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Orlando, Florida

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United States of America

Orlando, Florida

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United States of America


Welcome to the UCF family!

John C. Hitt, President University of Central Florida University of Central Florida Creed INTEGRITY . SCHOLARSHIP . COMMUNITY . CREATIVITY . EXCELLENCE Students come to UCF to take full advantage of our world-renowned faculty, great location, welcoming environment, and solid reputation for academic excellence. From the arts to health care to optics and simulation, I hope you have the opportunity to experience all the great things UCF has to offer. Welcome to the UCF family!

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Enrollment

Academic Calendar

More than 50,000 total enrollment. Student body representing more than 120 countries. Over 1,600 international students enrolled.

Fall (August-December) Spring (January-May) Summer (May-July)

Academics 95 Baccalaureate Programs 87 Master’s Programs 3 Specialist Programs 29 Doctoral Programs

Student to Faculty Ratio 23:1

Faculty with Doctoral Degrees 65%

Colleges Arts and Humanities Burnett Honors College Business Administration Education Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Studies - Interdisciplinary Health and Public Affairs Medicine Nursing Optics and Photonics Rosen College of Hospitality Management Sciences

The university’s culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts.

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Twelve regional campuses.

Stands for opportunity. About UCF The University of Central Florida (UCF) officially began as Florida Technological University in 1963. In December 1978, the name was changed to University of Central Florida and since then the institution has been a member of the State University System. All academic programs are fully accredited by the appropriate agencies, and the university is constantly developing new programs of study at all levels. UCF is one of the fastest growing research universities in the country in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Located in the metropolitan city of Orlando, Florida, UCF supports the growth of the region by engaging in research,

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promoting creative activities, and providing cultural diversity through the student body and its faculty. The future of UCF continues to change and grow. The UCF College of Medicine was recently approved and will benefit students of every major and strengthen the university as a whole. One of the university’s latest completed projects is a 10,000-seat on-campus Convocation Center used for the UCF basketball, volleyball teams, commencements and concerts. Also new are four towers of student housing, a Psychology Department building, and a 45,000-seat on-campus football stadium. This is a very exciting time at UCF.


The university’s culture of opportunity is driven by its Orlando environment. A great location to live, play, and study. Orlando, Florida USA Imagine living in an environment that combines the excitement of a growing, thriving metropolis with the beauty and serenity of the great outdoors. That dream is reality at UCF. On campus, you’ll find necessities like school supplies, entertainment, a hair salon, music store, and restaurants. UCF will become your home away from home. UCF’s campus provides a safe, serene setting for learning with 600 acres of natural lakes and woodlands. Yet,

the longest walk between academic buildings takes less than 10 minutes. The city is known for its year round pleasant weather and is one of the top tourist destinations in the world with over 2.6 million international visitors annually. Walt Disney World, the Kennedy Space Center, Universal Orlando,­and sandy beaches are all nearby. Orlando also offers the strongest overall economy and the best job growth opportunities in the state.

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One of the nations largest universities

Your application process. University Admissions Undergraduate Applicants Deadlines:

Deadlines:

Fall Semester (starts August): March 1 Summer Semester (starts May): January 1 Spring (starts January): September 1

Fall Semester (starts August): January 15 Summer Semester (starts May): November 1 Spring Semester (starts January): July 1

Steps to Apply:

Steps to Apply:

1. Submit

1. Submit

2. Submit

2. Submit

Transcript evaluations should be completed by one of the following agencies: World Education Services Josef Silny & Associates. 3. Submit results from the SAT or ACT exam if you have earned less than 60 credit hours of college credit. TOEFL results may also be required for students whose first language is not English. 4. Submit required immigration and financial documentation.

**Applicants to the Colleges of Business or Hospitality & Tourism, as well as applicants to programs not requiring results from the GRE, will be required to submit transcript evaluations and/or translations from WES or Josef Silny. 3. Exam results from the GRE or GMAT may be required. TOEFL or IELTS exam results may also be required for students whose first language is not English.

online application with $30 fee. official transcripts from all U.S schools attended. Submit transcript evaluations and/or translations from any international schools attended.

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Graduate Applicants

online application with $32 fee. official transcripts from previous schools attended indicating completion of an equivalent U.S. bachelor’s degree. Transcripts must be in English.

**Check specific program requirements when applying at www.graduate.ucf.edu. 4. Submit required immigration and financial documentation.


The university’s culture of opportunity is driven by the quality and variety of it’s academic programs.

