Students are admitted to begin the program in the fall semester only. Applications are accepted throughout the year with the deadlines for Fall admission given below. Only complete applications can be considered for admission (see admission requirements and documentation requirements below).
June 1: Last day to submit
Admission Requirements and Checklist
All applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree in a natural science discipline (or in science education) from an accredited college or university and a 3.0 GPA in upper-level coursework.
International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. *
To apply for admission to the PSMFS program, applicants should submit the following:
____ Online graduate application, along with nonrefundable application fee of $30.00 in US dollars. Applications can be completed via the University Graduate School.
____ Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. Transcripts must be sent directly to FIU Admissions Office by all formerly attended institution(s) in a sealed university envelope. The address is:
Florida International University
Graduate Admissions Office
PO Box 659004
Miami, FL 33265-9004
____ Official proof of degree. A notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript(s).
____ Two letters of recommendation.
____ One letter of intent describing
____ An interview may be required.
International applicants and applicants who did not obtain a degree in the U.S. should submit all of the documents above and in addition, those listed below.
____ If official transcript(s) is not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested from previously attended institution(s) for translation by an official translation agency. The official translation
____ Official TOEFL score the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A total score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL or 6.5 overall on the IELTS is required. The official score must be sent directly by Educational Testing Service (ETS). FIU’s university code is: 5206