Master’s Admission

Master’s Admission

Master’s admissions into Gator Engineering programs is intensely competitive. The first step is to pick which department you’d like to join. There are 10 within our college, each with its own culture and research focus. You’ll send application materials to both the university Graduate School and to your desired department. In the end, the department itself will decide whether or not to admit you.

Most of our MS programs do not offer funding beyond the $4,500 Academic Achievement Award for Non-Florida Residents.  A few competitive research or teaching assistantships can become available for Master’s students but typically in their second year of study. By applying by the deadline for your desired MS program, you will automatically be under consideration for all available engineering funding options.


Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Master’s application requirements may include:

  • Submit admission application and pay application fee (some MS application fee waivers available, see below)        
  • The GRE is waived for all departments except Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
    • Bachelor’s Degree received prior to the start of MS enrollment term (4-year Bachelor’s degree for international students)
    • unofficial transcripts may be used for international students for an admissions decision until official transcripts can arrive later.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume or CV that includes all post-high school education and employment
  • International Applicants must have English Proficiency (TOEFL 80+, IELTS 6+)
  • Potential secondary engineering departmental application requirements, check with department websites or contact dept graduate staff

Online Master’s Degree


The University Of Florida Office Of Admissions is the official source for all online admissions applications. Students applying for Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Master’s or online Master’s (EDGE) apply through the Office of Admissions.


  • Master’s degree program application deadlines are primarily December 22 to January 31 for the Fall 2024 term. MS application review begins on November 1.
  • Most departments allow applications past these timeframes through the Spring term but admission decisions can take considerably longer to process. 
  • Many departments also offer Spring admission (January) for master’s degree programs and these deadlines range from August/September
  • Online Master’s via EDGE holds to the same Master’s degree application deadlines.

For all specific deadlines, check with department websites or contact dept graduate staff   

Master’s  Application Fee Waivers

The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering at the University of Florida considers requests for some Master’s application fee waivers 

International Students

  • Applying Master’s
  • On-Campus or Online
  • Applying Fall 2024
  • All Departments Except CISE
  • Request MS application fee waiver with this brief online form:
  • International Students will automatically be emailed a code and instructions if they are approved for a MS application fee waiver

U.S. Citizen or Permanent Residents

  • 3.00+ cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Applying Master’s
  • On-Campus or Online
  • Applying Fall 2024
  • Request MS application fee waiver with this brief online form:
  • Contact the appropriate dept to request an MS application fee waiver for U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents
    Dept Department Request MS Application Fee Waiver
    BME Biomedical Engineering None Available
    CHE Chemical Engineering
    CISE Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering None Available
    ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering None Available
    EED Engineering Education None Available
    ESSIE Civil, Coastal, Environmental Engineering
    ISE Industrial Systems and Engineering None Available
    MAE Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    MSE Materials Science Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Sciences None Available