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CEE Graduate Admission Requirements

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proud to offer graduate and doctoral programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Candidates for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must first meet the general graduate admission requirements of either FAMU or FSU.

In addition, a candidate must also meet the department requirements.

Application Deadline

  • Fall semester: January 15 – deadline for priority assistantship consideration, April 1 – final deadline
  • Spring semester: October 1
  • The Department reviews all applications for assistantship opportunities. If you miss the January 15 deadline you will still be considered for an assistantship.

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M.Eng In Civil Engineering

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M.S. in Civil Engineering

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Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

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M.Eng in Civil Engineering

 

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering provides students with education in advanced civil engineering topics, management, and professional issues. The M.Eng. degree option is ideal for students who will pursue a master’s degree part-time or for full-time students who desire an option for accelerated completion within one year. The CEE department admissions requirements for the M.Eng. degree program are as follows:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related engineering or science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  2. Good academic standing at the academic institution last attended.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all coursework attempted as an upper division student (beyond 60 semester credit hours).
  4. Satisfy at least one of the following:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) recommended minimum percentile ranks of 25% on the verbal reasoning section and 65% on the quantitative section, or
    • Evidence of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam;
    A waiver of the exam requirement is possible in certain cases. Please visit the GRE Waiver Request (form) for non-thesis master’s degrees.
  5. Three signed letters of recommendation on official letterheads, from academics or professionals attesting to the M.Eng. study potential of the applicant.
  6. Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing the Master of Engineering degree and career goals.
  7. International students whose native language is not English will be required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission per university guidelines. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based). This requirement may be waived for students who have obtained a prior degree from a U.S. institution.

 

M.S. in Civil Engineering

 

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Civil Engineering provides students with education in advanced civil engineering topics as well as research experience. The CEE department admissions requirements for the M.S. degree program are as follows:

  1. Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related engineering or science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  2. Good academic standing at the academic institution last attended.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all coursework attempted as an upper division student (beyond 60 semester credit hours).
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) recommended minimum percentile ranks of 25% on the verbal reasoning section and 65% on the quantitative section. For valid GRE tests taken prior to August 2011, recommended minimum of 370 on the verbal reasoning section and 680 on the quantitative reasoning section. However, the decision to admit will be based on a prospective student’s entire application package.
  5. Three signed letters of recommendation on official letterheads, from academics or professionals attesting to the M.S. study potential of the applicant.
  6. Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing the Master of Science degree and career goals.
  7. International students whose native language is not English will be required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission per university guidelines. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based). This requirement may be waived for students who have obtained a prior degree from a U.S. institution.

 

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

 

The CEE department has two tracks for the Ph.D. program. One track is the M.S. – Ph.D. track where the applicants already have an M.S. degree. An alternative is the B.S. – Ph.D. track where exceptionally-qualified applicants who are well prepared may enter the Ph.D. program with only a B.S. degree. Admissions requirements for the Ph.D. program are as follows:

  1. M.S. – Ph.D. Track: Have a master’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related engineering or science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  2. B.S. – Ph.D. Track: Have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related engineering or science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  3. Good academic standing at the academic institution last attended.
  4. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all coursework attempted as an upper division student (beyond 60 semester credit hours).
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) recommended minimum percentile ranks of 35% on the verbal reasoning section and 70% on the quantitative section. For valid GRE tests taken prior to August 2011, recommended minimum of 410 on the verbal reasoning section and 710 on the quantitative reasoning section. However, the decision to admit will be based on a prospective student’s entire application package.
  6. Three signed letters of recommendation on official letterheads, from academics or professionals attesting to the Ph.D. study potential of the applicant.
  7. Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing the Ph.D. degree and career goals.
  8. International students whose native language is not English will be required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission per university guidelines. The minimum TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based). This requirement may be waived for students who have obtained a prior degree from a U.S. institution.

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Funding

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Ph.D. programs offer competitive funding packages for newly admitted students. Please visit our graduate funding page to find out more about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.

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Graduate Programs

BS to PhD | MS to Phd Tracks

To learn how you can earn your degree in less time at FAMU-FSU COE. Please visit the MS to PhD or the BS to PhD track(s).