CBE Graduate Admission Requirements

The GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants applying through Fall 2026!

The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering is proud to offer graduate and doctoral programs in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. New applicants are typically considered for fall admissions. For full consideration for departmental funding, please complete the application by 1 February.


Decision Type Deadline
Early Admissions 31 December
Full Funding Consideration/Admissions 1 February
Regular International Student Admissions 1 March
Regular Domestic (USA) Student Admissions 1 July


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Combined BS to MS

Please visit the Combined BS to MS page to learn how you can earn your bachelor's and master's degree in less time at FAMU-FSU COE.

BS - MS Pathway

Candidates for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy programs in Chemical & Biomedical Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering must first meet the general graduate admission requirements of either FAMU or FSU.

Additional Department Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of each University, a candidate for post-baccalaureate study in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering must also meet the following requirements:


Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree in chemical engineering or an allied field from an accredited college or university;
  2. Fulfillment of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. Students may be required to satisfy deficiencies by taking undergraduate courses or can enroll in a transitional summer program if they do not have a degree from an accredited chemical engineering degree program;
  3. An undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher;
  4. A minimum revised GRE percentile of at least 48% on the verbal portion and 75% on the quantitative portion of the test. It is noted that the GRE percentiles of funded graduate students on assistantship are typically higher than these minima;
  5. Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student's work and background;
  6. A personal statement of professional goals; and
  7. International students: For students whose native language is not English and who did not graduate from an accredited US institution with either a BS or MS degree, minimum scores on the TOEFL are 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based). GRE waiver request form.

Students who do not possess a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering may be required to complete a department-designated sequence of undergraduate courses with a grade of "B" or higher in each course or may be eligible for an accelerated transitional program taken during the summer prior to full enrollment. Transfer credit from another institution is limited to six (6) semester hours with departmental approval. Typical undergraduate course sequences (in preparation for graduate courses) include the following courses:

  • ECH 3023 - Mass and Energy Balances I (3)
  • ECH 3024 - Mass and Energy Balances II (3)
  • ECH 3101 - Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (3)
  • ECH 3301 - Chemical Engineering Process Analysis (3)
  • ECH 3266 - Introductory Transport Phenomena (3)
  • ECH 3418 - Separations Processes (3)
  • ECH 3854 - Chemical Engineering Computations (3
  • ECH 4267 - Advanced Transport Phenomena (3)
  • ECH 4504 - Kinetics and Reactor Design (3)


The Department offers graduate assistantships in forms of research assistantships and/or teaching assistantships, which includes competitive stipends, tuition waivers, and student health care coverage. By applying to PhD programs by departmental application deadlines you will automatically be under consideration for student funding. These can be awarded as departmental TA or RA by individual faculty basis. These awards are renewable provided satisfactory performance. For more details on TA support, please contact Dr. Samuel Grant (Graduate Chair) or particular faculty of interest for information on RA support. Funding through assistantships is typically reserved for PhD students, and all current PhD students are supported by these assistantships.

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.

Contact Us    CBE Graduate Studies Brochure

GA Estimated Funding

Graduate Level Estimated Stipend (Annual) Estimated FAMU Tuition Waiver (Annual; 27 hrs) Estimated FAMU Health Subsidy (request through graduate school) Estimated FSU Tuition Waiver (Annual; 27 hrs) Estimated FSU Health Subsidy (request through graduate school) Estimated Average Total Support
M.S. Applicant $26,000 $10,900 $1,800 $10,900 $2,200 $39,100
Ph.D. Applicant (before prospectus) $29,000 $10,900 $10,900 $2,200 $42,800
Ph.D. Applicant (after prospectus) $31,750 $10,900 $1,800 $10,900 $2,200 $44,850


*Based on US national, in-state status; International tuition rates and health insurance subsidies differ.

*Based on 2021-2022 numbers for students supported at 0.5 FTE level