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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.
The 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 the 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.
As of July 1, UCF launched two new colleges and a new interdisciplinary school that will enhance the opportunities for academic excellence in the new Academic Health Sciences Center in Lake Nona and the UCF Downtown campus in Orlando.
College of Health Professions and Sciences
As part of the newly created Academic Health Sciences Center along with the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing, the College of Health Professions and Sciences will be focused on educating students for rewarding careers in prevention, diagnosis or therapy at hospitals, community-based and specialized-care facilities, schools, and nonprofit and social service agencies.
College of Community Innovation and Education
The anchor of our UCF Downtown campus, the College of Community Innovation and Education brings together community-facing programs engaged with the social and economic fabric of thriving, modern cities and grounded in transformative education.
Nicholson School of Communication and Media
An interdisciplinary, inter-college school, the Nicholson School of Communication and Media, includes communication, digital media, and film programs and will redefine content creation, digital art, and communication for the 21st century.
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Graduate Degree Programs
This year, UCF approved four new programs:
Four new graduate certificate programs were approved:
Two new graduate degree tracks were created in the following programs:
Other changes occurred in 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.
This catalog contains a description of the various policies, graduate programs, degree requirements, course offerings, and related matters intended to be in effect at the University of Central Florida during the 2018-2019 academic year. However, any matter described in this catalog is subject to change. As a result, statements in this Graduate Catalog may not be regarded in the nature of binding obligations on the institution or the State of Florida, or as an irrevocable commitment from the University to the reader.
The UCF Library maintains an archive of Graduate Catalogs. For previous Graduate Catalogs, search the UCF Catalogs: stars.library.ucf.edu/ucfcatalogs/.
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