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Florida State University

School of Information

Tallahassee , FL

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Florida State University

Overview

Florida State University / School of Information is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Information
Master of Science (MS) Information
Master of Arts (MA) Information
Master of Science (MS) Information technology
(Specialist) Information

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 124
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended minimum percentile of 50 on each of the verbal and quantitative portions and writing score of 4.0)
Thesis Optional
Minimum GPA of 3.0, 36 hours (MSI); 32 hours (MSIT)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended minimum percentile of 50 on each of the verbal and quantitative portions and writing score of 4.0)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Dissertation defense, manuscript clearance, minimum GPA of 3.0
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended minimum percentile of 50 on each of the verbal and quantitative portions and writing score of 4.0)
Minimum GPA of 3.0; 30 hours

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

301
Applied
182
Accepted
130
Enrolled
60%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended minimum percentile of 50 on each of the verbal and quantitative portions and writing score of 4.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on last 2 years of baccalaureate degree, resume, statement of goals, two letters of recommendation, official transcripts from every college-level institution attended
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended minimum percentile of 50 on each of the verbal and quantitative portions and writing score of 4.0)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 on last degree program, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, personal/goals statement, writing sample, brief digital video, official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.2, resume, statement of goals, 2 letters of recommendation, writing sample, official transcripts from every college-level institution attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 94
TOEFL IBT score: 94
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 March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

371
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.67%
Black or African American 12.13%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.27%
Two or more races 7.28%
Unknown 2.7%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 9
Male (17)
Female (21)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Information technology, social informatics, health information, human information behavior, youth services
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
288,132

Location & Contact

Address 142 Collegiate Loop
PO Box 3062100
Tallahassee, FL  32306-2100
United States
Contact Dr. Kathleen Burnett
Director/Professor
Email: kburnett@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-5775
Fax: 850-644-9763

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