Admission

The program only admits students every Fall semester. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Once all supporting documents are submitted the applicant is reviewed and a decision is made on a timely basis.

Application Deadlines

  • February 15: Last day for international applicants (including readmission).
  • June 1: Last day for domestic applicants (including readmission).

Requirements and Checklist

All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution for higher education, or equivalent degree from a foreign institution with a minimum upper division GPA of 3.0.

To apply for admission to the MAGA program, applicants should submit the following:

  1. ____ Online graduate application, along with nonrefundable application fee of $30.00 in US dollars. Applications can be completed at http://gradschool.fiu.edu/admissions.shtml
  2. ____ 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
  3. ____ Official proof of degree. A notarized copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript(s).
  4. ____ Two letters of recommendation (professional and academic letters/recommendations only; at least one letter needs to be from a professor/faculty member; letters should be written on letterhead and signed by the recommender)
  5. ____ A statement of purpose (750 words) describing the candidate’s academic and professional background as well as career aspirations. The statement of purpose should also discuss how the MAGA program (and the desired track) will benefit the candidate’s professional aspirations.
  6. ____ Curriculum Vitae

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.

  1. ____ 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.
  2. ____ Official TOEFL score (Minimum score is 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 80 on the internet based test) or official IELTS score (minimum score 6.5). The official score must be sent directly by Educational Testing Service (ETS). FIU’s university code is: 5206
  3. ____ Declaration of Finances This form can be downloaded from http://gradschool.fiu.edu/documents/Declaration_of_Finances.pdf.
  4. ____ Bank letter
  5. ____ Sponsor letter (if applicable).

Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admissions.

Graduate Admissions Application

Applications can be completed at http://gradschool.fiu.edu/admissions.shtml.

To get started on your application, create an account to the right. If you already have an Apply Yourself PIN from another school, you can use that same PIN to access our application. In the course of filling out this application, you will not be required to use your FIU Panther ID (if you have one).

Please carefully read the instructions that appear throughout the application pages. You can only submit your application once. If you have updates to any information you submitted, please notify the admissions office immediately (email: gradadm@fiu.edu or phone: 305-348-7442).

Only after you submit your application will it be available for review by our admissions staff.

Application Fee

You will be asked to pay the non-refundable application fee of $30.00 online using a major credit card (Visa, Master Card, Discover or American Express) or you may pay the application fee by using a Personal Check or Money Order in U.S. Dollars.

Please be mindful that no application will be considered until the application fee is paid. Your application fee must be paid within 30 days after the submission of your application for admission to Florida International University. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your application.

Mail supporting documents and Check or Money Order payable to FIU to:

  • Florida International University
    Graduate Admissions Office
    PO Box 659004
    Miami, FL 33265-9004

For Overnight/Courier Services mail to:

  • Florida International University
    Graduate Admissions Office
    11200 S.W. 8 St. PC 230
    Miami, FL 33199

Your completion and submission of the FIU graduate admissions application will be your electronic signature, which is legally recognized by Florida Statutes.