Dr. Lakshmi N. Reddi
Dean, University Graduate School
Solutions to many of the challenges facing the United States and the world in the 21st century require creative, knowledgeable, and highly skilled workforce. Graduate school provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills to secure our future intellectual leadership in the knowledge economy. It is estimated that 2.5 million additional jobs will require a master's or doctoral degree between 2008 and 2018. Employers are increasingly using graduate training as an important credential for employment and advancement. Independent, critical, and innovative thinking, which are key elements of graduate training at FIU, are necessary for career growth in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors.
At Florida International University, we offer a wide range of graduate programs to satisfy virtually every personal or professional pursuit. We have over 100 graduate degree programs including doctoral, masters and graduate-level certificate programs. Florida International is a young, vibrant and diverse university with a graduate population of approximately 7,500 students and an overall enrollment of over 40,000 students. We have a very dynamic learning community of graduate students working with outstanding graduate faculty members of international repute.
At Florida International University, we recognize the critical need for excellent infrastructure to succeed in graduate training. FIU has state of the art, well-equipped laboratories, and outstanding computer facilities and support. We also boast one of the largest libraries in the State University System. The UGS takes pride in being student-centered, and we make every effort to ensure our graduate students achieve their goals in a timely manner and obtain the postgraduate appointments they desire.
The University Graduate School (UGS) manages all graduate admissions, and assumes the important role of ensuring graduate student progress and success - formation of supervisory committees, timely completion of dissertation proposals, and ultimate approval of all theses and dissertations. In addition, the UGS partners with a wide variety of offices throughout the University to offer students academic and research services, and professional development opportunities, to enhance their graduate experience. The UGS also administers fellowships, teaching assistantships, and other financial assistance to graduate students.
We welcome you to the graduate school and invite you to be part of our exciting and dynamic learning environment.