Graduate Admissions

The following guidelines provide an overview of the admission process and represent the minimum qualifications necessary for consideration. The authoritative source for graduate admission requirements is the Graduate Catalog, which can be accessed online at: http://graduatecatalog.ucf.edu/. Satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to UCF. International students and others applying for admission should carefully review the admission criteria as outlined here in the Graduate Catalog.

Application Deadlines

With the exception of Forensic Science and Nursing, all programs described in this publication adhere to the following application deadlines for U.S. applicants.

FALL PRIORITY: January 15
FALL TERM: July 15

SPRING TERM: December 1
SUMMER TERM: April 15

*All degree seeking students applying for fellowships or assistant-ships must apply by the Fall Priority deadline date.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Degree seeking, non degree-seeking, and certificate program students must submit:

  • Online Application for Graduate Admissions with a $30 non-refundable application fee for each application submitted
  • Residency Classification Form (Submit with online application)
  • Immunization Form (available online)
  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended

In addition, degree-seeking students to all doctoral programs and certain master’s programs must submit:

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or General Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores

Minimum UCF Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate (or equivalent) or higher degree prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or more (on a 4.0 maximum) in all work attempted while registered as an undergraduate student OR while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student (normally based on the last sixty attempted semester hours); OR, a graduate degree or professional degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution in a field related to the discipline of the program to which the student is applying.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores, if applicable. TOEFL scores are required when an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language or when an applicant’s bachelor’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution. A minimum computer-based score of 220 or iBT of 80 (or equivalent on the paper test) is required, unless otherwise specified by the program.

Individual programs may have additional admission requirements. Consult the Graduate Catalog for more information (http://graduatecatalog.ucf.edu/).


The university encourages applications from qualified persons of both sexes from all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups. The university does not discriminate on the basis of disability for admission.