The deadlines for application materials to be received for admission to the M.Ed. and M.A.E. 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
How to Apply
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 GradAdmissions@coe.ufl.edu.
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 GradAdmissions@coe.ufl.edu.
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.
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.
Applicants to the Ph.D. program may contact Angela Rowe for their inquiries. If you have questions about the Master’s degree, please e-mail GradAdmissions@coe.ufl.edu.
Which Application Materials Should be Submitted?
Admission to the Research and Evaluation Methodology program is based on a comprehensive review of all application materials. The program gives strong consideration to the statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, relevant work and/or life experiences, performance in prior undergraduate and graduate coursework (GPA), and scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Admissions decisions are based on selecting outstanding applicants who demonstrate great promise for not only completing their degree, but for becoming a competent professional as well.
What’s an Acceptable GRE Score?
Students admitted for the Ph.D. program in the Research and Evaluation Methodology usually obtain a combined score around 315 (Quantitative + Verbal) on the GRE. International students from countries whose official language is not English must also submit a score on an accepted English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB). A TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test or 80 on the internet-based test, a IELTS score of 6, or a MELAB of 77 is required by University of Florida for admission. These scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. More information about requirements for international students can be found at UF’s International Admissions Website.
The Ph.D. program in Research and Evaluation Methodology admits students with Master’s degrees from a variety backgrounds, such as Education, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Mathematics and Marketing. Coursework and experience with statistics is required for admissions to the Ph.D. program. Students who hold only a bachelor’s degree can apply to a joint M.A.E./Ph.D. program, and are required to complete a master’s thesis and a doctoral dissertation.
Which Program is the Best Fit for You?
The M.A.E. and M.E.d. programs are best suited for individuals with strong interest in educational statistics, psychometrics, evaluation, educational measurement and assessment, and educational research, but that do not have an extensive coursework in these areas. However, basic knowledge of statistics at an undergraduate level is required. Applicants to the M.A.E. and M.Ed. program should have an earned bachelors degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
For inquiries about applying, application status, or sending application material for the online M.A.E. program, please contact GradAdmissions@coe.ufl.edu.
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