About Us


The Graduate School supports graduate students in every program at the Florida State University. We provide assistance in academic matters, advice on University-wide degree requirements, information on the availability of financial assistance including assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, as well as approval for theses and dissertations.

On this website you can find descriptions and contact information for our office staff, links to academic policies, forms, and general resource information. You will also find links to activities designed to enrich your graduate student experience both academically and socially. This includes the New Graduate Student Orientation held at the start of the fall semester by the Graduate School; workshops/courses on successful teaching strategies, grant writing, ethics in research, and preparing future faculty; and special activities such as lectures, symposia, concerts, theatre, films, and sporting events.

All of us in the Graduate School wish you success in pursuing your advanced studies, and encourage you to contact us if you need assistance or information.

Graduate School Missions

Mission 1

Assists Florida State University graduate students by providing advice on general academic matters, university-wide degree requirements, and information on the availability of financial assistance, including assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships; by granting approval for theses, treatises, and dissertations; and by fostering the development of their skills and knowledge to succeed as leaders in a global community.

Mission 2

Collaborates with Florida State University units including all academic programs, departments, and colleges as well as the Center for Global Engagement, the Center for Intensive English Studies, Career Center, Health Center and University Libraries to address graduate student needs; and works with national organizations such as the Council of Graduate Schools, the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities, and the National Research Council to promote the importance of graduate education.

Mission 3

Interacts with the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement and the Graduate Policy Committee to establish, implement and provide oversight of policies affecting graduate education at the University.

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