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The Professional Science Master's track of the MS in Modeling and Simulation is a two-year program designed for working professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the growing field of modeling and simulation, and who will pursue the degree as part-time students. Courses are taught by an interdisciplinary faculty from the UCF Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, the UCF Institute for Simulation and Training, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Worldwide Campus.

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Total Credit Hours Required:
36 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

The Professional Science Master's track in the Modeling and Simulation MS program is delivered online and requires the completion of 36 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. At least 18 credit hours of courses must be at the 6000 (UCF) and/or 600 (ERAU) level. The program is set up so that students generally take 24 credit hours (8 courses) of technical classes through UCF and 12 credit hours (4 courses) of business classes through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU). The capstone requirement for this program is fulfilled by completing a three-credit-hour graduate internship. This is a cohort program and all classes are offered online with several also offered at the Worldwide Campus of ERAU. Students are expected to finish the degree in two years.

Required Courses—15 Credit Hours

UCF Courses—12 Credit Hours

  • EIN 5140 Project Engineering (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6146 Modeling and Simulation Systems (3 credit hours)
  • ESI 5531 Discrete Systems Simulation (3 credit hours)
  • IDS 6147 Perspectives on Modeling and Simulation (3 credit hours)

ERAU Course—3 Credit Hours

  • MGMT 524 Management Sciences (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses—18 Credit Hours

UCF Electives—9 Credit Hours

  • EIN 5108 The Environment of Technical Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5317 Training System Design (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 5356 Cost Engineering (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 6258 Human Computer Interaction (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 6528 Simulation Based Life Cycle Engineering (3 credit hours)
  • EIN 6551C Systems Engineering (3 credit hours)

ERAU Elective Business Courses—9 Credit Hours

  • MGMT 532 Philosophy, Principles, and Practice in Management of Quality (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 533 Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Bases of Management Practices (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 534 Anatomy of Work Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 535 Theory and Applications of Managerial Communications (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 633 Principles, and Practices of Financial Accounting for Managers (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 652 Concept and Practices of Project Management (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 653 Labor Issues in an Industrial Environment (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 671 Entrepreneurship and Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • MGMT 672 Planning and Execution of Strategy (3 credit hours)

Internship—3 Credit Hours

  • IDS 6946 Graduate Internship (3 credit hours)

Transfer Credit

As part of the UCF Modeling and Simulation PSM degree, the four required business courses taken through ERAU are considered UCF resident credit hours and will not count as transfer credits. Up to six other semester credit hours may be transferred into a program of study at the discretion of the program director.

Cost Per Credit Hour

For the Professional Science Master's in Modeling and Simulation, the cost per credit hour is $500.*

*Fee is subject to change. 

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

The Professional Science Master's track of the MS in Modeling and Simulation is a two-year program designed for working professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in the growing field of modeling and simulation, and who will pursue the degree as part-time students. All UCF classes are taught via distance education. It is a cohort program with admission only in the fall each year and features a program of study that covers fall, spring and summer academic terms. The program is taught in cooperation with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which offers the business course. Entering students are expected to have an appropriate technical background in engineering, computer science or other simulation-related disciplines, through academic preparation and/or work experience. Students should have completed the introductory undergraduate calculus course, and have proficiency in both statistics and a higher order programming language such as C++. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • Résumé
  • Statement of education, research, and professional career objectives.
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.

Application Deadlines

All application materials must be submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.

Professional Science Master's Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jul 15
International Applicants Jan 15
International Transfer Applicants Mar 1


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see Student Finances, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see Fellowships, which includes descriptions of UCF fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.