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Degree Program Highlights

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The FAMU MBA program gives online students access to a broad array of innovative opportunities with special emphasis on team collaboration, including work abroad and graduate case competitions. Our extensive network of corporate employers also helps to further our students' exposure to areas ranging from accounting to supply chain management.

Master of Public Health (MPH)
FAMU features the first MPH degree offered online from an HBCU. We offer the only accredited public health program currently housed within a College of Pharmacy, providing a unique synergy that links the fields of public health and healthcare, and boast a strong training and research focus on health disparities that disproportionately impacts the poor and underserved. Public health practice will be the specialty area of the FAMU online MPH Program.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Choose FAMU's online MSN program and get the clinical expertise your degree requires wherever you live while you complete classroom credit hours online. Offering gerontology, this nationally accredited program emphasizes local clinical work that prepares you for workplace realities in nursing.

State Authorization
Due to restrictive state regulations, Florida A&M University (FAMU) is not permitted to provide online courses or instruction to students from some states. If you reside in a restricted state, you may not be permitted to enroll in or be admitted to a FAMU online program. Please contact your state’s higher education regulation authorities for more details.

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School of Business and Industry
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Earn an online Master’s of Business Administration degree from Florida A&M University (FAMU), and advance your career goals with the ultimate credential for securing an upper-management position in global business, industry or commerce. The FAMU MBA program’s strength is evidenced by a job placement rate of over 85%, with the remaining 15% going on to pursue a Ph.D. or J.D.

Key Benefits of a FAMU Online MBA

Impressive Employment Connections and Placement Services To Help You Succeed
Boasting an extensive cache of over 100 corporate partners, including Accenture, John Deere, JPMorgan, Edward Jones, Disney, Ford, Burger King, and the Department of the Navy, the School of Business and Industry works hard to give our MBAs access to the best national and global employment connections for post-graduation career opportunities. Our staff helps SBI graduates-to-be schedule interviews for full-time positions, supports your employment search with workshops on resume writing and interviewing techniques, along with two University Career Fair Expos each academic year. Plus:

  • The program is designed with the working professional in mind.
  • The sequential course load helps you maintain business and personal obligations.
  • The program combines stimulating lectures with innovative opportunities for team collaboration
  • Recognition – FAMU’s MBA program students continue to draw recognition (recently placing second in the national supply chain case competition)

Included in your tuition for the FAMU online MBA are:

  • All textbooks and course materials, delivered in e-book format.
  • A laptop for each student during the first semester. (However, students also are required to have another computer to use as a backup.)
  • An impressive competitive advantage with participation in graduate case competitions.
  • A short-term international residency that includes interaction with executives from multinational corporations in places such as Brazil, China and Chile.


Many FAMU Business Graduates Go On to Great Things

With its exceptionally high job placement rate (85%), the power of the FAMU School of Business and Industry is demonstrated by the many graduates who have assumed leadership roles in major multinational organizations, including:

  • Shundrawn Thomas, Executive Vice President at Northern Trust Corporation,
  • Sonia Jackson Myles, Director of Global Fiber and Printed Packaging Purchases at Procter & Gamble, and
  • John Thompson, Board Chairman of Microsoft.


Numerous School of Business and Industry graduates become successful entrepreneurs, as well, including:

  • PJ Benton of PJJD Enterprises,
  • Al Fuller of Integrated Packaging Company,
  • Art Collins of Public-Private Partnerships, and
  • Len Burnett of Vibe and Uptown magazines.


Quality Guidance Through Completion of Your Graduate Degree

No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MBA means you get the support and credential you need to become a leader in global business. Expect strong support from our faculty members--offering ongoing personal access from distinguished professors credited with published research and other intellectual contributions across disciplines such as accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing and supply chain management.
The FAMU School of Business and Industry is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Requirements Before You Apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply a semester in advance of starting the program. Interested candidates should also meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree earned from an accredited college or university.
  • Completed a minimum of five years of post-baccalaureate work experience with at least two years at the managerial level.
  • Demonstrate academic potential: (a) cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in upper-division coursework completed for the baccalaureate degree (and submit a GRE or GMAT score) or (b) a score of at least 300 (150 verbal and 150 quantitative) on the GRE or (c) a score of at least 600 on the GMAT.

Beyond satisfying these requirements, international applicants whose first language is not English may be required to present a passing score on the TOEFL (500 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based).

Prior to starting coursework, students will be required to achieve passing scores on SBI's adaptive assessments in spreadsheets, accounting, finance, and statistics. SBI’s adaptive assessments (with embedded tutorials) ensure that students have the prerequisite skills needed to succeed in the MBA curriculum


Institute of Public Health
Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program is among the top producers of African American public health professionals in the nation. Our online program is designed to help you progress rapidly up the career ladder with guaranteed basic public health competencies and a focus on public health practice. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are drawn to the FAMU online MPH for the flexibility it offers – through anytime, anywhere access.

