UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Ph.D. Admissions

Admission to our Ph.D. program is granted at both the college and school or department level.

Application Deadlines:
If you are applying for a fellowship award, you must have your application complete by December 10th, 2018. Fellowship Awards are only available for students applying for the Fall semester, and are very limited. If you are not applying for financial aid you may continue to apply, as we have rolling admissions.

If you wish to be admitted for Spring 2019, a complete application must be submitted by October 1, 2018.  This includes the submission of all official test scores.

Ph.D. Applicants can apply to study in areas of:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Minimum Qualifications:

  • GRE Verbal- 146
  • GRE Quantitative- 148
  • TOEFL- 80

Students with test scores below these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Average Qualifications of 2018 Admits:

  • GRE Verbal- 152
  • GRE Quantitative- 160

To Apply

  1. Submit the University of Florida Online Application
  2. Applicants will be responsible for the non-refundable $30 application fee payable by credit card online at the time of application.
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (mailed by you or, preferably, your post secondary institutions directly to the Office of Admissions at the address listed below).
  4. Official GRE Scores (sent by the testing service directly to the Office of Admissions using school code 5812).

If applying to Architecture, Interior Design, or Landscape Architecture, please submit an electronic portfolio as part of the online application.

International students only (in addition to the above):

  1. Official TOEFL (sent by the testing service directly to the Office of Admissions using school code 5812) or IELTS Scores (mailed directly to the Office of Admissions at the address listed below)
  2. Official transcript in native language
  3. Official transcript in English
  4. Official degree certificate in native language
  5. Official degree certificate in English

Send the following materials to:

Office of Admissions
University of Florida
201 Criser Hall
P.O. Box 114000
Gainesville, FL 32611-4000

Review Process

The Ph.D. Program Director reviews the completed application and sends it to the relevant department Graduate Coordinator. Their goal is to identify faculty member(s) whose research parallels the interest of the applicant. Once a match is made and all Graduate School requirements are satisfied, the applicant can be recommended for acceptance, based on availability of space and resources.

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