine.
Course requirements: Students entering the program with a bachelor's
degree must earn 120 credits. This includes at least 90 credits of course
work and 30 credits of internship. Students entering the program with a
master's degree in a related area may be allowed to transfer up to 30
credits in graduate courses corresponding to those required by the Plant
Medicine program.
Supervisory committee: The supervisory committee is selected by the
student, nominated by the Director of the Plant Medicine Program,
approved by the Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences,
and appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School. The committee
should be appointed as soon as possible after starting the program and
before midpoint of the student's third term. Each supervisory committee
must consist of three UF Graduate Faculty members: one each from
entomology/nematology, plant pathology, and plant/soil science. The
duties of the supervisory committee include planning elective courses and
internships, helping to complete the program of study form (Form 2),
evaluating elective internships, periodically evaluating the student's
progress in the program (a minimum of two supervisory committee
meetings are required and the student should meet with their committee
chair regularly and at the start of each semester), and administering the
final oral comprehensive examination.
Comprehensive examination: Both written and oral comprehensive
examinations are required of all D.P.M. students. The written examination
has three sections: entomology/nematology, plant pathology, and plant/
soil science. Faculty from the appropriate disciplines are appointed by the
Program Director to develop and grade the final written examination,
working in concert with faculty who teach courses required for the D.P.







M. degree. The three sections of the written exam may be taken
independently during the student's last three semesters in the program
at the discretion of the supervisory committee and after completion of all
coursework and internships. After a student passes all three sections of
the final written examination (80% or higher is considered a passing
grade), the supervisory committee administers an oral examination that
tests the student's ability to diagnose and manage plant health problems.
A student who fails to pass a comprehensive examination may retake it
within 3 months.


Financial Information and Requirements
Expenses
Application Fee
An individual who applies for admission to the University of Florida shall
pay a non-refundable application fee of $30.00. Application fee waivers
are provided for the following programs when proof of participation is
provided: Florida A&M University (FAMU) Feeder Program participants,
Ronald E. McNair scholars and for students applying through the Florida
Fund for Education McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. For details
contact the Office of Graduate Minority Programs (352)392-6444 or 1-
800-753-9798, 115 Grinter Hall, P.O. Box 115500, or e-mail ogmp@ufl.
edu.
Enrollment and Student Fees
Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.037(1) University of Florida (UF) Rules,
registration shall be defined as consisting of two components: a) formal
enrollment in one or more credit courses approved and scheduled by the
University; and b) fee payment or other appropriate arrangements for fee
payment (deferment or third-party billing) for the courses in which the
student is enrolled as of the end of drop/add. Registration must be
completed on or before the date specified in the academic calendar.
Students are not authorized to attend class unless they are on the class
roll or have been approved to audit. Unauthorized class attendance will
result in fee liability.
A student must be registered during the terms of the qualifying
examination and the final examination, and during the term the degree is
awarded.
Fee Liability
Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.037(2) UF Rules, a student is liable for all fees
associated with all courses for which the student is registered, at the end
of the drop/add period or for which the student attends after that
deadline. The fee payment deadline is 3:30 p.m., at the end of the
second week of classes.
Assessment of Fees
Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.0375(1) UF Rules, resident and nonresident
tuition shall be assessed on the basis of course classification: tuition for
courses numbered through 4999 shall be assessed at the undergraduate
level, and courses numbered 5000 and above shall be assessed at the
graduate level.
Shown below is the estimated tuition and fee schedule for the 2007-2008
academic year. The tuition and fees for the academic year have not been
established at the time of printing of this catalog, but some adjustments
are likely. Generally tuition and fees are established some time in July for
the next academic year. In some instances, tuition waivers accompanying
assistantships or fellowships include only the matriculation fee and where
applicable the nonresident fee. All other fees must be paid by the
student.
2007-2008 Annual Cost Estimates for Graduate Students







Florida Residents Non-Florida
On-Campus/Off- On-Campus/Off-
Cost Breakdowns Campus Campus
Tuition and Fees* 7,478 22,603
Books and Supplies 920 920
On ampus Housing and 7,300 7,300

a *mpus Housing and 7,640 7,640
Computer Minimum**** 900 900
Local Transportation 520 520
General Expenses and 590 590
Clothing
Optional Health Insurance 1,520 1,520
TOTAL $19,228/$19,568 $34,353/$34,693
Tuition based on 24 Credits per year (12 per semester) of 5000-7999
level courses. Estimates ($284.44/FL $914.63/non-FL) do not include any
material and supply fees (if applicable) and any late registration or late
payment fees.
** On-campus housing costs for grad students are based on single
occupancy in a 1-bedroom Diamond Village apartment. Phone/cable is
included in the rent; electricity is not. $2320 is the estimated two-
semester food allowance.
*** Off-campus housing estimates are based on an individual's costs for
rental of a 2-bedroom apartment; electric and cable averages are
included. Rental costs are based on an average of rates quoted by local
apartments. $2320 is the estimated two-semester food allowance.
**** Annual computer costs can depend on degree program. Programs in
architecture, building construction, business and accounting, fine arts,
journalism and pharmacy require an $1800 annual computer allowance.
Cost represents a two-semester average for purchase/lease of equipment
(with printer, modem/Ethernet and CD-ROM).
In addition to assessing tuition and fees based on student residency,
course level and program, the University of Florida will base tuition rates
on the first enrolled term of the current degree program. Definitions of
"first enrolled term of the current degree program" are as follows:
Pre-Fall 2005 Fee Criteria
A degree-seeking student admitted before Fall 2005 and enrolled
Spring and/or Summer 2005.
Pre-Fall 2005 status ends upon receipt of a degree in Spring 2005 or
thereafter, or upon admission/readmission to a degree program
requiring a new application.
Fall 2005 Fee Criteria
A degree-seeking student admitted and enrolled Fall 2005, Spring
2006 or Summer 2006.
A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program Fall 2005, Spring
2006 or Summer 2006.
Fall 2006 and Fall 2007 Fee Criteria
. A first-time admitted degree-seeking student registered Fall 2006, Spring
or Summer 2007 or Fall 2007, Spring or Summer 2008.
. A non-degree-seeking student.
. A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program Fall 2006, Spring or
Summer 2007 or Fall 2007, Spring or Summer 2008.
. A former student who is readmitted after an absence of two or more
consecutive terms, excluding military withdrawals.
For purposes of discussion, the word "term" refers to the fall semester,
the spring semester and any of the summer sessions.
Students must assess and pay their own fees. Lack of written notification
of the tuition fee debt does not negate the student's responsibility to pay
by the published deadline. University personnel will not be held
accountable for assessment or accuracy of calculations.







Health, Athletic, Activity and Service, Transportation, and
Material and Supply Fees
Health fee (6C1-3.0372(1) UF rules): All students must pay a health
fee that is assessed on a per-credit-hour basis and is included in the
basic rate per-credit-hour. The health fee maintains the University's
Student Health Service and is not pat of any health insurance a student
may purchase.
Athletic fee (6C1-3.0372(4) UF rules): All students must pay an
athletic fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in
the basic rate per-credit-hour. Graduate research and teaching assistants
enrolled for eight (8) or more credit hours during the fall or spring term
and all other students enrolled for nine (9) or more credits can purchase
athletic tickets at the student rate.
Activity and service fee (6C1-3.0372(1) UF rules): All students
must pay an activity and service fee that is assessed on a per-credit-hour
basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour.
Transportation Access Fee (6C1-3.009(2) UF rules): All students
must pay a transportation access fee that is assessed on a per-credit-
hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour.
Material and supply fee (6C1-3.0374(1) UF rules): Material and
supply fees are assessed for certain courses to offset the cost of
materials or supply items consumed in the course of instruction. Material
and supply fee information is available from the academic departments or
University Financial Services.
Late Registration/ Late Payment Fees
Late registration fee (6C1-3.037(3) UF rules): Any student who fails
to apply and to qualify for admission before the late registration date
published in the academic calendar will be subject to the late registration
fee of $100.00.
Late payment fee (6C1-3.037(4) UF rules) : Any student who fails to
pay all fees due or to make appropriate arrangements for fee payment
(deferment or third-party billing) by the fee payment deadline published
in the academic calendar will be subject to a late payment fee of
$100.00.
Waiver of late fees: A student who believes that a late charge should
not be assessed (because of University error or extraordinary
circumstances that prevented all conceivable means of compliance by the
deadline) may petition for a waiver.
. Late registration fee: Office of the University Registrar;
. Late payment fee: University Financial Services.
. The University reserves the right to require documentation to
substantiate these circumstances.
Special Fees and Charges
Audit fee (6C1-3.0376(18) UF rules): Fees for audited courses are
assessed at the applicable resident or non-resident cost as set forth in
rule 6C1-3.0375, F.A.C.
Diploma replacement fee (6C1-3.0376(13) UF rules): Each diploma
ordered after a student's initial degree application will result in a diploma
replacement charge not to exceed $10.00.
Transcript fee (6C1-3.0376(12) UF rules): Upon written request, a
complete transcript for undergraduate, graduate, and professional
students can be purchased for a fee not to exceed $10.00. The University
releases only complete academic records.
Registration for zero credits (6C1-3.0376(17) UF rules): The
student is assessed the applicable resident or non-resident cost as set
forth in Rule 6C1.0375, F.A.C., for one credit hour.
Off-campus educational activities (6C1-3.0376(19) UF rules): The
President of the University of Florida or the president's designee will
establish fees for off-campus course offerings when the location results in
specific identifiable increased costs to the University. These fees are in
addition to the regular tuition and fees charged to students enrolling in
these courses on campus. As used herein, "off campus" refers to
locations other than regular main campus, branch campuses, and centers.







Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The General Test of the GRE is
required for admission to the Graduate School and is offered by
computer. The ETS website (http://www.gre.org) shows the nearest
testing location and gives information on subject tests (not offered by
computer).
Graduate Management Assessment Test (GMAT): the GMAT is
required for admission to many programs in the Warrington College of
Business Administration, and selected other programs, as indicated in the
Graduate Catalog. The GMAT website (http://www.gmac.com/gmac/
thegmat/) gives information about testing locations and procedures.
Graduate School Foreign Language Test: All students wishing to be
certified as proficient in reading French, German or Spanish must take
the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Graduate School Foreign Language
Test. Contact the Office of Academic Technology, 132 HUB, 352-392-
0371.
Library processing fee: Thesis or dissertation students in their final
term pay $12.80 for the administrative costs of processing the thesis or
dissertation; architecture students pay $20.00 for the project option, and
nursing students pay $45.00. This charge is payable at University
Financial Services (S-113 Criser). A copy of the receipt must be
presented to the Graduate School Editorial Office at dissertation first
submission or thesis first submission, or to the Architecture graduate
office (for project).
Microfilm fee: Dissertation students must pay a $55.00 microfilm fee.
This fee is payable at University Financial Services (S-113 Criser Hall). A
copy of the receipt must be presented to the Graduate School Editorial
Office.
Identification card: Gator 1 Card: The Gator 1 Card is the official
University of Florida picture ID card. A valid Gator 1 card must be
presented to transact business at University Financial Services; to pick up
tickets for athletic events; and to use Gator dining accounts, CIRCA
computer labs, University Libraries, and all recreational facilities. The
Gator 1 card can be obtained at the UF Bookstore & Welcome Center at
the museum road entrance. An official picture ID passportt or driver's
license) and $15 are required. A student's spouse should go to the ID
Card Services office with a photo ID (e.g., driver's license, military ID, or
passport), the student's Gator 1 card, a copy of the marriage certificate,
and $15. Payment of $15.00 cash, check, credit or debit cards accepted.
All charges may be subject to change without notice.
Payment of Fees
Fees are payable on the dates listed in the academic calendar. Fee
payments are processed by University Financial Services. Checks,
cashier's checks, and money orders written in excess of the assessed
fees will be processed and the difference refunded at a later date,
according to University policy. Checks from foreign countries must be
payable through a United States bank in U.S. dollars. The University can
refuse two-paty checks, altered checks, and checks that will not
photocopy.
Electronic check payments via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) can be
made on the web via ISIS: www.isis.ufl.edu; (Financial Services--Make A
Payment) with no service charge. Improved electronic check processing
now allows sign-up and payment during the same transaction.
Payments can be made via debit cards at the University Cashier's office.
A personal identification number (PIN) is required to access the student's
bank account. Cash withdrawals against debit cards will not be processed.
Payments via MasterCard or American Express can only be made online
via ISIS. A 2.6% service charge will be added to all ISIS credit card
payments of tuition, fees, and account receivable charges (laser print,
library fines, infirmary, etc.). Payment via Visa credit card is not an
option on ISIS as Visa does not allow this type of service charge.
Returned checks and returned EFT payments must be paid in cash,
money order, or cashier's check. A minimum $25.00 service fee will be
charged; $30.00 will be charged if the check is $50.01 to $299.99, and
$40.00 will be charged for returned checks of $300.00 or more.
The University also may impose additional requirements, including
advance payment or security deposit.

AII financial obligations to the University will be applied







on the basis of age of the debt. The oldest debt will be
paid first.
Deadlines
Deadlines are enforced. The University does not have the authority to
waive late fees unless the University is primarily responsible for the
delinquency or extraordinary circumstances warrant such waiver.
Cancellation and Reinstatement
The University shall cancel the registration of any student who has not
paid any part of their fee liability by the deadline and has not attended
class after the drop/add deadline. The university shall suspend further
academic progress by placing a financial hold on the student's record to
prevent the release of grades, schedules, transcripts, registration,
diplomas, loans, the use of UF facilities and/or services, and admission to
UF functions and athletic events until the debt has been satisfied.
Reinstatement shall require the approval of the University and payment
of all delinquent liabilities, including the late registration and late
payment fees. Upon payment of fees, it is the student's responsibility to
ensure that his or her registration is updated.
Deferral of Registration and Tuition Fees
A fee deferment allows students to pay fees after the deadline without
cancellation of registration or late payment fee. The University may
award fee deferments in the following circumstances:
. Students whose state or federal financial assistance is delayed by
circumstances beyond the control of the student.
. Students receiving veterans' or other benefits under Chapter 30,
Chapter 31, Chapter 32, Chapter 34, or Chapter 35 of Title 38 U.S.C.,
and whose benefits are delayed.
. Students for whom formal arrangements have been made with the
University for payment by an acceptable third-party donor.
Deferment covers tuition fee payments only and must be established by
the fee payment deadline. Fee deferments are granted based on
information from the Office of Student Financial Affairs (financial aid
deferments) or the Office of the University Registrar (veterans). Refer
questions on eligibility to the appropriate office.
Waiver of Fees
The University may waive fees as follows:
. Participants in sponsored institutes and programs where the
sponsoring agent pays direct costs.
. Intern supervisors for institutions in the State University System may
be given one nontransferable certificate (fee waiver) for each full
academic term during which the person serves as intern supervisor
pursuant to 1009.26(2), Florida Statutes. The certificate is valid for
three years from the date of issuance. The maximum hours allowed
during a single semester will be six hours of instruction (including
credit through continuing education). The certificate will waive the
matriculation fee; the student must pay the balance of the fees by the
deadline.
. Persons 60 years of age or older are entitled to a waiver of fees for
audited courses (up to six credits), as provided by Chapter 1009.26
(4), Florida Statutes.
. Any student for whom the State is paying foster care board payment
or any student adopted from the Depatment of Children and Family
Services after December 31, 1997, is entitled to a waiver of fees
pursuant to Chapter 1009.25(2)(c), Florida Statutes.
. Cedain members of the active Florida National Guard are entitled to a
waiver of fees pursuant to Section 250.10(8), Florida Statutes.
. A student enrolled through the Florida Linkage Institutes Program is
entitled to a waiver of fees pursuant to Section 288.8175(6), Florida
Statutes.
The non-Florida student financial aid fee may not be waived for students
receiving an out-of-state fee waiver.







