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Express Admission to a Master's Program

Express admission is an exclusive admissions procedure to quickly admit UWF undergraduate students to our master's programs. Express admission allows for high-performing UWF undergraduate students to continue their graduate study at UWF by going through an expedited application process eliminating the formal graduate admission application, application processing fee, and some, if not all, departmental admission requirements.


Only current UWF Undergraduate Students are applicable for Express Admission!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be nominated by the department chairperson of the proposed master's program.
  • An applicant who has not yet graduated must be a candidate for graduation from UWF with an active Application for Graduation.
  • Admission is provisional upon the awarding of the baccalaureate degree prior to commencement of graduate study.
  • An applicant is eligible to be express admitted to and begin a graduate program for up to four semesters after graduating from UWF (e.g.: a student who graduates in the spring 2019 semester must be admitted with an entry term no later than the summer 2020 semester).  
  • ‚ÄčEnrolling at another institution of higher learning after graduating from UWF disqualifies an applicant from eligibility for express admission.
  • Applicant must meet published UWF graduate admission criteria and have a UWF institutional undergraduate GPA as specified by the proposed program/department. 
  • The application for express admission must be completed and received by the Graduate School at least one month prior to the start of graduate classes for the requested semester. The application must be submitted via the admitting department or college to the Graduate School.

How to Apply

Contact the department chair of your desired master's program before submitting any graduate application. Ask to be considered for express admission.

  • Express admission is not guaranteed. Please talk to the department chair of the proposed master's program to explore the possibility. Some programs have higher minimum requirements.
  • Some departments allow a waiver of the graduate admission test (i.e., GRE, MAT, or GMAT). Check with the graduate department regarding test and other admission requirements.
  • Some departments do not participate in express admission. These include (but are not limited to) Family Nurse Practitioner and Educational Leadership Certification.
  • Other restrictions may apply.