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  • Admission Requirements

    All applicants for graduate admission must submit official transcripts of all academic work. For admission to the university, students must have obtained the equivalent of a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a recognized foreign institution. Students without the equivalent of a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution (or equivalent) are not admitted to graduate degree programs, graduate certificate programs, or graduate nondegree status. All students who wish to be admitted in regular degree-seeking status to a doctoral program or wish to be considered for university-wide fellowships must also submit an official GRE General Test score (or an official GMAT score as required).

    Please Note: The College of Business Administration requires that all degrees (baccalaureate or higher) must have been earned from regionally accredited institutions.

    Minimum UCF Admission Requirement

    • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution AND a 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.
    • Students applying to doctoral programs must submit an official competitive score on the General Tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (or an official competitive score on the General Management Admission Test [GMAT] as required), or an equivalent score on an equivalent measure approved by the graduate program and the university.
    • Students applying to doctoral programs must also submit three letters of recommendation, a resume or curriculum vita, and a written essay.
    • International students must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. International students, except those who are from countries where English is the only official language, those who have earned a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, or those who have earned a degree from a country where English is the only official language or from a university at which English is the only official language of instruction, are required to submit a score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS before they can be admitted to the university. A computer-based TOEFL score of 220 or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (or equivalent score on the paper-based test) or 6.5 on the IELTS is required unless otherwise specified by the program.
    • International students applying to master’s programs that do not require a GRE (or GMAT), must submit a course-by-course evaluation of their official transcripts from a credential evaluation service recommended by UCF. This course-by-course evaluation must show a GPA that is equivalent to a 3.0 from an earned degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. 

    Individual programs may have more restrictive admission requirements, as listed in the Graduate Programs section of this website. Program requirements may be based on other factors such as work experience, research interests of the prospective student, evidence of extracurricular or community work, personal interviews, or other factors specified by the program.

    The full language of the UCF Admissions Regulations for Graduate Students can be found at (UCF-2,003, UCF 2.0031, UCF 2.009).

    Sample Country Requirements

    For details on your country's required documents, included academic credentials and equivalency, please visit our Sample Country Requirements Page.

    The information provided in the this page was created as a tool to help the student better prepare and understand the admissions requirements at our university.  Only a select number of countries are listed, and document requirements, as well as equivalency information, may vary from institution to institution within a given country.  As a result, we may require additional information depending on the particular institution and educational system. 



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