On-Campus Ph.D. Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I have my GRE scores sent?

Official GRE scores must be sent to both UF Graduate Admissions and the SPHE department. Here are the codes:

  • University Code: 5812
  • Higher Education Code: 3502

When will admission decisions be made?

Admission decisions are made after the application deadline, typically within one to two months after the deadline.

What is an acceptable GPA and/or GRE scores?

A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.

As faculty within higher education, we understand the limitations of the GRE. As a result, we review candidates holistically, weighing all of the elements of the application packet to try to discern the best candidates for our program. Because of the holistic review, we do not provide minimums for GRE scores. However, typically candidates’ verbal scores have had a range of 144-159, while the quantitative scores have had a range of 136-155.

If I miss this application deadline, when will I be able to apply again?

A new cohort of Higher Education On-Campus Ph.D. students begins each fall. The admissions deadline for the On-Campus Ph.D. program is generally in January of every year, to select the new cohort beginning in the following fall.

What is the cost of attending?

The current graduate tuition and fees for the College of Education can be found here.

Will I be able to interact with my classmates and professors?

Courses are dynamic in nature. Given the relatively small size of the Ph.D. cohorts and classes, students get to know one another and their faculty well. Additionally, doctoral student meetings and socials are held every semester to help foster a community of scholars among the students and faculty. Students regularly research, publish, and present with faculty and one another.