Combined Bachelor/Master Option for UF Undergraduates

January, June, and August start dates available.

Current University of Florida students admitted to the Combined option can begin graduate coursework while still an undergraduate, with the approval of their undergraduate department. Students can apply up to 12 credits of graduate coursework to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees, saving time and tuition money. Students may take an additional 9 credit hours to count only to their Master’s degree while still an undergraduate.

View our MIB Combined Degree Program introduction video for more information.


Cost Benefits

Most undergraduate scholarships (including Bright Futures) and Florida Prepaid will cover a portion of your graduate tuition while you are still an undergraduate. Students must compensate for the difference between the undergraduate and graduate tuition.

Example of Savings:

  • $2556 savings for 12 undergraduate credits (based on Fall 2016 tuition) not taken because they were substituted with grad business courses
  • $2163 savings by applying FL Bright Futures to 21 graduate business credits ($103 X 21).

Time Benefits

As a combined student, you could potentially earn your Master's degree in the semester after earning your Bachelor's. If students complete the maximum of 21 credits while they are undergraduate students, they would only need to complete 9 additional credits to earn their Master’s degree!


Admission to the combined option is more selective and is considered a "honors" path for high-performing University of Florida students. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Combined Specific Requirements

  • 3.2 cumulative UF GPA (listed on top of UF transcript).
  • Completed 90 credit hours, including AP, IB and dual enrollment, before beginning the program.
  • Students who major in a business subject (general business, finance, marketing, etc.) MUST complete all seven tracking courses before beginning the program.
  • Completion of FIN3403 Business Finance and MAR3023 Principles of Marketing before beginning the program (strongly preferred).
    • Effective fall 2019, FIN 3403 and MAR 3023 will be required before beginning program.

Application Deadlines

Start term Complete file deadline (tests must be taken on or before the deadline) Applicant can expect response by:
Spring (January)
Early Deadline Aug 1 Sep 1
Final Deadline Oct 1 Nov 15
Summer B (late June)
Early Deadline Jan 15 Feb 15
Final Deadline Apr 15 May 15
Fall (late August)
Early Deadline 1 Jan 15 Mar 1
Early Deadline 2 Apr 15 May 15
Final Deadline Jun 1 Jul 1

The only difference between the “Early” and “Final” deadlines is the date the decision letter is sent. There is no difference in the way applications are reviewed for each deadline.

Admitted applicants will be asked to accept their admission offer within two weeks of receiving their offer letter.

Important Dates for Admitted Students

  • Spring:
    • Classes start – January 8, 2018
    • Mandatory orientation - January 5-6, 2018
  • Summer B:
    • Classes start – July 2, 2018
    • Mandatory orientation - June 29-30, 2018 (tentative)
  • Fall:
    • Classes start – August 20, 2018
    • Mandatory orientation - August 15-17, 2018

Application Materials

After you complete the Combined Application Notice, you will receive detailed application instructions. Email (mib at if you have any questions.

Application materials be can submitted:

  • By email (mib at (preferred)
  • By mail: MIB Program, 1384 Union Rd, Bryan Hall 125, P.O. Box 117164, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • In-person: Hough Hall 220
  • Combined Application Notice

    Please complete the Combined Application Notice form online.

  • Statement of Purpose Essay

    The essay should be completed as part of the online application. Please emphasize:

    • Your motivations for applying to the program
    • Why you think you are a good candidate for the program
    • How the program fits into your future goals

    Use the essay as an opportunity to highlight what you think we cannot assess from the other application materials. Ideal length is between 400-600 words.

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

    The resume helps us get a complete picture of each applicant. Please elaborate on duties and responsibilities, as well as leadership activities and time commitments outside of the classroom. Resume is not limited to one page.

  • Two letters of recommendation

    A minimum of two recommendations from someone who has supervised the applicant (professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinators, etc.) are required. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted.

    Recommenders should submit letters directly to program in the following ways:

    • Email (mib at
    • In Person: 220 Hough Hall
    • Mail: MIB Program/University of Florida, 1384 Union Rd, Bryan Hall 125, P.O. Box 117164, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Official transcripts

    UF undergraduates do NOT need to send copies of UF transcripts or those transcripts that are included in the UF transcript.

  • Official GMAT/GRE score

    We accept either GMAT or GRE test scores. We have no preference as to what test applicants choose to take. Test scores will be used as part of the holistic application review process.

    GMAT: A score between 550-620 is considered good. The minimum required score is a 465. We do not consider the writing or integrated reasoning sections.

    GRE: We consider a 302-308 (old scale: 1100-1200) a good score range; there is no UF mandated minimum GRE score. We do not consider the writing section.

Graduate Admission Requirements

(To be completed in your bachelor’s degree graduating term with your MIB advisor)

Admission to the Combined Option does not constitute admission to the UF Graduate School. To continue with the program after earning the Bachelor’s degree, combined students must meet the Graduate School’s admissions requirements. To be eligible for graduate admission, students must:

  • Earn a Bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Complete the online graduate admission application and pay the application fee by posted deadline
    • The graduate admission application should be completed AFTER the bachelor’s degree application has been submitted.
  • Have no conduct flags that disqualify them from graduate admission
  • Submit valid test scores that meet the program and Graduate School’s minimum requirement (note: test scores are only valid for 5 years)
  • Submit all required combined degree paperwork by posted deadlines
  • Earn at least a “B” or better in any graduate course in order for it to count toward their Master’s degree.

Note: All applicants will be required to submit the Information for Residency Classification when they apply to Graduate School. Learn more about Establishing Residency for Tuition Purposes.

Course Substitutions

Double Counting Courses

Students wishing to double count courses to both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees may use graduate courses to substitute for undergraduate major requirements, restricted elective requirements and general elective requirements.

Approved substitutions for Business Majors

This list, including approved substitutions and course scheduling, is subject to change at any time! Students are advised to enroll in the undergraduate course they are trying to substitute during regular registration and only drop it once they have successfully registered for the graduate course equivalents.

Each student accepted to the program will sit down with an advisor to develop timelines of their courses. Some example timelines:


College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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