Applying For Graduate Admission
Graduate admission requirements may vary depending on program and degree type. 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.
Supplemental Application Materials
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.
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.
An official certified transcript must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the registrar of each college or university the applicant has attended. Transcripts are required from any institution where 12+ credits were earned.
Students who have prior university-level educational experience outside the U.S. must provide English translations of all application materials, including transcripts.
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.
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)
Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the ability of some students to take standardized tests, this requirement has been waived for Summer & Fall 2021 as well as Spring & Summer 2022 applicants to M.S. and Ph.D. programs for which it typically applies.
Psychology Subject GRE exam has been waived for Fall 2021 applicants to the Psy.D. program.
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)
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.
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.
An offer of admission to most of Florida Tech's graduate programs is valid for one year after the semester of acceptance. However, offers of admission to the Psy.D. program and all biological sciences graduate programs are only valid for the semester of acceptance. Admitted students who wish to start or resume graduate work after an offer of admission has lapsed are required to re-apply. Individuals who leave Florida Tech and attend another university must re-apply for admission and submit transcripts regardless of the length of time since last attending Florida Tech. See Florida Tech's Graduate Readmission Policy for complete details.