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We have closed applications for the program beginning August 2021, and are now accepting applications for the program beginning August 2022.   For prerequisite information, please visit the Admissions Requirements page of our site.


1.  Complete the Online Application and submit your $30 non-refundable application fee (credit card payments require an additional $7 processing fee).

  • On page 3 under “Location” please select “Outreach Eng Management Program.”
  • On page 4, under “Program of Study” select “Industrial and Systems Engineering” (Master of Science) for the Fall 2022 term.  Then, in the “Additional Information” section, please input “OEM” in “Program Specialization,” and “Patsy Messinger” in “Department Contact Name.”
  • On page 8, upload the following supporting documents:
    • Résumé. This can also be emailed to
    • Statement of Purpose. When composing your 400-500 word essay, please address the following: (1) Why you selected the University of Florida and the OEM Program of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. (2) Which personal qualities best support your success in the OEM Program and your subsequent career. (3) Describe a position that would be ideal for you after you complete the OEM Program.
    • Current Photo. Please upload a current color passport-style photo that has a square aspect ratio with minimum dimensions of 600 x 600 pixels, and is saved in JPEG format. This can also be emailed to (either when applying or after admission).  If you are admitted, your photo will be included in a class picture book that is distributed to all incoming OEM students and faculty.
    • Transcripts. Official transcripts are required, but enclosing uploaded versions is very helpful for expediting.  More about official transcripts is included below.
  • On page 9, please input at least two references, preferably work-based. We prefer that you use the online tool to submit your recommendations, but if that cannot be done, we will accept an email to, directly from the reference’s business email account.
  • On page 10, please complete the residency affidavit. Note that residency will not impact the amount of program fees that you will pay as an OEM student, but as a state university, we are required to maintain residency classification records for all students.

2.  Submit Official Transcripts – You will need to send an official transcript from every college or university that you attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree there, unless that coursework and the associated grades earned already appear on the transcript from which you earned your degree.  If you attended UF, you will not need to send a UF transcript, as we will be able to access your UF records directly and add them to your file.

Please request that your transcripts be sent to the UF Office of Admissions.

  • Electronic Transcripts.  If your school offers the option of sending electronic transcripts, please note that UF only accepts electronic transcripts managed by the services e-SCRIP-SAFE, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Credential Solutions, and Transcripts Plus. If sending electronic transcripts via one of these five carriers, please note that the transcripts must be emailed directly from one of these five carriers to Electronic transcripts sent from other carriers will not be treated as official transcripts. Similarly, if electronic transcripts from one of the above carriers are emailed directly to the OEM Program office, then they will not be considered official. They will only be accepted as official if emailed from the carrier directly to Thank you for your cooperation with this university policy.
  • Paper Transcripts.  If you will not be submitting transcripts electronically, please have your official transcripts sent to:

UF Office of Admissions
POB 114000
Gainesville FL 32611-4000

3.  GRE: The University of Florida requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test for admission to graduate programs in engineering. GMAT or other similar tests cannot substitute for the GRE. More information about this computer-based test is available online ( or by calling 1-800-GRE CALL (1-800-473-2255). Please see the Admissions Requirements page for minimum score requirement information. When reporting your official scores to us, please use institution code 5812 and department code 1301 (Industrial Engineering). The GRE is only one of several factors that are used to determine admission to ISE graduate programs, and is rarely the primary determining factor. If you have taken the GRE in the past five years, the Education Testing Service can provide us with the official scores upon your request. If you took the GRE more than five years ago and had your scores reported to UF at that time, please contact the OEM office to confirm if your scores are on file. Applicants who have already earned an approved advanced degree (e.g., a master’s or doctoral degree in a technical discipline) may not be required to submit GRE scores. Typically, applicants will not need to retake the GRE if they have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited program that requires the GRE or GMAT for admission. It is acceptable to submit your application without yet having taken the GRE, but if you do so, please inform us of your expected timeline for taking the test. We will not be able to process an admission without official GRE scores (or a waiver based on an existing advanced degree, as described above).

4.  Notify the OEM office that you have applied – It is important that you notify us that you have submitted your application. Please send an email that includes your full name and a phone number at which you can be reached in case questions/problems arise with your submission. If you have any pending items (such as recommendations), please explain the status of those outstanding items  in the body of the email, so we will know what to expect. Please send the email to:

The following application items may also be required for international students:

  • Official TOEFL Score Report:  If English is not your native language and if you have not been enrolled for one year or longer at an institution in an English-speaking country, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. Residents of US territories and protectorates must submit TOEFL scores.
  • An official degree statement or diploma. If your official academic transcripts and diploma or Certification Statement of Degree Confirmation is not in English, then you will also be required to provide us with an original certified English translation of these documents.