Admissions

On-Campus


January, June, and August start dates available for all on-campus options.

Individuals with business degrees are not eligible to apply. Please refer to the College’s other Specialized Master’s programs designed for business majors.

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.

Spring (January)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International Applicant DeadlineAug 1Oct 1
Early DeadlineAug 1Sep 15
Final DeadlineOct 1Nov 15
Summer B (late June)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International Applicant DeadlineJan 15Apr 15
Final DeadlineMar 1Apr 15
Fall (late August)DeadlineApplicant notified by
International Applicant DeadlineJan 15Apr 15
Early DeadlineMar 1Apr 15
Final DeadlineMay 1Jun 15

Domestic applicants: 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.

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

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

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Traditional Master’s

  • 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 As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.
  • No professional work experience required
Pre-Application

Please fill out the pre-application form to indicate the program format and option to which you intend to apply. This should be completed before you submit the Graduate School Application and any additional application materials.

Questions about applications can be emailed.

Graduate School Application

Complete the Graduate School Application and pay the 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 Graduate School 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.

Two Letters of Recommendation

A minimum of two recommendations from someone who has supervised the applicant (professor, employer, adviser, volunteer coordinator, etc.) are required. Please note: Recommendations from family members or family friends are only acceptable if the applicant has actually been employed by them otherwise they will not be considered. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted.

To submit recommendations, list the name and contact information for your recommenders in the Graduate School application. Those individuals will then receive an automatic email, after you submit your application.

Transcripts

Transcripts from all institutions attended are required.

Please submit (upload) transcripts through the Graduate School application or Application Checklist. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission processing. If admitted, official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted during first term of study.

You can check your application status and upload transcripts on UF Admissions.

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

As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.

International Applicants
English Proficiency Requirements

International applicants are required to submit English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB) scores. For exam minimum scores and exemptions, refer to the English Proficiency Requirements section of the Graduate Application Details.

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

Interview

All international applicants 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.

2020 in-person interview schedule (tentative):

  • February 14, 15 & 16: Shanghai, China
  • February 18, 19 & 20: Beijing, China

International applicants from other countries will be contacted to schedule an interview in mid-January.

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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Combination Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree

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

  • 3.2 cumulative UF GPA
  • Completed 90 credit hours, including AP, IB and dual enrollment, before beginning the program
Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission to the Combination 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 Graduate School 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 combination 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.

Combination Application

Please fill out the application form to indicate the program format to which you intend to apply. This should be completed before you submit any additional application materials.

After you complete the application, you will receive detailed instructions, however this is not an automatic reply. Questions about applications can be emailed.

Application materials be can submitted:

  • By email (preferred)
  • By mail:
    • MSM Program
      1384 Union Rd
      Bryan Hall 125
      P.O. Box 117164
      Gainesville, FL 32611
  • In-person: Hough Hall 220
Combination Bachelor/Master Planning Form

Print this planning form and meet with your undergraduate academic advisor(s). Read and follow the directions on the form. Sign and complete page one. Your undergraduate advisor(s) must fill out page 2 and must sign off on the form.

Statement of Purpose Essay

The essay should be completed as part of the Graduate School 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 coordinator, etc.) are required. Please note: Recommendations from family members or family friends are only acceptable if the applicant has actually been employed by them otherwise they will not be considered. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted.

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

  • Email
  • In Person: 220 Hough Hall
  • Mail:
    • MSM 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 GRE/GMAT Score

As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.

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Concurrent Degree (Master's & Master's)

  • Current UF Master’s or Ph.D. student in good academic standing
  • Must have support from the current degree program
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Non-business major (undergraduate or graduate degree)
  • 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA (U.S. degrees only)
  • Strong GMAT or GRE score As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.
  • Admission is separate for each degree program. Applicants applying to both the MSM and another degree program simultaneously, should refer to each department’s admission requirements.
Pre-Application

Please fill 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, submit the Graduate School application and any additional application materials.

Admission is separate for each degree program. Applicants applying to both MSM and another degree program simultaneously, should refer to each department’s admission requirements.

Current graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.) must complete the Graduate School application.

If you previously submitted transcripts, recommendation letters, GRE/GMAT scores, etc. to UF Graduate Admissions, please email us.

