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.

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Admissions Requirements | Deadlines | Preparing  | Checking Your Status | Contact | Funding

Admissions Requirements & Considerations

Admission to the ECE graduate program is competitive and applications are evaluated holistically. The most competitive applicants have prior interaction with our department and our faculty such as through undergraduate research, summer programs such as SURF, discussion of shared research interests, or mutual agreement between the applicant and a faculty member to work together once joining the program. Competitive applicants have tailored their applications to highlight why they are interested in attending graduate school in our department specifically.

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

  • If an 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

*GRE scores are not required for our program. Submitting GRE scores will not improve your chances of admission. We strongly discourage applicants from submitting GRE scores, as scores that fall below university minimums will negatively impact your application.


Fall application deadlines for ECE graduate programs are as follows:

PhD ApplicantsDecember 5
International MS ApplicantsJanuary 5
Domestic MS ApplicantsApril 1

Spring and summer admissions are limited to current UF undergraduates applying to the ECE MS program, applicants to the ECE MS EDGE (online) program, and funded PhD applicants. Applications from students that don’t meet these criteria will not be considered without permission from ECE graduate admissions. Questions about eligibility for spring and summer admission should be addressed to

Spring and Summer application deadlines for ECE graduate programs are as follows:

If you’re eligible to apply for Spring (see above)*August 1
If you’re eligible to apply for Summer (see above)*January 1

*All ineligible spring and summer applications will be deferred to the following fall term.

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 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.

For detailed application instructions, see the Application Procedure page.

Tuition Comparisons

To see side-by-side tuition and fee comparisons for Florida and non-Florida residents, visit:

Checking Your Application Status

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


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

Dr. Karim Oweiss
Faculty Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Staff Graduate Admissions

Graduate Funding

Students who fill out an application to the ECE Department by the funding deadline are automatically considered for all available funding—no additional forms are required. Additional information on Graduate Funding can be found on the Graduate Funding page.