Pre-Master's Program: Science

The Pre-Master's Program (PMP) in Science is designed to give you the skills to succeed in your graduate degree program. The program offers study skill and research classes as well as for-credit classes in your chosen degree.

Pathways at Florida Atlantic University

Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

Fees (2017/18)

Program Program Duration Tuition Fee

Pre-Master's Program

2 semesters




Two semesters


August, January, May

Program Components (2 semesters)

Subject specific courses:

  • Computational Science and Math (3 FAU credits)
  • Geographic Information Science (3 FAU credits)
  • One graduate course in the relevant department (3 FAU credits)

Academic preparation courses

  • Navigating the Graduate Student Pathway
  • Introduction to Graduate Research
  • Academic Communication for Graduate Students
  • Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students

Program Requirements

Total credits required for the below degrees.

9 credits applied from the PMP toward master's degree.

  • MS Applied Mathematics and Statistics: 36 credits
  • MS Geosciences: 34 Credits
  • MS Mathematics: 36 credits
  • MS Physics: 30 credits
  • MS Teaching, Math: 30 credits
  • MS Teaching, Physics: 30 credits

FAU Master's Degree Programs

Science PMPs are available for the following FAU degree programs:

  • MS Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • MS Geosciences: 34 Credits
  • MS Mathematics
  • MS Physics
  • MS in Teaching, Mathematics
  • MS in Teaching, Physics

* You must successfully complete the PMP to be admitted into the master's degree program. Course offerings and required courses may change without notice.

Progression to a master’s degree program at FAU requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 'B' grades in all Pre-Master’s Program coursework.

*The PMP is subject to approval by FAU Faculty Council.
This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.
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