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2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Interdisciplinary Science, M.S.

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Major Code: 8035 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission Status: Graduate 
Admission Materials: Letters of recommendation, résumé/CV, objectives, transcripts Location(s): Main campus - Melbourne

The professional interdisciplinary science master’s program (PRISM) is designed to increase the student’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) expertise; add competence in business, systems engineering and communication; and provide an online learning experience. A practical real-world internship, as well as a research/ development experience, is encouraged.

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission should have an undergraduate degree in a STEM field.

General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented under Graduate Academic Information . GRE scores from the general and subject tests are recommended but not required.

Degree Requirements

The thesis option concludes with an oral presentation/defense of the thesis. The nonthesis option concludes with an oral or written final program examination/presentation.

It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master’s degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.

The master’s degree is conferred on students who have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 31 semester credit hours of graduate study. A thesis is optional.


STEM Courses (12 credit hours)

Students choose from approved courses under any STEM area (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in consultation with their advisor.

Electives (6 credit hours)

Students may select specialized STEM courses or courses broadening the interdisciplinary component in consultation with student’s advisor.

Internship/Research (0 credit hours)

Students choosing internship experience are expected to take part in an experience in industry, business or academia, or a federal agency, nongovernmental organization or nonprofit.

Students choosing the research experience are expected to take part in an experience in industry; a small, high-tech company; a national or an international research laboratory; or academia.

Thesis Option (6 credit hours)

Six semester credit hours of research substituted for the same number of semester credit hours from the STEM or elective area.

Total Credits Required: 31

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