Application & Requirements

Our MS in Marketing – Online program candidates are highly motivated professionals intent on reaching that next level of leadership success. Admissions decisions can be quite competitive. Admission to the MS in Marketing – Online program is based on a variety of factors and will be evaluated holistically. Our admissions team carefully screens each application to ensure candidates are an optimal fit for the program demands and objectives.

To be eligible for admission to the program, students must:

  1. Have completed a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in all their upper division course work, or have earned a graduate degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  2. Have at least 3 years of work experience, or a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or equivalent score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  3. Be in good standing at all colleges and universities

Priority Application Deadline*

Start TermDate
FallJune 1st
SpringNovember 1st
SummerMarch 1st

*After these dates, applicants will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Application Process (All Applicants)

  • STEP 1: Apply for the program
    • Complete the online application for admission.
    • Pay a $30 application fee. Most major credit cards are accepted. Checks or money orders are also accepted and should be made payable to Florida International University.
  • STEP 2: Submit all materials

    All materials should be sent to:

    FIU - MS in Marketing – Online
    Chapman Graduate School of Business
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
    Miami, Florida 33199


    1. Official transcripts of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university. Your academic records must be sent directly to us by your previous educational institution(s).

      • Transcripts: Yearly or semester records that indicate the number of lecture and/or laboratory hours and the grade or mark received in each course.

      • Diplomas: for all degrees you have received, with the title of degree and date conferred.

      • If the language of instruction at your institution was not English, then you must provide the original-language copies of all transcripts and diplomas as described above AND:

        • A separate English-language translation of all academic records. The translation should either come from a professional, certified translator. It must contain all information shown on the original-language documents and “mirror” them as precisely as possible.

        Please note that FIU accepts transcript and diploma translations, and all evaluations of official academic records are to be performed by FIU staff only. Some suggested agencies are found on the University Graduate School website.

    2. A current resume including detailed marketing experience, if any.

    3. Provide three letters of recommendation from professional supervisors and/or former faculty that attest to the applicant’s educational background, motivation, and analytical skills;

    4. Video statement of purpose outlining your professional goals in pursuing the MS in Marketing degree and why you would be an ideal candidate for admission into the program:

      • Applicant must be physically visible for the majority of the video

      • 3-minute maximum

      • Applicant must upload the video to his/her YouTube channel (set the privacy setting to unlisted or public for the video) and send the link to

    5. Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either:

      • Duolingo (minimum score is 110)
      • TOEFL (minimum scores are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based)
      • IELTS (minimum score is 6.5)

      TOEFL and IELTS test scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

  • STEP 3: Check Application Status

    To check the status of your application, please call 305.348.3310 or e-mail the MSM office at