Admissions


In light of possible continued testing difficulties amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the UF Graduate School temporarily adjusted the GMAT and GRE testing policy. Through Fall of 2021, a GMAT or GRE score is waived for applicants to one of Warrington’s Specialized Master’s programs. Please contact the program administrators for updated application requirements and to check space availability.

Deadlines

The program office uses rolling admissions. Completed applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received.

Fall Start


Online
  • Deadline: August 1
On Campus
  • Deadline: July 1
International
  • Deadline: May 1

Spring Start


On Campus
  • Deadline: November 1
International
  • Deadline: September 1
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Traditional Master’s

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a regionally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or higher in the last 60 credits of course work (or an international equivalent)

Students must have a notebook computer that meets the Warrington College of Business requirements.

Pre-Application

Please begin the application process by filling out the pre-application form to indicate the program format to which you intend to apply.

Graduate School Application

After you have completed the pre-application, you will submit the Graduate School Application. All applicants must fill out an application through the University of Florida Office of Admissions. The program office will not process any transcripts or test scores until this is completed.

  • Complete the Graduate Admissions Application. Completing this application will generate an eight digit UFID which will be used to track your application. Applicants with a UFID number will retain their current number.
  • Students who have already completed a graduate degree at UF should fill out an application for readmission and fax it to the MSE program office (352.846.2170).
  • International students should follow the international student admissions process.
  • Select “Fall or Spring” as your entry term when asked.
  • Select “Business Administration — Entrepreneurship” and the appropriate track as your program of study
  • You will be required to enter your grades for the last 60 credits of your undergraduate programs. The Graduate School Admissions Office requires all applicants, including those with advanced degrees (Master’s, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.D., etc.) to follow this procedure.
  • You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $30.00.
Statement of Purpose

You will be required to submit your statement of purpose during the graduate admission application. Your statement of purpose should clearly explain why you want to pursue the program, what you hope to gain by completing the program, and how you plan on using your degree. Please keep your response to no more than two pages typed in a standard word processor.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two (2) letters of recommendation through the UF graduate admissions application.

Resume

Submit a resume directly to the program office. You can submit your resume via email.

Official Transcripts

Contact your former universities and request them to send your official transcripts directly to the MSE program office. All applicants with advanced degrees must provide transcripts from all graduate degree programs. UF transcripts do not need to be sent.

Send Application Materials To:

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center
Attn: MSE Program

Mailing Address
PO Box 117168
Gainesville, FL 32611-7168

Shipping Address
1384 Union Rd
Bryan Hall 125
Gainesville, FL 32611

International applicants are also required to submit the following materials:

English Proficiency Requirements (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.

For exam exemptions, refer to the “exemptions” section under English Proficiency Requirements.

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.

Policy for 3-Year Bachelor’s Degrees

The UF Office of Admissions will not recognize 3-year bachelor’s degrees from India, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada (excluding Quebec), Nepal and Pakistan. Three-year bachelor’s degrees from other countries are reviewed on an individual basis.

If a 3-year bachelor’s degree is considered not equivalent to a U. S. bachelor’s degree, an applicant has the option to obtain an evaluation from a professional credential evaluation service. If the credential service determines the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree, the applicant must submit a copy of the credential evaluation report to the department for reconsideration. Credential evaluation reports will be accepted from members of NACES or AACRAO.

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Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree

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

  • 3.2 cumulative UF GPA (listed on top of transcript)
  • Completed 90 credit hours, including AP, IB and dual enrollment, before beginning the program.
Graduate Admission Requirements

To be completed in your bachelor’s degree graduating term with your MSE 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.

Combined Application

Please begin the application process by filling out the application form to indicate the program format to which you intend to apply.

After you complete the Combined application form, you will receive detailed application instructions. Email MSE if you have any questions.

Application materials be can submitted:

  • By email to MSE (preferred)
  • By mail:
    MSE Program
    1384 Union Rd, Bryan Hall 133
    P.O. Box 117168
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • In-person: Bryan Hall 133C
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 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. Résumé 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.

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

  • Email MSE
  • In Person: Hough Hall 133C
  • Mail:
    MSE Program/University of Florida
    1384 Union Rd, Bryan Hall 133
    P.O. Box 117168
    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.


Employee Education Program (EEP)

For the online format, we do not accept students who are participating in the EEP program. The Warrington College of Business has the ability to limit the number of online specialized masters students participating in the EEP due to its distance education format. In response to high levels of demand, EEP applications to these programs are not currently being accepted.

See: UF Employee Education Program (EEP)