Graduate Admissions

NEW: Spring 2015 Graduate Recruitment Program

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will be hosting a Graduate Recruitment Program on February 26-27 for local and regional students who are interested in joining the Electrical and Computer Engineering program in Fall 2015. Students will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, visit our laboratories and research centers, talk with current graduate students, and much more. Students who are interested in attending the Spring 2015 Graduate Recruitment Program must apply online here. For more detailed information on the event and application requirements please view our flyer.

On behalf of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), thank you for your interest in the graduate program at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The program offers both a Master of Science in electrical engineering (MSEE) and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in electrical engineering.


To initiate the admission process and to request an application for Admissions to the graduate program, please contact directly the respective Office of Admissions of either FAMU or FSU. There is no departmental application.

Below is the contact information for you to begin your correspondence with the Office of Admissions:

Florida A&M University
Office of Graduate Admissions
Foote Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200
Phone: (850) 599-3796
Fax: (850) 599-3069

Florida State University
Office of Admissions
A2500 University Center
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400
Phone: (850) 644-3420
Fax: (850) 644-0197


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has different admission requirements depending for the MS or PhD programs. For information about the minimum GPA, GRE sores, and English proficiency (for international students) please visit


The following supporting documents must be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete:

  1. Official Transcripts
    • An official transcript from each college or university attended must be submitted to the university. International applicants must include an English translation.

  2. Official GRE Score Report
    • Request official GRE score report from ETS
    • Institutional Code for FAMU: 5215
    • Institutional Code for FSU: 5219

  3. Official English Proficiency Score Report (for international students only)
    • Request official English proficiency score report from ETS, MELAB or IELTS.
    • TOEFL Institutional Code for FAMU: 5215
    • TOEFL Institutional Code for FSU: 5219

  4. Statement of Purpose
    • Briefly describe your qualifications for graduate school and your long-term goals.
    • Please specify your research interests clearly. See our research page for more information.
  5. Resume
    • Provide a detailed resume or CV.

  6. Letters of Recommendation
    • Submit three letters of recommendation. 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 through the recommendations section of the online application.

  7. Florida Residency Form

  8. Certification of Financial Responsibility (for international students only)
    • The university is required by U.S. federal regulations to verify the financial resources of each international applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). All international applicants must complete this form even if you are anticipating financial support from the Department. Please note that the disclosure of available funds will not disqualify or limit any international applicant from receiving an assistantship or any other financial support from the Department.


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 considered to be separate processes. Notification of admission may proceed notification of financial aid. See Funding opportunities page for additional details.

Please be aware that you will need to return the completed application directly to the University of your choice, at the address listed on the application. Please do not return the application form or any accompanying materials to the department because it significantly delays the processing procedure for your application.

After the application has been processed through the Office of Admissions, it will be forwarded to the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering to be evaluated. No decision will be made on your application until all required supporting materials, official transcripts, test scores, certification of financial responsibility form and proof of financial support, and your application fee have been received.

Application deadline dates for Florida A&M University are listed on the graduate admissions deadlines page.

For information concerning Florida State University admission visit the FSU Graduate Bulletin Calendar.

If you are accepted into the graduate program, the Office of the Admissions of the respective university will notify you of your admission.

VI. Application Deadlines

The application deadline for the Summer and Fall semesters is March 1st. The application deadline for the Spring semester is October 1st.

VII. Conditional admission

The Department does not generally offer conditional admission. However, in some special circumstances, if the candidate has passed the GRE test but the scores have not reached the university, the Department might delay sending the acceptance or rejection letter and wait for the official scores to arrive.

VIII. Departmental Contacts

If you want to contact the Graduate Program Assistant or the Graduate Program Coordinator please make sure you read the information on this website first.

  • ECE Graduate Program Assistant: Mrs. Melissa Jackson
  • ECE Graduate Program Coordinator: Dr. Petru Andrei