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Current/Prospective Students: Thank you for your interest in the Research/Support Positions in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS). Below is a collection of opportunities available. Use the filter, sort, and keyword search features to identify positions that interest you. Specific questions about the positions may be directed towards the advisor/faculty.  For general guidance about graduate assistantships, please review this resource.

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Improving Security/Privacy Transparency of Mobile and IoT Systems, and their Supply Chains (Position Ref No.: oga-jfhudh2948-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Using static/dynamic app analysis, fuzz testing and data-driven techniques. Ultimately the work can help consumers and developers better understand the security and privacy practices of devices and applications.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Xueqiang Wang
Lab/Group Name: CyberSP
Keywords: software supply chain security and privacy automation
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Smart Bioelectronic systems for Multiplexed Monitoring and Combination Treatment of Infected Chronic Wounds (Position Ref No.: oga-932545asrsaeh-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: My lab research focuses on advanced multifunctional and multimodal biomaterials for human/machine interfaces and regenerative medicine, as well as wearable/implantable technologies for theragnostic applications. Looking for MS/PhD students and postdocs.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Ehsan Shirzaei Sani
Keywords: Wearable and implantable devices for personalized medicine, Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Investigation of structural defects in ferroelectrics/semiconductors using TEM (Position Ref No.: oga-389547fjhfs-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: This position, fully funded by UCF, offers an opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking research in the investigation of structural defects in ferroelectrics and semiconductors using Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). Your primary objective will be to utilize 4D-STEM (Four-Dimensional Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy) techniques to characterize thin films. Your focus will involve investigating the structural and polarization properties of these materials through strain engineering methodologies. Key Responsibilities: Conducting in-depth research utilizing advanced TEM techniques to analyze structural defects in ferroelectric and semiconductor materials. Collecting and analyzing data to draw meaningful conclusions and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. Communicating research findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences. Position Details: Duration: 4 years Fully funded position with competitive stipend and benefits package. Qualifications: Master's degree in materials science, physics, or a related field (required) Experience with Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) techniques (preferred) Strong background in crystallography, solid-state physics, and materials characterization techniques
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Paria Gharavi
Lab/Group Name: Advanced Novel Materials and Electron Microscopy Research Group (Gharavi Lab)
Keywords:
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Deep learning for video understanding (Position Ref No.: oga-9283jgusha-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Computer Science
Description: The student will work on deep learning methods with images and video data for visual perception. The project will focus on developing robust methods which can be used in real-world applications, such as security/surveillance, for visual understanding (object/action recognition/detection/segmentation).
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD 
Advisor: Yogesh Singh Rawat
Lab/Group Name: CRCV Center
Keywords: Deep learning, computer vision, robust machine learning
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Repair and Assessment of Bridges Using Advanced Materials, Experimental Testing and Numerical Modeling (Position Ref No.: oga-1923837jfjshf-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Ph.D Research team uses experimental and computational approaches to study problems of structural components and systems using novel materials subjected to static and dynamic (extreme) loads.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Kevin Mackie
Lab/Group Name: Structures Lab
Keywords: Performance-based engineering, multiple-hazard assessment, high performance materials and composites, sustainability assessment, structural reliability and engineering under uncertainty
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Single Atom Catalysis for Environmental Applications (Position Ref No.: oga-32864jdjajf-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Research to understand precious metal catalysts to control automotive exhaust, including stabilizing strategies.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Fudong Liu
Lab/Group Name: Liu Research Group
Keywords: Environmental catalysis, Emission control, Energy conversion, Energy conversion
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Natural Infrastructure Designs to Enhance Resiliency Based on Ecohydrolics Research Discoveries (Position Ref No.: oga-992873dhfawh-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Hydrodynamics and mass transport within the complex 3-dimensional biological canopies found in natural aquatic ecosystems contributes to the understanding of flow resistance and sediment transport mechanisms which can lead to better infrastructure design for applications such as bank stabilization.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Kelly Kibler
Lab/Group Name: Kibler Ecohydraulics
Keywords: hydrology, water resources engineering, ecohydraulics
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Cooperative AI for Connected and Automated Vehicles (Position Ref No.: oga-91092joa-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: Advance the technology inside driverless vehicles, to overcome current challenges such as perception and decision-making.
Degree Programs: Postdoc 
Advisor: Yaser Pourmohammadi Fallah
Lab/Group Name: CAVREL Lab
Keywords: Vehicle Safety Vehicular Networks Cyber-Physical Systems machine learning Intelligent Transportation Systems
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Luminescent Nanomaterials and Devices for Display, Lighting and Photomedicine (Position Ref No.: oga-yeser664-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: Quantum dots and metal halide perovskite nanocrystals as the key building blocks for photonics and related applications.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Yajie Dong
Lab/Group Name: Dong Research Group
Keywords: quantum dots, metal halide perovskite nanocrystals, key building blocks for photonics
Location(s): UCF Main Campus,  UCF Research Park 
Cyber Physical System Security (Position Ref No.: oga-wp12ja-24)
Position Type: Researcher 

Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Description: Responsible for executing detailed power system simulations and developing advanced testbeds. This role also involves designing and implementing protection mechanisms for critical infrastructure and edge devices within the power system, ensuring system resilience and reliability through rigorous analysis and optimization of protective strategies.
Degree Programs: Postdoc 
Advisor: Bo Tu
Lab/Group Name: N/A
Keywords: Power system, Security
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Investigating opportunities for safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation system (Position Ref No.: oga-pwmsiw-24)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: The student will have the opportunity to investigate topics relating to travel behavior, non-motorized modes, shared mobility, transportation safety or equity. They will be exposed to a variety of topics, methods, data, and tools as well as collaborate on transportation-oriented projects. Depending on the needs of the project, statistical and econometric methods, machine learning models or GIS might be applied to, for example crash or survey data, in order to obtain significant insights and formulate data driven recommendations.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Natalia Barbour
Lab/Group Name: Smart and Safe Transportation Lab
Keywords: travel behavior, transportation safety, statistical and econometric methods, sustainability
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Experimental and numerical research on solutions to time-critical challenges (Position Ref No.: oga-wpsou-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Description: Ambitious and research-inclined students with strong fundamentals and hands-on attitudes are sought to join high impact topics in Professor Kapat’s research team. Students learn state-of-the-art numerical and experimental methods for decarbonization of power and aviation through hydrogen and ammonia, zero-emission aviation, additive manufacturing, digital twin, energy storage, and clean energy.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS,  Honors,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Jayanta Kapat
Lab/Group Name: CATER
Keywords: Decarbonization, zero-emission aviation, hypersonics, gas turbine, heat transfer
Location(s): Lake Nona (Main Campus) 
FDOT (Position Ref No.: oga-moslwdl-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: Students will be involved in FDOT research projects. Duties include field data collection with video cameras, data extraction, statistical analysis, identifying measures of effectiveness & human factors affecting driving behavior.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS,  Honors,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Hatem Abou-Senna
Lab/Group Name: CATSS, Transportation & Air Quality
Keywords: Field data collection, video cameras, data extraction, statistical analysis, human factors
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Human-on-a-chip based systems and neuro-engineering (Position Ref No.: oga-opwdw-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant 

Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Description: This postdoctoral research opportunity in the Hybrid Systems Laboratory focuses on combining microfabrication, surface chemistry and cell culture to construct in vitro models of the human body or “Body-on-a-Chip” for use in drug development.
Degree Programs: Postdoc 
Advisor: James J Hickman
Lab/Group Name: Hybrid Systems Laboratory, NanoScience Technology Center, University of Central Florida
Keywords: Human-on-a-chip, cell culture, surface chemistry, surface modification,
Location(s): UCF Research Park 
Advanced Materials Development by and for Additive Manufacturing (Position Ref No.: oga-kwpoes-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: Students and post-docs would design and develop metallic alloys, produce alloy powders, and 3D print/additively manufacture various samples and engineering components for microstructural characterization and properties/performance assessment.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Yongho Sohn
Lab/Group Name: Advanced Materials and Additive Manufacturing (AM)2
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing, Metallic Alloys, Microstructure
Location(s): UCF Research Park,  Other 
Climate change and coastal hazards (Position Ref No.: oga-uiwepeor-23)
Position Type: Graduate Research Assistant,  Researcher 

Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering
Description: The candidate will be involved in projects focusing on the analysis of various types of coastal hazards using numerical and statistical modeling.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS 
Advisor: Thomas Wahl
Lab/Group Name: Coastal Risks and Engineering Lab
Keywords: coastal hazards, climate change, modelling
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
Atomic Layer Deposition of transparent conducting oxides (Position Ref No.: oga-teoidwr-23)
Position Type: Researcher 

Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Description: The graduate student will work on atomic layer deposition of new transparent conducting oxides for application in solar cells and advanced optoelectronic devices.
Degree Programs: Postdoc,  PhD,  MS,  Undergrad 
Advisor: Parag Banerjee
Lab/Group Name: Banerjee Lab
Keywords: Atomic layer deposition (ALD), nanomaterials, thin films, semiconductor processing
Location(s): UCF Main Campus 
CS PhD Admission Requirements
• A strong undergraduate background in Computer Science or closely related areas (e.g. Software Engineering, IT, Computer and Electrical Engineering) • 3.0 GPA • GRE: No minimum but preferably Q:160, V:150 or above • TOEFL80/IELTS 7 (only for international students)
ECE PhD Admission Requirements
• Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Computer Engineering (BSCpE) with 3.0 or Greater GPA • GRE at Least 308 on the Quantitative & Verbal Sections: (Q+V)>=308 • Three Letters of Recommendation for PhD – from your professors • Résumé • A Statement of Educational, Research, & Professional Career Objectives
Industrial PhD Admission Requirements
• Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater • Official transcript • An official, competitive GRE score taken within the last 5 years • Three letters of recommendations • Resume • Goal Statement
Materials Science PhD Admission Requirements
• Earned a bachelor’s or master's degree • Earned a 3.0 GPA or better • GRE is required • Application form • Official Transcript • Resume • Personal statement • Three recommendation letters
MAE PhD Admission Requirements
• Resume • Personal Essay • 3 Letters of Recommendation • Transcripts • WES/Josep Silny Evaluations • TOEFL (>=80) and IELTS (>=6.5) for International Applicants
CECE PhD Admission Requirements
3.0 GPA – can submit 2 applicants with < 3.0 per program (domestic only) • 3.0 GPA – absolute for international applicants • No GRE required for admission; is required for some fellowships • Spring 2024 Admission: GRE will be required and the WES evaluation will not be required. • International transcripts evaluation by WES or Josef Silny required • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or via UCFs ELI for international students from non-English speaking countries • Essay: 1.5 pages at most including why do you want to obtain the degree and what will it make you capable of that you can’t do with your current knowledge/credentials • 3 Letters of reference
CECE PhD Admission Requirements
3.0 GPA – can submit 2 applicants with < 3.0 per program (domestic only) • 3.0 GPA – absolute for international applicants • No GRE required for admission; is required for some fellowships • Spring 2024 Admission: GRE will be required and the WES evaluation will not be required. • International transcripts evaluation by WES or Josef Silny required • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or via UCFs ELI for international students from non-English speaking countries • Screening Process for International Students delays admission process weeks or, sometimes, a month or two • Essay: 1.5 pages at most including why do you want to obtain the degree and what will it make you capable of that you can’t do with your current knowledge/credentials • 3 Letters of reference
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CS MS Admission Requirements
• A strong undergraduate background in Computer Science or closely related areas (e.g. Software Engineering, IT, Computer and Electrical Engineering) • 3.0 GPA • GRE: No minimum, but preferably Q:160, V:150 or above • TOEFL 80/IELTS 7 (only for international students) • Lacking the background, • a prospective applicant can take the following prerequisite courses as non-degree seeking and scoring “B” or better in all of these course: • EEL 4768C Computer Architecture • COP 4020 Programming Languages I • COP 4600 Operating Systems • COT 4210 Discrete Computational Structures • and/or related industry experience.
CECE MS Admission Requirements
• 3.0 GPA – can submit 2 applicants with < 3.0 per program (domestic only) • 3.0 GPA – absolute for international applicants • No GRE required for admission; for some fellowships but mostly those are for PhD students • Spring 2024 Admission: GRE will be required and the WES evaluation will not be required. • International transcripts evaluation by WES or Josef Silny required • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5, or via UCFs ELI for international students from non-English speaking countries College of Engineering and Computer Science MS Admission • Essay: 1.5 pages at most including why do you want to obtain the degree and what will it make you capable of that you can’t do with your current knowledge/credentials • 3 Letters of reference
