Graduate Global Student Success Program: Science

The Graduate GSSP 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.

Your Pathway to Florida Atlantic University

Bachelor's Degree

Master's Degree

Fees (2017/18)

Program Program Duration Tuition Fee

Graduate Global Student Success Program (GSSP)

2 semesters




Two semesters


August, January, May

Program benefits:

  • Florida Atlantic University student from day one
  • No GRE required for admission
  • Earn 9 academic credits toward your FAU master's degree
  • Small class sizes and additional student support provided

Graduate GSSP: 2 Semesters - Sample Program

Semester 1 Course title Credits

NAV 101


Navigating the Graduate GSSP




NAV 102

Academic Communication for Graduate Students


EML 5930

Topics in Mechanical Engineering



Total FAU semester credits


Semester 2 Course title Credits

NAV 103


Research for Graduate Students




NAV 104

Intercultural Issues for Graduate Students



5000 Level Experimental Methodology Course



1 Discipline Specific 5000/6000 Level Course (TBD by department)



Total FAU semester credits





FAU graduation requirements

Total credits required for the below FAU degrees:

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

Program information

Progression requirements:

  • minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 
  • no grade below B
  • minimum number of credits: 9

* Specific prerequisite requirements may vary for each FAU degree program. Students commencing GSSP Science studies in the Fall semester will not be able to commence their master's degree program until the following Fall semester.

Entry to master's degree program at FAU

Upon successful completion of the Graduate GSSP, you will progress to one of the following master's degree programs:

  • MS, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • MS, Geosciences
  • MS, Mathematics
  • MS, Physics
  • MS in Teaching, Mathematics
  • MS in Teaching, Physics


*The Graduate GSSP 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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