University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida (UCF) is a comprehensive research university located in metropolitan Orlando, Florida, USA and offers about 87 Master's degree programs.

  • Average Tuition USD 21,500
  • Acceptance Rate 50%
  • Students 66,183
  • International Students 4%
  • Total Annual Cost USD 37,700
  • Intakes Fall Spring Summer
  • Application Deadline January 15 July 1 November 1
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) as an academic, partnership and research institution, offers taught and research master's degree programs that complement the economy and offers the students an opportunity to learn, grow and succeed. The university master’s programs cover wide subject areas ranging from optics and lasers to modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, hospitality management, healthcare and video game design. UCF provides dedicated academic resources, career services, advisory bodies and many more facilities to help students succeed in and outside the school. UCF Study-abroad programs allow students to study and conduct research in any of the 98 partner institutions in 36 countries. 

Some of UCF's notable alumni are former senator of Florida Lee Constantine, Pulitzer prize-winning writer Orlando Sentinel, President, and CEO Ericsson North America Angel Ruiz and so many others.

  • 01UCF is accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
  • 02UCF has been named one of the most innovative colleges in the U.S by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • 03Both Kiplinger’s and Forbes ranks UCF as a best-value university.

Master Programs

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    Accounting

    This MSA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Accounting Principles. The program offers courses that focus on all aspects of business, management and finance.

     

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    Aerospace Engineering

    <p>This MSAE program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of basi more
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    Anthropology

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, more
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    Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology

    This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

     

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    Applied Learning and Instruction

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Applied Sociology

    <p>This MA&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of < more
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    Biology

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recom more
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    Biomedical Engineering

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general phys more
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    Biomedical Sciences

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on the stu more
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    Biotechnology

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biotechnology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of genetic engineering, metabolic en more
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    Business Administration

    <p>This MBA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; hum more
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    Career and Technical Education

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Chemistry

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analys more
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    Civil Engineering

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematic more
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    Civil Engineering

    <p>This MSCE program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathemat more
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    Clinical Psychology

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavioural d more
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    Communication

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law more
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    Communication Sciences and Disorders

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication law more
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    Computer Engineering

    <p>This MSPE program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scientifi more
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    Computer Science

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockc more
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    Counselor Education

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.<div><p>This more
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    Counselor Education

    <p>This MEd program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.</p>< more
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    Creative Writing

    <p>This MFA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Creative Writing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles of writing effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; and t more
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    Criminal Justice

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of law more
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    Curriculum and Instruction

    <p>This MEd program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Data Analytics

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Data Analytics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as t more
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    Digital Forensics

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, a more
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    Digital Media

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, so more
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    Economics

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics, his more
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    Educational Leadership

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Educational Leadership

    <p>This MEd program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Electrical Engineering

    <p>This MSEE program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scien more
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    Elementary Education

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Childhood Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of t more
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    Emergency and Crisis Management

    <p>This MECM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communica more
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    Emerging Media

    <p>This MFA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, s more
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    Engineering Management

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of engineering principles; more
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    English

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and more
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    Environmental Engineering

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to t more
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    Environmental Engineering

    <p>This MSVE program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to more
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    Exceptional Student Education

    <p>This MEd program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Exceptional Student Education K-12

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Forensic Science

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic pathology, a more
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    Health Administration

    <p>This MHA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, man more
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    Health Care Informatics - Professional Science Master's

    <p>The MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Bioinformatics. The program offers courses that focus on the use of information technology to study living things, and the more
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    History

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structu more
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    Hospitality and Tourism Management

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Hospitality Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of hospitality law, international tourism manag more
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    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Organizational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on employee selection and placement, research methods and more
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    Industrial Engineering

    <p>This MSIE program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Industrial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of applied mathematics; p more
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    Instructional Design and Technology: Educational Technology

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology int more
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    Instructional Design and Technology: Instructional Systems

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Educational Technology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of integrating technology int more
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    Interactive Entertainment

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technolo more
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    Interdisciplinary Studies

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Liberal Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the arts, biological and physical sciences, social more
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    K-8 Mathematics and Science Education

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Science Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of teaching science-related subjec more
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    Management

    <p>This MSM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information t more
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    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; more
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    Master of Athletic Training

    <p>This MAT program equips students with the knowledge of exercise and physical activities that promote physical fitness. The program combines coursework that includes professional education and physical education, offe more
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    Materials Science and Engineering

    <p>This MSMS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and tech more
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    Mathematical Science

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Applied Mathematical Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the application of mathematics and statistics to so more
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    Mechanical Engineering

    <p>This MSME program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mat more
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    Modeling and Simulation

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and techno more
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    Music

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and roc more
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    Nanotechnology

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles of physics; high a more
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    Nonprofit Management

    <p>This MNM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and occu more
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    Nursing

    <p>This MSN program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The program a more
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    Optics and Photonics

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Ophthalmology. The program offers courses that focus on neurobiology, physiology, retcam retinal imaging, ultra-sonography more
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    Physics

    <p>This MS&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energ more
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    Political Science

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies more
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    Public Administration

    <p>This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communications more
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    Reading Education

    <p>This MEd program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Secondary Education

    <p>This MEd program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support more
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    Social Work

    <p>This MSW program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The progr more
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    Spanish

    The MA program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

     

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    Sport and Exercise Science

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport-specific strength training; cardi more
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    Sport Business Management

    <p>This MSBM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recreat more
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    Statistical Computing

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the e more
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    Teacher Education

    This MAT program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Teaching. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the design and provision of educational se more
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    Theatre

    <p>This MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic li more
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    Theatre

    <p>This MFA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Drama. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history of theatre; dramatic l more
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    Urban and Regional Planning

    <p>This MS program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of City Planning. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the planning, analysis, and archite more
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Rankings

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    SchoolApply Ranking 374
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 271
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 751
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 301
  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 165

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 89
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 7.00
  • Minimum incoming GRE 297
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 450

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    Many colleges and departments at UCF offer scholarships to students that are specific to an area of specialization and most scholarships are offered to students based on merit or financial need.

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    Established in 1963

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    The University of Central Florida is ranked as one of the most affordable colleges in the US, by Forbes.

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          • Testimony
            2009-2012, Masters of Arts, Communicative Disorders

            Dynamic campus that provides opportunities to those who seek them. UCF is dynamic. Every visit back reveals a different change. In my field there were several opportunities/partnerships in the community for externships. These were great ways to give back to the community. The campus also has a communicative disorders clinic and a unique Aphasia House which offers Com Disorder students a wider exposure to different clients prior to the work setting. Student government provided me the opportunity to petition for funding to subsidize my conferences for research. Overall it was a challenging and positive experience. Go Knights!!

          • Testimony
            2011-2013, Masters, Business Administration

            I’ve enjoyed working at UCF since 2007 and gained a new appreciation for the university when I enrolled for graduate school in 2011. I was part of the Executive MBA program and found it challenging, relevant and (believe it or not) fun! I was pleased that my experience as a student matched my experience as an employee.

          • Testimony
            1983-1985, Master's Degree, EE & Communication Sciences

            Graduating at UCF in 1985 was a sensational accomplishment for me; a great multi-national Campus with a focussed and futuristic Engineering College gives you a head start any where!