A well-rounded experience. Undergraduate Programs at UCF UCF provides students with a top-notch educational experience. We are committed to connecting all of our diverse students with whatever academic support they need to be successful, as well as an array of activities and organizations to promote a well-rounded experience. Students have opportunities for hands-on learning, conducting research alongside internationally known faculty, volunteerism, and paid internships with educational institutions, organizations and businesses.

Degrees of distinction. Graduate Programs at UCF Consider yourself part of an internationally recognized program of study and research. UCF offers nearly 200 graduate degree programs that give you a world of opportunity. UCF’s graduate students have opportunities to engage in enriching activities through course work and research that are valuable in job placement and in pursuing further graduate study. The accomplishments of our students, alumni and faculty reflect UCF’s degrees of distinction.

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B

Management

University Honors

B

Entrepreneurship; General; Management; Human Resources / Change Management Marketing

Generalist; Sales

Art

Animation; Art History; Photography; Studio Art

B

Creative Writing

Real Estate M

English

Creative Writing; Literature; Rhetoric and Composition; Literary, Culture and Textual Studies; Technical Communication†

B

French History*

Public History

M

M

Interdisciplinary Studies

Women’s Studies

B

Music

B

Music Education

B

Music Performance

B

Philosophy

B

Religious Studies

B

Spanish

B

M

M

Texts and Technology M

B

D

Economics

B

Finance

B

D

B

M

Doctoral

Specialist

B B

M

M

B

M

D

Computer Engineering*

B

M

D

Computer Science

B

M

D

Construction Engineering

B

Digital Forensics† D

M

B

M

B

French; Spanish

Business Administration

M

B

Structural and Geotechnical Engineering MS; Transportation Systems Engineering MS; Water Resources Engineering MS S

M

Instructional Technology/ Media†

B

Civil Engineering

M

B

M

M

Aerospace Engineering*

Space Systems Design and Engineering; Thermofluid Aerodynamic Systems Design and Engineering

English Language Arts Education

e-Learning; Educational Technology; Instructional Systems

B

Technical Education and Industry Training

M

M

Foreign Language Education

B

College of Engineering and Computer Science

B

M

S

Teacher Leadership

M

Elementary Education

Exceptional Student Education†

Business Administration

Business Economics

Doctoral

Master’s

Technical Education

Varying Exceptionalities

Accounting; Finance; Management; Marketing

Specialist

M M

Higher Education; Initial Leadership PK-12 Certification; Previous Leadership PK-12 Certification

College of Business Administration

Executive MBA; MBA (1 year full-time and Lockstep Evening); Professional MBA (Regional Campuses)

Health/Wellness and Applied Exercise Physiology; Sport Leadership and Coaching

Educational Leadership

Theatre

M

Sport and Fitness

Communication Sciences and Disorders; Counselor Education; Elementary Education; Exceptional Education; Higher Education; Hospitality Education; Instructional Technology; Mathematics Education; Reading Education; Science Education; Social Science Education

D

B

Social Science Education

Education

M

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

B

B

School Counseling EdS

M

Accounting

M

Education

Studio Art and the Computer

Acting; Musical Theatre; Theater Studies

Taxation

Early Literacy; Family, School, and Community; Pre-Kindergarten Handicapped Endorsement; Teacher Leadership

B

Modern Language Combination

Biology; Chemistry; Middle School Science; Physics

M

Early Childhood Education M

B

Science Education

M

Early Childhood Development and Education

B

Interactive Entertainment

B

Mental Health Counseling; School Counseling M

M

School Psychology B

Counselor Education

Humanities

Philosophy; Religious Studies; Popular Culture

Physical Education

M

B

Reading Education

Career and Technical Education†

B B

B

Sport Business Management

Art Education

B

Middle School Mathematics

College of Education**

Film and Digital Media

Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema MFA; Digital Interactive Systems;

Mathematics Education

B

Master’s

General Business

Honors in the Major

Bachelor’s

Burnett Honors College

College of Arts and Humanities

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Bachelor’s

Doctoral

Master’s

Specialist

Bachelor’s

World-renowned faculty

M

K-8 Mathematics and Science Education

M

Marriage and Family Therapy

M

S

D

Electrical Engineering*

M B

M

D


Computer Systems; Electrical Systems; Photonics Environmental Engineering

B

M

D

Environmental Engineering Sciences MS

Criminal Justice†

B

M

D

Health Information Management

Athelic Training; Pre-Clinical Allied Health; Health Services Administration† Legal Studies Nonprofit Management†

