Dear Prospective Engineering Masters Student:

You have been identified by the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering as a prospective Masters student.  We invite you to apply to our institution and consider Gator Engineering for your career path beginning fall 2019.  Most masters students graduate within 1-2 years (3-4 semesters).  This includes Masters of Science, Masters of Engineering and EDGE online Masters degrees.

Engineering Master’s

University of Florida Masters Application Offer:

  • A guaranteed Academic Achievement Award of $4,500 for on-campus studies for all eligible students who enroll to UF (see details below)
  • EDGE online distance learning for off-campus studies with up to 50% reduced tuition rates (see details below)
  • Consideration for Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholarship for new Master’s students (see details below)

Next Steps

University of Florida Achievement Award Scholarship for New Masters Students:
This award is available to attract all new engineering Masters students who are non-State-of-Florida resident students.  This is available to students of all citizenships (U.S. Citizen, International, Permanent Resident).  The waiver will be allocated at a total award of $4,500 for $1,500/semester up to three semesters with a minimum enrollment of 9 credit hours per semester.  This award cannot be combined with EDGE online distance learning degrees.

Electronic Delivery of Gator Engineering – EDGE Online Distance Learning
UF EDGE is the distance learning program for most Masters degrees in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering  (www.ufedge.ufl.edu).  All Masters degrees and certificates earned are the same high quality programs that on-campus engineering students participate in but they can be completed from wherever you live or work without moving to Gainesville, FL.  EDGE students pay up to 50% reduced tuition rates: https://ufedge.ufl.edu/students/tuition-fees/

Glenn and Deborah Renwick Engineering Scholarship for New Masters Students:
This award is available to some new engineering Master’s students.  The award pays $20,000 over the course of the Master’s degree for non-Florida Residents (out-of-state or international residents).  The award pays $10,000 over the course of the Master’s degree for Florida Residents (in-state residents).  Engineering Departments determine which students are nominated for consideration for these awards.  This award cannot be combined with the Academic Achievement Award or EDGE online distance learning degrees.

Gainesville, FL
Gainesville continues to receive national recognition as a top-rated city – No. 15 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs 2017, No. 2 Most Environmentally Friendly City 2016, and Best Midsize College City in American 2015.  We enjoy an average annual temperature of 81 degrees and reside within 2 hours of Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville and 90 minutes from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

UF Rankings
University of Florida was recently ranked #9 Top Public University in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/top-public

Faculty, https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/contact/department-graduate-coordinators/
Staff, https://www.eng.ufl.edu/graduate/contact/department-graduate-coordinator-contacts/

We look forward to receiving your Engineering Masters application to join Gator Engineering!

FYI, If you are graduating bachelors beyond the fall 2019 term then please update your interests and anticipated graduation date to this short online form and we will be in touch in the future with additional offers:


Cammy R. Abernathy
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Toshi Nishida
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mike Nazareth
Director of Graduate Recruiting and Undergraduate Research
ENGINE Founder and Manager