A Message from Our Dean


We welcome you to explore the many offerings of our graduate programs 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, importantly, by the quality of its academic graduate programs. Through its chosen graduate faculty members, the University of Florida offers 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. Our catalog is for our current students as well to assist them to make the best decisions for maintaining and continuing their academic progress while on the way to their professional and personal goals.  

Nicole L. P. Stedman, Ph.D.
Associate Provost 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.


The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of Florida also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

UF's Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Excellence

The University of Florida celebrates differences in identities, thoughts, and abilities and seeks to provide equitable access to opportunity.

Excellence is only possible by including people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our growing diversity enhances discovery and innovation. It is reliant on freedom and civility. It enriches the UF community. It is rooted in stewardship. It is the connective tissue for all of our Core Values.

For more information regarding the University's commitment to equity and diversity, please visit https://hr.ufl.edu/manager-resources/recruitment-staffing/institutional-equity-diversity/.