Continuing Education

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The FIU Alumni family is more than 250,000-strong and spans the globe. As the number of individuals staying home due to the coronavirus increases worldwide, the FIU Alumni Association has shifted focus to offer more online-based services and online-based continuing education resources. We promise to continue to be a resource of practical, alumni-centered information. Our goal is to provide programming we hope you will find valuable and enriching during these trying times.

Check out some programs below on FIU Online master degrees, virtual at-home workouts from the Wellness & Recreation Center, online lectures from the Center for Leadership, and virtual learning opportunities from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Click here to check out your one-stop shop for alumni resources and virtual experiences, such as a virtual book club, networking opportunities, webinars, and more!


FIU offers people of any age and at any level in their careers many opportunities to enrich their lives through learning.

Looking to take the next step in your career? FIU Online offers a variety of fully online master's degree programs designed with flexibility in mind to meet the needs of today's working professionals. The Center for Leadership offers thought-provoking professional development based on cutting-edge research to prepare you to be an incisive team leader. The Continuing Education program offers both non-credit and for-credit courses to help you evolve and excel in an ever-changing professional world.

Or maybe you just love to learn? The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers people age 50 and older the opportunity to participate in enrichment courses and programming at FIU's scenic Biscayne Bay Campus without the stress of grades, tests and term papers. 

Explore these programs and more:


Return to FIU and Earn Your Fully Online Master’s Degree

Are you ready to take your education to the next level? FIU now offers many fully online master degrees to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. All of our online graduate programs are designed to meet the demands of busy working professionals, with degrees that align with in-demand jobs. FIU Online puts you on the fast track to success, with the completion of some degrees in as little as one year. FIU Online is the convenient, flexible and affordable approach to building a better future.


From real estate to health care, FIU Online offers four specialized, fully online master degrees to give you a competitive edge in business. Learn about the different programs below.


Be empowered to make real changes in the classroom. With courses that are innovative, inspiring and based on real-world scenarios, we prepare you to lead at your school. Learn about the different programs below.


Whether you are interested in moving into a management position or learning advanced skills in network security, FIU Online offers the master’s degree you need to make your next professional move.  

Mass Communications

Become a globally minded and socially responsible communications leader and innovator at the highest levels of corporate, government and nonprofit organizations. Learn about the fully online Global Strategic Communication master's program below.

Continuing Education

At this time, all in-person programs, professional development, and Continuing Education opportunities are canceled or postponed. Please stay tuned as we continue updating you on the latest Continuing Education virtual experiences!


Continuing Education (CE) at Florida International University offers a distinctive array of resources to simplify that important next step. With us as your education partner, achieving your goals is well within reach.

CE serves diverse constituencies and provides excellence and value through its personal enrichment, academic and professional programs, both locally and globally. In a knowledge-based society, professional development is the key to career success and competitiveness. With the instructional and academic resources of Florida International University and the innovative programming, capabilities and approaches we offer, it’s easier than you think.

Center for Leadership

At this time, all in-person Center for Leadership programs and events are canceled or postponed. Check out the Center for Leadership's online lecture series below, and please stay tuned as we continue updating you on the latest Center for Leadership virtual experiences!


The Center for Leadership’s executive leadership development program alumni include organizational leaders from industries such as health care, banking and finance, technology, retail, education, government and the military. The program has a global reach, with participants coming from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and Africa.

Leadership lectures feature world-renowned, distinguished academics and practitioners and are designed to give our local community access to thought-provoking, diverse perspectives on leadership. The center is committed to promoting and advancing the study of leadership, recognizing effective, ethical decision-making and self-awareness as keys to great leadership.

Alumni Library Services

In an effort to assure that university buildings and facilities not in use as a result of the temporary conversion to a remote learning environment remain secure, FIU will transition to a schedule similar to FIU's holiday closure schedule effective Wednesday, March 25, at 8 a.m. 


Your FIU OneCard (FIU ID) is your permanent library card! Please keep your FIU OneCard after graduation for use as an FIU alum. If you ever lose your FIU OneCard and need library access, please contact us at When visiting one of the FIU Libraries, alumni are subject to overdue fines and lost materials charges and have access to the following:

  • Reference and research assistance at the Information & Research Desk
  • Borrowing books, with your FIU OneCard
  • Public access computers
  • Audio-visual materials are available for check out, with some restrictions
  • Use of on-site library databases and e-book services
  • Full use of photocopiers, with purchase of a copy card
  • Full use of networked printers for library computers, with purchase of a copy card

Wellness & Recreation Center (WRC)

The Wellness & Recreation Center is creating fitness videos for at-home workouts. The videos will be posted online here. Please continue checking back for new videos weekly. 


FIU offers recreation and fitness programs, gym facilities and services to Florida International University’s students, faculty, staff and alumni. With state-of-the-art gym equipment, adventure excursions and more, the WRC has everything you need to live a fit, healthy lifestyle. FIU also offers a variety of certification opportunities hosted by trained professionals at the WRC.

All FIU alumni are now automatically part of the FIU Alumni Association and may purchase a WRC Membership on either an annual or term basis. Alumni are defined as graduates or individuals who have accumulated 12 or more credit hours from FIU. Alumni and the FIU community must present proof of status (diploma, transcript, or FIU Alumni Association ID) with the completed WRC Membership Application Form upon purchase.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

All OLLI at FIU in-person classes have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Click here to check out some OLLI at FIU virtual learning opportunities!


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers an opportunity to take classes purely for the enjoyment of learning. Your golden years should be your inspired years!

Led by an inspiring staff of expert instructors, OLLI offers more than 100 engaging and stimulating courses developed specifically to advance the joy of learning among participants age 50 and older.

The program supports your engagement both intellectually and socially through cultural events, tours, and enrichment courses cover such topics as literature, art, current events, personal growth and more. As a member, you will enjoy classes, coffee and conversation with new friends, and special membership benefits and discounts – without the stress of tests, grades, papers and long-term commitments!

OLLI recognizes the cognitive and societal benefits of personal enrichment and aims to deliver the benefits of continued education to every member. Classes are held at FIU’s scenic Biscayne Bay Campus, with ample parking and convenient access to classrooms.

Thanks to the generous support from the Bernard Osher Foundation, OLLI joins a prestigious network of more than 120 institutes on university and college campuses across the country. With more than 950 students, OLLI aspires to be a life-enhancing opportunity for its members and the community.

Don’t miss out! Join hundreds of other vibrant adults who are discovering new interests and expanding their horizons at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIU.

Learn more about The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.