Florida International University

Florida International University Admissions and School Information

Florida International University is a large public research university with two major campuses located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Degrees offered include bachelor's, master's, Ph.D., M.D. and J.D.

General Information About Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU), established in 1972, is part of the State University System of Florida. FIU's current enrollment exceeds 39,000 students, 35,000 of which are Florida residents. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs at FIU are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, many of FIU's academic units hold specialized accreditations from professional accrediting organizations.

Florida International University's two main campuses include the Modesto A. Maidique Campus on 344 acres in western Miami-Dade County, and the Biscayne Bay Campus, on the bay in northeast Miami. The Maidique campus hosts the university's performing arts center and football stadium. Programs offered at the Biscayne Bay campus include hospitality and tourism management and coastal environmental studies.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Florida International University operates on a semester basis. Some summer classes are available. Orientation programs for incoming freshman are held each summer. Transfer student orientation programs are held at the beginning of each semester. Undergraduate and graduate students have the choice of submitting an online application available on the FIU website or printing and mailing a paper application. All applicants must submit the relevant undergraduate or graduate test scores.

Colleges at Florida International University

College of Architecture and the Arts

As the name implies, the College of Architecture and the Arts provides degree programs in fields such as architecture, performing arts and art history. Although the School of Architecture opened in 1997, the College of Architecture and the Arts opened in 2006, incorporating the School of Architecture, School of Music and five other departments. Over 1,100 degree programs are offered through this college.

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is FIU's largest college with 17 departments producing over 2,000 graduates annually. The college is broken into two major divisions--a liberal arts division and a sciences division. Liberal arts programs include philosophy, history and political science. The science division offers programs such as physics, chemistry and biology. Three major schools are incorporated in this college: the School of Environment and Society, the School of Integrated Life Sciences, and the School of International & Public Affairs, which opened in Spring 2009.

College of Business Administration

The College of Business Administration at FIU was established in 1972. Since 2005 it has been consistently ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News and World Report among undergraduate business programs in international business. Over 6,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students are enrolled in degree programs annually. The college is split into three major divisions: the School of Accounting, the Chapman Graduate School of Business and the Landon Undergraduate School of Business. Accelerated undergraduate and graduate business programs are offered.

College of Education

Whether you want to study curriculum, educational leadership or educational psychological studies, FIU's College of Education has a degree program for you. Teacher preparation programs offered by the College of Education are accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Graduate programs include master's and doctoral programs in subjects such as curriculum development and higher education administration. Certificate programs are also available in subjects such as recreation management and teaching English as a second language.

College of Engineering and Computing

The College of Engineering and Computing at FIU is comprised of the School of Computing and Information Sciences as well as several departments of specialized engineering. The main college facility is situated on its own mini campus called the Engineering Center, a few miles north of FIU's University Park campus. The college offers a wide variety of majors including engineering disciplines such as environmental, electrical, mechanical and civil. Computing disciplines offered include computer science and telecommunications and networking.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The College of Nursing and Health Science mainly provides graduate programs, although a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is available for future registered nurses. Graduate nursing and health science programs are designed to prepare nurses in advanced clinical areas such as anesthesiology and psychiatric mental-health nursing. Graduate degree programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy and communication disorders are also offered through this college.

College of Law

FIU's College of Law offers two tracks, a full-time day program and a part-time program on evenings and weekends. Law students may participate in clinical work through seven law clinics. An international and comparative law program highlights FIU's international mission. The College of Law provides a joint degree program in which students may earn a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies simultaneously with a J.D.

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Opened in August 2009, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine is South Florida's only public medical school. This new school offers the Doctor of Medicine degree program, and plans to expand its offerings in the future. The curriculum emphasizes community health and the health care needs of citizens of South Florida.

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Hospitality and tourism are big business in South Florida, and thus FIU's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has over 1,400 students enrolled in degree and certificate programs annually. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is located at the Biscayne campus of FIU. Through a partnership with the country of China, FIU's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management also operates a program in Tianjin, China. Degree programs offered by this school include a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Hospitality and Tourism Management emphasis.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Over 2,000 students are enrolled in programs at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at FIU. A diverse student body supports the country's first graduate journalism program taught in completely in Spanish. Undergraduate programs offered include subjects such as journalism, public relations and advertising. Graduate programs include global strategic communications.

Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Formerly the College of Health and Urban Affairs, the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work was renamed in honor of a former FIU faculty member. Offering three bachelor's degrees and a host of master's and Ph.D. programs in public health specialties, the colleges' mission is to educate leaders in public health through its programs in public health, nutrition and social work. Stempel College offers a Master of Public Health that can be completed entirely online.

University Graduate School

FIU's University Graduate School provides oversight to all graduate programs. All graduate applicants apply through the University Graduate School unless they are applying for programs in the Schools of Law or Medicine. Students completing theses or dissertations must get their research proposals approved by the graduate school.

University College

University College at FIU provides continuing education programs to adult and non-traditional students. Flexible scheduling and distance-learning opportunities are provided for both credit and non-credit courses. University College is home to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which provides courses in subjects such as computers, literature and languages, for adults over the age of 50.

Honors College

Outstanding students can apply for admission to FIU's Honors College. The Honors College provides opportunities for scholarships, leadership training and advanced research. Honors students are enrolled in both the college of their major and the Honors College and follow a course curriculum through both.

Contact Information

  • Address: 11200 SW 8th St, University Park Campus, Miami, FL 33199
  • Phone Number: (305) 348-2000