Welcome to 2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
World-class research, pioneering partnerships, renowned faculty, and graduate students who enjoy a rich blend of academics, research, culture and fun—this is graduate study at the University of Central Florida in one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States—Orlando, Florida.
University of Central Florida is the university that seeks opportunities, creates opportunities, and brings them to fruition. The University's culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts, its Orlando environment, its history of entrepreneurship, and its youth, relevance, and energy.
Here you will find the latest updates about new master, doctoral, and specialist programs, certificates, fellowships, and more. Check here and often to find out what's new in the UCF College of Graduate Studies.
Graduate Degree Programs
This year, UCF approved two new programs:
Four new graduate certificate programs were approved:
Seven new graduate degree tracks were created in the following programs:
Other program changes occurred for the following programs:
The university is proud to offer several merit-based fellowships to new degree-seeking graduate students. Each year, incoming graduate students who apply by the Fall Priority admissions deadline are eligible for university fellowship consideration. Our most prestigious doctoral fellowships provide four years of support (including a fellowship stipend, tuition support, and health insurance coverage) to the most qualified doctoral applicants to the institution.
Students who have successfully completed a McNair Scholars program as an undergraduate are encouraged to apply for the UCF Graduate McNair Fellowship. This award provides financial support to the most outstanding undergraduate McNair scholars who enroll in UCF graduate programs. More information is available at UCF Graduate Fellowships.
The UCF Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding doctoral student in good academic standing who is engaged in innovative multidisciplinary research. The purpose of this fellowship is to allow the pursuit of research questions that cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.
The Graduate Dean's fellowship is offered to superior graduate students who are newly enrolling in one of UCF's master's, specialist, or doctoral programs. These awards provide a fellowship stipend as a supplement to a qualifying graduate assistantship.
In a continuing effort to support the research efforts of our graduate students, the university provides over $250,000 per academic year in funding to master's, specialist, and doctoral students who deliver a research paper or comparable creative activity at a professional meeting. For information about the criteria applicants for this award must meet, please see Presentation Fellowship.
For more information on all UCF Fellowships available to qualified graduate students, as well as information on other funding opportunities, visit Funding.