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Domestic Students


Prospective students interested in earning a graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University must apply for admission as degree-seeking students.  FAU offers a wide variety of master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees in eight academic colleges. Anyone interested in applying as a non-degree seeking student should click on the link below.

Generally, anyone holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education may apply for admission to a graduate degree program.  Please be aware that each graduate degree program has its specific admissions criteria and deadline dates. It is the responsibility of each applicant to be aware of these criteria. 

Click here for a list of the graduate degree programs offered.

Definition of Enrollment Types

  • Degree Seeking: a student who plans to earn a graduate degree. Degree-seeking students qualify to receive financial aid and other graduate student benefits.
  • Non-Degree Seeking: a student who plans to take courses to complete a job related responsibility or a personal need. Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Questions about the criteria may be directed to the graduate degree program (link) or the Graduate College at 561-297-3624.

Important Links

Pay Application Fee
Application Status
Residency Instructions and FAQs
Supplemental Application
Graduate Programs
Letter of Recommendation Form

 Last Modified 4/1/19