Master of Science in MarketingApplication & Requirements

Our Master of Science in Marketing candidates are highly motivated professionals intent on reaching that next level of leadership success. Admissions decisions can be quite competitive. Admission to the Master of Science in Marketing 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. Be in good standing at all previously-attended colleges and universities
  2. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) in all of their upper division course work
  3. Have at least 3 years of professional work experience or score at least 500 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the equivalent on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Application Deadline

Start Term U.S.-based applicant International applicant
August

June 1st

April 1st
January

November 1st

September 1st

Application Process: (For all applicants)

To 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.

All materials should be sent to:

FIU - MS in Marketing
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 msm@fiu.edu

  5. Applicants whose studies were completed in a country whose official language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS – a University list of exemptions is available here. These tests are given worldwide. There is a fee for the examination. The minimum scores for all accepted exams are as follows:

    • IELTS: 6.5

    • TOEFL (Institution code: 5206):

      • Paper-based: 550

      • Computer-based: 213

      • Internet-based(iBT): 80

      Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution within the United States or other English-speaking countries do not need to take an exam to demonstrate proficiency.

Florida Residents: Two proofs of residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions. For a list of acceptable documents please click here.

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International Student

Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the University Graduate School and the Office of International Students and Scholar Services. You are responsible for compliance with any and all University requirements. For more information on studying in the United States as an International or Foreign student, please visit the State Department website.

Declaration and Certification of Finances & Required Documentation

International applications who require an F-1 Visa will be required to submit the following additional documents to complete their application package:

  1. Bank Letter

  2. Sponsor Letter (Waived if applicant is sponsoring self)

  3. DCF form The Declaration and Certification of Finances must be completed and returned to Graduate Admissions. Students with Internet access can complete the DCF form online. Once completed please print it and return it.

  4. F1 Transfer Form (If needed). International students must have an I-20 in order to secure F-1 status and participate in the program. Students must secure an F-1 Visa from the U.S. consular in their home country in order to enter the U.S.

  5. Proof of Medical Insurance. By Board of Trustees and university rule, all international students at FIU in F-1 and J-1 status are required to have medical insurance prior to registration. Proof must be submitted to the Health Compliance Office at University Health Services. Students will NOT be allowed to register for classes without complying with the medical insurance requirement, and will receive a hold on their registration.
    The medical insurance requirement can be met in one of two ways:

    • By purchasing the University-approved policy

    • By submitting an International Student Health Insurance Compliance Form completed by your current insurance company and approved by UHS

    The cost of this insurance is not covered by the program’s tuition and fees. For information on program coverage and alternate compliance, please visit the University Health Services Medical Insurance Policy for International Students page.

A Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Students (Form I-20) will be issued once the applicant has been found admissible to the University and the Declaration and Certification of Finances has been approved.

The University is required by immigration authorities to check carefully the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Therefore, it is important that you be aware of the cost of participating in the program and have the necessary support and funding for your period of enrollment. The total funds available for the entire program must equal the total estimate of institutional costs and living expenses for the duration of the program (Estimate of $59,306 for the academic year). Please make sure that you provide us with sufficient proof of funds for at least this amount.

To check the status of your application, please call 305.348.2571 or e-mail the MSM office at msm@fiu.edu


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