Souther Maryland Higher Education Center Site

Message From the Director

Robert Bob Schaller

Welcome to the Florida Tech graduate program at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC). Starting Summer 2014 we offer the Master of Science in Project Management (MS/PM) along with two degree concentrations in Information Systems (IS) and Operations Research (OR). In time we hope to expand our degree offerings at SMHEC to include more graduate, professional and undergraduate degrees and certificate programs. Florida Tech has offered graduate studies in Southern Maryland longer than any other institution. Since 1972, we have offered graduate degree programs at Patuxent Naval Air Station to military, civilian, and contractor personnel, graduating more than 1,500 to date. Our local graduate degree programs are broadly based to assist with your career and professional development. We offer 11 workforce-relevant graduate degree programs. As a new student, you can enroll in one course in your first semester before completing the application process. Under this option, you can be taking one graduate course in your area of interest while your application for admission is being processed. Classes are offered face-to-face in the classroom and in web-based distance learning formats. This provides you with more flexibility as you plan for your career and professional development.

Robert R. “Bob” Schaller, Sr., PhD, MBA
Site Director– Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) Site, MD
schaller@fit.edu