UF EDGE offers online master's degrees from seven of our gator engineering departments with multiple degree program tracks (emphasized areas of study) available in these seven majors. Each master's degree program consists of 10 courses. Courses are offered on a semesterly basis, with various course offerings for the fall, spring and summer terms. You can begin a degree program in any one of these three semesters and are free to take as many or as few courses as your work and life schedule permits each semester.
Master's degrees can be completed in as little as 24 months. The courses you will be taking in the master's degree program are combined classroom courses where local UF graduate students are participating in the same courses that you will be watching online and you will be able to communicate with these on-campus students through the UF online eLearning environment. Course lectures are captured daily from these live lecture classrooms and are posted online the same day in an interopable format both for download or immediate playback. All course assignments are submitted are returned electronically and exams are administered at your place of work using a proctor and are emailed or faxed in for grading. You are never required to travel to campus.
Also, since the classes you are completing are the exact same courses our on-campus graduate students take, your degree earned is the exact same de gree as our on-campus students, with absolutely no mention of "distance learning" on your diploma or transcript.
See our brochures page for the list of degree programs currently offered, our course list page for an up-to-date course listing or browse to getting acquainted to learn how to preregister.
In addition to online degree programs we also offer online graduate certificates, which are shorter programs consisting of 3-5 courses. These certificates are a good way to expand or refresh some of your engineering skills in a given area if you do not need or desire a full graduate degree. If you decide to later pursue an online graduate degree through UF EDGE, and are admitted into a graduate department, the courses you completed in the certificate programs may be able to be transferred to count towards your 10 course online master's degree (depends on chosen master's program).
See our brochures page for the list of certificate programs currently offered, our course list page for an up-to-date course listing or browse to the certificate application.
EDGE will work with interested companies to structure online certificates to meet their training needs. Please contact our director if your company would like to discuss forming an online certificate for your educational needs.
Any of our online classes can also be taken as individual courses without being part of a degree program. Under this classification you will complete all the homework assignments and exams in a course as a regular student and will receive a grade for the course. Many students choose this option their first semester to try out online course before beginning a degree program. You can complete up to three qualifying courses as a non-degree seeking student and have them later transferred to count towards your 10 course online master's degree if you choose to pursue the degree option.
See our course list for an up-to-date course-listing or browse to getting acquainted to learn how to preregister.