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Agricultural Science, Agribusiness, Non-Thesis Option - MSc

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    January, August

Program Overview

What Florida A&M University says about their program:
"The non-thesis option differs from the existing Master of Science degree program by replacing the six (6) hours of thesis with a research project and two directed electives and administering written and oral comprehensive exit exams designed and administered by the student’s graduate committee. The replacement courses will not include supervised research or thesis and will be selected by the student with the approval of their graduate committee and the Graduate Coordinator. These additional courses will permit students to further focus their graduate training in specialties they and their committee believe are important to their professional development. The only exception to this is that students will be required to take one (1) hour of supervised research in their final semester of enrollment for the expressed purpose of taking their written and oral exit exams. The exit exam will permit the committee to assess the student’s overall level of professional competency and assure that graduates leave the program with a consistent level of proficiency. At the discretion of the student’s graduate committee and the Graduate Coordinator, the written and oral exit exams could include a multiple-semester research project designed to allow students following the non-thesis option an opportunity to conduct applied research."

Admissions requirements

All International applicants applying to Florida A&M University are required to submit an online application. It is important to provide complete and accurate information. Incomplete information will delay the processing of your application

TOEFL 80 / IELTS 6.5

Some countries are exempt from providing English proficiency test: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Canada (all provinces except Quebec), Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Liberia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, Zimbabwe

You may need to do the following to apply at FAMU:

  • Submit the online application and $35 non-refundable application fee. While online applications are preferred, some applications and supplemental forms are provided in PDF format. Please review the admissions download forms page if you need hard copies
  • Mail the nonrefundable application fee of $30 (money order or cashier's check) if not paying online at the time of application
  • A certified bank statement / supporting documentation of finances and international financial statement form
  • Academic credentials (credentials must be certified true copies from high school; college or University). Original transcripts from all institutions must be submitted from the foreign institutions directly to the office of admissions. To determine academic eligibility for admissions, academic credentials must be

    (a) translated into English and (b) evaluated course by course by an evaluation service. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the evaluation agency directly and provide FAMU with an original evaluation of all academic credentials. Acceptable evaluators can be found at the web pages of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)

  • Scores resulting from the SAT or ACT
  • Scores resulting from the TOEFL or IELTS
  • A completed Certification of Financial Responsibility form indicating your commitment (e.g. from your parents, government, or others) to financially support your education
  • Mandatory Health Insurance required for all international Students

Fall Semester (August): deadline May 1 Spring Semester (January): deadline November 1 Summer Sessions (May-June-July): deadline March 1

Fees and funding

FAMU has been consistently recognized for its affordable degree programs.

*Undergraduate tuition: US$17,940 per year *Graduate tuition: US$25,868 per year

Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) Scholarship

For undergraduate and graduate students who are citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) who have been awarded a non-duty scholarship equal $500 per semester or $1,000 per academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) may be eligible to be designated as Latin American - Caribbean Scholarship recipients and will be considered Florida state residents for tuition purposes. At least half of the scholarship amount, $500 per year or $250 per semester must be from state or federal money. The other half may be from foundation money, a foreign government or another private source. A Latin American - Caribbean Scholarship recipient will be classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes only. LAC Scholarship recipients must be awarded an additional scholarship in order to retain Florida resident status for the summer terms.

Florida Linkage Institutes

The Office of International Education, a unit under the Florida Department of Education, announces the availability of out-of-state tuition exemption program to eligible international students. International students attending any of Florida's state universities/community colleges may be eligible to apply to be considered as residents for tuition purposes only.

Visa requirements for Florida A&M University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the US, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

USA student visa requirements