ME Graduate Admission Requirements

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


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

Candidates for the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy programs in Mechanical 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

Mechanical Engineering - PhD
Mechanical Engineering - Masters Programs
  • M.S. (Thesis) in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. (Non-Thesis) in Mechanical Engineering
  • MS (Thesis) in Sustainable Energy


Term - Spring Final Deadline
International Applicants 15 September
Domestic Applicants 1 November
Term - Summer  
All Applicants 1 March
Term - Fall  
Priority Deadline for Assistantship 15 January
Domestic Applicants 1 July
  • Students seeking assistantships and other financial aid should apply for Fall semester admissions no later than 15th of January.
  • The Department reviews all applications for assistantship opportunities. If you miss the January 15 deadline you will still be considered for an assistantship.
  • There is no additional application for assistantship consideration.
  • Applicants should follow the Department's application deadline and not the general university deadline.
  • All application materials (including all supporting documents) MUST be submitted by the application deadline.
  • The Department reserves the right to deny or cancel any application that is not complete by the application deadline.
  • No late applications will be accepted.


Additional Department Requirements

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

Admissions Requirements and Required Documents
  1. Earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or any engineering discipline, applied biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, materials science, mathematics, applied mathematics, physics and applied physics. If you do not have an BS degree in engineering or in one of the approved science fields listed above you may not be eligible for admission to the graduate program.

    Students without a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering but with a degree in an approved field may be required to complete remedial coursework in Mechanical Engineering as a condition of admission (See Requirements for Non-Majors)

  2. An undergraduate upper-division GPA or graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.
  3. The GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants through Fall 2026.
  4. CV/Resume - Provide a detailed resume or CV.
  5. Statement of Purpose – State reason(s) for pursuing a graduate degree, include previous or proposed areas of research and must be 250 words or less.
  6. Three signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead – The letters should be from individuals qualified to evaluate your academic performance/potential or relevant work experience. If you are applying to Florida State University, your letters of recommendation MUST be submitted electronically by the recommender through the recommendations section of the online application.
  7. 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.
  8. 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:


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.

Application Status

FAMU applicants should contact the School of Graduates Studies and Research to check the status of their application. Please allow at least 10 business days before requesting a status update. The final admission decision will be sent via email.

FSU applicants can check the status of their application online at Please allow at least 10 business days for new information to be reflected on the Online Status Check. The final admission decision will also be posted to the Online Status Check.

Admission into the graduate program and the awarding of financial aid are separate processes. Notification of admission may proceed notification of financial aid.


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

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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.


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