Admission

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).

Application Deadlines

June 1: Last day for domestic applicants (including readmission).

February 15: Last day for international applicants (including readmission).


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 course work.

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 at http:/gradschool.fiu.eduadmissions.shtml
____ 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 applicant's interest and career plans.
____ 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 as well as the requested official copy of the transcript(s) must be submitted.
____ 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
____ Declaration of Finances This form can be downloaded from http:/gradschool.fiu.edudownloads/Declaration_of_Finances.doc.
____ Bank letter
____ Sponsor letter (if applicable).

Once the online application is submitted to University Graduate School, the PSMFS Graduate Committee will evaluate the application and notify the student of the approval status. If you have any questions during the application process contact us at psmfs@fiu.edu