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School of Graduate Studies and Research
515 Orr Drive
Room 469 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32307


International Applicants
FAMU encourages foreign students with superior scholastic records, adequate English proficiency, and an earned bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university to apply for admission to a designated program in Graduate Studies and Research. Such students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or above at the undergraduate level or the equivalent, as determined by the Admissions Office. Other admission requirements are listed in the descriptions of each of the degree programs offered by the University at http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?graduatestudies&DegreePrograms
International students must show sufficient financial resources to complete a program prior to admission (Click Here for Form).
Based upon the recommendation of the graduate admissions committee of the school, college or program area offering the degree and the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, financial assistance may be awarded to students.
A translation and evaluation of work completed at each institution are required. Transcripts should be sent to one of the agencies listed below for a course-by-course evaluation. Please request the agency to send the evaluation directly to FAMU. Please note that if you have earned 60 or more semester or 90 quarter hours at a postsecondary U.S. institution.
If your native language is not English, you must also take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL= 550/paper-based; 80 internet-based) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (6.5), and have their scores submitted by ETS.
Click here for more information on Mandatory Health Insurance for International Students.  You will not be allowed to register for classes without it.
Eligibility Requirements for International Students
Admission to graduate study is granted to qualified applicants, who are seeking degrees and to qualified post-baccalaureate students who may wish to upgrade specialty certifications or enhance their knowledge.
Minimum University Admission Requirements
Admission to graduate study is a two-part process. The Graduate Office of Admissions determines the international applicant’s eligibility for admission to the University and the academic program determines the applicant’s admissibility to the degree program. Final admission to the University is subject to approval by the Graduate Office of Admissions.
Minimum University Application Requirements
1. A Graduate Application (electronically signed and submitted by the applicant);
2. A Residency Classification form (submit with online application);
3. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required of all applicants for each application submitted;
4. 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
5. Hold a graduate degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better;
6. One official transcript (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.
7. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or General Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores; (These scores must be sent directly to FAMU by the appropriate testing agency. You will  
     not be allowed to enroll at FAMU without submitting these scores.)
8. 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.
9.  Three letters of Recommendation; Complete this section of the online application.
10. Résumé, essay, portfolio or other materials, if required by the program; (These must be submitted as part of the online application.)
11. A completed Certification of Financial Eligibility form at  http://www.famu.edu/graduatestudies/certification%20of%20financial%20responsibility.pdf   indicating commitment (from your parents,
       government, or others) to financially support your education.
*To expedite the processing of materials, download and print the Immunization Form and mail the completed form to the address specified on the form. This form is not used in making an admissions decision. However, you will not be allowed to enroll at FAMU without submitting the Immunization Form.
-          All official application materials, with the exception of test scores and transcripts, should be submitted online.  All supporting documents (such as transcripts, test scores) should be mailed to:
The Graduate Admissions Office
               515 Orr Drive
               Suite 469 Tucker Hall
               Florida A&M University
               Tallahassee, FL 32307.
These documents must be received by the stated application deadline.
-          Timely application submission of all requested information is important.  Students are urged to apply in the fall of their senior year, since this allows for the evaluation and award processes to begin by January of each academic year.  Late application submission diminishes the applicant’s opportunities for admission and financial awards.
For more details on graduate admission at FAMU and on graduate education in general in the U.S. log onto www.famu.edu/graduatestudies and to https://www.educationusa.info/5_steps_to_study/graduate_step_1_research_your_options.php#top respectfully.