What is the minimum admission criteria for the UF BME Graduate Program?

The UF Graduate School requires a recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution and, for applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (US system), calculated from all grades and credits. For applicants from countries (including Puerto Rico) where English is not the official language, a minimum score on one of these English Language Skills tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 550 paper, or 80 Internet; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 77, or documented successful completion of the University of Florida English Language Institute program. While the above outlines the minimum admission requirements, acceptance into the BME program is highly competitive. Typically, only 20% of all MS applicants and less than 8% of all PhD applicants, on average, are accepted into our program. Acceptance is based on several factors, including coursework, GPA, GRE, letters of recommendation, research interests, and potential for a faculty match (for PhD applicants). As a general indicator, the average admissions scores for PhD & MS applicants recently admitted to the BME graduate program are as follows: MS, GRE Quantitative: 160 | GRE Verbal: 151 | Undergraduate GPA: 3.4 PhDs, GRE Quantitative: 160 | GRE Verbal: 158 | Undergraduate GPA: 3.7 (Note: these represent only averages and meeting this criterion does not guarantee admission to our program.)

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