Prospective Students



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    "Graduate study is an amazingly exciting period of exploration and total immersion in a specialty that you are passionate about."

    -Dr. Mark Riley, Dean of the graduate school

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    "You are a star when you enter graduate school but at FSU we can help you shine brighter!"

    -Dr. Mark Riley, Dean of the graduate school


The Spring 2021, Summer 2021, and Fall 2021 graduate application is open.


Most Academic programs have earlier deadlines than those established by the university, or may admit for a specific term. Prospective applicants must contact the academic program for program application deadlines. 




How to get Started

join our graduate Legacy

Choosing the right path for your graduate studies can be a tough choice. That's why we are here to help! The Graduate School Enrollment Team can assist you with information about programs, deadlines, the application process, funding opportunities, and more. Contact us today!


Inspire. Engage. Connect. 

Explore ways to get connected with us on social media to receive the latest information including reminders, important updates, live streams, events, and helpful tips from the Graduate School.



Visit our Campus.


Take some time and visit our beautiful campus virtually. You can learn more about prominent buildings on campus, your program's hub, where research takes place, the university's history, and so much more! 

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FSU is the Right Choice

Best for Veterans

Military Times ranked Florida State University number 20, up 2 spots from last year, in the latest "Best Colleges 2019" rankings. Read More


Florida State University is distinguished as a preeminent university in the state of Florida and is identified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as engaged in very high research activity. Read More

Diversity Champion

Florida State University has been recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine as a Diversity Champion for the 3rd consecutive year. Read More



GradWorld: explore global passions.

Take some time and view personalized videos to learn why FSU has remained a top choice for accomplished graduate students, postdocs, alumni, and faculty members around the world.


Consistently ranked among the best.

Considered #18 among public universities along with more than 20 graduate programs ranked in the top 25, FSU's rankings can ensure you of the quality of education you will receive.


Programs that Lead to Professional Licensure

Wondering if an FSU program meets licensing requirements in the state where you intend to practice? Whether your academic path leads to a career in social work, speech pathology, law, teaching, or another field, you may need a license to practice. Before starting an academic program at FSU, make sure it meets licensing criteria in your state. 

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Graduate Student Resources

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