Welcome from the Dean

Florida State University is recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as engaged in very high research activity, the highest status accorded to a doctoral-granting university. Graduate and professional studies are pursued by approximately 8,500 graduate, law, and medical students. We offer a wide range of doctoral, master's, specialist, joint, combined bachelor's/master's and professional degree programs, as well as certificate programs.

Graduate study is a time of exploration and immersion in a particular specialty. It is a time for the free exchange of ideas, acquisition of new skills, and creation of new knowledge. It is a time when faculty change from being your teachers to being mentors and colleagues. Graduate study at the Florida State University is the right choice for a student who aspires to make a difference and have a long and distinguished career.


Nancy Marcus
Dean of the Graduate School