Florida Institute of Technology

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Research at Florida Tech

At Florida Tech, graduate students don’t just receive classroom lessons from their professors—they work alongside them on important research that can change the world. It’s through research that faculty members advance their fields, students enhance their learning, and the university creates change for the benefit of our planet and all its inhabitants.

Florida Tech’s many centers and institutes offer graduate students a wealth of research opportunities spanning several disciplines, including human spaceflight, Mars, the Indian River Lagoon, autism, cybersecurity, climate change, corrosion and biofouling, cross-cultural management, and many more. 


Tier 1 Best National University | U.S. News & World Report

2020–2021 College of Distinction | Colleges of Distinction

Top 50 Southern University | Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

#3 national university with the most international students | U.S. News & World Report

#2 Florida university for Best Return on Investment | PayScale

Florida Institute of Technology is home to the serious seekers—the relentlessly curious, bold, and driven scholars who learn best by doing.

We are a private, fully accredited, coeducational, research-intensive, doctoral-granting university. Our more than 100 campus-based graduate programs in engineering, computing, science, business, aeronautics, psychology, communication, human-centered design, and education are fueled by research and driven by faculty mentors who truly care about student success. We also offer several off-campus, online, and hybrid graduate degree programs.

As the only independent technological university in the Southeastern United States, Florida Tech is committed to providing our culturally diverse student body a high-quality education that prepares them for career advancement opportunities, further higher education, or whatever comes next. 

We’re located in sunny Melbourne, Florida, ranked one of the top five places to live near the beach by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to its beautiful beaches, the area is known for its high-tech industry, historic yet eclectic downtown, art scene, surf culture, and proximity to Kennedy Space Center and Orlando area attractions. Other people come here to vacation—our students come to pursue their dreams with drive and determination.

Representing 80+ countries, students from outside the United States account for about 23% of our student population, and U.S. News & World Report continually ranks Florida Tech as one of the best national universities for fostering international student experiences in the U.S. PayScale places Florida Tech in the top 6% for return on investment among U.S. colleges. Florida Tech alumni go on to become visionary engineers, scientists, aviators, innovators, leaders, educators, and astronauts.

What Our Students Say...

"The most important lesson I learned at Florida Tech, outside of academics, would be that you can turn your passion into your career. I have been fascinated by animals as long I can remember—I am living my childhood dream!" 
— Cassie Vergason ’16 B.S. psychology, ’18 M.S. applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management 

"Something I experienced as a Florida Tech student was a continuous push by my professors to think beyond plugging and chugging numbers into various equations. They taught me to think critically about the effects my work would have on people."
— Shayna Begay ’10 B.S. aerospace engineering, ’11 M.S. aerospace engineering   

"Being at Florida Tech, I was able to get involved with a lot of programs very easily that taught me real-world experience, real-world project management, and allowed me to do things on campus before going out into the professional world." 
— Zach Eichholz ’16 B.S. sustainability studies, ’19 M.S. interdisciplinary sciences 

"Early in my career, I would run into people who had gone to Duke, MIT, and other well-known engineering schools, and they would ask, 'Where did you get exposure to program management?' I attribute Florida Tech and its faculty."  
— Larry Hall ’79 B.S. management science, ’80 MBA, ’83 M.S. computer science 

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72 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Aerospace Engineering              
Applied Behavior Analysis            
Biological and Physical Sciences                
Biomedical Engineering              
Cell & Molecular Biology              
Chemical Engineering              
Civil Engineering              
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Studies                
Computational Science              
Electrical Engineering              
Engineering Management                
Environmental Education                
Environmental Management                
Environmental Science              
General MBA            
Human Resource Management              
Information Technology                
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Marketing                
MBA - Project Management                
Mechanical Engineering              
Ocean Engineering              
Operations Research            
Organizational Psychology              
Project Management              
Public Admin              
Quality Management              
Secondary Education                
Software Engineering                
Supply Chain Management                
Systems Engineering              
Teaching Other Subjects              


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2,483 part-time




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