Refund of Fees
Tuition fees will be fully refunded in the circumstances noted below:
. Approved withdrawal from the University before the end of drop/add,
with written documentation from the student.
. Credit hours dropped during drop/add.
. Courses canceled by the University.
. Involuntary call to active military duty.
. Death of the student or member of the immediate family (parent,
spouse, child, sibling).
. Illness of the student of such severity or duration, as confirmed in
writing by a physician, that completing the term is precluded
. Exceptional circumstances, upon approval of the University President
or his designee(s).
A refund of 25 percent of the total fees paid (less late fees) is available if
notice of withdrawal of enrollment from the University with written
documentation is received from the student and approved prior to the
end of the fouth week of classes for full semesters or a proportionately
shower time for shorter terms.
Refunds are issued by University Financial Services and will be applied
against any university debts. The university reserves the right to set
minimum amounts for which refunds will be produced for overpayments
on student accounts.
Tuition refunds due to cancellation, withdrawal, or termination of
attendance for students receiving financial aid will first be refunded to the
appropriate financial aid programs. If a student is a recipient of federal
financial aid (ACG Grant, Grad Plus Loan, Pell Grant, SMART Grant,
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant [SEOG], Perkins Loan,
Federal Direct Stafford Loans, or PLUS loans), federal rules require that
any unearned potion of the federal aid must be returned to the U.S.
Department of Education. The amount the student has earned is based
on the number of days the student attended classes as compared to the
number of days in the entire term (first day of class to the end of finals
week). Any remaining refund then will be returned according to
University policy.
General Fiscal Information
Students should bring sufficient funds, other than personal checks, to
meet their immediate needs. Personal checks will be accepted at
University Financial Services for the exact amount of fees and/or other
amounts owed the University. Payments on all financial obligations to the
University will be applied on the basis of age of debt. The oldest debts
will be paid first.
University Financial Services does not cash checks or make cash refunds.
Checks written in excess of assessed fees or other amounts paid the
University will be accepted and processed, but the excess will be
refunded to the student at a later date, according to University policy.
It is the student's responsibility to maintain a correct current address in
the UF Directory. Address changes should be made online as often as
needed.
Past Due Student Accounts
All students' accounts are payable at University Financial Services at the
time such charges are incurred. Graduating students with outstanding
financial obligations will have a hold placed on their records withholding
release of a diploma, transcript, and other university services until the
debt is satisfied.
University regulations prohibit the following for any student whose
account with the university is delinquent until the debt has been
satisfied:
. Registration,
. Release of transcript, diploma, grades and schedules,
. Loans,







. The use of UF facilities and/or services,
. Admission to UF functions and athletic events
Delinquent accounts, including those debts for which the students'
records have a financial hold, may require payment by cash, cashier's
check, or money order.
Delinquent debts may be reported to a credit bureau and can result in
placement with a collection agency without further notice, at which time
additional collection costs will be assessed for the collection agency fees.


Financial Aid
Office for Student Financial Affairs
Financial aid is available to qualified graduate students through the Office
for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) in S107 Criser Hall, mainly through
work or loan programs (see Loans and Part-Time Employment). Students
who wish to apply for aid administered by SFA must follow the
instructions in the Gator Aid Application Guide, completing a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the application deadline.
Graduate students who apply for assistance through SFA must be
registered for at least 5 credits to receive aid from Federal Direct Stafford/
Ford Loans (FDSL), Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans
(FDUSL), Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans and Federal Work-Study. To
receive FDSL, FDUSL, or Federal Work-Study during the summer,
graduate students must register for at least 4 Credits for the entire
summer term (students who enroll for fewer than 4 Credits during
Summer A/C cannot be paid until Summer B).
For complete financial aid information, including instructions on how to
apply: SFA website http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/. After applying, use UF's ISIS
system: http://www.isis.ufl.edu/. To access ISIS, students must use their
UF PIN and their UFID and GatorLink password.
Financial Aid Nexus Tapes
The Office for Student Financial Affairs prepared a series of brief tapes for
the NEXUS phone tape series to provide current information on financial
aid programs. To use this service, call (352)392-1683 and request the
tape you want to hear: 402-A Applying for Financial Aid; 402-B Student
Loans; 402-C Federal Direct Loans; 402-D Student Budgets; 402-E
Financial Aid for Graduate Students; 402-F Student Employment; 402-G
Grants; 402-H Scholarships; 402-I Loans and Debt Management; 402-3
Financial Aid Phone Numbers; 402-K How Financial Aid Is Disbursed; 402-
L Registration Period Update; and 402-M Financial Aid for Students with
Disabilities. These tapes are available on the web at http://www.sfa.ufl.
edu/infoserv/nexus.html.
Loans
Graduate students may qualify for the following student loans: Federal
Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans,
Federal Direct Graduate Plus LoansUniversity of Florida Institutional
Loans, and Federal Perkins Loans. These programs offer long-term, low-
interest loans that must be repaid when the borrower graduates,
withdraws, or drops to less than half-time enrollment. In general,
students may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other
financial aid per academic year at interest rates from 5% to 9% annually.
Some loans are based on financial need; others are not. The actual
amount of each loan is based on financial need and/or program limits. To
apply, obtain a Gator Aid Application Guide and complete a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): http://www.fafsa.ed.gov or
Office for Student Financial Affairs in S107 Criser Hall. Do not wait until
you are admitted to apply for aid. Apply as soon as January for fall loans.
Although students may apply for Federal Direct Stafford Loans
throughout the year, they must observe the deadlines set each term for
applying for loans for the next term and should always apply as early as
possible. For deadlines, visit Gator Aid Application Guide, or SFA's
website http://www.sfa.ufl.edu.
Short-term loans: UF has an emergency short-term loan program to
help students meet temporary financial needs related to educational
expenses. Graduate students may borrow up to $1,000 or the amount of
in-state tuition if they have an acceptable repayment source. Interest is
1% per month and these loans must be repaid by the first day of the last
month in the term the money is borrowed. Processing takes about 48
hours. For applications, visit SFA in S107 Criser Hall.








Part-Time Employment
UF offers part-time student jobs through three employment programs:
Federal Work-Study jobs, including the Federal Community Service
component; Other Personnel Services (OPS); and off-campus jobs.
Federal Work-Study jobs are based on financial need. To apply for
Federal Work-Study jobs, students must complete a Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available from the Office for Student
Financial Affairs (SFA) in S107 Criser Hall, or use FAFSA on the Web at
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. OPS jobs are not based on financial need. UF
maintains online job boards for student work programs. For information
on jobs and how to apply, go to http://www.sfa.ufl.edu/programs/
studentemployment.html.
Academic Progress Policy for Financial Aid Recipients
Students receiving financial aid must be in good standing at UF and
maintain financial aid satisfactory academic progress requirements. UF's
financial aid academic progress requirements are available on the Office
for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) website at http://www.sfa.ufl.edu, in
SFA's Gator Aid Handbook, in the brochure that accompanies all financial
aid award letters issued by SFA, and as a handout at the SFA service
counters in S107 Criser Hall.


Research and Teaching Services
Libraries
The Libraries of the University of Florida (UF Libraries) form the largest
information resource system in the state of Florida. While the collections
are extensive, they are not comprehensive and graduate students
supplement them with a variety of services and cooperative programs
drawing on the resources of many other libraries.
The UF Libraries comprise 9 libraries: 7 are in the system known as the
George A. Smothers Libraries of the University of Florida, and 2 (Health
Sciences and Law) are attached to their respective administrative units.
All of the libraries serve all the University's faculty and students, but each
has a special mission to be the primary support of specific colleges and
degree programs. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of research,
scholars may find collections built in one library to serve a specific
discipline or constituency to be of great importance to their own research
in another discipline. Usually, more than one library is needed to discover
all the resources that pertain to a particular research interest. The
University of Florida Gator 1 card gives students and faculty access to
library services. This card is used to circulate books, to borrow reserves,
and to establish identity for other library services such as Interlibrary
Loan and remote access to databases.
The library home page (http://www.uflib.ufl.edu) offers a wealth of
information about the Libraries and links to a vast array of resources. The
Libraries are integrating electronic collections and services, and are
digitizing materials from our Florida and other unique collections.
Indexes, abstracts, and other reference resources (including hundreds of
specialized databases) are increasingly available. From the home page it
is possible to connect to the full text of articles in more than 20,000
journals and thousands of books, documents, maps, and manuscripts.
The library home page has a link to the library catalog that contains
records for all UF collections in all formats (except for some special
archival, map, and document collections that must be accessed through
catalogs and finding aids at the collection location). It connects to lists of
materials currently on course reserve and provides links to a growing
number of these materials that are available in electronic form. The
Subject Guides and Specialists page provides guides to subject literature
and links to key resources and pertinent websites as well as the name of
the library subject specialist. The library home page provides links to the
pages of individual campus libraries, lists library training opportunities,
and provides a great deal of information on services and policies. It
enables students to link to the libraries' Ask a Librarian IM chat reference
service, and to electronic forms for making suggestions, renewing
materials, initiating interlibrary loan requests, and recalling materials
charged to other borrowers.
Workstations in UF libraries provide access to this whole array of
electronic resources and services. They may also be accessed readily
from other campus workstations, with a University of Florida IP address







