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Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Or Communication:

  • Current Résumé and Letter of Recommendation encouraged
  • Students who have earned less than 25 college credit hours will be required to submit the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Official transcripts from each college institution attended (even if courses were not completed)

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

  • Current Résumé and Letter of Recommendation encouraged
  • PCSB Background Clearance
  • Academic Interest Inventory
  • Personal Interview
  • Students who have earned less than 25 college credit hours will be required to submit the following:
    • Official high school transcript
    • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Official transcripts from each college institution attended (even if courses were not completed)

Non-Degree Courses*

  • For transient students, a transient form from base institution

*Students can complete up to 40 non-degree credit hours

Early Master of Accountancy

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Overall (cumulative) GPA of 3.0 at FSC
  • GPA of 3.0 in Accounting (ACC) courses
  • MAcc Director Approval

4+1 Master of Business Administration

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • GPA of 3.20+ overall (cumulative)*
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • MBA Director Approval
  • GRE/GMAT Scores**
  • Must have 93+ undergraduate credit hours completed at the start of the program

*School of Business majors must have 3.0+ GPA

**Business majors with 3.30+ overall GPA may qualify to waive the test requirement.

4+1 Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

  • Completed online application (students are encouraged to apply for admission during their junior year)
  • Must have 93+ credit hours completed at the start of the program
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • MAT in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction Director Approval
  • Photocopy of ID, passport, or driver’s license
  • Completion of a background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB)

*Self-directed interest inventory evaluation may be required TCI 4+1:

4+1 Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

  • Completed online application (students are encouraged to apply for admission during their junior year)
  • Must have 93+ credit hours completed at the start of the program
  • GPA of a 3.0 or higher
  • MEd in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction Director Approval

4+1 Master of Science In Industrial / Organizational Psychology

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Current Résumé
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Personal statement that reflects your interest in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology program and in our program, specifically. Your essay should not exceed 2000 words, and it should be organized in a well-written format that clearly addresses all of the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in the MS I/O psychology program?
    • How do your interests in I/O psychology relate to your career goals?
    • Describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.
    • Explain how your knowledge, skills, and abilities align with our program and our program’s mission statement.
  • Must have the following pre-requisite courses completed: PSY 3336 Industrial/Organizational Psychology and PSY 3310 Research Design.
  • Must be in at least the second semester of the Junior year and in good academic standing with FSC.

Masters of Accountancy

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Official transcripts of all academic work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE/GMAT* Scores

*See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

Master of Business Administration

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Official transcripts of all academic work with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE/GMAT* Scores

*See if you qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver.

Master of Science In Industrial / Organizational Psychology

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Current Résumé
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Personal statement that reflects your interest in industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology program and in our program, specifically. Your essay should not exceed 2000 words, and it should be organized in a well-written format that clearly addresses all of the following questions:
    1. Why are you interested in the MS I/O psychology program?
    2. How do your interests in I/O psychology relate to your career goals?
    3. Describe any experiences that have prepared you for success in our program.
    4. Explain how your knowledge, skills, and abilities align with our program and our program’s mission statement.

Master of Arts in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • A photocopy of ID, passport, or driver's license
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests
  • Personal Interview
  • Applicants must complete a background check and receive background check clearance from the Polk County School Board (PCSB)

*Prior to admission or within the first 12 semester hours of MAT coursework, a passing score is required on all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations. (FTCE)

**One semester of student teaching is required before graduation.

Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 or 393 on the MAT tests
  • Teacher Certification*

*Applicant must hold a Florida Professional Educator Certificate

Master of Education in Educational Leadership

  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement of Professional Goals
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall or a composite score of 297 on the GRE or 393 on the MAT tests
  • Teacher Certification*
  • FLDOE Teaching Requirement Form

*Applicant must hold a Florida Professional Educator Certificate

Master of Science in Nursing

  • Current Résumé
  • Professional Statement (no more than two pages, single spaced in length). Statement should highlight relevant work history and immediate and long term professional goals as an advanced-practice nurse. Statement should also demonstrate an understanding of the scope of an advanced-practice nurse and be specific to the MSN track selected.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: It is preferred that the applicant submit a variety of references (one from a nurse practitioner, one from a college-level faculty member who has had them in class or was a program advisor, and one from a current or recent supervisor/employer). However, if attaining any of these specific types of references proves to be a hardship, the committee will consider three strong nursing-related references.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)

Doctor of Education

  • Current Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Earned grade point average of 3.0 in regionally-accredited master’s degree program*
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within last five years**
  • Personal Interview

*If you do not have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, please submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.

