Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Florida Tech accredited?

See Accreditations and Memberships.

How do I apply for a master's or doctoral degree program?

See Applying for Graduate Admission.

How do I apply for the Clinical Psychology doctoral program (Psy.D)?

First, access the Florida Tech Graduate Application.

Choose one of the following Application Types for Melbourne Main Campus

  • Melbourne, Graduate, International – Master Degree for International Students
  • Melbourne, Graduate, International, PhD – Ph.D. Degree for International Students
  • Melbourne, Graduate, US Citizen – Master’s Degree for US Citizens
  • Melbourne, Graduate, US Citizen Ph.D. – Ph.D. Degree for US Citizens
  • Melbourne, Graduate, International, PhD – Psy.D International -*Fall enrollment only
  • Melbourne, Graduate, US Citizen Ph.D. - Psy.D Domestic - *Fall enrollment only

How do I check the status of my application?

Use your login and password to sign into your application.

What are the application deadlines?

See Important Dates and Deadlines.

How much are the application fees?

The application fees are as follows:

  • Master's degree - $50
  • Doctoral degree - $60

How can I pay my application fee?

The application fee may be paid online at the time of application. Application fees are waived for Florida Tech alumni who wish to return for graduate school.

You may pay an application the fee by telephone if needed. To do so, please contact Student Financial Services at (321) 674-8199.

What Graduate Degree Programs are offered in Melbourne?

See the list of Melbourne-based graduate programs.

What are the required documents?

See Applying for Graduate Admission for general requirements. Then, read the Program-Specific Application Requirements chart for your program of interest.

How can I upload my application documents?

You may email your documents as attachments to Grad-Admissions@fit.edu. We will only accept attachments in one of these formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, TIF, TIFF, JPG, RTF, XLS, XLSX, JPEG, PNG, or GIF.

If you are emailing more than one document type in an email, please send them as separate attachments. We cannot accept various document types combined into one attachment.

What is Florida Tech’s institution code for GRE and TOEFL?

Florida Institute of Technology’s institution code is 5080. GRE scores and TOEFL scores are received by Florida Tech electronically.

Is the recommendation form required?

Your recommender can send a personal recommendation letter or use the Graduate School Recommendation form.

May I send my letters of recommendation or do they have to be sent by my recommenders?

Letters of recommendation should be sent by your recommender. In some cases we will accept letters from the applicant.

Where do I mail My Application Materials?

Documents may be mailed to:

Graduate Admissions
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

How long does it take for my application to be evaluated?

The estimated time for the evaluation process is approximately three weeks once your file is complete.

My application says admitted, when will I receive my admission letter?

Once processing is complete, you will receive an electronic copy of the decision letter within 3-5 days

How much is graduate tuition?

See Graduate Fees

Are scholarships available?

Each accepted candidate is considered for a Graduate Merit Scholarship. Your scholarship award letter will accompany your admission letter. If awarded, this merit scholarship will not cover all of your expenses.

What are other sources of funding?

Each assistantship applicant must submit a completed assistantship application, three letters of reference and a statement of objectives. The priority deadline for all assistantship applications is January 15. Applications received after the program designated deadline will be considered, but late applicants may be at a disadvantage in terms of being admitted and/or receiving scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the graduate admissions office receives all materials required for evaluation of the application before the deadline. All English language proficiency requirements apply. For details visit the Graduate Student Assistantship website. 

How do I Learn More about the Faculty in my Major Department?

To learn more about our faculty, check out the following:

What is the minimum English score required for admission?

Any student whose home language is not English may be accepted for any degree program but will not be able to enroll for academic courses until certain English language requirements are met. See the English Language Proficiency policy for details.

My transcripts are in English. Is a foreign credential evaluation through WES required?

All degree seeking Melbourne international graduate applicants with any university-level educational experience outside the United States are required to provide the Florida Tech admission office an official foreign credit evaluation (FCE) in English, including the cumulative grade point average. See the Foreign Credential Evaluation policy for details.

May I use another foreign credential evaluator other than WES?

Florida Tech will accept course-by-course foreign credential evaluations (FCE) including GPA from any NACES member, although, World Education Services (WES) is Florida Tech's preferred foreign credit evaluator. Transcript Credit Evaluations must be mailed directly from the evaluator to:

Graduate Admissions
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975

May I apply for a master degree program with a three year degree?

Several U.S. institutions recognize three-year degrees as long as the student's total educational background spans 16 years (13 years pre-baccalaureate + 3 years baccalaureate). Florida Tech accepts three-year undergraduate degrees from Bologna countries for enrollment in graduate studies effective January 2016.

What is the Bologna Process?

The Bologna Process is a series of agreements between European countries to ensure comparability in the standards and quality of higher-education qualifications. The Bologna Process has 50 participating countries.

How do I get my I-20?

If you are admitted, you will receive I-20 information along with your admission letter. Note: Please allow 10 days after submission of the ESHIP to receive your I-20.