School of Architecture and Engineering Technology
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Division of Architecture
Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management

Program Description

The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management (M.S.) program is designed as
• a one-year curriculum for those students with a four-year, pre-professional degree in architecture and
• a two-year curriculum for those students without a pre-professional degree in architecture.
The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management Track is a collaborative professional degree program between the School of Architecture and the School of Business and Industry. The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management Track is appropriate for those who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and wish to acquire an industry driven professional degree that enables the graduate to perform facility management services. Facility management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. This Master’s track require independent thinking skills and the ability to solve challenging problems through research, investigation, analysis, and development of sound and learned solutions as well as include a presentation and defense. The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management Track does not prepare graduates to become licensed as an architect.

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The SAET offers a dual degree path that combines the Master of Science (Facilities Management) and a Bachelor of Architecture. Successful applicants will need to meet the GPA requirements of the graduate MS and the portfolio requirements of the professional B.Arch degree.

For more info, see the academic plan presented below

Application and Admission Requirements

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology receives the completed application materials by the second week of January. If materials are not received by the deadline, the application may not be considered for admission. Admission is competitive and considered on a space-available basis.

Applications are available online.

Applicants must also meet the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies at Florida A&M as well as those of the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology. The requirements include the following:
• A completed university GRADUATE APPLICATION form and payment of the non-refundable fee.
• An official up-to-date TRANSCRIPT of undergraduate records sent directly from all previous colleges attended and
• A resume
• A letter of intent indicating the applicant's educational and career background, educational and career goals, and reasons for selecting the degree program at FAMU.
• Three letters of reference from people who can speak knowledgeably about the quality of the applicant's recent work.
• A TOEFL score of 550 or better, from foreign students, prior to admittance to the university.
• If you have questions, please email Ronald Lumpkin or call (850) 599-3244.

Progress and Retention Requirements

All students seeking admission, provisionally admitted, or fully admitted to a graduate program in the School of Architecture and who are enrolled in upper-division or graduate courses within the School of Architecture are required to meet all of the provisions outlined in the university Catalog for satisfactory progress and retention as determined by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The requirements for satisfactory progress for such students are different from the general requirements for progress and retention for students admitted and enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.
Students provisionally admitted and fully admitted to graduate programs in the School of Architecture who fail to maintain the required conditions for progress and retention could face termination of their graduate student status. A failing grade in a required course or a grade below that required for advancement in the student's graduate curriculum as described in the Catalog requires course retake. Such retakes follow different grade forgiveness policies from those that apply to undergraduate students' grades.

Contact Info

1938 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Walter L. Smith Architecture Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4200

P: (850) 599-3244
F: (850) 599-3436