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All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online Graduate Application. Use the graduate admission checklist to get started.

  • Deadlines

    Fall: Priority deadline is May 1, 5 p.m. EST. Submit all materials by June 15.
    Deadline is February 1 for international applicants.

    Applications received after this date may still be considered if opportunities in the program are still available. International students are encouraged to submit all their materials well in advance of the deadline.

  • Requirements

    Prospective students should contact Program Director Krishnaswamy Jayachandran and Program Coordinator Stephanie Roque before applying.

    • GPA: 3.0 in upper division coursework
    • GRE: Not required
    • Statement of Purpose: Required, up to 2,000 words describing academic and professional background and career aspirations. You may also include a copy of previous written scientific work
    • Letters of Recommendation: Required, 2 letters from former professors, academic advisers, employer or professional colleagues. Letters should be signed originals on official letterhead
    • Additional Requirements:
      • Resume or curriculum vitae
      • Official transcripts
      • Any other relevant information such as receipt of fellowships or scholarships supporting your studies
    • Requirements for International Applicants:
      • Financial documents in the case a student visa is required
      • For international applicants whose native language is not English: Translation of transcripts and English proficiency exam scores; see Graduate Catalog for details. Minimum TOEFL score is 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer-based or 80 on internet-based
      • In order to obtain a student (F-1 or J-1) visa to study in the United States, the student must, among other things, be able to demonstrate that they have financial support to cover their expenses for the first year (tuition, books and living expenses). This money may be obtained from the student's own personal finances, a scholarship from the student’s own country, a scholarship from an international agency, or an FIU assistantship or scholarship. Detailed pre-arrival information for new students can be obtained from FIU's Office of International Student & Scholar Services


    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog.

  • Funding


    This program costs $30,000 (all fees subject to change). The cost covers tuition, books and class materials, athletic fees, parking, breakfast and lunch on class Saturdays, professional development seminars and special events.