Application Instructions

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How to Apply

Read all the information and instructions on this webpage about the application process. The deadlines for application materials to be received for admission to the M.Ed., M.A.E, and M.A.E./Ph.D. programs are:

Fall enrollment: July 1
Spring enrollment: October 15
Summer enrollment: March 15
Note: International applicants should consider that the dates above for M.Ed. and M.A.E. applications may not allow enough time for processing of immigration requirements. It is strongly advised that international students apply at least 6 months before the date they intend to start the program.

Ph.D. Program Deadlines: 
Fall enrollment: December 1
Spring enrollment: August 1
Summer enrollment: None

  1. Start at the UF Office of Admissions: Graduate Admission page. Read all the information and instructions. If you are an international student, also read all the information specific to international students available at UF Office of Admission: International Admission.
  2. Prepare a statement of purpose (letter of intent). The statement of purpose should explain, in a two-page essay, why you are interested in pursuing the M.A.E., M.Ed., Ph.D., or M.A.E./Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation Methodology at the University of Florida; what your career goals are; if you have defined research interests, what these research interests are; if there is a particular faculty member with whom you would like to work, who that faculty member is; and anything else that may strengthen your application.
  3. In the online application upload your statement of purpose, your resume or curriculum vitae, copies of test scores (GRE), official/unofficial transcripts, and 3 REQUIRED contacts under the Recommendations tab. You will submit their email addresses and they will receive an automated email to submit their recommendation via our online portal.
  4. For International Applications you will also need an acceptable English Proficiency Exam score (TOEFL or IELTS) and transcripts in their original language and English translation and diploma/degree certificate from each university or college attended in original language and English translation. Information about acceptable scores and exemptions can be found on the International Admissions page.

Any official materials that need to be submitted by mail can be sent to:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
P.O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611

Test Scores Code: The University of Florida’s school code for submission of GRE and TOEFL is 5812. For questions about where to send your materials, please contact


NOTE: Due to current admission examination testing difficulties amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Research and Evaluation Methodology program, in sync with the UF Graduate School, is waiving the GRE requirement for MASTERS applicants seeking Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer A/B/C 2021, or Fall 2021 admission. This temporary emergency waiver applies only to admission for those four semesters. However, our college is still requiring GRE scores for all PhD degree program applicants for those four semesters. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Applicants to the Ph.D. program should contact Angela Rowe for their inquiries. If you have questions about the Master’s degree application process, please e-mail

Costs & Financial Aid

The cost of living in Gainesville is relatively low, while having much to offer in the way of attractive natural, cultural and recreational amenities — especially compared with larger, more congested urban areas. Check out the current average costs of attendance now on UF Office of Admission website by clicking on this link: Costs of Attendance
Financial support for graduate students in the Research and Evaluation Methodology (REM) program is available in the form of graduate research assistantships and teaching assistantships. All applicants who want to be considered for financial support should complete and submit the Application for Fellowship and Assistantship. After acceptance letters have been sent out, REM faculty will initiate the process of contacting applicants that may be suitable for each research or teaching assistantship opportunity.
African American and Hispanic students applying to the REM Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply for McKnight Doctoral Fellowships. This fellowship provides an annual stipend, tuition, health insurance and fee waiver for a maximum of five years.
Applicants to the REM program that have received admission notification are encouraged to apply to the Florida Board of Education (BOE) summer fellowship program, if they are US citizens. This is an outstanding opportunity for newly admitted graduate students to become acquainted with UF. Participants receive a stipend, a tuition waiver to enroll in four credit hours of Summer B Semester graduate coursework counting towards their degrees and non-credit preparatory courses in graduate level research and writing. More information about the BOE summer fellowship program as well as the application form can be found here.

Campus Visits

Applicants to the REM program are encouraged to schedule a campus visit, where they will have the opportunity to talk to REM faculty and students, and visit the REM facilities. All applicants interested in campus visitation should contact the REM program coordinator. Members of underrepresented minority groups should also apply to UF’s Campus Visitation Program.
If you have any other questions, please contact Ms. Angela Rowe by e-mail or by phone at 352-273-4333. Good luck! The University of Florida and the Research and Evaluation Methodology Program looks forward to receiving your application soon!