Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management

The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management (M.S.) program is designed as a one-year curriculum for those students with a four-year, pre-professional degree in architecture and a two-year curriculum for those students without a pre-professional degree in architecture.

The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management Track is a collaborative professional degree program between the School of Architecture and the School of Business and Industry. The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management Track is appropriate for those who have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and wish to acquire an industry driven professional degree that enables the graduate to perform facility management services. Facility management is a profession that encompasses multiple disciplines to ensure functionality of the built environment by integrating people, place, process, and technology. This Master’s track require independent thinking skills and the ability to solve challenging problems through research, investigation, analysis, and development of sound and learned solutions as well as include a presentation and defense. The Master of Science in Architecture: Facility Management Track does not prepare graduates to become licensed as an architect.

 

Application and Admission Requirements

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology receives the completed application materials by the second week of January. If materials are not received by the deadline, the application may not be considered for admission. Admission is competitive and considered on a space-available basis.

Applications are available online.

Applicants must also meet the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies at Florida A&M as well as those of the School of Architecture and Engineering Technology. The requirements include the following:
• A completed university GRADUATE APPLICATION form and payment of the non-refundable fee.
• An official up-to-date TRANSCRIPT of undergraduate records sent directly from all previous colleges attended and
• A resume
• A letter of intent indicating the applicant's educational and career background, educational and career goals, and reasons for selecting the degree program at FAMU.
• Three letters of reference from people who can speak knowledgeably about the quality of the applicant's recent work.
• A TOEFL score of 550 or better, from foreign students, prior to admittance to the university.
• If you have questions, please email Ronald Lumpkin or call (850) 599-3244.

 

Progress and Retention Requirements

All students seeking admission, provisionally admitted, or fully admitted to a graduate program in the School of Architecture and who are enrolled in upper-division or graduate courses within the School of Architecture are required to meet all of the provisions outlined in the university Catalog for satisfactory progress and retention as determined by the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The requirements for satisfactory progress for such students are different from the general requirements for progress and retention for students admitted and enrolled in undergraduate degree programs.


Students provisionally admitted and fully admitted to graduate programs in the School of Architecture who fail to maintain the required conditions for progress and retention could face termination of their graduate student status. A failing grade in a required course or a grade below that required for advancement in the student's graduate curriculum as described in the Catalog requires course retake. Such retakes follow different grade forgiveness policies from those that apply to undergraduate students' grades.

 

Curriculums

This industry-responsive graduate degree is a cooperative between the FAMU School of Business & Industry (SBI) and the School of Architecture & Engineering Technology (SAET). The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) accredited degree admits students with any undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Division of Architecture in the SAET is a Limited Access Program (space is limited) and additional admission exercises required. Not everyone meeting minimum requirements will be able to enroll. To apply submit the Graduate Admission Application and submit all documents via the School of Graduate Studies admission portal:
• A GRE score and a 3.0/4.0 GPA in last 60 hours of the undergraduate degree
• Professional Resume & Professional Statement
• Three References
• Official final transcript showing the undergraduate degree
• International applicants will also need to submit TOEFL Scores. International applicants are also advised to have their transcript reviewed by an education evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) 

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Year 1

Fall
Course Title Hours
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting Principles* 3
ARC 2161 Advanced Topics in Digital Arch 1
ARC 2470 Intro to Technology of Architecture 3
ARC 5289 Facility Management Profession 3
ARC 5686 Advanced Space Planning 3
  Leadership Strategy Elective 3
Semeter Hours: 16

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 5018 Facility Management 3
ARC 6278 Construction Management  3
ARC 3403 Corporation Finance 3
ARC 2100 Quantitative Methods & Bus Decisions I or STAxxxx Intro Prob & Statistics 3
  Environmental Stewardship Elective  3
Semester Hours: 15
Year 1 Total: 31
 


Year 2

 Fall
Course Title Hours
ARC 4610 Environmental Systems in Arch 3
ARC 6932 Masters Seminar (Capstone) 3
ARC 6949 Facility Management Internship 3
EVR 5062 Prin. Envir. & Occupational Health 3
  Leadership Strategy Elective 3
  Environmental Stewardship Elective 3
Semester Hours: 18
Total M.S. in Facilities Management Hours: 49
*Students must receive an assessment score of 80 points through www.peregrineacademics.com (FAMU-1001:password) or pass ACG 2021 Financial Accounting Principles to enroll.

The M.S. in Architecture—Facilities Management is a Facility Management Accreditation Commission (FMAC) accredited post-professional degree. Graduates of the M.S. in Architecture—Facilities Management are eligible to become licensed by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Facility Management Professional (FMP, and Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP). Admission requirements:
• A GRE score and a 3.0/4.0 GPA in Upper Division Courses of the FAMU B.S. or equivalent degree in architecture
• Satisfactory Portfolio Review Score (BArch)
• Three references
• Professional Resume & Intent Statement
• Official Final transcript showing the undergraduate degree
• International applicants will also need to submit TOEFL Scores. International applicants are also advised to have their transcript reviewed by an education evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES)

 

YEAR 1

 Fall
Course Title Hours
ACG 2071 Managerial Accounting Principles* 3
ARC 5289 Facility Management Profession 3
EVR 5062 Prin. Envir. & Occupational Health 3
QMB 2100 Quant. Methods or STA2023 Stat 3
  Leadership Strategy Elective 3
Semester Hours: 15

 

Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 5018 Facility Management 3
ARC 6278 Construction Management 3
ARC 6932 Master’s Seminar 3
ARC 6949  Facility Management Internship 3
FIN 3403 Corporation Finance 3
Semester Hours: 15
Year 1 Total: 30

 




Year 2

FALL
Course Title Hours
ARC 5352 Advanced Architectural Design 5.1 6
ARC 5286 Practice I 3
ARC 6259 Programming Theory & Practice 3
ARC 5204 Architectural Making 3
Semester Hours: 15
 
Spring
Course Title Hours
ARC 5353 Advanced Architectural Design 5.2 6
ARC 5288 Practice II 3
ARC 6624 New Technology of Enclosed Buildings 3
  Environmental Stewardship Elective 3
Semester Hours: 15
Year 2 Total: 30

 

 

If you have questions, please contact the SAET at

P: (850) 599-3244
F: (850) 599-3436
E: SAETinfo@famu.edu