Our Mission

The mission of the Graduate School is to advance the quality and integrity of graduate education.

The Graduate School:

  • Assists The 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;
  • Interacts with the Office of the Dean of the Faculties and the Graduate Policy Committee to establish and provide oversight of policies affecting graduate education at the University;
  • Collaborates with The Florida State University units including all academic programs, departments, and colleges as well as the Center for Global Engagement, 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.