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 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
- 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;
- 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.
- Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores or General Management Admission Test (GMAT) 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.
- 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.
- Three letters of Recommendation; Complete this section of the online application.
- Résumé, essay, portfolio or other materials, if required by the program; (These must be submitted as part of the online application.)
- *Immunization Form at http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?shs&Immunizations ;
*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 admission 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.
Applicants, who are interested in being considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the priority deadline, and make sure that their applications are complete, including all transcripts and other program application requirements.
No more than 10 percent of the graduate students admitted for an academic year may be admitted as exceptions to the criteria above.
Timely application submission 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, log on to www.famu.edu/graduatestudies