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Apply: Graduate Certificate

Mandatory Department Application

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in applying to the program.

Contact us if you are interested in taking courses as a non-degree student prior to acceptance.

Graduate Certificate Application Instructions

Please note: Applications must be submitted through the UF Office of Admissions application system. Please do not submit any application materials directly to the department.

Complete and submit the UF admissions graduate certificate application.

To complete the application, follow the directions below:

Step 1: Getting Started

Keep the username and password that you create to log in and edit your application before submission.

Step 2: Submitting your Online Application

Personal information

  • Provide all of the requested personal information.
  • International applicants:
    • You must enter your surname and given name in the Passport Name section even if you do not have a passport.
    • If you are a permanent resident alien and/or reside in the United States, you must provide your resident alien number and upload a copy of your permanent resident alien card directly to the application.

    Conduct Disclosure

    Accurately answer and report all information in the Conduct Disclosure section.

    Application Information & Certificate Program

    Under Application Information, you will be asked to select the Application Type and Certificate Program. Follow the instructions below to make the correct selections for the certificate you are applying for:

    • Under the Certificate Level dropdown, select Graduate.
    • Under the Certificate Program section, select College of Medicine. From there, choose Implementation Science (Level-Graduate). Then select the term you plan to begin taking courses.

    Academic Background

    • Report your undergraduate major.
    • Enter all of the colleges or universities you have attended.
    • Upload your unofficial transcripts for each school, if you have them.
    • Note: Unofficial transcripts may be submitted at the time of application, but official, sealed transcripts must be submitted before the start of registration for the second semester (see transcripts tab for explicit instructions).


    Report past and/or planned activities in this section, including pertinent work experience.

    Residency Information

    • Enter your residency information. The residency of our students has no bearing on tuition costs for our program, but this information is required by the University of Florida.
    • If you are a non-Florida resident, check the appropriate box.
    • If you are a Florida resident, fully complete the Residency Information section, including the numbers and original issue dates for two of the following three identifying documents. Documents may be directly uploaded to the application:
      • Driver's license
      • Vehicle registration
      • Voter registration

      Application Fee

      The $30 application fee must be paid with the submission of the online application for the application to be submitted.

      Additional Information

      Add to your ‘safe list’ on your email account. If you receive any emails from UF regarding your application, you must respond.

      Admission Processing Time

      Admissions to this program work on a rolling admissions basis, so there is no set date by which applicants are notified of their acceptance. Processing time depends in part upon the volume of applications that are being processed at any given point during the application intake cycle. Applications submitted for any semester other than the current intake period (i.e., spring and fall) are not usually reviewed until the semester prior as high numbers of applications require that those for the upcoming semester are prioritized over those applying further in advance. For example, a student applying for a fall semester that begins in August would be reviewed the previous May/June at the earliest.


Domestic Applicant Transcript Requirement

All students must have transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions for all college coursework completed. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted at the time of application, but official, sealed transcripts must be submitted before the start of registration for the second semester. The transcripts sent should correlate to the schools listed on your application in Step 2.

Former University of Florida (UF) students who haven't attended any school after UF do not need to request transcripts.

If you have not yet completed your bachelor’s degree, only send a transcript once it reflects that your degree has been conferred. This transcript must be received by UF by the final application deadline for the semester you are applying to. Transcripts that confer the degree must be received before any decision can be made on an application.

Domestic transcripts can be sent via post or electronically. Request official, original transcripts from every school that you reported on the UF Graduate Certificate Application in Step 2.

Send transcripts via post to the following address:

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

Send electronic transcripts directly FROM the institution TO the UF Office of Admissions at

The institution must use one of the following verified companies to submit transcripts or the transcripts cannot be considered valid and official:

Parchment, Faster, National Student Clearinghouse, Transcripts Plus, Credential Solutions, or E-script/Scrip-Safe.

If one of these companies cannot be used transcripts must be sent via post.

Test Scores

Note: Test scores are not required for admission into UF graduate certificate programs. Submitted test scores will be used by the Admissions Committee to assess the applicant’s fit as part of their overall application.

Arrange to have official test scores (GRE, MCAT, IELTS, MELAB, TOEFL) sent to the UF Office of Admissions following the instructions provided by the Office of Admissions.

UF Office of Admissions
PO Box 114000 (201 Criser Hall)
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

The University of Florida’s code for submission of GMAT, GRE, TOEFL and TSE scores is 5812.

The English Language Skill Requirement

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

Non-English-speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School's list of English speaking countries.

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official TOEFL test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions at code 5812. No department code should be selected.

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

Other Documents

Have two recommendation letters sent to

Requests for letters of recommendation from UF faculty and staff should be accompanied by this UF Release for Letter of Recommendation form. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include at least one letter from a research mentor, if you have prior research experience.

After Submitting Your Application

Notify us that you have submitted your application by e-mailing with the subject “Graduate Certificate Application Submitted.” You can check the receipt of materials by the Office of Admissions by clicking Step 8: Check Your Application Status.

For questions and other information, contact: