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Graduate Admissions Requirements

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is home to students from both universities who are seeking their graduate degree in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. Degrees are offered at the master’s (MS) and doctoral levels (PhD). Master’s degrees are available in both thesis and non-thesis options.

Admission to graduate study is a two-fold evaluation process. The respective FAMU and FSU Offices of Admissions determine eligibility for admission, and the academic department and College of Engineering determines admissibility to the degree program. Final admission to each institution is subject to approval by the university Office of Admissions.

Students who are interested in attending Florida A&M University (FAMU) should submit their admissions application online.

  • A Graduate Application (electronically signed and submitted by the applicant).
  • A Residency Classification form (submit with online application).
  • A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants for each application submitted.
  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education and have earned a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work taken while enrolled as an upper-division undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree; OR
  • Hold a graduate degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Official transcript(s) (in a sealed envelope) from each college or university attended. For FAMU students applying to FAMU graduate programs need not submit transcripts for your FAMU course work. These transcripts will be requested internally. 
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. These scores must be sent mailed directly to the FAMU Graduate Admissions Office by the appropriate testing agency. Note: All students must present GRE scores prior to being admitted. GRE waiver request form for non-thesis master’s degrees.
  • Résumé, essay, portfolio or other materials, if required by the program; (These must be submitted as part of the online application.)
  • Three letters of Recommendation; Complete this section of the online application.
  • Immunization Form at http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?shs&Immunizations.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL= 550/paper-based; 80 internet-based) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (6.5) sent directly to FAMU from the Testing Service, if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language or when an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or from a university where English is the only official language of instruction.
  • For international applicants, a completed Certification of Financial Responsibility form indicating your commitment (e.g. from your parents, government, or others) to financially support your education.

Students who are interested in attending Florida State University (FSU) should submit their admissions application online.

  • A Graduate Application (electronically signed and submitted by the applicant).
  • A Residency Classification form.
  • A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants for each application submitted.
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution, 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.
  • A graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • All students must be in good academic standing at the last institution in order to be considered for graduate study.
  • Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores; These scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency. Examinee copies are not considered official. GRE waiver request form for non-thesis master’s degrees.
  • Résumé, essay, portfolio or other materials, if required by the program; (These should be submitted as part of the online application.)
  • Three letters of Recommendation.
  • Official English Language Proficiency results are required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. The following are the minimum scores required for admission to the University, although some departments require higher scores at the graduate level:
    • Internet based TOEFL (IBTOEFL): 80
    • Paper based TOEFL (TOEFL): 550
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.5
    • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 77
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 55

These scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency, and are not valid after two years.

College of Engineering

Each College of Engineering degree program has specific requirements, and applicants should consult with the appropriate department for the admission testing requirements.