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Florida State University

Department of Geography

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Geography
Master of Arts (MA) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Geography
Master of Science (MS) Geographic information science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 4

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
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
51
Accepted
30
Enrolled
73%

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 March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 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 IBT score: 80

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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
15%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.33%
Black or African American 1.67%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 20%
Unknown 3.33%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 7
Male (11)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Society-nature interactions, geographic information science, environmental studies, hurricanes, remote sensing, urban, transportation, race and indigenous populations
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
159,022

Location & Contact

Address 323 Bellamy Building, 113 Collegiate Loop
Tallahassee, FL  32306
United States
Contact Prof. James Elsner
Chair
Email: jelsner@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-1706
Fax: 850-644-5913

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