Prospective candidates must submit an application via the online Graduate Application and pay the $30 application fee. Applicants must also arrange to have official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and test scores (GRE, TOEFL if a foreign student, and iBT TOFEL if a foreign student applying for financial support) sent to the Admissions Office. Transcripts in a language other than English must be translated and certified.
FIU has a rolling admissions policy. When the Admissions Office receives the student’s application, application fee, transcripts and GRE, TOEFL, TSE scores, and letters of reference, they forward the completed file to the Department of Biological Sciences for evaluation. In addition to the information sent to Admissions, the student must have a letter from their faculty sponsor submitted for the application to be considered complete.
The Department of Biological Sciences has one application deadline per year, which is for Fall admissions. Applications for graduate assistantships for the Fall term must be completed by January 5. Decisions on assistantships for the Fall term will normally be made within eight weeks of this deadline.