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Florida State University

Department of Mathematics

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Mathematics is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Pure mathematics
Master of Science (MS) Biomathematics
Master of Science (MS) Financial mathematics Actuarial science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Financial mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied and computational mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biomathematics
Master of Science (MS) Applied and computational mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pure mathematics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Candidacy exam (including written qualifying examinations which differ by degree concentration)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

225
Applied
101
Accepted
47
Enrolled
45%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes
Spring deadline April 30th April 30th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0, 4-year bachelor's degree
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0, 4-year bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

114
Total Graduate Students
64%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.75%
Black or African American 0.88%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.51%
Unknown 0.88%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Low-dimensional and geometric topology, mathematical modeling in neuroscience, computational stochastics and Monte Carlo methods, mathematical physics, applied analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,261,479

Location & Contact

Address 1017 Academic Way
208 Love Building
Tallahassee, FL  32306-4510
United States
Contact Dr. Philip L. Bowers
Chairperson
Email: bowers@math.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-2202
Fax: 850-644-4053

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