2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
A Message from Our Dean
We welcome you to explore the many offerings of our graduate programs here at the University of Florida. The reputation of a research university is, in large part, measured not only by the excellence of its graduate faculty and graduate students, but also, importantly, by the quality of its academic graduate programs. Through its chosen graduate faculty members, the University of Florida is able to offer graduate programs of the highest quality.
Our catalog is intended to provide information and resources to those interested in graduate education programs at the University of Florida and also is here for our current students, by helping them to make the best decisions, in order to maintain and continue their academic progress, while on the way to their professional and personal goals.
Henry T. Frierson, PhD
Associate Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School
Research and Academic Offerings
The University of Florida Graduate School offers research opportunities in a variety of fields. In collaboration with UF’s Office of Research, our many colleges and departments offer numerous majors , alongside the various Centers, Institutes, and Other Research Facilities and interdisciplinary offerings available to the graduate students here at UF. Explore the many services provided to our graduate students by the Graduate School and other student-oriented service units by visiting the Student Services section of this catalog. Additionally, the University of Florida Libraries and the University Press of Florida offer extensive collections to guide your research. For information on these services and UF’s state-of-the-art computer facilities, art galleries, performing arts centers, museums, and other student offerings, such as UF’s Office of Research, see the Research Facilities and Other Campus Resources section of the catalog.
Equity and Diversity Statement
The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status.*
Refer to the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity within UF’s Human Resource Services for additional information. For more information regarding UF’s commitment to equity and diversity, visit The Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity’s website at http://www.hr.ufl.edu/eeo/default.htm.
The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor, master, specialist, engineer, doctoral and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.
*As protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act