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Graduate Admission Requirements

Florida Tech welcomes applications for graduate study from students who wish to become experts and leaders in their field of study. Admission is granted to qualified applicants who demonstrate suitable preparation for advanced coursework and professional-level research. Graduate admission requirements may vary depending on program and degree type.

Academic Preparedness

The following are minimum university requirements for admission to Florida Tech graduate programs. Some academic units have higher minimum standards for graduate admission.

Students looking to enroll in a master's degree program at Florida Tech must hold a bachelor's degree (four-year degree) in a related field from a recognized, regionally accredited college or university (or the international equivalent). 

Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 as an undergraduate in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech master's degree program. 

If a student demonstrates acceptable undergraduate achievement but has subject-specific course deficiencies, the academic department that oversees the program will specify the criteria that must be met to make up for them.

Students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree at Florida Tech typically hold both a bachelor's and master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. 

Applicants must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.2 in prior graduate coursework in order to be considered for admission to a Florida Tech doctoral degree program.

Graduate Application Requirements

Prospective graduate students who are ready to apply may do so at any time, though some academic departments have established program-specific application deadlines that applicants should be aware of. Applications received after the program-specific deadline will be considered, but late applicants may be at a disadvantage with regards to admission, scholarship and assistantship consideration.

To apply, first complete the application for graduate admission. Depending upon the program and degree type you have selected, you may be asked to submit some or all of the following materials. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide a complete application packet in order to be evaluated for admission.

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $50 (master's) or $60 (doctoral) must accompany your application.  The application fee will be waived for Florida Tech alumni who wish to return to their alma mater for a graduate degree.

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All Applicants
An official certified transcript from each institution where 12 or more credits were earned must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the registrar of each college or university the applicant has attended.

International Applicants
Students who have prior university-level educational experience outside the U.S. must provide English translations of all application materials, including transcripts.

Recommendations

Some academic departments require a recommendation as part of the graduate application. A recommendation should speak to the applicant's prior academic and professional performance, as well as their potential for success in graduate study. Generally, recommendations are requested of advisors, mentors, professors or supervisors.

When recommendations are required, doctoral degree applicants should seek at least one from a full-time faculty member. Master's degree applicants are advised to request a recommendation from their master's thesis or final project advisor.

Résumé

The résumé you submit as part of your application for graduate admission should detail your academic credentials, prior employment (including teaching experience, if applicable) and scholarly achievements including but not limited to authorship/publications, conference participation and memberships in professional organizations. Applicants are encouraged to also include descriptions of relevant non-traditional educational and professional experiences.

Statement Of Objectives

Departments requesting a statement of objectives are interested in learning more about an applicant's character, qualities and aspirations as they relate to rigorous graduate study and research in a specific field of study. A well-written statement of objectives provides a clear, concise (about 300 words) description of the applicant's academic interests and career goals, as well as previous and proposed future scholarly activities.

Applicants to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program may submit their research proposal as an alternative to the statement of objectives.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

This requirement has been waived through and including Summer 2023 for applicants to M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

In the same way tests like the SAT and ACT are used to measure high school students' likelihood to succeed in college, the GRE is used to measure college graduates' readiness for graduate study.

In most cases, the GRE is a computer-based test, administered through designated sites located around the world. Testing locations in countries where technology may be limited often continue to administer paper tests. Students who take the computer-based GRE receive unofficial test results immediately after completing the examination and official results within 10-15 days. Students who take the paper GRE receive results four to six weeks after the examination date.

Students applying for an admission to a program that requires a GRE score are advised to plan accordingly and be sure to include Florida Institute of Technology (5080) as an official GRE score recipient.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

This requirement has been waived through and including Summer 2023 for applicants to M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Although submitting GMAT scores is not a requirement of admission to any of Florida Tech's graduate programs, it is a recommendation for students applying for entry into any of the university's graduate business programs, such as the MBA or M.S. in Accounting & Financial Forensics. As an alternative, business program applicants may also submit GRE scores.

English Proficiency Requirements

While applicants whose home language is not English may be accepted into any degree program, these students will not be permitted to enroll in academic courses until certain English proficiency requirements are met.

Assistantship Application

Prospective graduate students who want to be considered for a teaching or research assistantship must submit a complete Graduate Student Assistantship application, as well as three letters of recommendation and a statement of objectives, regardless of degree program or type. The priority deadline for assistantship applications is January 15. If a program has a different deadline, the applicant should use the assistantship application deadline if an assistantship is desired.

Important Dates And Deadlines

In most graduate programs, Florida Tech admits on a rolling basis.  However, it is strongly recommended that the following dates be followed to ensure admission consideration for the requested semester of entrance.  Any application received after the recommended filing date will be considered, however, may be at a disadvantage for graduate school admissions.

Semester Start Dates & Terms

Start dates may vary depending on degree program, modality and/or location. View our academic calendars for specific start dates.

Fall Start Terms

New students enrolled in the following programs may only start at the beginning of a Fall term only.

