Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate programs are offered in order to provide students with an educational experience that will prepare them to meet the complex challenges of professional life within a diverse and changing society. The Schools listed below provide admission and graduation requirements, policies and procedures, and other programmatic information related to study at the graduate level.

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

South Florida’s only HBCU, accredited, part time, one-year MBA.

Florida Memorial University is South Florida’s only Historically Black University and can offer you a fully accredited MBA in one-year, part -time.

Taking two or four classes each semester (Friday night and Saturday), you will:

  • Take classes with other motivated, working professionals.
  • Learn from Florida Memorial University’s experienced, credentialed staff of professors who are driven to teach, not just research.
  • Complete a full general MBA program in one calendar year, gaining the full range of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing knowledge you need to compete and succeed in today’s business environment.
  • Earn an MBA from Florida Memorial University, a 133 year-old SACS accredited university.
    Florida Memorial University’s School of Business is fully accredited by ACBSP.

APPLY ONLINE

COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORMS IN THE MBA ADMISSION PACKAGE:

  • MBA Admission Package
    INCLUDE:
  • MBA Recommendation Form (3 letters needed)
  • One Page Essay – copy and paste into Online Application.
  • GMAT Scores
  • Undergraduate Transcripts

FEE:
$50.00 Application Fee
» CLICK HERE to view/download the MBA Application Checklist
Download and fill out these forms as well as the requested documents and forward all material to:
Dr. Orlando Rivero
MBA Director
School of Business
Florida Memorial University
15800 N. W. 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
Orlando.rivero@fmuniv.edu
(305) 623-1425 office
Abbass Entessari, Ph.D.
Dean
School of Business
Florida Memorial University
15800 N. W. 42nd Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
aentessa@fmuniv.edu
sophretta.benjamin@fmuniv.edu
(305) 623-1441 office
(305) 623-4288 office
Other Contact information:
francis.francois@fmuniv.edu
(800) 822-1362 toll free
(305) 626-3755 fax

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The professional education program at Florida Memorial University is designed to uphold and carry out the mission of the University leading to life-long learning and leadership through service. Program completers are effective educators who demonstrate the attributes of high expectations in terms of scholarship, service, and research as they prepare to become professionals in their respective fields. Graduates of the teacher education program are noted for their professionalism and belief that all children can learn. The School is committed to Preparing Constructivist, Competent, and Compassionate Educators.

Earn your Masters or Education Specialist degree in the areas of Exceptional Student Education or Reading. Our programs offer advanced training in evidence-based practices.

You will:

  • Take classes with other motivated, working professionals.
  • Learn from Florida Memorial University’s experienced and highly credentialed professors who are supportive and knowledgeable.
  • Complete your degree in two years or less
  • Take hybrid courses which support the working professional.

MS IN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

Earn Your Master of Science In Exceptional Student Education While You Teach

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Master of Science Degree in Exceptional Student Education is designed to meet the needs of candidates who want to advance their current teaching certificate. The Teacher Advancement path, which requires a minimum of 30 credit hours, is designed for candidates with an undergraduate degree in Exceptional Student Education or related area; however candidates who are interested in becoming ESOL endorsed will need to take an additional 6 credit hours. In addition to the course work for the program, candidate will have the option of completing either a comprehensive exam or a thesis at the end of their course work. The Thesis (ESE 599) requires a minimum of 3 credit hours to graduate. If the thesis is not completed and successfully defended, candidates can register for additional credit hours by taking ESE 599 for 1 to 3 credit hours until the process is completed.

OUR PROGRAM:

  • Fast-paced and designed for full-time working teachers.
  • Consists of 10 research-based courses with field experience embedded.
  • Can be completed in one year (three semesters) OR over 5 semesters.
  • Accepts the TEACH Grant – available for those who qualify (inquire with the School of Education Dean’s Office)

ONE YEAR PROGRAM

  • Fall – 4 courses
  • Spring – 4 courses
  • Summer – 2 courses

5 SEMESTERS PROGRAM

  • Fall – 2 courses
  • Spring – 2 courses
  • Summer – 2 courses
  • Fall – 2 courses
  • Spring – 2 courses

CULMINATING ACTIVITIES:

  • Presentation of fully executed action research to campus community/local conference.
  • Comprehensive examination or thesis.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed Application Form
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • One-page essay
  • Official Transcript(s) from all previously attended universities
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • An interview with program coordinator.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of the required semester-hours
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • A Passing score on the comprehensive exam or successful completion and defense of thesis
  • Graduate Record Exams (GRE) score

