School of Graduate Studies hosts workshop for students


The School of Graduate Studies will host its fall semester graduate recruitment today in the Grand Ballroom. 

Florida A&M has 33 on-campus programs and three online master’s programs. Representatives from each program will be available to answer students’ questions. The workshop has been created to allow students to take a brief look into the graduate schools at FAMU, give them the opportunity to be recruited and apply to the graduate schools onsite. 

“I’m interested in seeing what graduate degrees FAMU has to offer,” said Michelle Silvera, a junior psychology student from Sebring. “FAMU has a lot to offer and I am glad they are having this workshop so we as students can be informed.”

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for Graduate Studies will also be present. It has been a graduate feeder participant at FAMU for more than 20 years and actively supports the  program. The workshop serves as one of its top recruitment tools as the institute looks for students who are interested in studying  sciences, engineering, business administration and management, the humanities, arts and social sciences, computer science, cognitive science, IT, electronic arts and architecture. 

Students prepared for the visit by attending workshops aimed at improving on writing personal statements, secrets to a successful graduate application, graduate schools’ expectations, financial aid support questions and literature review and writing an abstract. 

Thomas Williams, a senior criminal justice student student from Tampa attended the Financial Aid Tips and Answering Financial Aid Support Questions workshop.

“My main concern about attending graduate school was the cost and what financial programs are offered,” Williams said. “I want to further my education here and now that I know that I will be able to afford it, I’m more confident in my decision.”

Verian Thomas, dean of the School of Graduate Studies, urges students to attend graduate school at FAMU

“FAMU has nationally recognized and highly competitive graduate programs,” Thomas said. “Not only is the campus and environment already familiar to you, but you can also pursue funding directly from your department.”

The graduate recruitment programs will be held in the Grand Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. All graduating seniors and prospective doctoral students are encouraged to attend. For more information contact the School of Graduate Studies at 850-599-3505 or visit suite 469 in Tucker Hall.