Information Technology

B

Physical Therapy D

Public Administration

Mechanical Engineering* D

College of Graduate Studies Biomedical Sciences

D

Interdisciplinary Studies

M

Modeling and Simulation

M M

D

Applied; Computational; Engineering/ Physics; Pure Mathematical Science

Industrial Mathematics Photography Physics D M D

B

Medical Laboratory Sciences

B

Molecular Biology and Microbiology

B

Planetary Sciences

B

B

M

D

B

M

D

B

M

B

American Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; International Studies; Pre-Law

B

Psychology, Applied Experimental and Human Factors

M

M

D

Psychology, Clinical

M

D

Psychology, Industrial and Organizational

M

D

Radio / Television

B

College of Nursing

Sociology

B

Nursing

Sociology, Applied

Preprofessional

Adult, Family, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner MSN; Clinical Nurse Leader MSN†; Clinical Nurse Specialist MSN; Leadership and Management MSN†; Nurse Educator MSN†

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

M

Nursing Practice

D

College of Optics and Photonics Optics

D

B

Advertising / Public Relations

B

Event Management

Preprofessional

B

B

B

Hospitality Management

Theme Park and Attraction; Vacation Ownership Resort; Tourism; Hospitality Financial and Technology; Golf Lodging

Anthropology B

Liberal Arts; Environmental Studies; Women’s Studies; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

College of Sciences Actuarial Science

Office of Undergraduate Studies Interdisciplinary Studies

M

International

Biology

M

Data Mining D

Archaelogical Investigations in Forensics and Human Adaptation; Cultural Competence in the Professions Maya Studies

B

Statistics

Nursing

D M

Domestic Violence B

Doctoral

B

Political Science

Psychology

M

College of Medicine Biotechnology

Specialist

Master’s

Doctoral

Journalism

M

B

M

Forensic Analysis; Forensic Biochemistry

M

Criminal Justice Social Work M

Forensic Science†

B

B

D

Mathematics

Public Affairs

B

Specialist

M

B

MNM Cohort

Materials Science and Engineering*

Applied Conservation Biology; Ecology and Organismal Biology

M

B

M

Conservation Biology

M

Health Sciences

B

Professional Science Masters

B

Health Care Informatics

Information Systems Technology

Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering MSME; Energy Systems; Mechanical Systems; Materials; Mechanical Systems MSME; Miniature Engineering Systems MSME; Professional MSME; Thermofluids MSME

B

Interpersonal Communication; Mass Communication

Consortium Professional; Research

Industrial Engineering*

Engineering Management MS; Human Engineering/Ergonomics MS; Interactive Simulation and Training Systems MS; Manufacturing Engineering MS; Operations Research MS; Quality Engineering MS; Simulation Modeling and Analysis MS; Systems Engineering MS

Bachelor’s

Doctoral

Master’s

Communication Sciences and Disorders*

B

Communication

College of Health and Public Affairs

B

Master’s

Electrical Engineering Technology

Specialist

Bachelor’s

M = Master’s | S = Specialist | D = Doctoral | B = Bachelors

*  This program offers an accelerated undergraduate and graduate track. ** Education programs offer the MA and/or MEd degree. For the degrees offered by Education, as well as the education background required for admission, see the UCF Graduate Catalog. †  Indicates online delivery of graduate program.

Bachelor’s

Degree Programs

M

B

Hospitality and Tourism Management Restaurant and Food Services Management

M

M B

Chemistry

Forensic Sciences; Forensic Analysis; Forensic Biochemistry Chemistry, Industrial

B

D M

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Exceptional academic experience

Beyond the books. UCF Student Life, Activities and Services UCF Stands For Opportunity. At UCF, there are numerous opportunities for students. As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 sports program, UCF is a competitive school in football, baseball, soccer, tennis, volleyball, softball, and track. Besides watching the UCF Knights at sporting events, there are also on-campus concerts, activities, and cultural events. Students

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have access to art exhibits, lectures, observatory viewings, theatre, music events, and their own Arboretum. UCF also has over 350 clubs and organizations ranging from sports and fraternity and sorority life, to skydiving and sushi. Student life offers opportunities for students from any major, ethnicity, religion, hobby, or interest.


Yearly Academic Cost (Average) Per Academic Year

Undergraduate

Graduate

Tuition and Fees

16,113.00

19,892.00

Living Expenses

12,480.00

12,480.00

Mandatory Health Insurance

1,384.00

1,384.00

TOTAL

$29,977.00*

$33,756.00*

[9 months]

*2009-2010 rates are subject to change. Please contact our office at international@mail.ucf.edu for current rates.

