Getting Started

Not sure where to start? The following links, forms and resources will help you to get started on your journey towards earning your doctorate at the University of West Florida.

How To Apply
The Graduate Admissions office administers the application, admission, and readmission process for all degree-seeking and non-degree seeking graduate students.

Graduate Admission Requirements
Find information on the two levels of graduate admission requirements: university-level and departmental-level.

Residency Requirements
UWF is required to determine the residency status for tuition purposes on every admitted student who might enroll. You may be considered a Florida resident by residing in the state, but being a Florida resident for tuition purposes has more stringent requirements.

Graduate Applicant Forms
Find links to Residency Affidavit, Alabama Tuition Differential Residency, Immunization and Transcript Request Forms.

Graduate School Information Request
Complete the Graduate School Information Request Form and a representative or advisor from the specified graduate program will send additional information regarding the program and answer any questions.

Student Handbook (PDF)
The UWF Student Handbook contains information about policies and procedures that all Argos need to know.

Financial Aid
Find answers to questions and connect with resources available from the UWF Office of Financial Aid.

Funding Opportunities
Find information on funding opportunities for graduate students such as loans, grants, scholarships and additional funding and financial resources.

Academic Calendar
See the current UWF Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines. Academic Calendars from previous academic years are also available.

Graduate School Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to the most commonly asked questions about applying to the University of West Florida Graduate School.