Frequently Asked Questions about Online Program

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

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

Because of the holistic review, we do not provide minimums for GRE scores and provide ranges of scores for admitted students. For the first online cohort, the Verbal scores had a range of 144-159 with an average of 151, while the Quantitative scores had a range of 136-155 with an average of 145.

This particular program does not require you to submit a score for the Analytical Writing section.

Students are encouraged to go ahead and register and take the GRE if they do not have active GRE scores taken within the last 5 years. Students should also start gathering other materials like recommendation letters and official transcripts, and they can start updating their resumes.

Admission decisions are made after the priority deadline and are made with typically around two to three weeks after the deadline. Additional decisions will continue to be made on a rolling basis until June 1 or until all spaces in the program have been filled.

Our program only admits one cohort at a time, so if you don’t apply this year, the next cohort will not be admitted until next August.

Yes. The program requires 5 in-person sessions over the two years: orientation, 2 conferences (suggested NASPA-FL Drive-in Conference and the AFC Student Development Commission conference), capstone presentation, and hooding ceremony/graduation.

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

Courses will be dynamic in nature. There will be videos of lectures and discussion boards between students and instructor about the readings and lectures. Many of the courses will be asynchronous, meaning you can log on and view whenever works best for your schedule. Some courses are synchronous based on faculty pedagogical decisions around the topic, course sequencing, and student need.

Instructors will post office hours when they can be reached online or by phone. Students will also have the ability to email the instructors questions outside the scheduled office hours via the Canvas website.

Most of the courses are covered by the Employee Education Program, or EEP; however, for 3 semesters students will take 7 hours so they will have to pay for one credit each of those semesters. Additionally, the practicum course in the second summer is not covered by EEP. So total, you would have to pay for 6/39 hours out of your own pockets. For more information, visit the EEP website 

For more information about the program courses, visit the Course Description page.

To view syllabi from previous semesters, visit the College of Education syllabus website.

Due to the practicum/internship requirement, we are unable to enroll students from Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming.

Approval is currently pending for Arkansas, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, and Rhode Island.

For more information and an up-to-date state-by-state discussion of approved online programs, visit the Online/Distance State Authorization Process website.

Please e-mail Dr. Cliff Haynes at for more information.