Department of Extended Studies Florida Institute of Technology

Department of Extended Studies Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
32 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


The High Ranking Florida Institute of Technology

The Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) has been committed to excellence in academic development since it was founded, and has recently been recognized by more than 10 major sources for its achievements. "Forbes" magazine has ranked Florida Tech among the top 15 percent of colleges in America. The "U.S. News and World Report" has listed it as a Tier 1 Best National University. The "Fiske Guide to Colleges" also names the university one of the nation's top technological institutions.

The Extended Studies Program at the Florida Institute of Technology

The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business is one of 5 colleges within the Florida Institute of Technology and is home to the university's Department of Extended Studies. Extended studies programs use state-of-the-art technology to offer programs proven to be effective for adult learners employed in government, business, and industry, or enrolled as active military personnel. Faculty and staff members work to ensure collaboration among all off-campus sites and to integrate all aspects of distance education initiatives, including curriculum planning, technology support, and logistical operations.

Florida Tech has 10 in-residence sites in 5 states. Many programs are also available to learners all over the world through the Virtual Site.

21 Master's Programs Available

The Department of Extended Studies offers working professionals more than 21 graduate degrees, on-site and online. Extended Studies programs use small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology to provide a comprehensive and personalized educational experience. Programs also encourage diversity, inclusion, and multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Extended Studies graduates are prepared for advanced leadership positions in the private, public, and military sectors.

Degree opportunities include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA). The Master of Science (MS) is also available in a number of areas including acquisition and contract management, computer information systems, engineering management, space systems and more.

Supported by Dedicated Faculty Members with Industry Experience

The online graduate faculty is comprised of highly skilled, terminally degreed professionals from Florida Tech and other leading universities. Faculty members have extensive, practical experience within their fields of instruction. Their teaching techniques use innovative practices to develop life-long learners and foster personalized education, and which address the unique needs of adult students.

For instance, Dr. Vernon C. Gordon is an adjunct faculty member, as well as a retired naval officer. He says his 15 years of experience on staff at the US Naval Test Pilot School carries over directly to the Florida Tech classroom through the hands-on experiences he brings to his aerospace engineering students. Donald Platt is program director of one of Florida Tech's space systems graduate programs. His real-world space and engineering experience, along with a history of academic focus and research accomplishments, allows him to create an interface between multiple disciplines and apply a fresh and broad perspective to his field.

Financing Graduate Education

The Florida Institute of Technology offers financial aid to graduate students in the Extended Studies program who are enrolled more than half time. Aid packages typically include grants, loans, scholarships, and work study opportunities. Eligible graduate students may apply for more than 14 fellowships and awards, including the Dr. Leonard S. Healy Graduate Scholarship, Civil Alumni Recruitment Endowment (CARE), and the Deering Fellowship Fund.

Florida Institute of Technology -- Committed to Developing Quality Graduates

The Florida Institute of Technology was founded in 1958 to provide training and education to personnel working in the space program at what is now Kennedy Space Center. Today, the campus sits on 130 acres of subtropical landscape in Melbourne, Florida, and is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. Florida Tech is committed to encouraging intellectual curiosity and providing quality programs with effective teaching techniques.

Alumni of Florida Tech hold prestigious professional positions in high-technology enterprises and major airlines all over the world. Notable alumni include leaders on Wall Street, a National Teacher of the Year Recipient, director of a NASA center, 5 Space Shuttle astronauts, and the first female 4-star general.

Location & Contact

Department of Extended Studies

Florida Institute of Technology

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

Dr. Theodore Richardson

Senior Associate Dean

Phone: 321-674-8123
Fax: 321-674-7597

Ms. Carolyn Farrior

Director of Graduate Admissions, Online Learning and Off-Campus Programs

Phone: 321-674-7118
Fax: 321-674-8216

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Business Administration Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Education (M Ed)
    • Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA)
    • Management Master of Science (MS) [acquisition and contract management]
      Master of Science (MS) [e-business]
      Master of Science (MS) [human resources management]
      Master of Science (MS) [information systems]
      Master of Science (MS) [logistics management]
      Master of Science (MS) [management]
      Master of Science (MS) [transportation management]
    • Logistics Management Master of Science (MS) [humanitarian and disaster relief logistics]
    • Project Management Master of Science (MS) [information systems]
      Master of Science (MS) [operations research]
    • Systems Management Master of Science (MS) [information systems]
      Master of Science (MS) [operations research]
    • Computer Science Master of Science (MS)
    • Aerospace Engineering Master of Science (MS)
    • Electrical Engineering Master of Science (MS)
    • Engineering Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Human Resources Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Space Systems Master of Science (MS)
    • Space Systems Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Software Engineering Master of Science (MS)
    • Technology Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Quality Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Computer Information Systems Master of Science (MS)
    • Operations Research Master of Science (MS)
    • Material Acquisition Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Mechanical Engineering Master of Science (MS)
    • Supply Chain Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Acquisition And Contract Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 457
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


56% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 807
    • Accepted 452
    • Acceptance Rate 56
    • Enrolled 258
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline April 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline September 30th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or resume showing 8 years of supervised experience, minimum GPA of 3.0, and 2 letters of recommendation, resume
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1073
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1073
    • Part-time Percentage91%
    • Full-time Percentage9%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino7%
    • Black / African American27%
    • White / Caucasian46%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown14%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty119
    • Full-time Percentage6%
    • Part-time Percentage94%
    • Female Percentage25%
    • Male Percentage75%