Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the program please provide the following:

  • Transcripts indicating current enrollment in a Bachelor’s Degree in the Philosophy and/or Liberal Studies Programs at FIU.
  • Completed at least 60 credits with a GPA of 3.20 or better.
  • A substantial writing sample that is judged by the admissions committee to be of satisfactory quality. The substantial writing sample can be between 8-20 pages long.
  • A personal statement describing goals and objectives in seeking a combined accelerated degree, and explaining how the (4+1)-MALS can meet your intellectual and educational goals, and experiences.
  • Three letters of recommendation that describe your academic ability, and motivation. A curriculum vita including academic background, professional, volunteer activities, and relevant experience.
  • TOEFL score of at least 550 if applicant is not a native speaker of English.
  • GRE is not required.
  • An interview with the program Director.
  • A completed online admission application at