The University of West Florida, also known as UWF, is a public university located on a 1,600 acre campus in Pensacola, Florida, and was founded in 1967. UWF is Northwest Florida’s only regional comprehensive four year university, and is a research university that specializes in the humanities and engineering. UWF is a member of the State University System of Florida, and is the State University System’s third largest campus. The mission of UWF is "to give students access to top quality, relevant, affordable educational experiences, and to use teaching, research, public service and scholarship to transmit, discover and apply knowledge."
UWF offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following academic units:
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Professional Studies
College of Business
UWF also has an online campus that offers undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that are offered entirely online.
Bachelor's degree from an institution that is fully accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education or a comparable degree from an international institution
Hold or be seeking current professional teaching certification
Be in good standing at all previous institutions of higher learning
GPA of at least 3.0 on bachelor's degree
Current (within five years) official GRE or MAT scores
Letter of intent
Two professional references
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
May not be available in all states. Non-residents can submit a request for more information.
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