The GRE requirement has been waived (and extended) for all engineering master’s applicants applying through Fall 2026!
One College, two universities, unlimited opportunity.
The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, established in 1982, is the joint engineering school for Florida A&M and Florida State University students. Located in Tallahassee, FL our college is a unique partnership between a top HBCU and Tier 1 research university. Prospective graduate students should explore and research both institutions, then determine to which institution they wish to apply through. All graduate curriculum and research opportunities are mirrored at the joint-college, therefore, no matter which institution you choose to attend, your experience in the classroom and laboratory will be identical.
World-Class Research Centers
Some of the world's most advanced engineering research centers are within walking distance of our classrooms. As a graduate student, you'll immerse yourself in innovative research and discover solutions that help benefit society.
Competitive Funding Opportunities
We offer competitive funding packages to qualified PhD applicants. These awards include tuition waivers, generous stipends, and health insurance subsidies. These are awarded on a department and faculty basis so reach out to your department and faculty in your research area for more info.
Diverse Learning Environment
The partnership between a top HBCU and Tier-1 research university provides you with the unique opportunity to work in cross-cultural teams while experiencing stimulating research and collaborating with faculty.
Departments and Programs
With five departments and one interdisciplinary program offering both master's and doctoral degrees, we know there is a program that will help you fulfill your educational and career goals. We also offer two brand new online masters programs!
- Master's Thesis
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering Data Analytics
- Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering Leadership - Online
- Systems Engineering MS Non-Thesis - offered on campus or online!
- Master's Non-Thesis
- Master's Thesis
- Sustainable Energy Master's Thesis
- Graduate Certificate in Aerospace - Online
- Master's Thesis
Frequently Asked Questions
No, you only need to submit an application 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.
University policy allows for application review with unofficial transcripts and test scores. Official transcripts and test scores are required prior to completion of the term in which you have been admitted. Official Transcripts must be sent directly either by mail or electronically from the institution to FAMU or FSU University Admissions offices. Official Test Scores must be sent through ETS to each University. Failure to turn in official documents will result in a registration hold.
FAMU applicants may email their unofficial transcripts and test score sheets to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have them added to their application. They cannot upload to their application on their own.
FSU Applicants can upload their unofficial transcripts and self-report their test scores through their Online Status Page.
Unfortunately, we are unable to waive the application fee. In order for your application to be reviewed, you must submit the $30 application fee.
FAMU tuition and fees can be found by visiting https://famu.edu/students/office-of-financial-aid/cost-of-attendance/index.php. FSU tuition and fees can be found by visiting https://studentbusiness.fsu.edu/tuition-fees. Additional information about graduate funding opportunities can be found by visiting https://www.eng.famu.fsu.edu/prospective/graduate/funding.
The GRE has automatically been waived for master’s applicants for the Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022 semesters! Current students or alumni of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering are eligible for a GRE waiver for the PhD program. To view eligibility requirements and apply, please view the GRE Waiver Request form.
The English Language Proficiency requirement can be waived, at the University-level, for applicants who have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or higher in the US or in an English-Speaking Country.
Countries Exempt from English Language Proficiency Requirement:
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Virgin Islands, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Christmas Islands, Cocos (Keeling Island), Cook Islands, Dhekelia, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Guyana, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Jersey, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Marianas, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Tuvalu, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Shortly after admission, students will receive an email with instructions for completing the online I-20 application to demonstrate proof of adequate funding. US higher education institutions are required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Applicants must show proof of financial support for the first year of study and confirm the availability of funds for the length of the academic program.
For more information, FAMU applicants may contact the Office of International Education and Development (Ms. Rana Ibrahim) at email@example.com or visit https://www.famu.edu/students/international-education-and-development/recruitment-and-admissions/request-the-i-20-form.php.
For more information, FSU applicants may contact the Center for Global Engagement at CGE-NewStudents@fsu.edu or visit https://cge.fsu.edu/international-students/new-students.