ECE MS Admission Requirements
• Hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Computer Engineering (BS-CpE) with 3.0 or Greater GPA • Two Letters of Recommendation • No GRE is required • Résumé • A Statement of Educational, Research, & Professional Career Objectives
Industrial MS Admission Requirements
• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater • Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312 or equivalent) • An undergraduate course in engineering probability and statistics • Familiarity with at least one programming language (such as Python, C, C++, Visual BASIC, Java, etc.) • Official transcripts • Two letters of recommendations • Resume • Goal Statement
Materials Science MS Admission Requirements
• Earned a bachelor’s degree • Earned a 3.0 GPA or better in all work attempted while registered as an undergraduate student • Application form • Official Transcript • Resume • Personal statement • Recommendation letters
Computer Vision MS Admission Requirements
• General UCF graduate application requirements • For admission, a 3.0 GPA and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Mathematics is desirable but not required. Applicants without a strong undergraduate background in Computer Science must demonstrate an understanding of the material covered in the following undergraduate courses, by either taking these courses or by being tested on the material. 1. EEL 4768C Computer Architecture 2. COP 4020 Programming Languages I 3. COP 4600 Operating Systems 4. COT 4210 Discrete Computational Structures • Applicants who lack background in the above courses may show knowledge in the following: 1. CAP 4453 Intro to Robot Vision 2. COP 3503C Computer Science II 3. MAS 3105 Matrix Algebra (also need Calculus 1 and 2) 4. STA 4163 Statistical Methods I
Cyber Security MS Admission Requirements
• An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in a field related to cyber security, or have taken several basic computer or cyber security courses in Bachelor study, or have obtained one or two cyber security related professional certificates. • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in all work attempted as an undergraduate student or in the last 60 attempted hours for the Bachelor's degree. • A personal statement (essay) not exceeding 500 words describing the applicant's academic and professional experiences and goals. • One letter of recommendation assessing the applicant's potential to do master's-level work. • Résumé. • GRE is NOT required.
Digital Forensics MS Admission Requirements
• An earned Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. • A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) in all work attempted as an undergraduate student or in the last 60 attempted hours for the Bachelor's degree, or, a graduate degree or professional degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited US institution in a field related to digital forensics • A personal statement (essay) not exceeding 500 words describing the applicant's academic and professional experiences and goals. • One letter of recommendation assessing the applicant's potential to do master's-level work. • Résumé.
Modeling and Sim MS Admission Requirements
• The GRE is not required for admission to this program. • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae • Goal statement: The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous academic, research, and/or teaching experience. • Two letters of recommendation: The letters of recommendation should: 1. Address the educational and career goals of the applicant. 2. Clearly address the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level study and research. 3. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
Modeling and Sim PhD Admission Requirements
• A competitive score on the GRE, taken within the past five years. • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae • Goal statement: The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous academic, research, and/or teaching experience. • Three letters of recommendation: The letters of recommendation should: 1. Address the educational and career goals of the applicant. 2. Clearly address the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level study and research. 3. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
Trasportation Engineering Admission Requirements
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or another closely related engineering degree.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
The GRE is not required, however, taking the GRE is highly recommended for students wishing to pursue a thesis. In order to be considered for any fellowships, a GRE score is required. 

