Graduate Admissions:
Application Deadlines, Checklist, & Funding Statement

The Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE) is comprised of two departments - the Department of Civil, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering and Environmental Engineering Sciences. Applicants can chose any or all of our programs and we welcome applications from individuals meeting the below requirements.

  • U.S. Applicants
     

    Submission Deadlines

    The UF online application and all required application materials must be received by UF by the following deadlines:

    Applicants Fall term entry Spring term entry Summer term entry
    only Distance-ESSIE EDGE program)
    Masters & Ph.D. June 1 November 15 March 31
    Priority funding consideration, Ph.D. only December 5    

    U.S. Application Checklist

    Note: We recommend that you submit your Graduate admissions application (link below) BEFORE submitting your official test scores and transcripts. You should NOT submt your test scores and transcripts to the department.
    Please submit them directly to:
    UF Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall
    P.O. Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    (352) 392-1365
    gradpro@admissions.ufl.edu

    • Graduate Admissions Application
      Click here to apply online.
      Include the following information:
      • College: EG
      • Program: Civil Engineering (CE); Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering (COA); or Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES)
      • Research/Specialization: A specialization is required to have your application reviewed by faculty; faculty acceptance is required for admission into a research-based degree program (thesis/dissertation).
    • Statement of Purpose: Please indicate the faculty who you are interested in working with and if you have secured any outside funding in this statement.
    • Three Letters of Recommendation: submit recommendations ONLY through the application (no hard copies accepted).
    • 3.0 Upper-Division GPA: Applicants must provide their upper-division GPA calculation. Include all courses after 60 credit hours that were earned toward your bachelor's degree.
    • Official transcripts: You must submit official transcripts from each institution that you indicate on your application to the UF Office of Admissions. For some US applicants, transcripts may be forwarded electronically by an institution if there is an agreement with the University of Florida. In order to expedite your application it is also recommended that you upload your unofficial transcripts within the online application.
    • Official Test Scores

      Submit all scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions.
      • GRE: Required unless using the FE/PE to apply for a non-thesis master’s degree program or if you are applying to EES and have a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
        Verbal required score = 140
        Quantitative recommended score = 157
      • FE/PE Optional - can be used in lieu of the GRE for non-thesis master's degree programs. You must obtain a verification link from NCEES and forwarded it to the department for processing.
    • Resume (optional)
    • Background courses
      • At least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus.
      • One semester of physics and one semester of biology; or at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of physics; or at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of biology.
      • Computer competency
      • CCE applicants also must have at least one semester of chemistry.
      • EES applicants also must have at least two semesters (or three quarters) of chemistry.
    • Second time applying? If you applied previously and you were unsuccessful in gaining admission, include an explanation in your statement of purpose as to why you feel your application should be reconsidered for admission. If something from your previous application has changed and you feel you are a more competitive applicant, then please note this. Otherwise, we do not encourage applicants to reapply to our program as you are likely to receive the same result. Instead we want to encourage you to look at other programs that the University of Florida offers in the hopes that you may be more suitable and competitive for such programs.

    Funding Opportunities

    Our department funding is awarded by each individual faculty member. Students are selected by the faculty member based on their educational background, skills and experiences and needs of the specific project. Faculty will only discuss funding with those who apply and are admitted to our program. The number of assistantships vary year to year based on project availability and typically only students seeking a PhD are funded, although a few Master’s students may also be awarded. Projects funds are disbursed throughout the year and it is not unusual for a faculty member to be seeking to fill PhD positions after the posted deadlines. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to submit an application even if it is after the priority funding consideration deadline.
  • International Applicants
     

    Submission Deadlines

    The UF online application and all required application materials must be received by UF by the following deadlines:

    Fall term entry Spring term entry Summer term entry
    only Distance-ESSIE EDGE program)
    March 1 September 1 March 1

    International Application Checklist

    Note: We recommend that you submit your Graduate admissions application (link below) BEFORE submitting your official test scores and transcripts. You should NOT submt your test scores and transcripts to the department. Please submit them directly to:
    UF Office of Admissions
    201 Criser Hall
    P.O. Box 114000
    Gainesville, FL 32611
    (352) 392-1365
    gradpro@admissions.ufl.edu

    • Graduate Admissions Application: Click here to apply online.
      Include the following information:
      • College: EG
      • Program: Civil Engineering (CE); Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering (COA); or Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES)
      • Research/Specialization: A specialization is required to have your application reviewed by faculty; faculty acceptance is required for admission into a research-based degree program (thesis/dissertation).
    • Statement of Purpose: Please indicate the faculty who you are interested in working with and if you have secured any outside funding in this statement.
    • Three Letters of Recommendation: submit recommendations ONLY through the application (no hard copies accepted).
    • 3.0 Upper-Division GPA: Applicants must provide their upper-division GPA calculation. Include all courses after 60 credit hours that were earned toward your bachelor's degree. . We recommend international applicants use the Foreign Credits, Inc. GPA Calculator.
    • Official transcripts
      You must submit official transcripts from each institution that you indicate on your application to the UF Office of Admissions. As an international applicant you must submit all of your transcripts in the original language with a certified English translation and a copy of your degree/diploma in the original language with a certified English translation. All of your credentials have to be reviewed by our international admissions officer for credibility and this can take several months depending on the time of year. Upon our departmental review, if a favorable decision is reached and your official documents have not been received, we cannot process our decision. This prevents us from sending an admissions letter and processing an I20 request so we ask that you submit all official documents as part of the application process. These documents can be hard to match up when they arrive at different times so we highly recommend that you submit your application PRIOR to sending any official scores or credentials. Please work directly with the UF Office of Admissions to make sure they receive these official documents. In order to expedite your application, we also recommend that you upload your unofficial transcripts within the online application.
    • Official Test Scores,

      Submit all scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions.
      • GRE: Required unless you are applying to EES and have a previous graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
        Verbal required score = 140, Quantitative recommended score = 157
      • English Language Proficiency Test
        TOEFL required score=80 or IELTS required score = 6.0.
        For exceptions for this requirement, see the UFGrad School policy regarding "International students," "English Proficiency."
    • Resume (optional)
    • Background courses
      • At least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of calculus.
      • One semester of physics and one semester of biology; or at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of physics; or at least one year (two semesters or three quarters) of biology.
      • Computer competency
      • CCE applicants also must have at least one semester of chemistry.
      • EES applicants also must have at least two semesters (or three quarters) of chemistry.
    • Second time applying? If you applied previously and you were unsuccessful in gaining admission, include an explanation in your new statement of purpose as to why you feel your application should be reconsidered for admission. If something from your previous application has changed and you feel you are a more competitive applicant, then please note this. Otherwise, we do not encourage applicants to reapply to our program as you are likely to receive the same result. Instead we want to encourage you to look at other programs that the University of Florida offers in the hopes that you may be more suitable and competitive for such programs.

    Funding Opportunities

    Our department funding is awarded by each individual faculty member. Students are selected by the faculty member based on their educational background, skills and experiences and needs of the specific project. Faculty will only discuss funding with those who apply and are admitted to our program. The number of assistantships vary year to year based on project availability and typically only students seeking a PhD are funded, although a few Master’s students may also be awarded. Projects funds are disbursed throughout the year and it is not unusual for a faculty member to be seeking to fill PhD positions after the posted deadlines. Therefore, the applicant may receive an offer of admission up to several months after an application is submitted based on the availability of new funding opportunities.