Academics & Research

Our extensive graduate programs make Florida State University an intellectually stimulating environment for graduate students. FSU offers leading graduate and professional programs. Ranking among the nation's top twenty-five public universities are programs in Atmospheric Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Criminology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Higher Education, Information, Law, Marketing, Meteorology, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration and Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, and Urban and Regional Planning.

As a graduate student at FSU, you can be actively involved in research under the direction of one of our distinguished faculty or through jobs and internships in various departments. Graduate Research Assistantships offer exciting opportunities to participate in on-going research developments at FSU.

Florida State University is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive institution that emphasizes the importance of student research.

Research and Scholarly Integrity

Those seeking information on responsible conduct of research and scholarly integrity can find a range of resources on this page.

Department Listing

A complete listing of Florida State University's colleges, schools, departments, institutes, and administrative units can be found here.

Degree Programs

Florida State University offers an extensive range of graduate and professional programs. Graduate education at FSU includes over 95 master’s degrees, 8 specialist degrees and 63 doctoral degrees. Professional degrees are also offered in Law and Medicine.

Graduate Certificate Programs

The graduate certificate programs, ranging from 12 to 21 credit hours, are designed to allow students to take courses in an area of specialization, enhancing their academic and professional experience.

Graduate Specialized Studies

A specialized studies program refers to an organized curriculum that enhances or complements the degree to be awarded, but may not be used to satisfy a degree program’s requirement to complete a minor.

FSU Research

Learn more about Florida State University research and scholarship and the services provided in support of such activities.