How to Apply

Guidance for Prospective Students

The deadline to apply for fall 2018 admission is January 1, 2018.
(PMCB only offers admissions in the fall semesters)

Two UF units evaluate your application to the PMCB Program: the UF Office of Admission (which determines your eligibility for admission to University of Florida Graduate School) and the PMCB program (which determines your eligibility to our graduate program). Each of these units needs specific materials from you, so make sure you send all the materials below to the correct unit before the deadline.

Before starting your application, please make sure you meet all the criteria listed under PMCB Admissions: REQUIREMENTS.

Two UF units evaluate your application to the PMCB Program: the UF Office of Admission (which determines your eligibility for admission to University of Florida Graduate School) and the PMCB program (which determines your eligibility to our graduate program). Each of these units needs specific materials from you, so make sure you send all the materials below to the correct unit before the deadline.

Get started!

Please follow these steps to apply to the PMCB graduate program. After you have submitted your application, you cannot alter your information, except for letters of recommendations, for which you can update contacts and send reminders as necessary. However, you can send PMCB additional information or updates.

  • 1.

    Step 1. Online Application

    Fill out and submit your Online Application to the UF Graduate School. In addition to providing the information requested, please make sure that you:

    • request online your three (3) letters of recommendation from scientists who can attest to your potential as a graduate student
    • submit online your letter of intention
    • submit your curriculum vitae online
    • pay the $30 fee plus $7 processing fee. NOTE: an application is specific to a term, level (M.S. or Ph.D.) and program. If applying to more than one UF department/program, level or term you will be charged an addittional $37 fee accordingly.
    • get a UF ID number (keep this number to access your application status).
  • 2.

    Step 2. Transcripts & Scores

    Send the following to the UF Office of Admissions, PO Box 114000, 201 Criser Hall, Gainesville FL 32611-4000, 352-392-1365 (phone), 352-392-2115 (fax):

    • your official online GRE test scores. International students need to send their English proficiency test (TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS) scores in addition to the GRE. NOTE: These scores need to be received directly from the testing institutions (ETS in the case of GRE and TOEFL scores). Use code 5812 (UF Institutional code). Scores arrive and are recorded at the University about 2-4 weeks after they are ordered.
    • official transcripts (with official English translations, if appropriate).
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    Step 3. Email PMCB

    Send the following to pmcb@ifas.ufl.edu:

    • copies of your GRE & TOEFL scores (can be scanned)
    • copies of your transcripts (can be scanned) NOTE: you still need to send your official GRE & English Proficiency (if applicable) scores and transcripts to the UF Office of Admission. PMCB asks for scanned copies because it may take several weeks for your official documents to become available to us. However, if you submit online all the required official documents ahead of the PMCB deadline you do not need to send us duplicate scanned copies.
    • an email when your application is complete and ready to be reviewed. Please include your UF ID number (assigned to you when you pay the $37 fee online). NOTE: Make sure ALL your letters of recommendation have been submitted online. Just sending an online request for letters of recommendation does not mean the letters have been actually submitted. It may take your recommender(s) some time to submit the letter(s). Make sure all application requirements have been met. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
In case we need additional application material, PMCB will contact applicants directly via the email provided in the application.
PMCB cannot forward mail or any documents to other UF offices, such as UF Admissions Office or UF International Center.
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