CEE Graduate Admission Requirements

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

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is proud to offer graduate and doctoral programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

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

In addition, a candidate must also meet the department’s requirements.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester:
    • PH.D. January 15th - priority deadline for assistantship consideration, April 1st final deadline.
    • M.S. and M.ENG July 1st  
  • Spring semester: PH.D., M.S., and M.ENG October 1st
  • Completed PH.D. applications submitted by the April 1st deadline will still be considered for available assistantships. We encourage all international students to apply well in advance of the above deadlines.

The Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering provides students with education in advanced civil engineering topics, management, and professional issues. The M.Eng. degree option is ideal for students who will pursue a master’s degree part-time or for full-time students who desire an option for accelerated completion within one year. The CEE department admissions requirements for the M.Eng. degree program are as follows:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or a closely related engineering or science discipline from an accredited college or university.
  2. Good academic standing at the academic institution last attended.
  3. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale on all coursework attempted as an upper division student (beyond 60 semester credit hours).
  4. Satisfy at least one of the following:
    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) recommended minimum percentile ranks of 25% on the verbal reasoning section and 65% on the quantitative section (for tests taken after 2015, the corresponding scaled scores are 145 verbal and 158 quantitative), or
    • Evidence of passing the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam;

    A waiver of the exam requirement is possible in certain cases. Please visit the GRE Waiver Request (form) for non-thesis master’s degrees.

  5. Two signed letters of recommendation on official letterheads, from academics or professionals attesting to the M.Eng. study potential of the applicant.
  6. Statement of purpose describing reasons for pursuing the Master of Engineering degree and career goals.
  7. International students whose native language is not English will be required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and demonstrate proficiency in English prior to admission per university guidelines. The minimum TOEFL score is 80 (internet-based). International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) score of 6.5 is also accepted. This requirement may be waived for students who have obtained a prior degree from a U.S. institution.



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The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Ph.D. programs offer competitive funding packages for newly admitted students. Please visit our graduate funding page to find out more about assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships.


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To learn how you can earn your degree in less time at FAMU-FSU COE. Please visit the MS to PhD or the BS to PhD track(s).


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