How to Apply

Applicants are urged to contact faculty members in their field of research interest before applying. Earth and Environment faculty make the final decisions concerning admission to the program. All required documents must be received before these decisions can be made. Applicants must comply with these admission deadlines: to be considered for admission in the fall semester, submit all materials for the application by February 1; to be considered for admission in the spring semester, submit all materials for applications from U.S. citizens by September 1, and applications from international students by August 1. International students are encouraged to submit all their materials well in advance of these deadlines.

Application Instructions

Submit an official application with supporting documents to the FIU Graduate Admission Office with the on-line form here. The application will not be processed until receipt of the required (non-refundable) application fee of $30. Arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Graduate Admissions Office from all colleges or universities from which you have taken college courses, whether or not you earned a degree from the institutions. Request that your current name and social security number appear on the transcript. For details of how and where to send supporting documents and payment, see the Graduate Admission Office’s online application. All questions regarding the receipt of your application materials should be referred directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Please include your application reference number or Panthersoft ID number on all correspondence.

Information For International Students

In order to obtain a student (F-1 or J-1) visa to study in the United States, the student must, among other things, be able to demonstrate that they have financial support to cover their expenses for the first year (tuition, books and living expenses). This money may be obtained from the student’s own personal finances, a scholarship from the student’s own country, a scholarship from an international agency, or an FIU assistantship or scholarship. Detailed pre-arrival information for new students can be obtained from FIU’s International Student and Scholar Services.