About FIT Aberdeen

Florida Tech's FIT Aberdeen site located in Harford County, Maryland, provides graduate students at Aberdeen Proving Ground and the surrounding area with opportunities to continue their education, maintain their professional and technical competence and to enhance their career development and progression.

Florida Tech programs are available to all who meet admission requirements of the university. Classes meet one night per week for three hours beginning at 5 p.m. FIT Aberdeen offers students the choice of many different degree specialties; ranging from our MBA to M.S. degrees in general and specalized areas of Management, Project Management, Systems Management, Human Resources Management and more. (See Degrees Offered)

Aberdeen offers several support resources not usually available in off-campus programs. This includes a 16,000 volume, 300 periodical library, which has an active program of interlibrary loans with other libraries throughout the country via the Online Library Center, Inc. (OCLC). This system allows Florida Tech students quick access to the library holdings of the University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, University of Delaware, American University and George Washington University, as well as colleges and universities offering graduate degrees in other parts of the country.

Each semester, the librarian places selected books on reserve on special shelves in support of Florida Tech courses offered that semester. Students also have access to the APG Education Center Computer Laboratory, and to microcomputer systems in the off-site locations site office. Classrooms are equipped with instructional audiovisual equipment. Also, the Aberdeen site is equipped with state-of-the-art telecommunications and data processing equipment, which allows for speedy registration, and improved communications between professor and student.

Programs and courses offered at the FIT Aberdeen location may be of particular interest to Department of Defense military and civilian personnel working on APG. For example, FIT Aberdeen offers an M.S. Systems Management degree with a concentration in Operations Research for employees looking to enhance their applied math abilities.

Credit for specific DoD courses (up to a maximum of 12 semester hours) can be applied toward applicable Florida Tech degrees. Students attending the Ordinance Officer Advanced Course can earn up to six semester hours toward a master's degree in management after successfully completing OOAC. Also, students with Florida Tech approval can attend a variety of DoD courses to earn up to 12 semester credit hours toward a master's degree with a contracts or logistics concentration. Prior written approval by the academic unit and the dean of Off-Site Locations is required before graduate credit can be granted.

Florida Tech programs at Aberdeen are approved by the Maryland State Approval Authority to accept veterans' educational benefits for qualified students.

Accreditation

Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology. Florida Institute of Technology is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status, or other non-merit reasons in admissions, scholarship and loan programs, educational programs, athletic or other university sponsored programs or activities, and employment including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws. Contact the Title IX Coordinator at (321) 674-8700.