Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Florida Tech accredited?
- When was Florida Tech founded?
- Who is the president of Florida Tech?
- How many colleges are there at Florida Tech?
- Tell me more about the Off-Site Locations.
- Who is the dean of Off-Site Locations?
- Where are the administrative offices of Off-Site Locations?
- How do I contact the Off-Site Locations?
- Does Off-Site Locations offer master’s degree or graduate certificate programs at a site near me?
- I am interested in finding more information about your distance learning programs.
- What master’s degree programs does Off-Site Locations offer?
- Do you offer graduate certificate programs?
- I prefer to take my course online. What distance learning programs are offered?
- Is a degree from any one of the Off-Site Locations sites or the Virtual site the same as a degree from Florida Institute of Technology?
- What is University Alliance?
Applying for Admission
- Can I submit an application for a master’s degree online?
- What are the application fees?
- Is financial aid available?
- What are the guidelines for transferring credits from another college or university?
- Do you offer a payment plan?
- Can I pay tuition by credit card?
- What is PAWS?
- What is ANGEL?
- Do I need a GRE or GMAT?
- Who do I contact if I have questions about the application process?
- How much is tuition?
- I am a veteran. Are benefits available?
- I have questions about a particular degree program. Who do I contact?
Who to Call
- How can I contact one of Off-Site Locations' directors?
- How can I find information for one of Florida Tech’s faculty members?
Library or Research-Related Questions
- Does Off-Site Locations have a catalog of all Off-Site Locations and Virtual Site courses?
- I am interested in becoming an adjunct faculty member. Who do I contact?
Florida Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Institute of Technology. Florida Institute of Technology is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status, or other non-merit reasons in admissions, scholarship and loan programs, educational programs, athletic or other university sponsored programs or activities, and employment including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws. Contact the Title IX Coordinator at (321) 674-8700.
Founded in 1958 as Brevard Engineering College by Dr. Jerome P. Keuper, Florida Tech initially offered continuing education opportunities to scientists, engineers and technicians, who were employed at what is now NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center.
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The university is organized into five academic units: College of Aeronautics, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts, and the College of Science.
Florida Tech’s off-campus programs, also known as the Off-Site Locations, have been offering graduate degree programs to members of the military since 1972 when programs were first offered at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland. The off-campus sites and locations include Orlando, Kennedy Space Center and Rockledge in Florida; Fort Lee, National Capital Region, in Alexandria, Va., and Hampton Roads, also in Virginia; Patuxent River and Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland; Picatinny Arsenal and Lakehurst in New Jersey and the Virtual Campus which offers distance learning programs.
The Off-Site Locations is led by Theodore R. Richardson III, Ed.D. who is also the Dean of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. Dr. Richardson is the academic leader supervising all activites of the 17 off-campus sites as well as the distance learning initiatives of the Virtual Campus. The Off-Site Locations is a unit of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Florida Tech's main campus in Melbourne, Fla., is home to Off-Site Locations. By phone contact (321) 674-8825.
Mailing address: Florida Institute of Technology, Off-Site Locations, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32901. By phone (321) 674-8806, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site at http://es.fit.edu.
Programs are offered at numerous sites across the United States and virtually.
Contact the Virtual Site by e-mail email@example.com, phone (864) 226-2257, or toll free in the U.S. (888) 225-2239 for questions about applications, registration and programs.
Graduate degree programs are offered through Off-Site Locations and the Virtual Campus. Please note that not all degree programs are offered at each site. Some off-site Locations also offers an undergraduate degree-completion program in logistics management.
Is a degree from any one of the Off-Site Locations sites or the Virtual Site the same as a degree from Florida Institute of Technology?
Florida Tech offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs through a partnership with Bisk Education's University Alliance division. All degrees are taught online. Terms begin every eight weeks. Contact a service representative today. A complete list of programs may found at www.floridatechonline.com.
Applying for Admission
Yes. Applications are accepted online on a rolling basis for all of the Off-Site Locations sites and the Virtual Site. Apply today.
Applicants to any of the Off-Site Locations sites, including the Virtual Site will submit a $50 application fee. Visit our Tuition, Fees and Payment Policy page.
As a general rule, a graduate student must be enrolled half time (at least five semester hours per term) as a regular student in a degree program and must be a U. S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen to qualify for federal and state financial aid.
If the courses are a logical part of a student's program, up to a maximum of 12 semester hours of transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions may be transferred (for one master's degree only). Individual conditions may apply.
Yes, through FACTS Management Company, the leading tuition payment plan provider in the industry. Working together, Florida Institute of Technology and FACTS provide strategies for covering tuition expenses.
Yes. Payments are accepted by credit card. You may pay by credit card or e-check by accessing your student account in PAWS via the Florida Tech Web site.
PAWS stand for Panther Access Web for Students. Visit https://access.fit.edu/ for details.
Canvas is an online learning system that university faculty can use to deliver all or part of a regularly scheduled university course. If the instructor is using Canvas, students can find information about courses, such as announcements, course documents, syllabi, presentations or links to other Web sites. Visit Canvas now.
The GMAT may be required for admission to the M.B.A. In all other programs, the GMAT, GRE General Test and/or GRE Subject Tests, as well as letters of reference, may be required for admission for those whose previous academic achievement is deemed to be marginal. Official test scores must not be over five years old. Visit our Admission Policies page for more information.
Contact the site administrator where you have made an application to attend. A full list of Florida Tech's off-campus site locations is here. For distance learning degree programs contact the Virtual Campus.
Each degree program has a curriculum manager that will be able to assist. For reference, view the list of Off-Site Locations programs and their curriculum managers
Who to Call
Theodore R. Richardson III, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Business
Lynn Werner, B.S.
John Barranti, Ed.D.
Faculty profiles can be found in the online database at www.fit.edu/faculty/profiles
Yes. This is one of the many benefits to becoming a member of the Florida Tech Alumni Association. Contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (321) 674-7190, toll free (866) FLA-TECH or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library or Research-Related Questions
Florida Institute of Technology's Evans Library provides valuable resources and services to its entire faculty and students, including those who participate in extended, distance learning, online or off-campus programs. The Library Information Network (LINK) is the Evans Library's presence on the Internet. View all library services at http://lib.fit.edu/
Included within the current university catalog. You can access the catalog online in part or in its entirety in PDF format
If you are interested in a faculty position, either full time or adjunct, please directly contact the Off-Site Locations site director where you like to teach; or the Virtual Site administrator if you are interested in teaching online courses.