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University of Florida

Department of Soil and Water Science

Gainesville, FL

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Overview

University of Florida / Department of Soil and Water Science is located in Gainesville, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Soil and water science Hydrologic sciences
Master of Science (MS) Soil and water science Tropical conservation and development
Master of Science (MS) Soil and water science Agroecology
Master of Science (MS) Soil and water science Wetland sciences
Master of Science (MS) Soil and water science Geographic information systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Soil and water science Wetland sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Soil and water science Geographic information systems
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Soil and water science Hydrologic sciences
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Soil and water science Tropical conservation and development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

29
Applied
19
Accepted
17
Enrolled
66%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

109
Total Graduate Students
46%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.01%
Black or African American 0.92%
White or Caucasian 57%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Carbon dynamics and ecosystem services; landscape analysis and modeling; nutrient pesticide and waste management; soil, water, and aquifer remediation; wetlands and aquatic ecosystems
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,392,650

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 110290
Gainesville, FL  32611
United States
Contact K. Ramesh Reddy PhD
Graduate Research Professor and Department Chairman
Email: krr@ufl.edu
Phone: 352-294-3154
Fax: 352-392-3399