HEB Master's Degree Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

SPRING: October 1
SUMMER: February 1
FALL: April 15 (latest = August 1)

Note: The department has rolling admissions, but to ensure the highest likelihood of a timely review for a particular semester, please submit all application materials by the above deadlines. ALL application materials should be submitted to the Department. It is recommended that you submit your application as soon as possible rather than waiting until the deadline.

Application Materials

  1. Completed University of Florida Graduate School Application and pay application fee
  2. Cover letter / statement of purpose describing your areas of professional interest, areas of personal interest, and reasons for pursuing a Masters Degree in Health Education and Behavior*
  3. Resume / Curriculum Vitae*
    • Pursuant to Florida Statute, your application requires inclusion of all post-high school education and employment, as well as information about ongoing international affiliations and research funding. Please ensure this information is included on your curriciulum vitae (CV) or resume.
  4. Three letters of recommendation*
    • (At least 2 letters must be from full faculty members who can attest to your academic ability. An exception exists for this requirement if you have been working in the profession for at least 5 years. In this instance, at least one letter must be from a faculty member and remaining letters can be from other professionals who can speak to your ability to excel in graduate school.)
  5. Minimum 3.0 GPA for all upper-division undergraduate coursework
  6. GRE scores are not currently required or reviewed as part of the application.
  7. Non-UF students – Submit official transcripts from all previous colleges attended to the Office of Admissions (201 Criser hall, PO Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000)
  8. International Students must submit an official transcript, mark sheets and diploma/degree certificate in the native language from every university or college attended to the Office of Admissions (201 Criser Hall, PO Box 114000, Gainesville, FL 32611-4000). Applicants must also submit certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English.
  9. International Students – Minimum required score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL, or 550 on the PBT TOEFL. (Have scores sent to UF institution code 5812.)

*These materials can be included in the online application or sent directly to the Graduate Advisor

Send application materials to:

Department of Health Education and Behavior
Graduate Program
Florida Gym, Room 5
PO Box 118210
Gainesville, FL 32611

Or email application materials to: Jenny Neelands

NOTE: Please contact the Graduate Coordinator in advance before planning a visit to campus: Amy Mobley

For more information on the cost of tuition and related fees across the College of Health and Human Performance M.S. degree programs, click HERE.