Florida State University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.07 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 261 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 5 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB and CSWE
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 41,173 (32,933 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 24 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 28% part-time, 72% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,553 in-state; $26,707 out-of-state
Source: NCES

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3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Nutrition
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program that I am currently enrolled in challenges students academically and provides a great platform to prepare us for our professional work. Although the program is very costly for an out of state student, the research conducted within this program is cutting edge and provides student with the latest information in the field. The program prepares students to become the best clinicians and health professionals possible.
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall this program is great at promoting social welfare and creates a great atmosphere among school peers.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2014

I am a single mother putting myself through graduate school in order to obtain my Masters in Social Work. I went back to school in order to myself and my son a better life. I have had the ability to do that while still be able to support our family full time in the Distance Learning program. I would like having more physical contact and collaboration however, with the discussion boards and groups we are still able to have that cohesive learning environment.
4.13 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

A necessity to enter into the library profession, FSU's Master of Science in Library and Information Science is making every attempt to be relevant to the changing nature of today's modern library needs.
3.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

It's an interdisciplinary program, so all mediums are grouped together. Depending on how self-governed you are with your practice, and ability to make your own direction, you can feel lost in this program. It's very self-guided, and you make it your own (which can be good and bad depending on the student). You're strongly encouraged to work outside of your norm, which can be the 3rd pro or con. It depends on the student. If you want a lot of direction, and don't want to be challenged to try something new, then this program is not for you. However, if you are mature, and ready to take on new challenges and make your own education, then I would encourage you to consider Florida State University. Their financial assistance and ability to give all students, at least in my program, a graduate assistantship with the opportunity to teach the following year is definitely a pro.
4.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013

A highly intensive program that is heavy in empirical methods. FSU is a underrated. A recent report at the annual APSA meeting revealed that FSU had an extremely high placement rate, placing it well above normal metrics of quality.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 2015

The Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate program is currently the top ranked in our field. This means the program is challenging and competitive. Funding isn't guaranteed and grad students must compete, to some degree, for time and attention from faculty members. But for what you put into this program you will receive back in opportunities, both as a grad student and in terms of future post-grad opportunities.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Neuropsychology
Graduation Year: 2016

FSU has a great program in Neuroscience. The faculty is trying through the wide range of courses offered to prepare us well in the different fields of neuro. They also make sure to tell us about opportunities for more advanced and focused classes because they cannot offer all sorts of courses obviously.
4.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

The IMC program at Florida State really invests in the students and helps prepare them for going into the work world full time. The professors and staff are always willing to help. I feel more prepared than ever to start at a wonderful job after graduation, with the contacts and network to really achieve goals I've set for myself.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the Classics department at FSU. The entire school is wonderful. The major downside is the location. Tallahassee is pretty terrible.
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