(campus location or off-campus GatorLink account), or by using the VPN
or a proxy and your library card number (please see http: //www. uflib.
ufl.edu/access.html for details on remote access).
Because of the disciplinary variation in research methods, the policies
enforced and the services offered may differ from library to library. Most
of the libraries have an advisory board consisting of faculty and students
who advise on the policies and services relating to their library.
Information on local policies is available at the circulation and reference
desks in each library and on the specific library's home page. As is
common in research libraries, library materials are housed in a variety of
locations depending on discipline.
Library West houses most of the humanities and social science
collections, and professional collections in support of business, health and
human performance, and journalism are normally housed in this building.
Library West includes 84 individual graduate study carrels that are
assigned for the academic year. An online application form is available
from the library home page. In addition, the sixth floor of Library West is
a study area reserved for graduate students. Access is provided after
students register at the Circulation Desk. Smothers Library (also known
as Library East) holds the Latin American Collection and the Special
Collections: rare books and manuscripts, P. K. Yonge Library of Florida
History, and University Archives.
Marston Science Library holds most of the agriculture, science, and
technology collections. The Map Library and Documents Depatment is a
regional depository for U.S. federal government publications.
Architecture/Fine Arts Library (201 Fine ARs Building A) holds visual
arts, architecture, and building construction materials. Education Library
(1500 Norman Hall) holds most of the education collections.
Music Library (231 Music Building) holds most music materials and a
collection of recordings.
The Allen H. Neuharth Journalism Library (1060 Weimer Hall) holds
a small collection of materials relating to journalism and mass
communication.
Health Science Center Library holds resources for the medical
sciences, related life sciences, and veterinary medicine.
Legal Information Center holds resources for law and related social
sciences.
Together the Libraries hold over 4,000,000 cataloged volumes, 7,200,000
microforms, 1,300,000 documents, 766,000 maps and geographic
images, and nearly 18,000 computer files. The Libraries have built a
number of nationally significant research collections mainly supporting
graduate research programs. Among them are the Baldwin Library of
Children's Literature, which is among the world's greatest collections of
literature for children (Special Collections, Smathers Library); the Map
and Imagery Library, which is an extensive repository of maps,
atlases, aerial photographs, and remote sensing imagery with particular
collection strengths for the southeastern United States, Florida, Latin
America, and Africa south of the Sahara (Marston Science Library, Level
One); the Isser and Ray Price Library of 3udaica, which is the largest
collection of its kind in the Southeast (Education Library); and the P.K.
Yonge Library of Florida History, which is the state's preeminent
Floridiana collection and holds the largest North American collection of
Spanish colonial documents about the southeastern United States and
rich archives of prominent Florida politicians (Special Collections,
Smothers Library).
The Libraries also have particularly strong holdings in architectural
preservation and 18th-century American architecture (Architecture and
Fine Arts), late 19th- and early-20th-century German state documents
(Library West: request retrieval), Latin American art and architecture
(Architecture and Fine Arts and Smathers Library), national bibliographies
(Humanities & Social Science Reference, Smathers Library), U.S. Census
information, especially in electronic format, and other U.S. documents
(Documents Depatment, Marston Science Library), the rural sociology of
Florida and tropical and subtropical agriculture collections (Marston
Science Library), and English and American literature (Library West
collection: request retrieval).
Reference service is provided to library users in each library and is also
available via phone, e-mail, and interactive chat. All of the libraries
provide special services to help students and faculty with disabilities in
their use of the libraries; information is available at all circulation desks.







At the start of each term, the Libraries offer orientation programs to
explain available services and how to use them. Schedules are posted in
each library at the start of each term and in the training session part of
the library webpage. Individual help is available at the reference desk
in each library. In addition, instructional librarians will work with faculty
and teaching assistants to develop and present course-specific library
instruction sessions. Instruction coordinators are available in Humanities
and Social Science Reference in Library West, in Marston Science Library,
and in the branches.
Subject specialists, who work closely with faculty and graduate
students to select materials for the collections, also advise graduate
students and other researchers who need specialized bibliographic
knowledge to define local and global information resources available to
support specific research. Consult the subject specialists when starting
work on a large research project or developing a working knowledge of
another discipline. A list of subject specialists is available at reference
desks and via the library home page. Users may schedule a meeting with
the appropriate specialist.
The Libraries' memberships in the Research Libraries Group and the
Center for Research Libraries give faculty and students access to
many major scholarly collections. The Libraries also are linked to major
national and international databases. Many materials not held on campus
can be quickly located and borrowed through one of the cooperative
programs to which the Libraries belong. Consult with a reference librarian
to take advantage of these services. Publications describing specialized
services are available at reference and circulation desks throughout the
Libraries. For information on library hours: http://www.uflib.ufl.edu or
call the desired library.

Computer Facilities
Computing and Networking Services (CNS)
Computing and Networking Services, formerly the Northeast Regional
Data Center (NERDC), is a unit of the UF Office of Information
Technology. CNS's facilities are used for instructional, administrative, and
research computing, and are in the Bryant Space Sciences Research
Building (SSRB). For more information, visit the CNS home page http://
cns.ufl.edu.
Office of Academic Technology (AT) at the Hub
Services available to graduate students include electronic thesis and
dissertation computing support; phone and walk-in desktop applications
and technical consulting; GatorLink mail; web and dialup services;
UNIX@ and Computing and Networking Services (CNS) computing
accounts; software distribution; and the use of computer classrooms,
multimedia and video equipment, and laboratories; and programming
languages and packages for mathematical and statistical analysis. The AT/
CIRCA computer classrooms are available for personal and academic use.
They are equipped with IBM-compatible and Macintosh-compatible
computers, laser printers, plotters, and scanners. CIRCA computer
facilities offer students applications for word processing, spreadsheets,
data analysis, graphics, and the Internet.
Instructors may use the site-licensed WebCT Vista course management
system to provide online course tools such as syllabus, content and
secure grade posting. Instructors whose courses require UNIX@ or IBM
mainframe computing may also apply for class computing accounts.
Applications for these instructional accounts are available at the Help
Desk in 132 Hub. Instructors may reserve CIRCA computer classrooms or
multimedia lecture classrooms for class sessions.For more information
about these and other Academic Technology services, contact the UF
Computing Help Desk, 132 Hub, http://helpdesk.ufl.edu, (352)392-HELP,
or see the Academic Technology website at http://at.ufl.edu.
Art Galleries
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art provides the most advanced facilities for
exhibiting, studying, and preserving works of art. The Harn offers
approximately 15 changing exhibitions per year. The Museum's collection
includes the arts of the Americas, Africa, and Asia and contemporary
international works of art. Exciting performances, family programs,
lectures, and films are also featured. Museum hours are liam to 5pm
Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm Saturday, and 1 to 5pm Sunday.
The Harn Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
For more information, visit http://www.harn.ufl.edu.







