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Graduate Studies

Florida Gulf Coast University
Office of Research and Graduate Studies

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Howard Hall 202
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

graduate@fgcu.edu

Phone: (239) 590-7988
Fax: (239) 590-7843
Toll Free: (800) 590-3428
option 6, extension 7988

Applicant Types

 
 


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Graduate Students

Individuals who have earned (or are in the process of completing) a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent foreign institution and plan to pursue a master's or doctorate degree.

Full time status – enrollment in 9 or more credit hours

Part time status – enrollment in fewer than 9 credit hours

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Post-baccalaureate Non-degree Students

Individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree and wish to enroll in credit courses may do so as post-baccalaureate non-degree status. Students are limited to 9 hours of graduate coursework (with the exception of the College of Education where students may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours). Students may apply as a post-baccalaureate non-degree status while seeking admissions into a graduate program.

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International Students

International students must refer to the International Student Graduate Admissions Guide for application guidelines. International students may not enroll as non-degree seeking students due to federal regulations.  Additional information may be found at the International Students website.

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Distance Learning Students

Prospective students residing in the following states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin) who wish to pursue a graduate degree or certificate program entirely online within their state of residence may submit an application according to university procedures.

All other out-of-state students (those from any state not listed above) interested in pursuing an online degree/certificate program entirely from within their state of residency may not be eligible to apply (due to their home state's law) and are invited to consult their state's higher education licensing authority to discuss their situation.

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Certificate Programs

Graduate certification and continuing education experiences are offered to prospective students for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge or skills of participants, often for career development or acquisition of professional credentials. Individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent foreign institution and plan to pursue a FGCU certificate program or take courses to maintain their certification may do so as a post-baccalaureate non-degree status. Additional information may be found at the Graduate Studies Degrees and Programs webpage.