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Graduate Admission

General Admission Policies

Admission to graduate study is granted to highly qualified applicants. Successful applicants for the master's degree will have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent internationally, in a program that provides suitable preparation in the applicant's chosen field. Admission to doctoral study is granted to a limited number of applicants. Successful applicants to doctoral study must have a master's degree in an applicable area of concentration, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

For those cases in which the student has acceptable undergraduate achievement but has course deficiencies, the major academic unit will specify those Florida Tech courses that, if taken, will remove the deficiencies.

View University Graduate Admissions requirements 

English Language Proficiency

English language proficiency is required of all nonnative English-speaking students taking academic courses at Florida Tech. Evidence of English proficiency can either be submitted to the university prior to arrival on campus (a computer or Internet-based TOEFL) or demonstrated after arrival (paper-based institutional TOEFL). English proficiency is not required for admission or for the issuance of immigration documents.

View the English Language Proficiency policy.

Application Deadlines

Applications are available online at or by writing to Florida Tech Office of Graduate Admissions, 150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901.

Applications should be submitted according to recommended guidelines:

  Fall Semester Spring Semester

Priority Admissions for All Program Scholarships, Fellowship and Assistantships for Master's and Doctoral Applicants

January 15 July 1
International and All Doctoral Applicants April 1 September 1
Domestic Master's Applicants 4 weeks prior to term 4 weeks prior to term

Application Materials

Please refer to the following table for additional program-specific required application materials.   

Summary of Required Admissions Materials for Department of Science and Mathematics Education Graduate Programs

  Application Fee Official Transcript Letters of Recommendation Resume Statement of Objectives GRE/GMAT
Computer Education, M.S. Yes Yes None  Yes Yes No
Elementary Science Education, M.Ed. Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No
Environmental Education, M.S. Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No
Mathematics Education, M.S. Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mathematics Education, EdS, Ed.D., Ph.D. Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No
Science Education, M.S. Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No
Science Education, EdS, Ed.D., Ph.D. Yes Yes 3 Yes Yes No
Teaching, M.A.T, Graduate Certificate Waived Yes None Yes Yes No

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee must accompany any application. The amount required is shown on the application.


An official certified transcript must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the registrar of each college or university attended.

Letters of Recommendation

Individuals who can attest to previous academic and professional performance and to potential for success in graduate study should mail letters of recommendation directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. At least one letter of recommendation, if required, should be from a full-time faculty member, especially if the applicant is applying to a doctoral program; if a master's thesis was carried out, a letter from the thesis adviser is normally required.


The resume should detail all past professional and educational experiences, including such information as publications and memberships in professional organizations. Nontraditional educational experiences, teaching and relevant employment should also be discussed.

Statement of Objectives

This statement of approximately 300 words should include a discussion of intended graduate study, professional career goals and past and proposed activities in the field of study.


Neither the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) nor Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) examinations are required for admissions into any of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education's degree programs.

Assistantship Application

Each assistantship applicant must submit a completed assistantship application, three letters of reference and a statement of objectives. The priority deadline for all assistantship application is January 15. Please note that applications received after the program-designated deadline will be considered, but late applicants may be at a disadvantage in terms of being admitted and/or receiving scholarships, fellowships and assistantships. It is your responsibility to ensure that all materials required for evaluation of your application are received by the Office of Graduate Admissions before the deadline. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit a score of at least 600 on the institutional TOEFL or 250 on the computer-based test (CBT), and a score of at least 45 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) to be considered for a teaching assistantship. A TOEFL score of at least 550, or CBT score of at least 213, is required for a research assistantship.

For additional information, please refer to the "Graduate Information and Regulations" section of the University Catalog.