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Never stop learning and earn your place among the elite with a U.S. graduate degree.


Becoming a graduate student

Florida International University Online (FIU Online) offers graduate students the opportunity to continue their studies and earn a master’s or doctoral degree with its many fully online degree programs.

Graduate study opportunities

Master’s degree

A master’s degree is considered the first level of graduate study and typically requires a year to two years of full-time study, where a student completes anywhere from 10 to 18 courses. To apply for a master’s degree, you must already have an undergraduate degree*.

Doctoral degree

A doctoral degree is considered the highest level for an academic degree. Typically a doctoral degree takes four years to complete after a bachelor’s degree, where a student completes anywhere from 30 to 40 college courses. To apply for a doctoral degree, you must already have an undergraduate degree*.

*Note: a U.S. bachelor’s-degree-equivalent from a well-established institution of higher learning that is authorized to grant degrees in that country is required for graduate studies.

Ready to get started? Use the step-by-step process below to guide you. If you have further questions, contact our recruitment team.

Application Process

Step 1: Go Online

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Step 2: Click Apply Now

Look for the link that takes you to Apply Now and click it.

Step 3: Select a degree type

If applying to a Business program, select ‘Business Masters’ under the ‘Graduate’ section. If not applying to a Business program, select ‘All Other Masters’ under the ‘Graduate’ section.

Step 4: Create an account

While creating an account, create a username and password that only you will have access to.

Step 5: Fill out the application

Fill in required fields and submit the application by paying the $30 application fee. Please enter your SSN or ARN. Check numbers for accuracy before submission to avoid a delay in your admissions process. It is important that you submit your application as early as possible to be considered for your chosen start term.

Step 6: Submit documentation

After you submit your application, you will still need to submit any necessary documents to complete your application package and be considered for admission. These necessary documents should be submitted on the same portal where you created your application.

As an international student, it is important that you complete your application package as early as possible to be considered for your chosen start term. Below is a sample of additional documents that may be requested to complete your application package.

  • College transcripts*
  • 2 forms of residency documents
  • TOEFL scores (if not from an exempt country)
  • Proof of degree

*Each transcript will be subject to evaluation of equivalency. The evaluation will be completed upon receipt of official university/college transcripts.

Step 7: Await an admissions decision

Once your application package is completed, you will be notified as soon as an admission decision is made.





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