Florida State University Graduate Program Reviews

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(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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3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2014

The FSU MBA program is a competitive MBA program that is intended for students who have experience in the work place. It is a growing program that will no doubt continue to build their reputation as the school builds the new business building.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The School Psychology program at Florida State University is at the top of its class. The current students and faculty assist new students in acclimating to the University and life as a graduate student. Our instructors incorporate their expert knowledge and research experience into the course curriculum. Another unique feature to our program is the multitude of opportunities to gain hands-on practice and experience out in the field. With a Practicum course built in, graduate students are placed in local area schools to shadow interns and professionals in the real-world setting. In addition, Florida State's College of Education presents many other opportunities to obtain crucial experience in the field of school psychology, such as: positions at the Adult Learning Evaluation Center, the on-campus Multi-Disciplinary Center, the Florida Center for Reading Research, as well as teaching and research assistant positions. These positions allow students to serve as psycho-educational evaluators, clerical staff, assistants for reading research, and provide knowledge in proper administration techniques, protocol scoring, consultation, filing, and report writing. Finally, a yearlong internship is required and incorporated into the curriculum to ensure students have efficiently absorbed and can actively apply the skills and knowledge learned throughout their graduate education. This process is streamlined across the state of Florida, with universal deadlines for application due dates, interview periods and announcement of acceptance to an internship site. The above mentioned aspects of FSU's School Psychology program propel its students into the field with optimum probability for success. These features make Florida State University's program stand out amongst the rest and should be highly considered when deciding your future graduate program.
4.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2013

The program has a strong research focus and a supportive faculty and staff. Diversity and interest of the area are fair.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Public Relations
Graduation Year: 2015

FSU PC has an excellent program in corporate and public communications. Students are given a fairly broad selection of classes considering the small size of the graduate program. Professors make themselves available and are committed to graduates finding employment in the field.
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

Pros - well respected program in the state, with strong support of the social work community. Great internship opportunities that can lead into full time employment post graduation. Tallahassee is a thriving college and professional town, with the state Legislature based here. The professors are considered leaders in their areas and we have the benefit of having professionals who are dealing first hand with the issues address classes frequently. We are in the center of law-making and issues development. As a returning student, I love that many classes are offered at night, allowing me to continue to work full time. Cons - I cannot think of any true Cons at this time. The program is as good as the student wants to make it, through their involvement and participation.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

pros- the classes are more of discussions where we read the chapters before class and our professors discuss these chapters and explains if something was difficult to understand.This makes us more efficient in reading and understanding complex text in a short span of time. Cons- although the teaching is good I have done quite well in my courses that I took so far(definitely because I worked hard!), The price for each course is overwhelming for me and difficult to pay. I wish there were scholarships awarded on performances in class, by the university
4.92 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2015

I enjoy Florida State University Graduate Program. As a student of the Graduate School of Social Work, I can admit they have great staff to support their students. I can agree receiving a degree from FSU will give me the opportunity and training necessary to obtain a job in the competitive profession. Go Noles College of Social Work, you all are the best!
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros: The school is an excellent value. It has just as good, if not better, facilities as all the top-ranked film schools, and they pay for your main production expenses, an expensive hidden cost at nearly every other film school in the nation. The faculty have all worked in the industry and are very knowledgeable. The school teaches you how the industry works and trains you in many different jobs, so you can be plugged in on any major film set after graduation and be prepared to handle the job. The community is also very supportive with film shoots in the area and open up their homes for us. Cons: Tallahassee isn't the best city in the world. It's the capital, but it doesn't feel like it. It's a college town, which can be exciting at times, but the streets around campus are usually clogged with traffic during the school year. There are not a lot of "city" things to do, but it's okay because you won't have much time in film school. Also, the heat/humidity can be terrible.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

The graduate program at Florida State University's College of Communication is top notch. The staff is incredibly helpful and truly care for students. The workload is sufficient, yet challenging, I am in the middle of my second semester of the Integrated Marketing Communication program. Going back to school was one of the best decisions I have made. Gaining the knowledge I have at FSU has fully prepared me for a future career in the communication field.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

I really like our program, but feel it has grown a lot over the past few years, and there have been some growing pains. Less money seems to given to entering Master's students, and as a result PhD students, like myself, no longer have TAs to help with our work load. On the plus side, I have ample opportunities to teach, which is excellent. The faculty are wonderful and very supportive, though the work load can be intense. Expectations are high, but I believe any good graduate school should expect a lot from their students.
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