Key Benefits of a FAMU MPH
Impressive Employment Connections Help You Succeed

Fueled by the FAMU Institute of Public Health's connections to hiring agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the nation’s premier public health agency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Congress, Florida Department of Health and other state local health departments across the country, and community health centers, MPH graduates progress quickly with solid opportunities in federal, state and local health departments – as well as jobs in the private sector (e.g., hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms). Plus:

As the first MPH degree offered online at an HBCU and the first accredited public health program in North Florida, our program offers unique benefits:

  • The distinct advantage of being currently housed within FAMU's Institute of Public Health within the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • As a synergistic complement for healthcare professionals—the FAMU MPH connects public health with additional basic science and health care disciplines (e.g., pharmacy, allied health sciences, medicine, dentistry, nursing) for more meaningful consultation with patients
  • Supports research and public health practice with a focus on health disparities that disproportionately impacts the poor and underserved (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, environmental health impacts, and access to care).
  • Provides online advisement by national and international public health experts and public health doctoral students. The FAMU Institute of Public Health also has the first Doctor of Public Health degree program in Florida and is the fifth program established in the Southeast.

With coursework that's independent and self-directed, our program is designed with sensitivity to the needs of working students in mind – with all the advantages of online education:

  • Learning materials delivered through streaming audio and video lectures
  • Support through virtual office hours
  • A research assignment, tailored to the public health areas that interest you most, that allows you to take advantage of your current work environment
  • Free access to SAS, the leading statistical analysis software

Our MPH program features a deliberate progression of coursework that allows students to quickly progress from internships to advanced job opportunities:

  • The online MPH program is five semesters or 50 hours for full-time students.
  • Part-time students take two courses at a time in sequence
  • The practicum for this program is completed in the final semester to afford maximum flexibility for our enrollees
  • Online advisors and a online practicum coordinator will work with you to help identify public health practicum sites

Quality Guidance Through Completion of Your MPH degree
No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MPH degree means you also get the specialized guidance you need to gain the competencies you need to become a credentialed culturally competent public health practitioner! Expect strong support from our faculty members – offering ongoing personal access from distinguished public health faculty in biostatistics, behavioral sciences and health education, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health policy and management, and public health practice.

The FAMU Institute of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Requirements Before You Apply

Candidates for the MPH degree should have a minimum of 3 years of professional public health or healthcare work experience. Interested candidates should also meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Demonstrate academic potential: (a) minimum GPA of 3.0 (in the last 60 semester hours of study) and/or (b) minimum GRE score of 300 (150 verbal and 150 quantitative).  All applicants, who do not already have a terminal degree, must take the GRE to be considered for admission.


School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Earn more and get the credentials you need to diagnose, prescribe and treat patients with an online Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Florida A&M University (FAMU). The program prepares students to begin a new career path as a Nurse Practitioner and acquire AGPCNP credentials.  Plus, you’ll finish your degree faster with only 42 required credits as opposed to the 57 credits called for by other programs.

Key Benefits of a FAMU MSN

We've taken great care to integrate a curriculum that prepares our graduates for workforce realities in primary care. Many FAMU MSN program graduates come from minority backgrounds so our program operates with a cultural sensitivity many of our students appreciate.

  • No matter where you live, choosing FAMU for your MSN degree means you also get the specialized guidance you need to find a preceptor in your home area
  • Faster graduation - only 42 credits required, whereas many others require up to 57.
  • Program designed to be easily managed around work and personal obligations
  • Consistently high rate of certification – Program created with national certification exam in mind
  • Program offers the adult gerontoloty primary care track
  • Excellent employment opportunities: High demand due to requirements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act
  • Online student tuition includes:
    • Free access to web-based tool, to help track patient interaction and clinical hours
    • Faculty to student ratio is 1:6, In accordance with the national standard, ensuring ample personal attention from board-certified instructors--many of whom are published and actively conducting research in complementary alternative medicine, gerontology, self health management and other areas.
    • Two on-campus residencies

Curriculum and Accreditation
The FAMU School of Nursing is accredited by the National Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the curriculum is influenced by the American Association of the College of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and the Institute of Medicine.

Requirements Before You Apply
Candidates must hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree from an accredited college or university and demonstrate academic potential: (a) minimum GPA of 3.0 (in the last 60 semester hours of study) and/or (b) minimum GRE score of 300 (150 verbal and 150 quantitative).  Additionally, MSN candidates must meet a number of school-specific requirements, including a personal statement, Level II background check and drug screen. Post-Master's certificate program is available.