The University Gallery established in 1965, is an essential component
of the teaching, research, and service missions of the School of AR and
Art History. The Gallery's primary purpose is to present high-quality
visual-ats exhibitions that reach a diverse cross section of the
University's many academic disciplines and core research areas and to
provide rich first-hand interaction with cutting-edge artwork for art
students and faculty to foster learning in at. Focus Gallery (in the lobby
of the School of Art and Art History offices in the Fine ARs Complex) was
established in 1963. Public exhibition space is used by students and
faculty sponsors in the School of Art and Art History to experiment with
artwork and experience the production of art exhibitions.
Grinter Galleries (in the lobby of Grinter Hall) was established in 1972.
This venue is reserved for exhibitions of international art and artifacts
that teach about world culture. Many of the University's international
centers are located in Grinter Hall, and their programs provide content
for the galleries' exhibitions.
Performing Arts
University of Florida Performing Arts brings a diverse range of events to
its venues each season, including theatre, chamber, classical, dance,
family, jazz, opera, pops, film, and world music/dance. The 1,700-seat
Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts features
computerized lighting and sound systems. Its Black Box Theatre is used
for experimental or small musical productions, recitals, and receptions.
The historic University Auditorium seats 867 and provides a classic
setting for chamber and solo concerts, lectures, and more. The
Baughman Center, a breathtaking pavilion on the shores of Lake Alice, is
an inspirational setting for both contemplation and celebration. For
information about UFPA: administrative offices, phone (352)392-1900.
For event information or tickets: Phillips Center Box Office, phone (352)
392-ARTS ext. 2787, website http://www.performingarts.ufl.edu.
Florida Museum of Natural History
The Florida Museum of Natural History was created by the
Legislature in 1917 as a department of the University of Florida. Through
its affiliation with the University, it carries dual responsibility as the
official State Museum of Florida and as the University museum. The
public education and exhibits division of the Museum is in Powell Hall, on
Hull Road at the western edge of campus, situated between the Harn
Museum of Art and the Center for the Performing ARs. Powell Hall is
devoted exclusively to permanent and traveling exhibits, educational and
public programs, special events, and includes the Butterfly Rainforest. It
is staffed by specialists in interpreting natural history through exhibits
and educational programs. Consult the website for hours and admission
fees (www.flmnh.ufl.edu). The Museum also operates as a center of
research in anthropology and natural science. The research and
collections division is in Dickinson Hall, at the corner of Museum Road
and Newell Drive. This building is not open to the public. The Department
of Natural History houses the state's natural history collections and is
staffed by scientists and support personnel concerned with the study of
modern and fossil plants and animals, and historic and prehistoric people
and their cultures; Scientific and educational faculty (curators) hold
appointments in appropriate UF academic units. Through these
appointments, they participate in both undergraduate and graduate
teaching programs. The Museum's newest addition is the McGuire Center
for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This world-class facility features a
46,000-square-foot Lepidoptera center devoted to housing one of the
world's largest and most comprehensive Lepidoptera collections, and
state-of-the-art research facilities for their study. It also contains
dynamic public exhibitions and a live Butterfly Rainforest with a walking
trail, educational exhibits, and hundreds of living butterflies.
The Randell Research Center at the Pineland archeological site near
Fort Myers, Florida, is dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology,
history, and ecology of Southwest Florida.
The Herbarium at UF is also a division of the Museum. It contains over
255,000 specimens of vascular plants and 170,000 specimens of
nonvascular plants. The research collections are in the care of curators
who encourage scientific study of the Museum's holdings. Materials are
constantly being added to the collections both through gifts from friends
and as a result of research activities of the Museum staff. The
archaeological and ethnographic collections are noteworthy, particularly
in the aboriginal and Spanish colonial material remains from the
southeastern United States and the Caribbean. There are extensive study
collections of birds, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, amphibians, fish,
invertebrate and vertebrate fossils, and plant fossils, and a bioacoustic







archive consisting of original recordings of animal sounds. OppoRunities
are provided for students, staff, and visiting scientists to use the
collections. Research and field work are presently sponsored in the
archaeological, paleontological, and zoological fields.
Students interested in these specialties should apply to the appropriate
academic units. Graduate assistantships are available in the Museum in
areas emphasized in its research programs.
Agricultural Experiment Station
The Florida Agricultural Experiment Station conducts statewide research
programs in food, agriculture, natural resources, and the environment.
Research deals with agricultural production, processing, marketing,
human nutrition, veterinary medicine, renewable natural resources, and
environmental issues. This research program includes activities by
departments on the Gainesville campus and on the campuses of Research
and Education Centers throughout the state. Close cooperation with
numerous Florida agricultural and natural resource related agencies and
organizations is maintained to provide research support for 280
agricultural commodities and Florida's rich natural resources.
The land-grant philosophy of research, extension, and teaching is
strongly supported and administered by the Vice President for Agriculture
and Natural Resources. The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences,
under his leadership, comprises the Florida Agricultural Experiment
Station, the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the College of
Agricultural and Life Sciences, and elements of the College of Veterinary
Medicine, each functioning under a dean. Most IFAS faculty have joint
appointments involving teaching, research, and/or extension. Funds for
graduate assistants are made available to encourage graduate education
and professional scientific improvement.
Research and graduate programs are conducted in 16 departments and
two schools: Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Agricultural
Education and Communication; Agronomy; Animal Sciences; Entomology
and Nematology; Environmental Horticulture; Food and Resource
Economics; Food Science and Human Nutrition; Fisheries and Aquatic
Sciences; Family, Youth and Community Sciences; Horticultural Sciences;
Microbiology and Cell Science; Plant Pathology; Soil and Water Science;
Statistics; Veterinary Medicine; Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; the
School of Forest Resources and Conservation; and the School of Natural
Resources and Environment. Additional support units vital to research
programs include Educational Media and Services, Facilities Planning and
Operations, Planning and Business Affairs, Sponsored Programs, IFAS
International Programs, Personnel, and Governmental Relations.
Outside of Gainesville, IFAS faculty and graduate students are located at
13 Research and Education Centers throughout Florida, from Homestead
in the extreme south, to 3ay in the extreme west. Extension personnel
are located in all of Florida's 67 counties.
The Florida Agricultural Experiment Station cooperates with the
Brooksville Subtropical Research Station, Brooksville (a USDA field
laboratory) in its beef cattle and pasture production and management
programs; and with the National Weather Service, Ruskin, in the
agricultural weather service for Florida.
Additional research is conducted through the Center for Natural
Resources Programs; the Center for Environmental Toxicology; the
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants; the Ordway-Swisher Biological
Station; the Center for Tropical Agriculture, portions of the College of
Veterinary Medicine; the Florida Sea Grant Program; and the
International Program for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources. A
Center for Cooperative Agricultural Programs (CCAP) in Tallahassee is
jointly supported with Florida A&M University.
Ordway-Swisher Biological Station. The Ordway-Swisher Biological
Station (http://www.ordway.ufl.edu) is a year-round biological field
station established for the long-term study and conservation of unique
ecosystems through research, teaching, and management. It is managed
for the University of Florida by the UF/IFAS Department of Wildlife
Ecology and Conservation. The 9300-acre property is located in Putnam
County, Florida (roughly 26 miles from Gainesville) and is not open to the
general public. The property is a mosaic of wetlands and uplands that
include sandhills, xeric hammock, upland mixed forest, swamps,
marshes, elastic upland lakes, sandhill upland lakes, and marsh lakes. A
variety of fauna inhabit the preserve, including a number of state and
federally listed species. Wildfires and prescribed burning have had a
strong influence on the landscape. The Preserve is a member of the







Organization of Biological Field Stations (OBFS).
Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station. The internationally
recognized Engineering and Industrial Experiment Station (EIES) is the
research arm of the College of Engineering. It was officially established in
1941 by the Florida Legislature. Its primary purpose is to perform
research that benefits the state's industries, health, welfare, and public
services. The EIES also works to enhance our nation's global competitive
posture by developing new materials, devices, and processes. The EIES
provides significant opportunities for undergraduate and graduate
engineering students to participate in hands-on, cutting-edge research.
The EIES addresses a wide variety of state and national research issues
through the college's academic departments and engineering research
centers. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to research by involving
talents from diverse areas of the College and the University. Particle
science and technology, nanoscience and technology, materials,
intelligent machines, transportation, biomedical engineering, computer
technologies and systems, communications, information systems, energy
systems, robotics, construction and manufacturing technologies,
computer-aided design, process systems, a broad spectrum of research
related to the "public sector" (agricultural, civil, coastal, and
environmental) represent some of the EIES broad-based research
programs.
Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS)
The Florida Engineering Education Delivery System (FEEDS) is a
cooperative effort to deliver graduate engineering courses, and degree
and certificate programs via an array of distance learning technologies to
engineers throughout Florida. Along with the University of Florida,
participating universities include the colleges of engineering at Florida
State University, Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University,
Florida International University, the University of Central Florida, and the
University of South Florida. Our FEEDS educational partners at Florida
Gulf Coast University, the University of North Florida, and the University
of West Florida help facilitate course delivery and program marketing.
Graduate students associated with any of these universities have access
to the graduate engineering courses offered via FEEDS throughout the
state during the school term. Students wishing to participate in FEEDS
and intending to register for classes at the University of Florida should do
so by contacting the FEEDS Coordinator, E117 CSE (352)392-9670 or
http://feeds@eng.ufl.edu/). For detailed information, visit http://ocep.
eng.ufl.edu. Students pursuing a degree through the College of
Engineering are governed by its requirements, the academic unit to
which they have been admitted, and the Graduate School.
Office of Research and Graduate Programs
The Office of Research and Graduate Programs (RGP) includes the
Division of Sponsored Research, the Graduate School, the Office of
Technology Licensing, and the University of Florida Research Foundation.
RGP is administered by the Vice President for Research. The primary
missions of RGP are to administer and stimulate the growth of research
and graduate education throughout the University; to help create
significant relationships among government, industry, other research
sponsors and the University; and to promote economic development in
Alachua County, the State of Florida, and the nation through technology
transfer opportunities.
The Division of Sponsored Research (DSR) has two general goals: to
promote and administer the sponsored research program and to help
faculty, staff, and students to develop research activities.
Research, grant-in-aid, training, or educational service agreement
proposals are processed and approved by DSR. Negotiations of sponsored
awards are also the responsibility of the Division. DSR helps researchers
identify possible sponsors for their projects, coordinates cross-disciplinary
research activities, and disseminates information and University policies
and procedures for the conduct of research. The University of Florida
Research Foundation (UFRF) is the steward for the technology transfer
process and, through the Office of Technology Licensing, handles all
intellectual property at the University.
The Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) handles patenting,
marketing, and licensing of intellectual property. The OTL works closely
with UF inventors in identifying and protecting new inventions. All
patents, copyrights, and trademarks are processed and managed by OTL.
The OTL helps researchers develop confidentiality, mutual secrecy, and
material transfer agreements.







