Graduate School Admissions is limited and competitive. Students must meet both University and departmental requirements. You are encouraged to explore this website for general University admission information and the academic department website of your intended major for specific admission requirements. Please feel free to contact us with any of your questions that are left unanswered after browsing our websites.
The graduate application is available online. It is recommended that the application be submitted nine to twelve months prior to the proposed term of enrollment.
To complete the process in the Office of Admissions, applicants must submit the following:
The University deadlines are listed below; however, most academic programs have earlier deadlines than those established by the University, or may admit only for a specific term. Prospective applicants must contact the academic program for program application deadlines.
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Graduate applications and all supporting documents should be submitted well in advance of the program deadline, especially for those applicants who are interested in being considered for University fellowships, assistantships, tuition waivers, or other special funding.
Once you have applied, the Online Status Check (OSC) will allow you to check on the receipt of transcripts and test scores, as well as the current status of your application. To access the OSC, you should go to https://admissions.fsu.edu/statuscheck/. You will log in with your FSUID and password. (Please be aware that our office processes thousands of applications each semester, and it takes time for files to be updated, especially around deadlines.)
Many of our communications, including your admission decision, are sent electronically. Please make sure that we always have your most up-to-date email address. You will need to check your email account and the Online Status Check on a regular basis. To ensure receipt of our emails, include email@example.com in your address book.
Admission to graduate study is a two-fold evaluation process. The Office of Admissions determines eligibility for admission to the University, and the academic department or college determines admissibility to the degree program. Final admission to the University is subject to approval by the Office of Admissions. Information on University requirements can be found on this page. A directory of academic departments can be found at http://fsu.edu/departments.
As one of the top research universities in the country, outstanding facilities and libraries are a given. What is not, are world-class faculty members who are committed to your success. Our faculty works with you in a supportive and collaborative environment, continually challenging you to reach your highest educational goals.
Our College of Medicine offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for any specialty or medical setting with special attention to family care, geriatrics, and the needs of underserved populations. Our College of Law enjoys an ever-increasing national reputation and provides students with a strong legal education in a collegial and supportive environment. Both the College of Medicine and College of Law have their own Admission Offices.