Admissions Requirements

To be accepted into the UF College of Medicine’s online graduate addiction certificate program, applicants must meet the following criteria and submit all necessary materials:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent
  • An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (Grade C) or better. Calculate your upper-division (also called last 60 credits) GPA using this form:

If your bachelor’s or graduate degrees were earned in the United States, request that official original transcripts in individually sealed envelopes from every school you’ve attended since high school be sent to the University of Florida at:

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

Coursework from another university cannot be accepted for credit toward a certificate. Up to six credits taken as a UF non-degree student can be transferred toward the certificate if the following apply:

  • The coursework taken before the student is admitted to the certificate status must be part of the required program of study for the Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Recovery.
  • The coursework grades must be a B or higher.

English Language Skill Requirements for Admission

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test, and submit your scores.

For Non-English speaking countries, UF offers English Language Proficiency resources to help international students improve their English skills.

To be admitted to a certificate program, applicants must have the following TOEFL scores:

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

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812.

Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS (Education Testing Service), are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

Supporting Documentation for International Students:

  • Original Diploma

If you earned your bachelor’s or graduate degrees outside of the United States, in addition to submitting your transcript/mark sheets, send your original diploma to the University of Florida Department of Psychiatry at:

University of Florida
Attn: Entrepreneurial Programs
2046 NE Waldo Rd, Rm 2200
Gainesville FL 32609

We must have your original diploma verifying that the degrees reported were earned. We keep the diploma locked and safe until after your application materials are processed and an application decision is made. Once you are admitted, we send your diploma back to you via first class mail.

Request Information

To learn more about the University of Florida’s online Graduate Certificate in Addiction and Recovery, fill out the form below. You can also call (352) 294-5565 to speak to our Academic Assistant about the certificate program.