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Florida State University

College of Social Sciences and Public Policy

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts/Master of Science in Planning (MA/MSP)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Planning (JD/MSP)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Social Work (MPA/MSW)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Science in Planning (MPA/MSP)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Science (MPA/MS)
Master of Science in Planning/Master of Science (MSP/MS)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Science (MS)
Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS)
(Certificate)
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (JD/MA)
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration (JD/MPA)
Master of Public Health/Master of Science in Planning (MPH/MSP)
Master of Science in Planning (MSP)
Master of Public Administration/Master of Science (MPA/MSC)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 294
Doctoral Degrees 31

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
1 Foreign Language
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Action report, capstone project, internship, research paper, or applied project (depends on program)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Dissertation prospectus or workshops (depending on program)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

743
Applied
474
Accepted
225
Enrolled
64%

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 Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

626
Total Graduate Students
29%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
70%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.11%
Black or African American 10.54%
White or Caucasian 58%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.88%
Unknown 2.08%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (49%)

Faculty

178
Total faculty
Full-time - 134
Part-time - 44
Male (124)
Female (54)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,111,073

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 3062160
Tallahassee, FL  32306
United States
Contact Dr. Timothy Chapin
Dean
Email: tchapin@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-5488
Fax: 850-645-4923

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