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.

Healthcare Systems Engineering Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field with GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Mathematics through Calculus II (MAC 2312 or equivalent)
  • An undergraduate course in engineering probability and statistics
  • Familiarity with at least one programming language (such as Python, C, C++, Visual BASIC, Java, etc.)
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.


Computer Forensics Admission Requirements

Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Admission to the program is competitive on a space-available basis. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant's abilities, past performance and the applicant's potential for completing the certificate.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.

Project Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Quality Assurance Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Systems Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

  • In addition, applicants to this certificate must provide: Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc only.
Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.

For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Mixed Reality Engineering Admission Requirements
Admission is open to those with a bachelor's degree in computer science or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution recognized by UCF with a minimum GPA of 3.0. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition, applicants to this certificate must provide:

  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation.
  • Applications are accepted for the fall and spring terms only.
For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Guidance Control and Dynamics Admission Requirements
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or closely related discipline with a minimum GPA 3.0
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
For international students interested in UCF Global Pathway Program (immersive English-language learning), please contact Dr. Ali P. Gordon for guidance.
Travel Technology and Analytics Admission Requirements
  • The GRE/GMAT is not required
  • A goal statement. This is your opportunity to outline in 500 words why you wish to join the program, what you think you will contribute to the program, and how you feel the program will enhance you both personally and professionally in the future.
  • Updated résumé.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
  • A computer-based TOEFL score of 220 or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant’s degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the official language or a university where English is the official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 6.5.
Systems Engineering Admission Requirements
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Goal statement
    • The goal statement should discuss all relevant professional background and any previous research and/or teaching experience. The statement should explain the motivation behind the pursuit of an MSSE. Future educational and career goals after the completion of the applicant’s master study should be discussed.
    • If the applicant is interested in completing a Master thesis, then the applicant must clearly describe the particular area of research interest. The applicant should identify at least one UCF faculty member who shares a similar research focus and is believed to be best suited to serve as a potential thesis advisor. 
    • The goal statement should between 500 and 1,000 words.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • The letters of recommendation should be from faculty members, university administrators, and employers with a supervisory role of the applicant. The letters, which must be current to the application and must not be for another degree program, should address the educational and career goals of the applicant. The letter writers should also know the applicant well enough to discuss the applicant’s capacity to perform, excel and succeed in a graduate program. Letters for Master’s thesis students must discuss the applicant’s ability to perform graduate-level research.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Data Analytics Admission Requirements
    • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
    • Résumé.
    • 2 Letters of recommendation
    • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

An undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Information Technology, or Computer Engineering is desirable but not required. Applicants without a strong undergraduate background in Computer Science and Statistics must demonstrate an understanding of the material covered in upper-division undergraduate courses listed under the Articulation Section of the Curriculum Information. Applicants may choose to demonstrate their knowledge of these courses by taking these courses as non-degree seeking and scoring “B” or better in all of them.

Biomedical Engineering Admission Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline. 
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Aerospace Engineering Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Mechanical Engineering Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to this program.
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only
Biomedical Engineering PhD Admission Requirements
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • Official, competitive GRE score taken within the last five years.
  • Résumé.
  • A written statement of experience and research, areas of current and future potential research interests, and future career goals.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
Master in FinTech Admission Requirements
• General UCF graduate application requirements • For admission, a minimum 3.0 GPA and a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Natural Sciences is required. • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience is also required for MS in Fintech Online. • Official Trancript(s) • Goal statement of 500 words or less • Current Resume
Masters in Engineering Management Admission Requirements
• General UCF graduate application requirements • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended • Résumé or Curriculum Vita • Goal statement • Two letters of recommendation • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
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