It means working with faculty members whose innovative scholarship places FIU among the top ranks of America’s leading research universities.
FIU offers more than 150 graduate programs, many of which are ranked among the nation’s best. The University also offers a wealth of opportunities for discovering new knowledge using our outstanding research resources and facilities. In our colleges, schools, multidisciplinary research centers, and laboratories, FIU professors and graduate students come together to explore ethical challenges in business, create plans for better schools and urban centers, discover new applications for nanotechnology, bring life to architectural landscapes, and advance the field of biomedicine.
Supported by awards exceeding $110 million annually over the past decade, FIU maintains the highest research classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. FIU faculty look to identify students whose ideas and insights will contribute to the University’s preeminent research mission, ensuring that FIU remains a model of progress that continues to utilize its research for social and economic impact in communities throughout the city, across the nation, and around the world.
A research university that takes diversity seriously, FIU attracts students from all 50 states and more than 120 nations. The vibrant graduate student community includes more than 8,000 graduate students across 11 colleges and schools. Some of these students choose to attend full-time and complete their programs as quickly as possible. Others maintain professional careers and require classes that fit their busy schedules. FIU offers graduate programs during the day, evenings, and weekends; online; in person; or in a hybrid format.
FIU’s research innovation has resulted in a 650% increase in patents over the last few years and a record $196 million invested in research activity in 2017–2018. From our computing facilities to our Engineering campus to our world-class laboratories, FIU offers outstanding resources for research and facilities like Aquarius, the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory.
Located six miles off the coast of Key Largo and 60 feet below the ocean’s surface, this complex human habitat is designed for research and exploration. Or take the Wall of Wind, the largest and most powerful university research facility of its kind. Its ability to simulate storms helps researchers figure out ways to build stronger structures to keep us safe during life-threatening storms.