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Florida Institute of Technology

Program in Biological Sciences

Melbourne, FL


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Florida Institute of Technology


Florida Institute of Technology / Program in Biological Sciences is located in Melbourne, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biological science
Master of Science (MS) Cell and molecular biology
Master of Science (MS) Biotechnology
Master of Science (MS) Ecology
Master of Science (MS) Marine biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Research, seminar, internship, or summer lab
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Dissertations seminar, publications


Acceptance Rate



applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation; statement of objectives; bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, 3 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.2, statement of objectives

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships


Focus of faculty research: Initiation of protein synthesis in eukaryotic cells, fixation of radioactive carbon, changes in DNA molecule, endangered or threatened avian and mammalian species, hydro acoustics and feeding preference of the West Indian manatee
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL  32901-6975
United States
Contact Dr. Richard B. Aronson
Department Head
Phone: 321-674-8034
Fax: 321-674-7238