  • Applied Behavior Analysis & Organizational Behavior Management, MS
  • Applied Behavior Analysis, MS
  • Behavior Analysis, Ph.D.
  • Chemistry, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology, MS, Ph.D.
  • Organizational Behavior Management, M.S.

Fall and Spring Start Terms

New students in the following program may only start at the beginning of a Fall or Spring term (no summer).

  • Biotechnology, M.S.

Application Dates & Deadlines

Only the following graduate programs have specific deadlines. For programs not listed here, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Apply by Jan. 1

  • Clinical Psychology, Psy.D.

Apply by Jan. 15

  • Applied Behavior Analysis & Organizational Behavior Management, M.S.
  • Behavior Analysis, Ph.D.

Apply by Feb. 15

  • Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. 
  • Organizational Behavior Management, M.S.

International Student Application Deadlines

International students must complete immigration procedures that may take a substantial amount of time. The following are suggested deadlines for students who will need to schedule an F-1 visa U.S. Embassy appointment on time for the upcoming term.

  • Fall: Mid-June
  • Spring: Mid-October
  • Summer: Mid-March

Program Specific Application Requirements

A complete for graduate admission is always required. Type your program name into the search box to see what application materials are required.

ProgramTypeApplication Requirements
Acquisition & Contract Management Cert.
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Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant Cert.
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Applied Behavior Analysis Cert.
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Doctor of Aviation AvD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
Commercial Space Studies Cert.
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Commercial Space Systems Cert.
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Data Science Cert.
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Business Administration DBA
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  • Résumé/CV
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STEM Education EdS
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  • Résumé/CV
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Energy Systems Engineering Cert.
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Enterprise Architecture Cert.
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Flight Test Engineering Cert.
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Information Assurance & Cybersecurity Cert.
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Professional Behavior Analysis MA
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  • Résumé/CV
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Marketing Communication Cert.
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Master of Business Administration MBA
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Master of Education MEd
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Master of Public Administration MPA
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Accounting & Financial Forensics MS
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Acquisition & Contract Management MS
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Aerospace Engineering MS
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  • Two recommendation letters
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Applied Behavior Analysis MS
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  • GRE/GMAT score
Applied Behavior Analysis & Organizational Behavior Management MS
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Applied Mathematics MS
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Aviation Human Factors MS
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Biochemistry MS
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Biomedical Engineering MS
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Biotechnology MS
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Cell & Molecular Biology MS
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Chemical Engineering MS
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Chemistry MS
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Civil Engineering MS
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Commercial Enterprise in Space MS
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Computer Engineering MS
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Computer Information Systems MS
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Computer Science MS
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Conservation Technology MS
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  • Statement of objectives
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Earth Remote Sensing MS
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Ecology MS
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Electrical Engineering MS
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Engineering Management MS
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Environmental & Informal Science Education MS
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Environmental Resource Management MS
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Environmental Science MS
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Flight Test Engineering MS
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Global Strategic Communication MS
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Healthcare Management MS
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Human Factors in Aeronautics MS
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  • Two recommendation letters
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Human Resources Management MS
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Human-Centered Design MS
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Industrial/Organizational Psychology MS
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  • Statement of objectives
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Information Assurance and Cybersecurity MS
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Interdisciplinary Science MS
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Logistics Management MS
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Logistics Management - Humanitarian & Disaster Relief Logistics MS
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Management MS
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Management - Acquisition & Contract Management MS
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Management - Human Resources Management MS
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Management - Information Systems MS
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Management - Logistics Management MS
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Management - Transportation Management MS
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Marine Biology MS
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Mechanical Engineering MS
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Meteorology MS
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Ocean Engineering MS
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Oceanography MS
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Operations Research MS
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Organizational Behavior Management MS
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  • Two recommendation letters
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  • GRE/GMAT score
Physics MS
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  • Two recommendation letters
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Project Management MS
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Project Management - Information Systems MS
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Project Management - Operations Research MS
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Quality Management MS
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Software Engineering MS
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Space Sciences MS
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Space Systems MS
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Space Systems Management MS
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STEM Education MS
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Supply Chain Management MS
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Systems Engineering MS
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Systems Management MS
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Systems Management - Information Systems MS
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Systems Management - Operations Research MS
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Technology Management MS
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Airport Development & Management MS
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Applied Aviation Safety MS
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Aviation Management MS
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Aviation Safety MS
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Aerospace Engineering PhD
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Applied Mathematics PhD
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Aviation Sciences PhD
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Behavior Analysis PhD
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Biological Sciences PhD
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Biomedical Engineering PhD
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  • Statement of objectives
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Chemical Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Chemistry PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
Civil Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Computer Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Computer Science PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Electrical Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Environmental Science PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Human-Centered Design PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Industrial/Organizational Psychology PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Mechanical Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Ocean Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Oceanography PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Operations Research PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
Physics PhD
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Space Sciences PhD
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STEM Education PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
Systems Engineering PhD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
Clinical Psychology PsyD
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  • Résumé/CV
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Statement of objectives
  • GRE/GMAT score
  • GRE subject test
Graduate Studies Senior Citizen
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Teaching Cert.
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