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Florida State University

Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science

Tallahassee, FL

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Florida State University

Overview

Florida State University / Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Geological sciences
Master of Science (MS) Meteorology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Oceanography Oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Oceanography Oceanography
Master of Science (MS) Oceanography Aquatic environmental science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Meteorology
Professional Science Master's (PSM) Oceanography Aquatic environmental science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 40
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

149
Applied
55
Accepted
25
Enrolled
37%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline July 15th July 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum upper-division or graduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

134
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.73%
Black or African American 0.75%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.73%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

42
Total faculty
Full-time - 42
Part-time - 0
Male (35)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Tectonics, isotope and trace element geochemistry, coastal and estuarine studies, benthic ecology, marine biogeochemistry, climatology, physical, dynamic and synoptic meteorology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,653,000

Location & Contact

Address 1017 Academic Way
PO Box 3064520
Tallahassee, FL  32306-4320
United States
Contact Dr. James Tull
Chair
Email: jtull@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-6502
Fax: 850-644-9642

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