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Minimum Admission Requirements

University of Florida Graduate School Requirements

  • GPA: B for all upper-level courses
  • GRE: see CISE Department requirement below
  • TOEFL: 550 on paper-based; (213 on computer-based; 80 on Internet-based). Please note that Indian students are now REQUIRED to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Follow the link for a list of countries that are exempt from TOEFL. The University of Florida's school code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5812.
  • You may substitute for TOEFL with:
    1. IELTS with a minimum score of 6; or
    2. MELAB with a minimum score of 77.

CISE Department Requirements

The majority of our accepted students have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3/4.0.

  • GRE: GRE scores will be used in the context of a holistic credential review process. A strong performance is expected. For reference, the past year's averages were: 153 verbal, 164 quantitative, and 317 total (verbal and quantitative.) NOTE: See the most recent Concordance Table, published by ETS, for comparable scores from the older GRE test format. The University of Florida's school code for submission of GRE scores is 5812.
  • GRE scores are valid for 5 years only.
  • TOEFL: 600 (250 computer-based; 95 internet-based). Please note that Indian students are now REQUIRED to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. Follow the link for a list of countries that are exempt from TOEFL. The University of Florida's school code for submission of TOEFL scores is 5812.
    • For Master’s degree students, the TOEFL requirements are 550 on paper-based; (213 on computer-based; 80 on Internet-based).
  • You may substitute for TOEFL with:
    1. IELTS with a minimum score of 7; or
    2. MELAB with a minimum score of 90.
  • Undergraduate Prerequisite Courses or equivalent:
    • Calculus (MAC 2311 & MAC 2312)
    • Statistics (STA 2023 or STA 3032)
    • Introduction to CIS (COP 3504 or COP 3502 & COP 3503)
      (Old CIS 3020 or CIS 3022 & CIS 3023)
    • Applied Discrete Structures (COT 3100)
    • Introduction to Computer Organization (CDA 3101)
    • Data Structures and Algorithms (COP 3530)
    • Operating Systems (COP 4600)

GRE Subject Test and Test of Spoken English (TSE)

With regard to the Advanced GRE Subject Test, although we do not require that this test be taken, it will be taken into account when evaluating your application file. In order to be an unrestricted Teaching Assistant at the University of Florida, a TSE score of 55 or above is required of international students. Although a TSE score is not required in our evaluation for admission, it is considered when making selections for Teaching Assistantships.