Master of Science in MarketingFrequently Asked Questions

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an accredited college or university. Students in the MSM program have degrees in various fields and do not need a marketing or business degree to apply.

FIU requires that official transcripts are sent in directly by each college or university you attended. For transcripts to be deemed official, they must be sent directly from the school you attended with the school’s seal in a closed envelope.

For degrees earned from FIU, there is no need to have transcripts sent. If you attended a university outside the U.S. and the transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by a certified translator. The translation and an official copy of the transcripts must be submitted.

Applicants whose native language is not English and who did not obtain a degree in an English speaking institution need to take the TOEFL exam. They will need to score at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, 80 on the internet-based test, or an equivalent score on a comparable examination. Please visit for more information. List of TOEFL exempt countries can be found on the following website:

  • GMAT scores - 5 years
  • GRE scores - 5 years
  • TOEFL scores - 2 years
  • Institutional TOEFL scores (FIU) - 1 year

Courses taken in other university programs will not count toward the MSM program at FIU. Since the MSM is an accelerated, lock-step program, courses from other programs also are not transferable.

Students must complete ten 3-credit classes, a total of 30 credits, in order to graduate.

Because the MSM is a lock-step program, students cannot prolong the program for more than 10 or 16 months, depending on your program length. Students must remain with their cohort throughout the entire sequence until the program is concluded to assist with networking and in building long-lasting business relationships.

Yes, you can apply for financial aid online at For specific information regarding financial aid or to register for an Information Session visit To find out the status of your application please contact the Chapman Financial Aid Office at 305-348-0148 or The FIU’s Financial Aid Office web site is located at It is advisable that you begin the process as soon as possible.

Information about scholarships can be obtained from the following sources:

June 1st is the deadline to apply for the fall semester.

November 1st is the deadline to apply for the spring semester. 

After completing the application, the last page will allow you to pay the $30 application fee online with a credit card or through mail with check or money order. 

You may either mail them to our address (listed in the following question) or email them to For the video statement of purpose, be sure to upload it on YouTube and set the privacy listing to unlisted (or public if you’d like) before emailing the URL to our department.

MS in Marketing 
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University  
11200 SW 8th Street - RB310
Miami, FL 33199-0001

The Marketing department will automatically enroll you in your classes.

Cohorts beginning in fall and spring terms take Saturday classes at the Main Modesto Maidique campus.

Yes, for more information on on-campus housing options please visit

Holds will appear on the “to-do” list of your account.

For immunization and insurance information, please visit

Tuition payments are due at the beginning of each semester. 

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