The School of Graduate Studies and Research

The mission of the School of Graduate Studies and Research (SGSR) is to work collaboratively with all academic units to educate and train future scholars, teachers, researchers and professionals and to produce knowledge and research in the fields and areas in which they will work.

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SGSR Past and  Present

The Division of Graduate Studies was established in 1957 and was elevated to the School of Graduate Studies and Research  in 1987. Currently, the school gives high priority to the development of sponsored research and the research interests of individual faculty members.

To aid the development of research and other grant proposals, we provide technical assistance, dissemination of requests for proposals and editorial consultation. In certain instances, we will develop and write grant proposals, and we also maintain contact with private corporations and foundations, as well as local, state and national governmental agencies, in pursuit of support for our research programs.

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We’re constantly looking for new perspectives and ideas, regardless of the field. We would love for you to learn more about us and for us to learn more about your interests.

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Our Graduate Programs

Many of FAMU’s schools and colleges offer graduate studies. As of today, we have 29 master's degrees, 3 professional degrees and 12 doctoral programs.


College of Agriculture & Food Sciences Graduate Programs

As the land-grant college within FAMU, CAFS Cooperative Extension Program plays a vital role in providing research-based information and resources directly to Florida’s farmers, individuals, producers, communities and agri-business  
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College of Education Graduate Programs

The College of Education was the first and only college, department, or major within the university at its inception in 1887. The COE continues to celebrate superior accomplishments by its students, faculty, staff, and graduates. 
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College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Programs

The College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, provides you with robust education, hands-on experiences, and guidance from our expert faculty to prepare you for a successful career in the field.  
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College of Science and Technology Graduate Programs

Graduates from the college’s programs have a strong tradition of achieving excellence and assuming leadership positions in academia, the public and private sectors and in health care professions! Richard A. Alo, Dean
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College of Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Graduate Programs

Our programs connect students to the world with an array of learning opportunities including research, internships, co-op, service learning, online instruction, and experiential scholarship. 
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FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Graduate Programs

The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, established by the Florida Legislature in 1982, is the joint engineering school for Florida A&M and Florida State Universities. It is the only shared college of engineering in the nation.  
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School of Allied Health Sciences Graduate Programs

The School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) is one of three health professional schools at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. 
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School of Architecture and Engineering Technology Graduate Programs

The School of Architecture & Engineering Technology (SA+ET) is a professional school committed to preparing its graduates for excellence in the practice of architecture, construction, and electronics.      
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School of Business & Industry Graduate Programs

The FAMU School of Business and Industry, under the leadership of the founding dean Dr. Sybil Collins Mobley, was established in 1974 to prepare talented students from around the nation and the world to thrive in a competitive global market place.  
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School of Nursing Graduate Programs

The Florida A&M University School of Nursing is the oldest continuing baccalaureate nursing program in the United States at a historically black institution. 
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School of the Environment Graduate Programs

Our research helps repair and preserve our natural resources, while our facilitation of technology transfer helps solve problems. In doing so, our educational programs raise awareness and support of environmental issues. 
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Frequently Asked Questions 

"The only bad question is the one not asked"

Please submit official transcript(s) to:
Florida A & M University
515 Orr Drive
469 Tucker Hall 
Tallahassee, FL 32307
Send electronically to:

No, returning FAMU students do not have to submit official transcripts.
Combined score of at least 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE.

Yes, LSAT must be official and no more than 5 years old.

GRE/GMAT score are valid for 5 years from test date.

School code 5215.

A total of 6 hours will transfer to your graduate record from an accredited institution.

Yes, however each application associates with a non-refundable application fee of $30.00.

No, the student must declare one major.

The majority of departments admit students for the fall semester only with applications typically submitted 6 months to one year in advance. For admission information specific to your department of interest, please visit the department’s website.

Once a decision has been made, an email will be sent from the Dean of the Graduate Studies and Research to the email address provided in the application. The email will direct you to the decision letter. Please note that the decision cannot be given over the telephone.

It may be possible to enroll in individual graduate level courses through the Registrar’s Office. If you are interested in taking a course(s) but not working toward a degree, you may qualify to register as a non-degree seeking student (provided you have not been denied admission to the university). As a non-degree seeking student, you are required to follow the regular registration procedures and pay the same fees as other students. In addition, a non-degree seeking student application form must be completed and submitted on or before the deadline. More Information:

No. International students must meet the university’s minimum requirements which include a passing TOEFL score to be admitted. Please refer to international applicants:  More Information:

IELTS: 6.5
TOEFL: 550/paper-based; 80 internet-based

Florida A&M University is required by U.S. government regulations to verify the availability of adequate funding for your tuition, fees, and living expenses for the duration of your academic program. The total amount must reflect $39,920.00 for graduate study per academic year. Include an additional $4,500 per academic year for your spouse and $1,800 per academic year for each child if they will be accompanying you to the United States. All amounts must be in U.S. dollars. We cannot issue the I-20 for your visa until this form is completed and returned to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Acceptable evaluators can be found at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

No. The Graduate Admissions Office requires all applicants to use the online application and the online application can be found at