Is the program completely online?
The program is 100% online, which allows you to earn your degree anytime and anywhere. It offers online E-coaches and ITS Help Desk technical support. Faculty members are also available to provide online guidance.
What kind of online resources are available to teach me about the university and its online programs?
The University of West Florida Navigation Guide, outlines on-line resources available to students. Also, peruse the University of West Florida’s main webpage to familiarize yourself with what university information is available to you on-line.
How do I find out the courses being offered next semester?
You may I search for UWF classes through the main university course guide at: http://nautical.uwf.edu/display.cfm?target=courseSearch.
How will the curriculum prepare me for professional leadership and administration?
The MSA core curriculum (12 hours) provides a solid foundation in areas such as organizational behavior, marketing, finance, E-Business, and economics. This firm foundation prepares you to assume administrative positions in general settings while your chosen specialization prepares you for management and leadership in a specific field.
What are the general requirements for admission?
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In addition to general university minimum standards of admissions to graduate study, some specializations may have additional requirements. International students must take an English proficiency test and submit passing scores according to University standards.
What is the Graduate Admission Test Requirement?
A graduate admission test is required for all graduate programs. The University of West Florida accepts the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT), or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Each MSA specialization indicates which test is acceptable to that particular department. Provisional admission may be granted to students who are admitted to a specialization without taking a graduate admission test, but the test must then be completed within the first semester of enrollment.
Who can answer my questions regarding graduate admissions?
You may contact the Graduate School for any questions you may have regarding graduate admissions.
Phone: (850) 473-7716 or toll-free at (866) 931-4872
Where do I apply?Apply for graduate admission online at uwf.edu/graduate/apply_online_now.html.
Where do I send my college transcripts and graduate admission test scores?
After you receive all of my materials, how long will it take to hear back from you?
Once we receive your application and related documents (e.g. transcripts, test scores) we begin reviewing your materials. Although we have a flexible admission application deadline, it is best to have your application and documents in at least 12 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester that you want to begin classes. The application processes varies by department, but usually requires a minimum of 3 weeks once all documents are received.
What is LightHouse?
LightHouse provides new or readmitted students Internet access to on-line information.
Information available through LightHouse includes:
How do I get to LightHouse?
Click on LightHouse from the prospective student link on the home page or go to http://lighthouse.uwf.edu. The default PIN is your birth month and day, with leading zeros (Example: February 6th = 0206). After successfully entering your default PIN, you will be required to create a new PIN. On future visits to LightHouse, you will be required to use your new PIN. To protect your personal information, you should exit the LightHouse system by clicking the "Log Out" icon at the top of the page.
MyUWF (the UWF web portal) is a secure personalized student information system. MyUWF is designed for all currently enrolled UWF students and is available 24 hours a day (except for routine maintenance) from any computer with Internet access and browser software (e.g., Internet Explorer). Students are required to have an activated MyUWF account to access secured services. Information available on MyUWF includes:
Students are encouraged to check the Announcements section of MyUWF for new services and features, and to check the Calendar for upcoming University events.
All students should review their registration checklist on MyUWF prior to registration dates.
How do I get to MyUWF?
You may access MyUWF from the UWF home page or at https://my.uwf.edu/. To protect your personal information you should exit MyUWF by clicking the "Log Out" icon at the top of the page. Twenty-four hours after your first registration, you should log on to MyUWF. MyUWF will serve as your internet access to on-line information throughout your educational career at UWF.
How do I log-in to Elearning (Desire2Learn)?
I live outside of Florida. How do I apply for a tuition waiver to receive in-state tuition?
Students living outside of Florida may receive in-state tuition by applying for an online tuition waiver each semester. Information and instructions for tuition waiver are available at http://onlinecampus.uwf.edu/affordable/waivers.cfm. To apply for a tuition waiver, click here https://secure.uwf.edu/uwfonline/Affordable/waiverForm.cfm.
Where can I find a list of available scholarships or graduate assistantships?
Scholarships, Graduate Assistantships, Research Assistantships, and Teaching Assistantships are available through the Department which houses your MSA specialization. Please contact the MSA Coordinator in your Department for more information. The Office of Financial Aid also has information about university, state, and private scholarships. Please visit http://uwf.edu/finaid/scholarships.cfm for more information. Additional scholarships and assistantships may be available through the Graduate School at http://www.uwf.edu/graduate/gradfundopps.shtml.