Prospective Students

"In graduate school, expect to pursue your creative/research inspiration and imagination, while working alongside outstanding FSU faculty."

— Dr. Judy Devine, Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

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NGSOThe 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 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.

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 the FSU staff to officially welcome you to Florida State. 


Find out More About FSU

Currently, more than 8,500 students are pursuing graduate and professional degrees at FSU. Florida State University offers roughly 121 master’s ,78 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.

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Graduate applications now being accepted.

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Graduate Requirements

Admission to graduate study is a two-fold evaluation process between the Admissions Office and your program. 

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Degree Programs

A list of all degree programs offered at FSU. 

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Funding and Awards

A variety of options are available when it comes to funding your graduate education.

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Graduate Housing

Information on housing options available for all graduate students at FSU. 

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Tuition Waivers and Fees

Information on tuition rates and fees, as well as tuition waiver information for graduate assistants and FSU employees.

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Health Insurance

Every full-time student must show proof of comparable health insurance prior to registration once each year.

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Academic Common Market

ACM is a tuition-savings program for college students who want to pursue graduate degrees that are not offered by their in-state institutions.

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Distance Students

FSU offers a number of online graduate programs. 

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More Information for International Students

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) provides orientation, immigration advising and ongoing support to over 3000 international students and family members as well as to over 400 international scholars and faculty. CGE also offers a variety of educational, social and cultural programs for all students throughout the year. Their goal is to promote interaction among students of all cultures and help develop a culturally enriching learning environment throughout the FSU community.

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 150 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. We hope that CIES can serve as the start of your higher education experience in the United States. For enrolled international graduate students who have not met the standard for being a TA, English courses are available in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Course descriptions can be found by clicking here . International graduate students who wish to improve their English skills may also take the courses if seats are available. Please contact the International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Program coordinator for permission and seat availability. The ITA Program also offers workshops for international graduate students in the Fall and Spring semesters. The ITA workshops can be found by clicking here . Registration may be required.


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.

  • C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program - The C.W. Bill Young Veteran Tuition Waiver Program mandates that any Florida College System institutions must waive out-of-state fees for any honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Reserve Forces, or the National Guard who physically reside in the state while enrolled. An honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, U.S. Reserve Forces or the National Guard who physically resides in the state while enrolled in a Florida College System institution is eligible to receive the fee waiver. For more information about this program, please contact the Student Veterans Center at VeteransCenter@fsu.edu or (850) 645-9867