Application Instructions


step 1: complete certificate application

 Step 1: Go to and scroll down the page to “Certificates.”

  • Please choose the correct link on the “Certificates” page, indicating if you are a current UF student or potential new student.

step 2: complete departmental application

Step 2: Once you have completed Step 1, you must complete the departmental application. The submission of this application informs the department of your intention to apply and initiates the application process. Complete the Departmental Application.

For International Students Only

International applicants cannot secure an F-1 visa if they are solely participating in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health. International students may enroll in the campus certificate program if they are already in the US, but UF will not issue an F-1 visa for a non-degree certificate program alone. Individuals may complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Health in an online format in their country of residence, without being located in the US or obtaining a visa.

Arrange to have official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. If your degree is from a country outside the US, please complete the following:

  • Arrange to have official English Language Exam (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB) scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions, unless exempt.
  • Official transcripts (in both the native language and an English translation) and degree certificate.  (Originals will not be returned to you.)
  • Applications for international students must arrive by July 1 for Fall admission, November 1 for Spring admission, and March 1 for Summer admission
  • Send original documentation, copies CANNOT be accepted for admission

English Language Exams:

For more information, please contact Katherine Pizarro at