**If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, then you meet the requirements for a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exemption.

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership

  • Current Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Form or Letter of Reference
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Earned grade point average of 3.0 in regionally-accredited master’s degree program*
  • Valid Florida Professional Teaching Certificate or an earned Master of Education
  • Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores taken within last five years**
  • Personal Interview

*If you do not have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, please submit official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.

**If you have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA from your graduate degree, then you meet the requirements for a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) exemption.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

  • Current résumé or CV of educational and work experience
  • Professional statement describing rationale for pursuing the DNP degree, professional goals, and how completion of the DNP degree will support attainment of professional goals
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation including one from a current or recent supervisor, one from a former faculty member, and one from a doctoral prepared health professional
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN and Master’s degree (MS or MSN) in nursing from an accredited CNEA, ACEN or CCNE program with certification as a Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Nurse Practitioner at a regionally accredited college or university
    OR
    BSN and Master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) in nursing leadership, health policy, or informatics from a nationally accredited CNEA, ACEN or CCNE program at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in graduate level course work
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and a ten-panel drug screen prior to beginning the program (if admitted)

*Live or virtual interview (by invitation only)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate In Nursing Administrative Leadership

  • Current Résumé
  • Professional Statement (no more than two pages, single spaced in length). Statement should highlight relevant work history and immediate and long term professional goals as an advanced-practice nurse. Statement should also demonstrate an understanding of the scope of an advanced-practice nurse and be specific to the MSN track selected.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: It is preferred that the applicant submit a variety of references (one from a nurse practitioner, one from a college-level faculty member who has had them in class or was a program advisor, and one from a current or recent supervisor/employer). However, if attaining any of these specific types of references proves to be a hardship, the committee will consider three strong nursing-related references.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • BSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on 4.0 scale on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.
  • Proof of current active licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Florida
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate In Supply Chain Management

Applicants must submit official transcripts from an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 3.00+ GPA. The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet any one of the following criteria:

The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants that meet one of the following criteria:

  • At least three years of significant managerial or military experience
  • Beta Gamma Sigma membership
  • An earned terminal degree (e.g. DBA, PhD, JD)
  • Hold an active CPA license

Please note, to be eligible to receive the certificate, students must attain a minimum 3.00+ GPA.

Management Certificate

  • Upon admission into the program you must submit the Management Certificate Application and a $25 processing fee

*No more than two courses may be accepted as transient course credit for the certificate.

Post-Master's Certificate in Nursing

  • Current Résumé
  • Professional Statement (no more than two pages, single spaced in length). Statement should highlight relevant work history and immediate and long term professional goals as an advanced-practice nurse. Statement should demonstrate an understanding of the scope of an advanced-practice nurse and be specific to the track selected.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: 1 from a nurse practitioner; 1 from a college level faculty member who has had you in class or was a program advisor; and 1 from your current or recent supervisor/employer.
  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • MSN from a regionally-accredited institution and a CCNE, CNEA, or ACEN accredited nursing program.
  • MSN cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Required prerequisite courses completed with a “C” or better: health assessment, nursing research or evidence-based practice, and statistics or biostatistics course.
  • Proof of current active licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida
  • Personal interview required for eligible candidates
  • Completion of a criminal background check, proof of immunization, and ten-panel drug screen (if admitted)
  • Prior to entering any of the clinical courses, applicants must have completed the following courses at the graduate level: pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and research (evidence-based health).*

*If needed, these courses may also be completed at Florida Southern College.

In addition to the items outlined above, the following items are required.

  • Official translated transcripts with course by course evaluation*
  • Bank letter verifying funds of sponsor**
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS score (if English is not your first language)***

*Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., Josef Silny and Associates, SpanTran, or World Education Services, or another similar approved transcript evaluation agency.

**A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.

***Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement. Our TOEFL minimum is a 79. The IELTS minimum is a 6.5.

Please send your materials to:

Office of Adult and Graduate Admission
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

Materials can also be sent to evening@flsouthern.edu

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