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Florida State University

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering
Master of Science (MS) Sustainable energy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores: Verbal 150, Quantitative 155)
Thesis Optional
30 credit hours (24 coursework, 6 research)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores: Verbal 150, Quantitative 155)
Thesis Required
45 credit hours (21 coursework, 24 research)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

150
Applied
78
Accepted
25
Enrolled
52%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores: Verbal 150, Quantitative 155)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, resume, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores: Verbal 150, Quantitative 155)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, official transcripts, resume, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

85
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.76%
Black or African American 3.53%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.18%
Unknown 1.18%

Gender

Male (88%)
Female (11%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 2
Male (23)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Aero-propulsion, superconductivity, smart materials, nanomaterials, intelligent robotic systems, robotic locomotion, sustainable energy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,825,142

Location & Contact

Address 2525 Pottsdamer Street
Tallahassee, FL  32310-6046
United States
Contact Dr. Emmanuel Collins
Chair
Email: ecollins@eng.famu.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-410-6373
Fax: 850-410-6337

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