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Prospective Students

The wide-ranging scholarship of FSU faculty and graduate students is nationally and internationally recognized. FSU faculty members are recognized for their exceptional level of instruction, which continually challenges and inspires students to reach their highest individual goals.

The Graduate School Information Packet (pdf 7.53 MB) is a good starting point to learn more about post-baccalaureate study at FSU. It contains information regarding our commitment to diversity, funding your graduate education, resources available, and more.

Currently, more than 8,500 students are pursuing graduate and professional degrees at FSU. Florida State University offers roughly 105 master’s, 68 doctoral, and a variety of specialist, joint, and dual degree programs. For more information on graduate studies at Florida State University, please visit the links below.

  • Timeline for Prospective Graduate and Professional Students (pdf 1,012.05 kB) - Information on applying for graduate school.
  • Graduate Life at FSU- Located in the capital city of Tallahassee, numerous opportunities and activities on and off campus are available to graduate students at Florida State University throughout the year.
  • Funding Your Graduate Education - A variety of options are available when it comes to funding your graduate education.
  • Tuition and Fees - Information on tuition rates and fees, as well as tuition waiver information for graduate assistants and FSU employees.
  • Health Insurance - Every full-time student must show proof of comparable health insurance prior to registration once each year.
  • More Information for International Students - The Center for Global Engagement is the office assigned by the university to provide comprehensive immigration services and advising to international students, scholars, faculty and staff. In addition, the IC staff plans and conducts various workshops and programs to address the needs of international students. The Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) is an English language school for serious students who want to succeed at an American university.  Our highly qualified instructors all have Master’s degrees in the field of Teaching English as a Second Language.  In addition, we limit our enrollment to 125 students per session so that we can give you personalized instruction in a safe, friendly environment.  CIES is part of the FSU Graduate School and all of our offices and classrooms are in one location on the campus of Florida State University. 
  • More Information for Student Veterans - The Student Veterans Center serves as the focal point for all campus veteran support services, from transition assistance, to VA benefit certification, to educational assistance. The Center also promotes awareness of Seminole veteran heritage and veteran related issues to campus and alumni populations alike.
  • Distance Students - FSU offers a number of online graduate programs.  Technical support is provided through the Office of Distance Learning.

Whether you plan to visit for a few hours or a few days, make the Florida State University Visitor Center your first stop and allow our staff to officially welcome you to Florida State.

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