Four students talking in the atrium of the College of Business building

Apply Now

Apply Now (Fall 2020)

Submit your UWF Graduate School online application for Fall 2020.

Apply Now (Fall 2020)

Apply Now (2021)

Submit your UWF Graduate School online application for terms beginning Spring 2021 forward.

Apply Now (Spring 2021+)

New UWF Application System!

UWF is excited to announce that we have launched our new application portal! The new application is more efficient and user-friendly. This system is not linked to our previous portal, so if you previously began a submission in our old system, you will have to create a new account for the new system. If you have any issues with the application, please contact us at

Beginning August 17, 2020, the Graduate School office in Building 11 will be open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A face covering is required to enter the office and we will practice social distancing.

While the office will be open with limited staff, remote work continues to be the primary work arrangement for faculty and staff. Please contact us via email at During this time, we ask all required admission documents be uploaded to your Applications Status in MyUWF or emailed to If you mailed in a hard copy of any items, mail will be impacted during this time. For domestic applicants, you may submit an unofficial copy of transcripts, and we will be able to accept those for Provisional Admission, but an official copy of every transcript must be received prior to the first semester of enrollment.

GRE/GMAT/MAT scores are being waived by many colleges/programs for the coming terms due to COVID-19. You can check the Graduate Admission Test Scores section to see if you may qualify.

Important Notes

  • If you are physically outside the state of Florida AND plan to apply for a fully online program, please review your state authorization status.
  • In accordance with the requirements of Florida law (Section 119.071, Florida Statutes), the University of West Florida collects social security numbers only if specifically authorized or required by law, or if imperative for the performance of the University's duties and responsibilities.  Learn more about the collection and use of Social Security numbers.
  • If you are not taking any face-to-face courses at a UWF campus or location, visit our Immunization Waivers and Exceptions page. If you are enrolled in a face-to-face course, you will be required to submit the proper immunization documentation through Med+Proctor. Visit Create an Account with Med+Proctor for more information.
  • Please do not submit multiple applications to the same program for different semesters, as this may cause processing issues. Please submit an application for your earliest preferred start semester, and if a term change is needed later, you should submit a new application at that time.

Express Admission

If you have been offered Express Admission, please do not submit a regular application.  You will need to contact the department chair or program director and they will start your express admission application.

What type of application should I choose?

Degree-Seeking Application

This is the application most students will complete.  Select this application if you are seeking to earn a master's, specialist, or doctoral degree.

Non-Degree Application

This application should only be submitted by applicants who are not seeking a degree.

Readmission Application

Graduate students not in attendance during three or more academic semesters (including summer semester), but less than five years, must complete the Readmission Application to the same program in which you were previously enrolled and provide any required documentation.  Students seeking admission for a different program must submit a new degree-seeking application.

Graduate students who last attended their graduate programs over five years ago must reapply to their program by submitting a graduate degree-seeking application.


Fill out my online form.