Current Students

Guide to being an FIU Physics graduate Student

Just about everything you need to know about being a graduate student—admission policies, course requirements, graduate school requirements, etc.--can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook. It can be found at

Qualifying examination

Rules and information pertaining to the qualifying examination for graduate students are available at:

The site also has previous qualifiers

Contracts and Payment Issues

Most issues pertaining to your contract and payment of tuition and stipends can be handled by the Graduate Program Assistant, Omar Tolbert. The GPD is pretty much useless in these situations.

Graduate Program Assistant: Omar Tolbert
Phone: (305) 348-2605
Office: CP 204


If you need advice about classes or other things related to completing your degree, contact the Graduate Program Director:

Graduate Program Director (Through Summer of 2016): Dr. Brian Raue
Phone: (305) 348-3958
Office: CP 217

Graduate Program Director (Staring in Fall 2016): Dr. Jorge L. Rodriguez
Phone: (305) 348-0259
Office: CP 202

The University of Miami Connection

The UM/FIU Exchange Program is an opportunity for your students to take up to 6 credits at the University of Miami. This program broadens the course offerings and faculty expertise available to FIU’s graduate students. Graduate students in good academic standing enrolled in PhD or EdD programs and students in the LACC Master’s programs are eligible to apply.

Applications are are available at: