Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL
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Florida Tech Graduate School at Melbourne, Florida Ensures Graduate-Level Excellence

While most universities in the U.S. began as four-year, undergraduate colleges, Florida Tech started out initially as a graduate institution to offer scientists, technicians, and engineers at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center advanced-level academic courses. Technically, the Florida Tech Graduate School is the oldest of the six colleges and schools that make up the university.

The Florida Tech Graduate School at Melbourne, Florida is responsible for enhancing, promoting and sustaining academic excellence in graduate education. This entails maintaining the quality of current programs, reviewing proposed programs, fostering interdisciplinary programs, appointing graduate faculty, developing policy in conjunction with the Graduate Council, and working with the graduate divisions of each college and school on campus. The Graduate Office is the centralized unit for information and policy regarding graduate education. Its mission is to make certain that all graduate students are integrated into their academic graduate programs and well prepared for the full range of professional responsibilities they will encounter in their careers. At Florida Tech, graduate students have the opportunity to interact closely with outstanding graduate faculty, not only in the classroom, but also on exciting and innovative research projects taking place in every department and division.

Masters, Doctorates and Professional/Specialist Degrees Available in Every Conceivable Field, from Psychology to Physics

The Graduate School offers master's, education specialist's (EdS), and doctoral degree programs. The College of Business offers the MBA degree. The College of Engineering offers PhD and MS degrees in aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental science, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, oceanography, and systems engineering, a PhD in human-centered design. Master's programs are also offered in computer information systems, engineering management, environmental resources management and software engineering. The College of Science offers master's and doctoral degrees in applied mathematics, biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics education, operations research, physics, science education, and space sciences. Master's degrees are offered in applied mathematics, biochemistry, computer education, environmental education, math education, and teaching. The EdS degree in science education is also awarded.

In the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, the School of Psychology offers the PsyD degree in clinical psychology, the MS in applied behavior analysis, the PhD in behavior analysis and the MS and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology. A master's degree in Global Strategic Communications and technical and professional communication is offered through Liberal Arts Studies. The School of Aeronautics offers a Master of Science degree in aeronautics with specializations in airport development and management and aviation safety and a Master of Science degree in aviation human factors.

Various Student Activities, Added to Campus and Community Involvement, Help Graduate Students Add to Their Expertise

The Office of Student Activities makes it easy for you to use and develop your talents through Student Activities. Getting involved on campus helps you build career and personal skills that will assist you long after you leave college. You will meet new people, share ideas, and learn more about yourself. The Florida Tech staff and faculty believe learning takes place not only inside the classroom, but also outside. One important opportunity for you is the chance to join and be active in a student organization. There are over 100 registered student organizations at Florida Tech, ranging from student government to cultural and ethnic organizations to club sports. We think that there is something for everyone! But, if you don't find what you are looking for, students can start new student organizations to meet their needs. The Florida Tech administration is committed to providing assistance to students and their various student organizations.

Research Is Key in All Florida Tech Graduate Studies, with Labs and Centers that Equip Students for Career Success

The Academic and Research Computing Services (ARCS) provide graduate students with a wide range of computing resources for course work and research. These resources include a Sun Enterprise 3000 and Harris Lab 5227 with several Sun SPARC and GSI Workstations. These machines are connected internally as part of the campus network and externally to the Internet. Many programs and departments have their own computing resources that are also connected to the campus network. Access to these computing resources is available in computer labs and academic units and through dial-up lines. Programming languages supported include C, Pascal, ADA, Fortran, and C++. A staff of professionals is available to assist users with consultation and documentation. In addition to these resources, ARCS maintains a large microcomputer center in the Library Pavilion.

Laboratories on campus are equipped for research in the various programs of study. These are supplemented by the Life Science Research Complex, Applied Research Laboratories, Claude Pepper Institute for Aging and Therapeutic Research, Reproductive Biology Laboratory, Center for Energy Alternatives, and aquaculture and marine research facilities at Oceanside in Vero Beach. Additional facilities include a solar energy research laboratory and laboratories for optical and solid-state physics, environmental and water pollution analysis, electromagnetics, materials testing and research, electron microscopy, and cytogenetics, as well as in numerous other areas.

Ten Graduate Centers in Five States Spread the Benefits of the FIT School of Extended Graduate Studies Across the U.S.

The School of Extended Graduate Studies began in August 1972 as "Off-Campus Programs," when 42 students enrolled in a master's degree program in Electrical Engineering at the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland. Today master's degree programs are offered at 10 graduate centers in five states. Curricula and course content are tailored to meet the needs of the students and their employers, while maintaining the highest possible academic quality and integrity. Class times and locations are selected for the convenience of the students. Since 1972, nearly 15,000 Florida Tech master's degrees have been conferred on off-campus candidates.

Location & Contact

Florida Institute of Technology

150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
United States

Ms. Cheryl Brown

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 321-674-7581
Fax: 321-723-9468
Email: cbrown@fit.edu

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Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students2678
    • Female Percentage39%
    • Male Percentage61%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students2678
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Full-time Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty333
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female Percentage21%
    • Male Percentage79%