2020-2021 Graduate Catalog
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog
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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.
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Graduate Degree Programs
In response to COVID-19, the following tracks and graduate certificates were created for those the skills and insight, making them even more valuable to employers.
UCF approved four additional graduate certificate programs:
Four 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 $300,000 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 2020-2021 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 of 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/.
© 2020 University of Central Florida – June 2020, Volume 43
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