For specific program information, contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Denise Callwood-Brathwaite
Professor of Special Education
E-mail: dbrathwa@fmuniv.edu
Phone: (305) 623-1415

MS IN READING/ESOL

Earn Your Master of Science Degree in Reading While You Teach

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Master of Science Degree in Reading is an initial certification program, and is designed to meet the needs of individuals from three different career paths. Track I which requires 36 credits, is designed for candidates with certification in education and ESOL endorsement by the Florida State Board of Education. Track II which requires 42 credits, is designed for candidates with only certification in education, and requires ESOL endorsement. Track III which requires 48 credits is designed for candidates with an undergraduate or graduate degree in an area other than education, and/or who are not certified to teach. In addition to the course work for both career paths, candidates in the program have the option of completing either a comprehensive exam or a thesis at the end of their course work. The Thesis (ESE 599) requires a minimum of 3 credit hours to graduate. If the thesis is not completed and successfully defended, candidates can register for additional credit hours by taking ESE 599 for 1 to 3 credit hours until the process is completed.

OUR PROGRAM:

  • State-approved (which is a requirement for licensure in some states).
  • Fast-paced and designed for full-time working teachers.
  • Consists of 12 research-based courses plus field experience.
  • Can be completed in a one year plus 8 weeks.
  • Accepts the TEACH Grant – available for those who qualify (inquire with the Dean of Education for details)

FALL COHORT

  • Fall 2012 4 courses
  • Spring 2013 4 courses
  • Summer 2013 2 courses
  • Fall 2013 2 courses

SPRING COHORT

  • Spring 2013 4 courses
  • Summer 2014 2 courses
  • Fall 2014 4 courses
  • Spring 2015 2 courses

CLASSES ARE DELIVERED IN “HYBRID” FORMAT:

  • 49% of coursework managed online through Blackboard
  • Regular class sessions are held once a week in the evening
  • You May Start the Program in the Fall or Spring Semester.

CULMINATING ACTIVITIES:

  • Presentation of fully executed action research
  • Comprehensive examination or thesis

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed Application
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • One-page essay
  • Official Transcript(s) from all previously attended universities
  • $40 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • An intake interview with program coordinator

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of the required semester-hours
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • A passing score on the comprehensive exam or successful completion and defense of thesis
  • A passing score on the FTCE Reading Subject Area Test (initial certification)
  • Graduate Record Exams (GRE) score

For specific program information, contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Yvonne Campbell
Associate Professor of Reading
E-mail: yvonne.campbell@fmuniv.edu
Phone: (305) 623-4278

EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREE (ED.S.) IN EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION

Earn Your Education Specialist Degree in Exceptional Student Education While You Teach

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Education Specialist in Special Education (Ed.S.-SE) degree is designed to meet the needs of teachers certified in Special Education who have completed a Master of Education degree (or the equivalent) in special education or a related field. The Scholar will develop their skills as educational leaders in research, teaching and service. The program consists of a rigorous curriculum that addresses current issues and trends in the field of special education with a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours including a culminating exit examination and Research Project or the Thesis. In this program, candidates will be required to read, write, and research the issues and trends in Special Education. Candidates enroll in 24 hours of special education Content Specialization courses, 6 hours of Research Core Courses, and 6 hours of special education research.

OUR PROGRAM:

  • Fast-paced and designed for full-time working teachers.
  • Consists of 12 research-based courses with field experience embedded.
  • Can be completed in two years (six semesters.
  • Accepts the TEACH Grant – available for those who qualify (inquire with School of Education Dean’s Office)
  • Reading Endorsement option available for interested teachers.

COURSES (TAUGHT BY FULL-TIME ESE AND READING FACULTY OFFERED AS FOLLOWS:

6 SEMESTERS PROGRAM

  • Spring – 2 courses
  • Summer – 2 courses
  • Fall – 2 courses
  • Spring – 2 courses
  • Summer – 2 courses
  • Fall – 2 courses

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completed Application Form
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • One-page essay
  • Official Transcript(s) from all previously attended universities
  • $50 Non-refundable Application Fee
  • An interview with program coordinator.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of the required semester-hours
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful completion of capstone research project

For specific program information, contact the program coordinator:
Dr. Tamar F. Riley
Associate Professor of Special Education
E-mail: tamar.riley@fmuniv.edu
Phone: (305) 626-3164

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