ECE Graduate Admission Requirements

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


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is proud to offer graduate and doctoral programs in Electrical Engineering.

Candidates for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy programs in Electrical 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.


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Application Deadlines

Electrical Engineering - PhD, MS (Non-Thesis), MS (Thesis) programs
Term Final Deadline
Spring 1 November
Summer 1 March
Fall 1 July

We encourage all international students to apply well in advance of the above deadlines.


Additional Department Requirements

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

The Department offers a thesis program for the Master of Science (MS) degree in Electrical Engineering. Depending on the university, interested students should also consult the FAMU or FSU Graduate Student Handbook.


Admissions Requirements and Required Documents
  1. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, or a closely related discipline, from an accredited college or university.
  2. A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all work attempted beyond 60 semester hours of undergraduate study.
  3. The GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants through Fall 2026.
  4. For International students, an English Proficiency Score Report is required if:
    • The applicant’s country’s official language is NOT English or
    • The applicant did NOT graduate from an accredited US institution with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
    • The following are the minimum scores required for admission to the University:
  5. CV/Resume - Information should be current.
  6. Statement of Purpose – Outlining your research and career goals. We want to know how your background and prior training make you the right candidate and why FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a good fit for you. 
  7. Three Letters of Recommendation – Three signed letters of recommendation on official letterheads, from academic or professionals who can comment on the academic and research potential of the applicant.
  8. Credit Requirements
    • International Credit Requirements — International applicants or degrees earned from international institutions must submit official transcripts through a NACES approved evaluator. We recommend using SpanTran for your course-by-course evaluation. We are unable to review applications with unofficial transcripts from international institutions. The University will not waive this requirement. For more information visit FSU Graduate School or FAMU Graduate School.
    •  US Credit Requirements — Credits earned from US institutions can be reviewed with unofficial transcripts.
  9. Department Application


Application Process

You only need to apply through one university. FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is a joint college shared by two universities, Florida A&M University and Florida State University. The program and coursework will be the same no matter which university you apply through. However, upon completion of the degree, you will only earn a diploma from one university.

All required application materials listed above must be on file, and the fee paid, before an application is considered complete and ready for review. We encourage you to submit and complete your application early. The graduate admissions committee reviews completed applications throughout the open application period, which allows you to quickly receive an admissions decision. 


These links will provide you with information regarding the specific application processes for each university FAMU and FSU.


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.


Graduate Funding

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.


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Graduate Programs

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


BS-MS Pathways