Graduate Admissions

If you’re thinking about pursuing a graduate degree, the Master of Science or Doctoral program in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida may be right for you!

There’s never been a better time to join ECE Florida. Graduate students in the department are surrounded by opportunities to learn and advance their careers in a wide variety of areas in engineering. Here are several reasons to consider ECE Florida:

  • Flexibility: Customize your plan of study with more than 80 graduate-level courses offered
  • Opportunity: Participate in recruiting and job fairs with top-tier corporations
  • Internships: Over 60% of our students secure internships with major employers
  • Faculty: 55 tenured or tenure track research faculty with a wide range of research interests
  • Success: More than 95% of students admitted to the master’s program graduate on time

Outstanding students like you are the reason our graduate program is so successful. See additional application information below.

If you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact us.

Prof. David Arnold
Faculty Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Staff Graduate Admissions Coordinator

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Preparing  | Application Materials | Admissions Requirements | Deadlines | Checking Your Status

Preparing Your Application

To apply, start by submitting a graduate application with the UF Office of Admissions here: Please note: on the “Program of Study” page of your UF application, choose the Master of Science, Master of Engineering, or Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering. If you select a degree in Computer Engineering, your application will be referred to the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and the ECE Department will not have access to it.

PhD applicants only: after submitting your UF application, you will receive a link to a separate ECE Departmental application. Please upload your CV, statement of purpose, and unofficial transcripts and test score reports in PDF form to your departmental application.

For detailed application instructions, see the Application Procedure page.

Application Materials

A successful application to the ECE graduate program includes the following for all students:

  • Valid official GRE scores sent to institution code 5812. Do not specify a department code.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé or CV
  • Official transcripts from all previous college-level study sent prior to admission to the UF Office of Admissions at:

    Office of Admissions
    University of Florida
    P. O. Box 114000
    201 Criser Hall
    Gainesville, Florida 32611-4000

  • Photocopy of all previous college-level degree certificates sent prior to admission to the UF Office of Admissions

International applicants are required to send official transcripts and degree certificates in both the native language and English translation prior to admission. If you are unable to obtain official copies of your degree certificates, please send scanned PDF copies of your certificates via email. Most international students will also be required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions. International applicants are exempt from the English proficiency requirement if enrolled for one academic year in a degree-seeking program at a recognized/regionally accredited university or college in a country where English is the official language prior to your anticipated term of enrollment at UF, or if you are from one of the countries listed here:

We recommend that you keep the tracking information for all application materials sent to the Office of Admissions, and write your UFID number on any documents sent to the Office of Admissions.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the ECE graduate program must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Minimum GRE verbal score of 140
  • Minimum GRE analytical writing score of 3.5
  • If English proficiency test is required, a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or minimum IELTS score of 6
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 for masters applicants, or 3.5 of 4.0 for PhD applicants

Submitting Your Application

Application deadlines for ECE graduate programs are as follows:

  • December 5 to be considered for assistantship funding
  • January 31 for international students not seeking funding
  • April 1 for domestic students not seeking funding

Spring and summer admissions are limited to current ECE undergraduates and applicants to the EDGE program. Applications from students that don’t meet either of these criteria will not be considered without permission from ECE graduate admissions. Questions about eligibility for spring and summer admission should be addressed to

Checking Your Application Status

To check your application status, visit the Office of Admissions application portal here: