Social and Behavioral Sciences application instructions

Application materials

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Transcripts from prior institutions

Step 1: Submit an online application to the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS)

Please note

  • Submit your official transcripts from all previous institutions. International applicants must submit a World Education Services (WES) evaluation in lieu of official transcripts
  • Arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted.
  • Submit your professional Statement of Purpose outlining objectives that match the philosophy and focus of the program.
  • Submit a resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

*Applicants should familiarize themselves with checking their SOPHAS Notifications and Status. While applications should be submitted by the above deadline, our program will not review them until they are in the Verified status.

SOPHAS Mailing Address

PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471

SOPHAS Overnight Delivery

c/o Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Step 2: Complete the University of Florida Application for Graduate Admissions

Please note

  • Keep the username and password that you create in order to log in and edit your application before submission.
  • Do not leave the self-reported GPA field empty.
  • The non-refundable fee must be paid in order to submit a completed application.
  • The Statement of Purpose should be submitted in SOPHAS only. Therefore, when prompted to enter your Statement of Purpose on the UF application, please enter “Submitted in SOPHAS.”
  • Arrange to have official transcripts from each previous higher education institution attended (other than University of Florida) sent to the UF Office of Graduate Admissions.
  • International applicants: If official transcripts are not in English, an exact translation is required in addition to the official transcript. International students are also required to submit an official copy of their degree certificate(s). Submit official TOEFL (code 5812), IELTS or MELAB scores to the UF Office of Graduate Admissions.

UF Graduate School Mailing Addres

UF Office of Admission
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611

Application decisions

Ph.D. faculty members evaluate and rank the applicants. Each evaluation focuses on academic achievement and the applicant’s overall potential for success. Following the initial review, applicants may be invited to participate in an interview. After the interviews, a decision will be made on each applicant.

Admitted students will receive a letter of offer detailing financial assistance and responsibilities on or after April 15.