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UCF College of Graduate Studies

UCF is a prominent player in graduate education nationwide, offering innovative community partnerships, world-renowned faculty, and cutting-edge research. As one of the fastest growing research universities in the country—located in one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States—Orlando, Florida, UCF assists in the economic development of the Central Florida region. UCF attracts and supports industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation.

Our innovation is to align our teaching, research, and service with the needs of our local economy, such as simulation and training, optics and lasers, hospitality management, video game production, business, education, and health care. We believe innovation comes from the meeting of diverse viewpoints and we will not be successful without working together, and more of us living up to our full potential.

With all that UCF and the Central Florida region have to offer, we are confident that you will find success here and hope the information provided below will encourage you to apply to one of our many programs.

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Thinking about graduate school?

Why attend Graduate School?

  • Greater choices in job market
  • Greater career advancement
  • Pursue your interests in more depth
  • Network and make connections
  • Experience leadership opportunities

Why choose UCF?

  • Twenty UCF programs were ranked among the top 100 in their fields by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Graduate Schools 2017 guidebook
  • Over $2 million dollars in graduate financial support for UCF graduate students
  • Nearly 200 graduate degrees and certificates
  • Pathways to Success, free workshops to support your success
  • Graduate Student Center, a resource center dedicated to graduate students