Statement of Purpose Essay

The essay should be completed as part of the Graduate School 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 coordinator, etc.) are required. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted. Reference letters from family friends who have not supervised the applicant will not be accepted.

To submit recommendations, list the name and contact information for your recommenders in the Graduate School application. Those individuals will then receive an automatic email, after you submit your Graduate School application.

Transcripts

Transcripts from all institutions attended are required.

Please submit (upload) transcripts through the Graduate School application or Application Checklist. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission processing. If admitted, official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted during first term of study.

You can check your application status and upload transcripts on UF Admissions.

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

As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.

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Nontraditional Doctoral / Master's Degree Program (Ph.D. & Master's)

  • Current UF Master’s or Ph.D. student in good academic standing
  • Must have support from the current degree program
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  • Non-business major (undergraduate or graduate degree)
  • 3.0 upper division undergraduate GPA (U.S. degrees only)
  • Strong GMAT or GRE score As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.
  • Admission is separate for each degree program. Applicants applying to both the MSM and another degree program simultaneously, should refer to each department’s admission requirements.
Pre-Application

Please fill 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, submit the Graduate School application and any additional application materials.

Admission is separate for each degree program. Applicants applying to both MSM and another degree program simultaneously, should refer to each department’s admission requirements.

Current graduate students (Master’s and Ph.D.) must complete the Graduate School application.

If you previously submitted transcripts, recommendation letters, GRE/GMAT scores, etc. to UF Graduate Admissions, please email us.

Statement of Purpose Essay

The essay should be completed as part of the Graduate School 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 coordinator, etc.) are required. Recommendations from student/peer leaders will not be accepted. Reference letters from family friends who have not supervised the applicant will not be accepted.

To submit recommendations, list the name and contact information for your recommenders in the Graduate School application. Those individuals will then receive an automatic email, after you submit your Graduate School application.

Transcripts

Transcripts from all institutions attended are required.

Please submit (upload) transcripts through the Graduate School application or Application Checklist. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for admission processing. If admitted, official transcripts from all institutions must be submitted during first term of study.

You can check your application status and upload transcripts on UF Admissions.

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

As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application and Admissions

Do you offer conditional admission?

Yes, on a case by case basis after the committee review process has been completed. All applicants must apply fully to the MSM program and may not take MSM classes unless they are officially admitted to the program.

Can I receive admission to the MSM program if I have more than 2 years of work experience?

Yes. The classroom curriculum, discussions, assignments, and career workshops within the program are tailored to students who have received a bachelor’s degree within the past two years. However, if you have more than 2-3 years of post-bachelor’s degree work experience, we suggest you also research the UF MBA programs. For many applicants, MSM is a better fit than MBA. MSM graduates who do have professional experience can expect more substantial job offers upon graduation due to prior experience.

Do you allow deferred admission? That is, can I defer my admission from one year to another?

A student may defer up to one calendar year from the term that they received admission. Deferment past one year requires that the applicant re-apply to Graduate School and the MSM program.

What if I am not accepted? Can I re-apply?

Students who are denied may reapply if they so choose. Usually they do so only if information or test scores change from their original application package. Transcript information is unlikely to change if it was submitted after graduation from a bachelor’s degree. Students who do wish to reapply must resubmit all of their materials through the Graduate School application process and send new a test score if applicable. Old materials are moved to storage and are not easily accessible.

I want to “walk-in” and talk about the program. Can I come in anytime?

We love to meet with students and welcome further discussion about our MSM program. We accept walk-ins generally from Monday – Friday between 10 AM and 3 PM. However, there are times when we are unavailable so we suggest making an appointment so that you can review the website, bring specific questions and guarantee that a representative is in the office and available to meet with you. We encourage students to attend live or online information sessions to have an opportunity to gather more information and meet staff and MSM ambassadors.

I want to apply to the Combination Option. Do the grades from the graduate business courses count towards my undergraduate GPA?

Yes. All graduate business coursework grades taken while an undergraduate will count in your undergraduate GPA. This includes ‘double-counted’ courses taken toward both the bachelor’s/master’s degree as well as courses that are only counting toward the master’s degree.

Does the MSM program accept students who are participating in the Employee Education Program (EEP)?

For the on-campus format, we accept students who are participating in the EEP program.

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)

Does the MSM program require the GMAT or the GRE?

As of June 2021 a GMAT/GRE test score is not required.