For more information, contact RGP, P.O. Box 115500, website http://rgp.
ufl.edu, phone (352)392-1582.
University Press of Florida
The University Press of Florida is the official scholarly publishing agency
of the State University System of Florida. The Press (just off campus, at
15 NW 15th Street) reports to the President of the University, who
supervises the Press on behalf of the 10 state universities. The statewide
Council of Presidents is the governing board for the Press.
An advisory board, consisting of representatives from each of the 10
state universities, determines whether manuscripts submitted to it reflect
appropriate academic, scholarly, and programmatic standards of the
Press.
The Press publishes scholarly works of intellectual distinction and
significance, books that contribute to improving the quality of higher
education in Florida, and books of general and regional interest and
usefulness to the people of Florida, reflecting their rich historical, cultural,
and intellectual heritage and resources. The Press publishes works in the
following fields: the Caribbean and Latin America; the Middle East; Noth
American archaeology, history, and culture; Native Americans; literary
theory; medieval studies; women's studies; ethnicity; natural history;
conservation biology; the fine arts; and Floridiana.
Submit manuscripts to the Editor-in-Chief, University Press of Florida, 15
NW 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32611.
Interdisciplinary Research Centers
The Office of Institutional Planning and Research website provides access
to the Florida ExpertNet searchable database of Centers and Institutes.
Go to http://www.ir.ufl.edu/centers.htm and choose SUS Centers &
Institutes. In the box "University" choose University of Florida and then
press "Submit Query" for a complete list of UF Interdisciplinary Research
Centers.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Since 1948, UF students and faculty have benefited from its membership
in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 91
colleges and universities and a contractor of the U.S. Department of
Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member
institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal
research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed
about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research
appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.
Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the
DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates,
postgraduates, and faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities
for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a
wide variety of disciplines including business, eaRh sciences,
epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology,
ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and
mathematics. Appointment and program lengths range from 1 month to
4 years. Many of these programs aim to increase the number of
underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and
engineering-related disciplines. For a comprehensive list of these
programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on
locations and benefits: http://orise.orau.gov/sep/index.htm ORAU's
Office of Padnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships
and alliances among ORAU's members, private industry, and major
federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as
the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting
Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives,
faculty research, and support programs and services to chief research
officers.
For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact
1. Dr. Winfred M. Phillips, Vice President for Research, ORAU Councilor
for the University of Florida;
2. Monnie E. Champion, ORAU Corporate Secretary (865)556-3306; or
3. Visit the ORAU home page at http://www.orau.org.








Student Services
Career Resource Center
The Career Resource Center (CRC), on the first floor of the 3. Wayne
Reitz Union, is the central agency for career planning, employment
assistance, and internships and cooperative education (co-op) for UF
students. The Center provides a full range of services for all graduate
students.
Graduate students wishing to explore career interests, gain experience
through internship or co-op assignments, organize their job search
campaign, or gain skills in portfolio development, resume/CV preparation,
and interview techniques are invited to visit the Center. The Center has
an extensive career library, with directories of employers and other
career skills information. Graduate students seeking assistance resolving
career planning or preparation issues can make appointments with one of
the Center's career counselors and advisers. The CRC also offers
workshops that address the specific career decision-making and job
search concerns of graduate students.
Career Resource Center program and service information can be
accessed on-line at www.crc.ufl.edu. Specific pages geared toward
graduate students' career concerns can be found at www.crc.ufl.edu/
gradservices.
Significant on-campus interviews with representatives from business
industry, government, and education are coordinated by the Center each
year. Graduate students are encouraged to create a Gator CareerLink
account early to participate in these interviews. Creating a Gator
CareerLink account will also grant access to search internship, co-op and
full-time employment listings.
During the academic year, the Center also sponsors a number of career
fairs, workshops and employer information sessions that bring
employers to campus to talk to students about careers and jobs. These
sessions are open to all majors and are an ideal way for graduate
students to make contact with potential employers. For more information
call 352-392-1601 or visit www.crc.ufl.edu.
Counseling Center
The Counseling Center offers services to currently enrolled graduate
students for personal, career, and educational concerns.
Professional psychologists and counselors offer shot-term individual,
couples, and group counseling. There is no charge for the Center's
confidential services. Topics of services for graduate students often
include help with concerns related to academic success, time and stress
management skills, anxiety and depression, personal and family
relationships, adjustment to the culture, and other issues associated with
transition.
Counseling Center faculty also provide a range of consultation and
outreach programs to the campus community. Phone or in-person
consultation is available for students, parents, faculty, and staff regarding
any issues related to student development. Center faculty serve as
program resources for a wide variety of student organizations and
academic departments. The Center has an extensive training program for
selected graduate students. Faculty teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in the Depatments of Psychology and Counselor Education.
All Center activities are conducted with sensitivity to the diversity of the
students on a large, multicultural campus. For more information, phone
(352)392-1575, or visit http://www.counsel.ufl.edu.
English Skills for International Students
UF has three English language programs to help international graduate
students improve their proficiency in English. Applicants whose command
of English is not as good as expected may be required by their academic
units to attend the University of Florida English Language Institute
(ELI), an intensive English program providing rapid gains in English
proficiency. An ELI student may need 1, 2, or even 3 terms of full-time
English study before entering Graduate School. For information about
ELI, visit 315 Norman Hall, or the ELI website http://www.eli.ufl.edu.
The Academic Written English (AWE) program helps foreign graduate
students improve their writing ability. Applicants are given a writing test
if their verbal GRE scores are below 320 or who are admitted







provisionally with scores lower than one of the following: TOEFL
(computer=213, paper=550, web=80), IELTS (6), MELAB (77) or
unsuccessful completion of the University of Florida English Language
Institute program.
Students whose proficiency is too low (for successful performance in
written tasks at the graduate level) must take EAP 5845. Another course,
EAP 5846 (Research Writing) helps students learn to write in their fields
of study. For information, contact the coordinator's office, 4131
Turlington Hall, phone (352)392-0639 or see www.lin.ufl.edu/sw.html
The Academic Spoken English (ASE) (http://ase.ufl.edu) helps
international graduate students with their oral communication skills in
English. Course offerings in ASE are particularly relevant for those who
expect to be Graduate Teaching Assistants at UF but whose oral
proficiency can benefit from additional language work. Students who
must raise TSE /SPEAK scores to be eligible to teach are advised to take
EAP 5835, a course to improve general oral language skills. EAP 5836 is a
required course for international graduate students (whose first language
is not English) whose oral proficiency is good enough to qualify them to
teach, but is not sufficient to exempt them from language/teaching
supervision (SPEAK/TSE scores less than 55.) During the course of EAP
5836, international graduate teaching assistants are videotaped teaching,
and their class work is discussed constructively by the ASE staff. EAP
5837 is an advanced oral skills course for those students interested in
continuing to improve their interpersonal and professional communication
in English.
Graduate Student E-mail Listsery and Website
The Graduate School communicates directly with enrolled graduate
students' via e-mail using GatorLink e-mail addresses. Messages contain
time-sensitive information about important deadlines. An archive of
messages is available at http://lists.ufl.edu/archives/gradstudent-1.html.
Students must establish this free account and should regularly check
their GatorLink e-mail. The Graduate School cannot maintain personal e-
mail addresses. GatorLink has a website at http://www.gatorlink.ufl.edu
to create and modify an account. Information about grants and
fellowships, workshops, and other items relevant to graduate education
are posted in the graduate student section of the student page at www.
my.ufl.edu. Students should subscribe to this section and check it
regularly.
Graduate Newsletter
Excel, the Graduate School newsletter, is published annually in the spring
to highlight graduate education at UF. For more information or to
contribute a topic, contact the Graduate School, phone 392-4646.
Graduate School Editorial Office
The Graduate School Editorial Office provides Format Requirements on
the Editorial page of the Graduate School website (http://gradschool.rgp.
ufl.edu/editorial/introduction.html) to help students prepare the
manuscript. The Graduate School Editorial Office offers suggestions and
advice on deadlines, copyright considerations, reference systems, tables
of contents, continuous text flow, preparing tables and figures,
consistency and acceptable style, and other requirements.
The following procedures apply to the Graduate School's editorial services
to students.
. At first submission to the Graduate School Editorial Office, a thesis or
dissertation should be near-final, completely formatted, and printed on
plain paper (do not print 2-sided). In addition, master's theses must
already be defended.
. The thesis or dissertation must be of publishable quality and must be
in a form suitable for publication, using the Graduate School's format
requirements.
. The department is responsible for quality and scholarship.
. Graduate Council requires the Graduate School Editorial Office, as
agents of the Dean of the Graduate School, to briefly review theses
and dissertations for acceptable format, and to make
recommendations as needed. The Graduate School Editorial Office
maintains a list of formatters, editors, and binders that students may
hire. If needed, students should avail themselves of these services
long before making first submission to the Editorial Office.








