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IME Graduate Admission Requirements

Because the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is jointly maintained by FAMU and FSU, students are allowed to enroll in either university. Prospective and current graduate students are expected to obtain a current Graduate Catalog for their university of enrollment (FAMU or FSU), and to be familiar with the requirements outlined in that catalog.

Procedures and Deadlines

Applications should be submitted as early as possible during the academic year prior to the anticipated year of enrollment. The deadlines for applications are: March 1 for Fall semester, October 1 for Spring semester and January 1 for Summer semester.

Students seeking assistantships and other financial aid should apply for Fall semester admissions no later than January 15. For more information on financial aid consult the university of enrollment.

Applications and all supporting documents (GRE score reports, original transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) must be sent to the Office of Admissions at the university of enrollment. Contact information is available through each university's website.

See the Applications link for more details on the application procedure.

Prerequisite Work

Candidates for admission to graduate study in Industrial Engineering must meet both university and departmental criteria. In some cases, students may be admitted on a provisional basis (see below) pending successful completion of prerequisite work. In all matters concerning admission, decisions made by the Departmental Graduate Committee are final.

Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering are required to complete the following prerequisite courses before undertaking graduate study:

  • EGN 3443: Statistical Topics in Industrial Engineering or an equivalent course (as determined by the graduate committee), and
  • MAC 2313: Calculus with Analytic Geometry III, or
  • MAS 3105: Applied Linear Algebra or an equivalent course (as determined by the graduate committee), and
  • ESI 3312C: Operations Research I: Deterministic, or
  • ESI 4313: Operations Research II: Nondeterministic, or an equivalent course (as determined by the graduate committee)
  • A class in FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C (required as evidence of proficiency in programming).

These prerequisites are intended to ensure an adequate background in mathematics, computing and engineering prior to graduate studies in Industrial Engineering. Although graduate courses may be taken before all prerequisite requirements have been satisfied, students must make significant progress each semester towards satisfying their prerequisites. Degree plans cannot be filed until after the prerequisites have been satisfied.

Students must average "B" or better on their prerequisites with no grade lower than a "C". Prerequisite courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. Students who have lower than a 3.0 cumulative GPA on prerequisite work will be placed on probation. If a student makes less than a 3.0 on any prerequisite work while on probation, the student will be removed from the program.

In some cases, students may be asked to take additional prerequisite courses before beginning graduate study. If required, additional prerequisite courses will be specifically identified in the letter of admission.

The assignment of prerequisite courses is made on the basis of the transcripts and other evidence presented with the application. Because transcripts and records often do not clearly indicate course content, some prerequisite course assignments may be inappropriate. Students who wish to waive prerequisites must present proper documentation of previous course content and ask the Director of Graduate Studies to waive the prerequisite.

The admission requirements for the individual graduate degree programs are as follows.

Admissions Requirements: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE)

  • BS Degree in Industrial Engineering, science or mathematics, with GPA at least 3.0/4.0
  • GRE scores: at least 155 Quantitative; at least 146 Verbal
  • TOEFL score at least 80 or IELTS score at least 6.5
  • Three favorable recommendations

Admission Requirements: MSIE with Specialization in Engineering Management

  • BS Degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related area, as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies, with GPA at least 3.0/4.0
  • GRE scores: at least 151 Quantitative; at least 146 Verbal. GRE waiver request form for non-thesis master’s degrees.
  • TOEFL score at least 80 or IELTS score at least 6.5
  • Three favorable recommendations

Admission Requirements: Master of Science in Systems Engineering

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related area as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies, with a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in all coursework attempted while registered as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor's degree; or
  • A graduate degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related area as determined by the Director of Graduate Studies
  • Good academic standing in the last institution last attended
  • A minimum graduate record examination (GRE) score of at least 151 in the Quantitative section and at least 146 Verbal Reasoning section; GRE waiver request form for non-thesis master’s degrees.
  • For international applicants, TOEFL score at least 80 or IELTS score at least 6.5
  • Three letters of recommendation obtained from academics or professionals who can comment on the academic and research potential of the applicant
  • Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing a Master of Science degree and a career in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Admissions Requirements: PhD in Industrial Engineering

  • BS or MS Degree in Industrial Engineering, science or mathematics, with GPA of at least 3.4/4.0
  • GRE scores: at least 155 Quantitative; at least 146 Verbal
  • TOEFL score at least 80 or IELTS score at least 6.5
  • Three favorable recommendations

Provisional Admission

Students may be admitted provisionally to any of the MSIE programs. (In general, provisional admission is not granted for students seeking a PhD) This usually occurs because the student does not have an Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Engineering. Students granted provisional admission must successfully complete the prerequisite course work outlined in their letter of admission. For more information, see "Prerequisite Work" below.



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.

Have Questions?

If you have any questions about graduate studies at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, please contact us for more information or to schedule a visit.