Frequently Asked Questions for Graduate Students
What are the requirements for being admitted to a FAU graduate program?
A student seeking admission into a graduate program of Florida Atlantic University must meet at least the minimum standards set by the Florida Board of Regents and the University as well as the specific requirements set by the program. The minimum FAU admission requirements established by the Florida Board of Regents are:
- A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a regionally accredited institution and at least one of the following criteria;
- A "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) average or better in all work as a registered upper division student;
- A combined score of 1000 (verbal and quantitative) on the Graduate Records Exam (GRE), or;
- A graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
All applicants must take the GRE and submit their official scores regardless of their grade point average. Individual program requirements may be more selective.
Can I take classes that will count for my degree before I take the GRE?
Yes, you can take up to 1/3 of the total program requirements prior to admission into a graduate program. These courses must be taken as a non-degree seeking student. Admission to the College or program will not occur without GRE scores.
How do I get an application?
Applications may be obtained by writing to the Director of Admissions, Florida Atlantic University, P.0. Box 3091, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991 or call (954) 762-5660, or you can fill one out online by clicking here.
What documents do I need to send in with my application?
Graduate Applications require a $30 U.S. non-refundable application fee. Official transcripts from each college or university attended must be sent directly to the FAU Admissions Office. Graduate applicants must request that the Education Testing Service send their GRE scores to FAU.
What graduate academic programs are offered by the College for Design and Social Inquiry?
- Criminal Justice:
- Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice
- Public Administration:
- Ph. D. in Public Administration
- Master of Public Administration
- Executive Certificate in Public Management
- Master of Nonprofit Management
- Social Work:
- Master of Social Work
- Urban and Regional Planning:
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning
- Urban Planning Certificate
- Criminal Justice:
What financial aid is available?
The College itself has some financial aid available specifically to its students. For example, there are Ph.D. stipends and Environmental Growth Management Fellowships in the MPA & MURP programs. College Stipend and Scholarship information is available from the Academic Coordinator, located at the Tower Campus (954) 762-5662. For more information about financial aid, see Financial and Scholarship Information available at this web site.