Graduate Admissions

The Process

Complete information regarding the Graduate School can be found at Included within this information is an overview of the admission process: and a link to the online application can be found at Note that the application process requires you to send application materials to two different offices, the University Graduate School Office of Admission, and the Plant Pathology Departmental office. Some of the materials requested by the two officesarethe same. Whereas the Graduate School requires official copies of all transcripts and test scores, the Plant Pathology Department accepts copies of these documents.

Attach materials to an e-mail to Ms Jessica Ulloa or mail the departmental application materials to:
Graduate Coordinator
Department of Plant Pathology
1453 Fifield Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0680

At the departmental level, there are two major requirements for admission:

  • Meet the approval of our Graduate Admission Committee.
  • Identify a faculty member willing to accept and financially support you within his/her research program.

The Department strongly advises you to submit yourapplication materials by December 1st prior to the fall semester you intend to start your program.of study. Funding for graduate students is competitive and usually comes in the form of an Assistantship or Fellowship. Usually these are awarded to students intending to begin their programs in the Fall semester. To receive full consideration for funding, the Department strongly encourages applicants to submit their full application materials before December 1, for Fall semester admission and September 1, for Spring admission. Note: Our application deadline for summer and fall 2018 has been extended to January 3, 2018.

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