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Application Procedures

Applications procedures differ depending on whether you want to take one or two classes as a non-degree seeking student or five classes or more as a certificate-seeking or degree student.

Applying to Take a Single Course

Complete the online non-degree application at least six weeks before the semester in which you want to enroll in a class. If you wish to take a class at the undergraduate level, be sure to select "The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Entomology Undergraduate Distance Courses" from the College section. If you will be taking a graduate-level course, select "The College of Agriculture Entomology Distance." Fill in all the boxes, including the course prefix and number. List only the course(s) you want to take that semester. Generally one or two courses are all that a working student can handle.

Enter "Apply" at the bottom of the form. If you do not get a message that your application has been submitted, you should assume that there is a problem and re-submit. Note that you are required to declare your residency.

You will receive an email acceptance from the College once your application has been approved. This email will include your UF ID number. Please make note of this number. There will be instructions in this email on how to obtain a Gatorlink account. A Gatorlink account will grant you access to UF libraries, billing (in-state only) and course systems. You must use this email account for all correspondence with your instructors.

You will be registered for courses by the department. Once you have been successfully registered, you will be notified by email from the department. Remember, this email should come within two weeks of the start of the semester. If you are concerned about your status, contact the department's Academic Programs Assistant at (brumbaug@ufl.edu) or phone at (352) 273-3912.

Applying to Enter a Certificate Program

Prospective students should discuss their academic background with the Academic Program Assistant or their Certificate Coordinator, prior to application.  Students can apply for admission to a certificate program at http://www.admissions.ufl.edu/start.html.  Choose Certificate and “I am NOT a currently enrolled UF student” if you plan to take the certificate as a non-degree seeking student. Choose “I am a currently enrolled UF student” if you wish to add a certificate to your current online M.S. graduate program.  Create a new user account and pay the application fee.

If you are applying to a graduate certificate program, arrange for an official copy of your bachelor’s transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions at 201 Criser Hall, PO Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000.  You will not be able to register for a class until your official transcript has been received.

Applying for Admission to the Online M.S. Program

DO YOU MEET THE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS?

Preferably you will have a bachelor’s degree in a science field.  If your undergraduate degree is in a non-science field, it should be supplemented with the following coursework:

  • One year of general biology (Two semesters)
  • At least one semester of general chemistry
  • Algebra and trigonometry
  • At least one semester of physics (recommended)
  • Introductory statistics (recommended)

The University of Florida Graduate School has several admissions requirements:

  • Upper division undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher for domestic applicants
  • Four year baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited university
  • Official scores from the Graduate Record Exam
  • For international students, official scores from a standardized test of English language ability such as the TOEFL (iBT or PBT only) or IELTS
  •  If the transcripts and diploma or degree certificate are not in English, certified copies of English translations must be included. Send documents to the Office of Admissions (201 Criser Hall, P.O. Box 114000, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000)

HOW TO APPLY?

Prospective students must apply online, by visiting the University of Florida Admissions website where information is available to guide the student through the application process.  Arrange for official transcripts, GRE scores and test of English language proficiency to the sent to the Admissions office (code 5812 for GRE scores). Prospective students are encouraged to correspond by email with the Graduate Coordinator (gradc@ifas.ufl.edu) when they apply online.

In addition, the Entomology and Nematology Department requires the following which can be sent to the Academic Program Assistant, Ms. Ruth Brumbaugh (brumbaug@ufl.edu) or appended to your online application:

  • Three letters of recommendations from persons in a position to evaluate your academic potential (recommendation form to be submitted in addition to a letter, if the recommendation is sent to Ms. Brumbaugh rather than submitted online).
  • Statement of purpose written by the student, which should indicate previous training and experience, interests, and educational and career goals as an entomologist or nematologist.

To expedite review of the application, the applicant can send scanned copies of the transcripts and the GRE score report directly to Ms. Brumbaugh, in addition to arranging for official copies to be sent to the Office of Admissions (code 5812).

When to apply?

We accept applications for Spring, Summer and Fall admissions, and suggest that you apply as early as possible.  However, we can process applications up to six weeks before a semester begins, if necessary. 


Contacts

First Contact — Ms. Ruth Brumbaugh, Academic Program Assistant
(352) 273-3912
Email: brumbaug@ufl.edu

M.S. Program — Dr. Heather McAuslane, Graduate Coordinator
(352) 273-3913
Email: gradc@ifas.ufl.edu

Certificate in Pest Control Technology and Urban Pest Management — Dr. Phil Koehler, Professor
(352) 392-2484
Email: pgk@ufl.edu

Certificate in Medical Entomology — Dr. Roxanne Connelly, Professor
(772) 778-7200 ext. 172
Email: crr@ufl.edu

Certificate in Landscape Pest Management — Dr. Jennifer Gillett-Kaufman, Associate Extension Scientist
Tel: (352) 273-3950
Email: gillett@ufl.edu


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