Step 2: Certificate Application

The UF graduate application is a separate application process through the UF Graduate School. Below we’ve outlined some helpful information to help you get started.

For UF students currently enrolled in a master’s program DO NOT submit your application using the button above.  Instead, apply here using your GatorLink username and password.

Getting Started

  • Keep the username and password that you create in order to log in and edit your application before submission.

Submitting the Online Application

Personal Information

  • Provide all of the requested Personal Information.
  • International Applicants:
    • You must enter your Surname and Given name in the Passport Name section even if you do not have a passport.
    • If you are a permanent resident alien and/or reside in the United States, you must provide your resident alien number and upload a copy of your permanent resident alien card directly to the application.

Conduct Disclosure

  • Accurately answer and report all information in the Conduct Disclosure section.

Application Information & Certificate Program

Under Application Information, you will be asked to select the Application Type and Certificate Program.  Follow the instructions below to make the correct selections for the certificate you are applying for:

  • In the Certificate Level dropdown select Graduate.
  • Forensic Toxicology Certificate Applicants ONLY:
    • In the Certificate Program section, click or search Veterinary Medicine. From the expanded selection, choose:
      • Forensic Toxicology
    • All other Forensic Sciences Certificate Applicants:
      • In the Certificate Program section, click or search Pharmacy. From the expanded selection, choose:
        • Forensic Death Investigation if you are applying for the Forensic Death Investigation Certificate.
        • Forensic DNA and Serology if you are applying for the Forensic DNA and Serology Certificate.
        • Forensic Drug Chemistry if you are applying for the Forensic Drug Chemistry Certificate.
      • Choose the term you are applying for from the dropdown. Applicants applying for Summer admission must select Summer A/C.

Review your selection in the Certificate Program Display and verify that it is correct before moving to the next application step.  If you need to amend your selection, choose Re-Select Certificate and Term.

Academic Background

  • Report your Undergraduate Major.
  • Enter all of the colleges or universities you have attended. Accurately report the degree, and degree date, you earned.
    • Upload your unofficial transcripts for each school, if you have them.
    • Note- If you are offered admission based on unofficial transcripts you will still be required to submit official transcripts to prevent a hold on your student record. (instructions for sending official transcripts are on Step Three).


  • Report past and/or planned activities in this section, including pertinent work experience.

Residency Information

  • Enter your residency information. The residency of our students has no bearing on tuition cost for our program, but this information is required by the University of Florida.
  • If you are a non-Florida resident, check the appropriate box.
  • If you are a Florida resident, fully complete the Residency Information section, including the numbers and original issue dates for two of the following three identifying documents. Documents may be directly uploaded to the application:
    • Driver’s License
    • Vehicle Registration
    • Voter Registration

Application Fee

  • The $30 application fee must be paid with the submission of the online application in order for the application to be submitted.

Additional Information

  • Add to your ‘safe list’ on your email account. If you receive any emails from UF regarding your application, you must respond.