Traditional Student Option

January, June, and August start dates available.

The Traditional option allows non-business majors to gain a solid business foundation by earning a Master of Science with a major in Management.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • NON-business major (business minors may apply)
  • 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA (U.S degrees only)
  • Strong GMAT or GRE score
  • No professional work experience required

We review each application holistically, and consider all applicants based on individual experiences and skills. There are no guaranteed admissions, even if the minimum requirements are met.

Application Deadlines

**International Application deadline for Fall 2014 extended until January 15, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting the deadline, please email us (jeff.alfred at warrington.ufl.edu).

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
International Deadline* Aug 1 Oct 1
Traditional Deadline Oct 1 Nov 15
Summer B (late June)
Early Deadline Dec 1 Jan 15
International Deadline* Dec 1 Apr 1
Traditional Deadline Apr 1 May 1
Fall (late August)
Early Deadline 1 Jan 15 Mar 15
International Deadline* Jan 1 Apr 1
Early Deadline 2 Apr 1 May 1
Traditional Deadline Jun 1 Jul 1

*The international applicant deadline is strict due to the significant amount of time required for the UF Office of Admissions to review foreign credentials and for the UF International Center to issue the I-20 document to admitted students (required for student visa application).

If you cannot finalize your application under the deadline, please contact us to determine if we can accept late applications. Incomplete applications will be denied.

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

Application Materials

Questions about applications can be sent to Jeff Alfred (Jeff.Alfred at warrington.ufl.edu).

  • Application

    Complete the online application and pay $30 application fee.

    When selecting your program, please complete the information as follows:

    • Intended term and year: Spring (January), Summer B (June) or Fall (August)
    • Degree goal: Master's
    • Program of study: Management (listed under Business Administration)
  • 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 you would be a good team member
    • 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.

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

    The résumé 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.

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    A minimum of two recommendations from someone who has supervised the applicant (professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinator, etc.) are required. To submit recommendations, list the name and contact information for your recommenders in the online application. Those individuals will then receive an automatic email, after you submit your online application.

  • Official Transcripts

    Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended are required. Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent to:

    MSM Program
    1405 W. University Avenue, Room 219
    Gainesville, FL 32611

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

  • Official GRE/GMAT Test Scores for Graduate School Admission

    We accept either GRE or GMAT 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. Exemption from GRE or GMAT: The ONLY applicants who are exempt from submitting a GRE or GMAT score are those who have already completed and have been conferred a terminal degree; PhD, JD, MD, DVM, DDS.

    GMAT: A GMAT 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.

  • International Applicants

    International applicants are also required to submit the following materials:

    • TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB score
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – minimum score: 80 internet-based
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score: 6
      • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - minimum score: 77

      International applicants who took the GRE must also have scored a verbal section score of 140 or higher.

      Applicants may be exempted from submitting a language test score if:

      1. They are citizens of a country where English is the official language. View a list of such countries.
      2. They have official proof of successfully completing the UF English Language Institute (ELI) prior to applying.
      3. They have proof of spending at least one year as a full-time student at a college or university in a country where English is the official language. (Please note: time spent in ESL [English as a Second Language] programs does not qualify for this exemption.) View a list of such countries.
    • Interview

      International applicants from non-US institutions are interviewed as part of the admissions process. Applicants are reviewed and those qualified applicants who are selected to interview will be invited by email. For those invited to interview, it is considered a mandatory part of the application process.

    • Diploma and Degree Certification

      International applicants must submit a diploma and degree certification, in English and native language. Applicants who have not received their diploma must submit a letter from their institution stating the program of study and expected graduation date.

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

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