Application Deadlines

Graduate Programs

Applications for the graduate program are administered by the College of Graduate Studies. Online applications are accepted throughout the year. All application materials must be submitted by the respective deadline for each start semester.

** Please note: applicants who are interested in applying for a fellowship, must be enrolled full-time and take the GRE by the Fall Priority deadline, which is Jan. 15 each year.


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        Start Semester/Deadlines     
PROGRAM SummerFall**
 Spring^ Special
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)    
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Nursing and Healthcare Simulation-March 15Oct. 15Online Gold.png
Leadership & Management -March 15Oct. 15 Online Gold.png
Graduate Certificates    
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Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner --Oct. 15 Hybrid Black.png
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Nurse Educator
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Healthcare Simulation (non-nurses eligible)
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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)     
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Nurse Executive (Post-Master’s)--Oct. 15Online Gold.png
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)    
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 ^ Due to Hurricane Irma, the deadline for Spring 2018 applications was postponed until Oct. 15, 2017.

Please note: Online programs may not meet immigration requirements for students holding an F1 or J1 Visa to maintain status. If you have questions, please contact the International Services Center at or call 407-823-2337. 

Please note: Due to restrictive state regulations, UCF is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students in select states. If you reside in one of these states, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a UCF online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities or the respective program coordinator for more details.