. Format requirements: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/editorial-
format.pdf
. Format examples: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/editorial/format.
html#samples
. Checklist for master's theses: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-files/
checklist-thesis.pdf
. Checklist for doctoral dissertations: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/pdf-
files/checklist-dissertation.pdf
. Graduate School Editorial Office: http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/
editorial/introduction.html
For more information, contact Ms. Anne Taylor, Coordinator, Graduate
School Editorial Officel60 Grinter Hall, Gainesville FL 32611-5500, phone
(352)392-1282, fax (352)846-1855, e-mail taylora@ufl.edu, website
http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/editorial/introduction.html.
Graduate Student Records
Graduate Student Records staff work with academic units to support
students at all phases of their graduate careers, from admission through
degree certification and graduation. The Office is responsible for keeping
the official graduate student record and ensuring compliance with all
Graduate Council and University policies.
The student and the supervisory committee chair must notify
Graduate Student Records (106 Grinter, 392-4643) of any
changes to the supervisory committee. Changes to a student's
committee are allowed until midpoint of the term of degree award
if the defense has not occurred yet. No changes are allowed after
the defense. For procedural details, contact the major academic
unit.
Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council was formed in 1989 to foster interaction
among graduate students on campus and to provide an agency for
coordinating graduate student activities and programs. The GSC seeks
the improvement of graduate student education through active and
permanent communication with the Graduate School, the University
administration, and the Florida Board of Trustees. It also represents the
interests of graduate students at the student government,
administration, local, state, and national levels. GSC is a dues-paying
member of the National Association of Graduate and Professional
Students.
Graduate Student Handbook
The Graduate School summarizes useful information in the Graduate
Student Handbook http://gradschool.rgp.ufl.edu/students/introduction.
html. An interactive graduate school calendar and planner is available at
http://ufgradschool.premierplanner.org/. New students receive their copy
at New Student Orientation. Returning students may obtain copies of the
Graduate Student Handbook/Planner from their academic unit.
Housing
For graduate and undergraduate students with families: Apartment
accommodations on the University campus are available for students with
families. Applicants must have applied to the University and have a UF ID
number and are urged to apply as early as possible because of the
demand for housing.
For single graduate students: Graduate students are housed in
graduate and family housing villages or in the Keys Residential Complex
(available to graduate and upper-division students). To be considered for
assignment to the Keys Residential Complex, you need to complete a
residence hall housing application (this is a separate and different
process from applying for graduate and family housing).
To be eligible to continue living in University housing, all resident
students must make normal progress toward a degree as determined by
their academic departments.
Applying for Housing
Each student must make personal arrangements for housing, either by
applying to the Department of Housing and Residence Education for







assignment to University housing facilities or by obtaining
accommodations off campus. For information or to apply: www.housing.
ufl.edu. For off-campus housing information: Dean of Students website,
www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus.
Residence Halls for Single Students
Various types of accommodations exist at UF including standard
residence halls, apartments, and suites. The double room for two
students in a standard residence hall is the most common type. Several
of the larger rooms or suites are designated as permanent triple rooms.
Carpeted and air-conditioned apartments for four are available in the
Keys Residential Complex, the Lakeside Residential Complex, and Beaty
Towers. Keys and Lakeside apartments include four single bedrooms, 2
baths, a kitchen, and a living room. Beaty Towers apartments include
two bedrooms, a private bath, and a study-kitchenette. The Springs
Residential Complex offers single-room suites and double-room suites
with central heating and air conditioning and shared baths. Information
about all facilities including rental rates is available online at www.
housing.ufl.edu.
Graduate and Family Housing
The University operates five apartment villages for eligible students. To
be eligible to apply for graduate and family housing, a student must be
married and/or have legal custody of a dependent children) before being
offered an assignment OR be a single graduate student. The student also
must meet UF admission requirements and be a degree-seeking student,
as defined by the student's college; and make normal progress toward a
degree, as determined by the student's college.
Most village apartments are unfurnished; limited furnished apartments
are available in Corry Village only. Residents in all villages must furnish
their own linens, dishes, rugs, curtains, or other similar items. Single
graduate students may apply for a 1-bedroom apartment in any village.
Married couples without children may apply for a 1- or 2-bedroom
apartment in any village. Utilities are an additional expense and are billed
with the rent. Students assigned to Maguire Village are subject to
maximum income limitations as established by the Department of
Housing and Urban Development. Maximum income ranges from $33,650
for one person to $55,800 for six persons. Documentation of income is
required before taking occupancy in Maguire Village.
Corry Memorial Village (216 units) of brick, concrete, and wood
construction contains almost an equal number of 1- and 2-bedroom
apartments, with a few 3-bedroom units. Some apartments are furnished
and most have window air-conditioning units. Community facilities
include a meeting room and a laundry. Wireless internet is available in
selected areas in the village.
Diamond Memorial Village consists of 208 apartments similar in
construction to those in Corry Village. All Diamond apartments are
unfurnished, and have central air-conditioning and heat and DHNet
(Housing Ethernet). Special features include a community building and
air-conditioned study-meeting room, laundry facilities, and a study
cubicle in each 2-bedroom apartment. Tanglewood Village Apartments,
about 1.3 miles south of the central campus, consists of 208 unfurnished
efficiencies, and 1- and 2-bedroom townhouse units. All units have
disposals, and 2-bedroom units have dishwashers. All 1- and 2-bedroom
units have 1-1/2 baths. Community facilities include a large recreation
hall, laundry facilities, and two swimming pools.
University Village South (UVS) and Maguire Village consist of 348
centrally heated and air-conditioned 1- and 2-bedroom unfurnished
apartments. Community facilities include a pool, laundry, and meeting
room. The kitchens are equipped with stoves and refrigerators. Diamond,
Maguire, UVS, and Tanglewood have wireless internet available in and
around the rooms and commons.
For Maguire Village only, the student must be pat of a family with a
combined gross annual income (including grants-in-aid, VA benefits,
scholarships, fellowships, and child support payments) which does not
exceed, during the period of occupancy, the following maximum income
limitations: one person, $33,650; two persons, $38,500; three persons,
$43,300; four persons, $48,100; five persons, $51,950; and six persons,
$55,800.
For more information contact the Graduate and Family Housing Office.
Off-Campus Life







