Graduate Admissions

Florida Atlantic utilizes a centralized application service (CAS) for graduate programs*. To begin your application based on the graduate program of interest, select the corresponding application button below, create a username and password, and complete your electronic application in the CAS system.

*The College of Business uses a unique application system. To apply, click here.

Application Information

In preparation for your graduate application, make sure to review the admissions requirements of the program you are applying to on the Graduate Degree Programs page, as requirements and deadlines may vary.

  • Official Transcripts: must be sent from the Registrar of each college you have attended.
    • Transcripts from U.S. institutions or English-speaking Canadian institutions should be sent directly to the centralized application systems (CAS). For more information on how to send transcripts, please visit the Help Center.

Please Note: Applicants who previously attended FAU do not need to send their FAU transcripts.

  • Test Scores: GRE or GMAT may be required by some programs - check for temporary program waiver. If required, you will self-report scores into the Centralized Application System (CAS), but you will need to request your official scores be sent to FAU directly. The FAU school codes are below.
    • FAU's school code for the GRE is 5229
    • FAU's school code for the GMAT is 9LX
  • Supplemental Information  will be uploaded directly to the centralized application system.
Students Who Attended Colleges/Universities Outside of the U.S.
  • Foreign Credential Evaluation: Graduate applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign credentials evaluated. Depending on the program, the evaluation required will be a “general” or a “course-by-course” evaluation with a grade point average from each institution attended. Applicants have two options for obtaining foreign credential evaluations:
    • Option 1) Choose an independent evaluating company that is a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member, and send transcripts directly to the evaluating company. Evaluations by NACES member organizations must be completed with authenticated documents. Evaluations completed by NACES members should be sent directly to FAU Graduate College at: Florida Atlantic University, Graduate College, SU-80, Room 101, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
    • Option 2) Florida Atlantic University will evaluate transcripts internally. Note: Evaluations completed by FAU are only valid for FAU admission purposes. Official transcripts and English translations (for official documents in languages other than English) must arrive in English 30 days prior to the application deadline for FAU to evaluate them internally. To find more information on internal evaluations, visit our Foreign Credential Evaluation Page.
Non-Native Speakers of English and Students Who Attended Foreign Institutions

must provide evidence of proficiency in English from one of the following tests, reported directly to FAU Graduate College:

Exceptions: Non-Native speakers of English are not required to submit proof of English language proficiency if they meet one of the following:

  1. Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in the United States or abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.
  2. Completion of at least three years of secondary education from a high school based in a country where English is the majority native-speaking language, or where English is the primary language of instruction starting in the primary grades.
  3. For undergraduate applicants only, completion of at least thirty (30) postsecondary credits, including ENC 1101 and ENC 1102, or the equivalent, with a grade of C or higher, from a U.S. regionally accredited post-secondary institution or from a recognized post-secondary institution abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.
  4. Completion of at least sixty (60) post-secondary credits or an associate degree or higher from a U.S. regionally accredited postsecondary institution or from a recognized post-secondary institution abroad with full curriculum of instruction in English.

The official FAU regulation on English Language Proficiency can be found here: Regulation 4.009.


To apply to graduate programs from the College of Engineering and Computer Science, click on the EngineeringCAS button below.

Begin Application

To apply to Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, click on the CSDCAS button below.

Begin Application

To apply for graduate programs from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters,College of Education,Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine,Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing,Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, or College of Social Work and Criminal Justice, click on the GradCAS button below.

Begin Application


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Non-Degree Seeking Students


Combined FAU Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Seeking Student

  • Combined bachelor’s to master’s degrees allow current FAU undergraduates to take graduate courses in their senior year that count towards a master’s degree.
  • Visit the Pathways to Graduate Education website for more information and to apply for a combined bachelor's to master's degree program.

Contact Us

To submit transcripts, evaluations, and supporting documents as part of your application to be processed by professional staff, email For all other inquiries regarding graduate admissions, email

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