The university’s culture of opportunity is driven by its youth, relevance and energy. When you need the help. UCF Financial Assistance UCF assists qualified students with the cost of graduate education by providing fellowships and tuition waivers. In addition, many departments provide professional opportunities in the form of graduate assistantships. Eligibility requirements and application guidelines for assistantships, are established by the colleges and departments. The university and graduate programs award fellowships based on your admission application and accompanying documents; however, some fellowships may require a fellowship-specific application. Fellowships and assistantships are based on academic performance and experience, so applicants are encouraged to complete the admission application as early as possible.

UCF awards $2.5 million in graduate fellowships annually and 1,500 students received graduate assistantship support last year. For more details on financial support, please visit: www.students.graduate.ucf.edu > Future Students > Financing Grad School. The federal government does not have any specific financial aid program for undergraduate international students; however, our Office of Student Financial Assistance periodically offers scholarships to non-U.S. citizens. Undergraduate students are encouraged to take advantage of research funding available to work with world-class faculty.

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International curricula

Michel Hemmer “The best part about my program is that we are at the forefront of what is going on in the field. That is very valuable! If I were doing my PhD in France I would probably struggle to be able to do this kind of research. Funding for research is available so we can actually be at the forefront of whatever research is going on.”

Country:

France

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Field:

Optics

Degree:

PhD

Click here for Michel’s interview and more videos on international student experiences.


Shayain Gustavsp “What I love the most about my program is the family atmosphere the professors have created. I feel like I have a whole bunch of people that really care about me. They have just created such a great environment where you never feel homesick!”

Country:

Field:

Degree:

Pakistan

DeVos Sports Management

Double Masters

The university’s culture of opportunity is driven by its history of entrepreneurship.

The sky’s the limit. Partnerships and Research at UCF UCF is one of the fastest growing research universities in the country. UCF received more than $124 million in research funding last year, leading UCF into the ranks of major research institutions. Students have the opportunity to work firsthand in research efforts with world and industry leaders. Some of UCF’s active partners include NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Harris Corporation, and Walt Disney World, to name a few. UCF’s dedicated faculty, students, and staff continue to expand the quality, depth and breadth of research programs conducted at the university. Faculty and students are engaged in research on the world’s most prevalent and serious health problems, including cancer and cardiovascular, infectious, and neurodegenerative diseases. More than $700,000 in research funding is available to undergraduates to gain experience working alongside world-renowned faculty.

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New housing opportunites

University of Central Florida International Services Center The International Services Center (ISC) provides leadership, advocacy and support services for international students, scholars, and employees at UCF as well as assistance with helping them adjust to a new academic environment and culture. In addition, ISC facilitates compliance with federal regulations so international individuals can maintain their immigration status.

ISC’s staff is divided into different areas to provide the best service possible to its students, scholars, and international employees. The department includes an admissions team, student advisers, a cultural programming unit, and an employment and taxation team be well prepared to assist with any international student needs.

Tisha Choudhury “Working in three different labs (cancer research, nano-science center, and the forensic lab), as part of my research, is the best experience I have ever had. It is a privilege to just be allowed to use those instruments and learn that technology.”

Click here for Tisha’s interview and more videos on international student experiences.

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Country:

Program

Degree:

India

Biomedical Sciences

PhD


Andreas Haertling “UCF is a great place to study Hospitality Management. It is one of the top programs in the nation and I get prepared for that very well here.”

Country:

Field:

Degree:

Germany

Hospitality Management

Bachelors

The university’s culture of opportunity is driven by students like you.

Comfortable living. University of Central Florida Housing UCF offers a variety of on-campus communities to students, from traditional residential communities to apartment living with single rooms, kitchen, and living room. There are eight communities at UCF —the largest on-campus and affiliated housing offered in the state. All residential communities provide comprehensive support services for residents and include free Internet and easy access to washers and dryers. Approximately 10,000 spaces in on-campus and university-affiliated housing are available, of which 80 percent are allocated to freshmen. Housing options have expanded beyond the borders of our campus. Dozens of private apartment complexes specifically designed for college students are adjacent to the campus. Many of these private housing facilities are within walking or biking distance and are accessible by free UCF shuttles. Website: www.housing.ucf.edu

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UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA International Services Center College of Graduate Studies P.O. Box 160130 Orlando, Florida 32816-0130 Office 407.823.2337 Fax 407.823.2526 Email international@mail.ucf.edu www.intl.ucf.edu IMPORTANT WEBSITES University of Central Florida – www.ucf.edu College of Graduate Studies – www.graduate.ucf.edu UCF Undergraduate Admissions – www.admissions.mca.ucf.edu UCF International Services Center – www.intl.ucf.edu UCF Health Services – www.shs.ucf.edu City of Orlando – www.cityoforlando.net

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