The Off-Campus Life Department in the Dean of Students Office offers
many resources and services to a wide variety of students including
students currently living in the community; students moving off campus;
students living on campus; and graduate, undergraduate, and incoming
students new to the Gainesville community. Services include the Off-
Campus Life website (www.dso.ufl.edu/offcampus), Gator Guide to Off-
Campus Life, apartment locator, one-on-one support for student and
community issues and concerns, events for off-campus students, and
educational programming to help students adjust to living in the
community. The publications and website include information and
resources on budgeting, finding the right place to live, apartment locator,
leases, city codes, landlord laws, and community and campus resources.
All services are free to students. For more information, stop by the Off-
Campus Life Department in the Dean of Students Office, 202 Peabody
Hall, phone (352)392-1261.
Ombudsman
The Office of the University Ombudsman was established by the state
legislature and reports directly to the President. The Office helps students
resolve problems and conflicts. It offers an informal avenue of redress for
students' problems and grievances that arise in the course of interacting
with the institution. By considering the problems in an unbiased way, the
Ombudsman works to achieve a fair resolution and works to protect the
rights of all involved parties.
The Office of the Ombudsman deals with student concerns of an
academic nature. Students must first contact the instructor, the academic
unit chair, and the college dean before seeking help from the
Ombudsman, although instances do exist where contact with the
University Ombudsman first is beneficial.
In many instances, nonacademic issues can be easily and readily
resolved for students merely by facilitating direct communication and
effective listening. For other problems not related to academic issues, the
Office of the Ombudsman helps students contact the appropriate campus
office for dealing with their problems. For more information, visit http://
www.ombudsman.ufl.edu.
Reading and Writing Center
The Reading and Writing Center is part of the Office of Academic
Technology (formerly the Office of Instructional Resources). Located in
mezzanine area of Southwest Broward Hall, the Center offers one-on-one
tutoring and writing help for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The Center often helps people with application essays and personal
statements for graduate school applications. It also offers help on papers
written for graduate school classes, and theses or dissertations. The
Center guarantees 30 minute sessions (longer if staff are not busy) to
look over a student's writing. While multiple visits will give students
feedback on the strengths and weaknesses in their writing, it is difficult
to provide anything like a comprehensive reading of any document as
long as most theses and dissertations. For information, visit http://at.ufl.
edu/rwcenter, phone (352)392-6420.
Speech and Hearing Clinic
The UF Speech and Hearing Clinic (4th floor of Dauer Hall) offers
therapeutic and diagnostic services to persons with speech, language,
and hearing disorders and to persons with dyslexia and other learning
disabilities. Lessons for general accent reduction and diction may be
arranged. These services are available to the University faculty and
students. Therapy is scheduled between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday,
with the Clinic being open in accordance with the University Calendar.
Students are encouraged to visit the Clinic office at 452 Dauer Hall. A
new clinic has been opened at 1405 NW 13th Street, Suites B&C, which
provides the same services as the Clinic office at Dauer Hall other than
speech/language/dyslexia therapy. For more information, visit http://
www.csd.ufl.edu. To schedule an appointment, phone (352)392-2041.
Student Health Care Center
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) is an accredited outpatient clinic
that provides primary medical care, mental health counseling, health
education, disease prevention, wellness promotion and various specialty
services. You can make convenient appointments with your own
healthcare provider within 24 hours if you simply phone first. The Center
is staffed by a large number of healthcare professionals. Physicians,
physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians,
psychiatrists, psychologists and mental health counselors are available at







the SHCC to meet your needs. All registered students are eligible for
SHCC services. Postdoctoral students, semester-off students and spouses
may also receive care at the SHCC if they pay an optional health fee each
semester.
Student Government-sponsored health insurance plans are available for
students to purchase if they are not covered by their own health
insurance policy. New in 2007, the University now provides health
insurance for graduate students who are on cedain fellowships, or
assistantships appointments, based on their FTE assignment. Students
with either Student Government or GatorGradCare health insurance plans
must use the SHCC for their health care needs. Students without health
insurance are still eligible to utilize SHCC services; however health
insurance coverage is strongly recommended for all students.
The Student Health Care Center (SHCC) also offers a pharmacy, clinical
laboratory, and radiology services. Additional services include
immunizations, foreign travel consultation, women's health care, physical
and massage therapy, specialized programs for students with eating
disorders and alcohol and substance abuse, an acute care/urgent clinic,
and a sports medicine clinic. In addition, students can phone their
individual medical team and talk with a registered nurse to discuss
medical concerns and questions. The health-promotion staff offers
counseling and extensive campus-outreach programs.
There is no charge for office visits with SHCC clinical staff, health
education, or mental health services. Fee-for-service charges are
assessed for laboratory tests, X-rays, medical procedures, medications,
physical therapy, massage therapy, and consultation with health care
specialists. CPR and first-aid classes are also available for a fee. All
services are housed in the Infirmary (on Fletcher Drive, on campus).
Limited SHCC services are also available at SHCC at Shands and SHCC at
Corry Village satellite clinics.
For current services, hours, and special events, visit http://www.shcc.ufl.
edu
HIV infection: The University's policy is to assess the needs of students,
faculty or staff with HIV infection on a case-by-case basis. With
permission of the affected individual, the director of the Student Health
Care Center will help coordinate resources and services. The
confidentiality of an individual's HIV status, and the individual's welfare,
is respected. Breach of confidentiality of information obtained by a
University employee in an official University capacity may result in
disciplinary action.
Based on current medical information on risk of infection, the University
does not isolate persons with HIV infection or AIDS from other individuals
in the education or work setting. Furthermore, the University supports
the continued participation, to the fullest extent reasonably possible, of
these individuals in the campus educational/work environment. It is also
the policy of the University to provide education that seeks to prevent the
spread of HIV infection. Those individuals at risk for the HIV infection are
encouraged to get tested; those who are infected are urged to seek
treatment. With current advances in HIV/AIDS treatment, early
intervention is crucial to maintaining well being and delaying
complications of the illness. In keeping with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, the University considers HIV/AIDS to be a disability.
Students or employees who are disabled with HIV infection or AIDS can
use existing support services.
UF International Center (UFIC)
The mission of the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) is to
enhance the educational experience and environment of UF's students,
faculty and staff by promoting a global perspective. Located in 170 HUB,
Stadium Road, the International Center helps bring the world to UF and
bring UF to the world. The International Center is the University of
Florida's liaison with foreign and domestic embassies and consulates and
is responsible for maintaining compliance with federal regulations
pertaining to international students, faculty and scholars. For more
information, contact the appropriate person at UFIC: phone (352)273-
1540, fax (352)392-5575, e-mail ufic@ufic.ufl.edu, website http://www.
ufic.ufl.edu.
International Student Services provides support services for international
students through immigration document preparation, orientation,
immigration services, and various workshops. These services include
advising international students on academic, immigration, financial,
cultural, and personal issues. All new international students are required







to check-in with the International Center.
Faculty and Scholar Services offers administrative, liaison, and support
services for foreign national faculty, scholars, researchers and
professionals. Additionally, Faculty Scholar Services ensures that the
university is in compliance with immigration laws and regulations
affecting immigration statues for sponsored foreign nationals and
visiting scholars by providing technical and advisory information to the
university community. Support services include assistance with
immigration regulations compliance, pre-arrival procedures, and
orientation to the campus and community.
Study Abroad Services administers a wide range of programs that give
students the oppoRunity to live and study abroad while fulfilling degree
requirements. Students can choose among faculty-led summer programs,
exchange programs, and independent programs for the summer, a
semester, or an academic year as well as spring break, Thanksgiving
break and other programs. Various scholarships and other financial aid
can be applied to help finance the international academic experience. UF
exchange programs enable students to pay UF tuition while studying
abroad. Study Abroad program assistants advise applicants on all aspects
of UF approved programs, provide pre-departure orientations, and
process the foreign transcript on return of the student. Study Abroad
program details are available in the UFIC library or on the UFIC website.
Program Development helps UF faculty and students develop programs in
international applied research, technical cooperation, workshops,
outreach, and other international activities. Working closely with other
centers, academic units, and colleges, PD promotes programs and
projects that capitalize on the strengths of UF's faculty and staff. UFIC
administers the World Citizenship Program, an international internship
program, which places students with nongovernmental organizations
around the world. UFIC houses a Peace Corps recruiting office and
maintains a country specialist database that contains faculty expertise in
particular countries and that anyone can search by country(http://www.
ufic.ufl.edu/csd/index.asp).
Workshops for Teaching Assistants
The Graduate School and the Office of Academic Technology (AT)
Teaching Center offer an orientation and a series of workshops for
teaching assistants to improve their instructional skills. The orientation
and "getting started" workshop are mandatory for all graduate students
stating teaching assignments. Some topics included in the workshop
series are presentation skills, course and lecture planning, techniques for
improving student attention and motivation, group dynamics, testing and
grading, use of technology to enhance learning, and how to elicit and
interpret feedback. TAs who complete a significant percentage of the
workshops are awarded certificates. Participants may request videotaping
of their classroom presentations and student feedback on strengths and
weaknesses. To register or for more information go to Resources for
Teaching Assistants at http://www.teachingcenter.ufl.edu, call the AT
Teaching Center, 392-2010, or visit the office on the ground level,
Southwest Broward Hall. Teaching at the University of Florida: A
Handbook for Teaching Assistants: is available at http://www.
teachingcenter.ufl.edu/materials/tahandbookweb.pdf.


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