Florida State University Graduate Program Reviews

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94%
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: 40,830 (32,706 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,543 in-state; $26,697 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2015

The department of Political Science at FSU offers graduate students an education that will make them very marketable. They offer extensive quantitative training, teaching experience, opportunities to work with professors, and the curriculum is designed to incentivize publication.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Sociology
Graduation Year: 2017

The graduate program at FSU seems to have great professors who truly care about advancing their students into successful academics. The classes I have taken so far have been challenging and enlightening. The faculty seem to genuinely care about students and make an effort to meet their needs. Because I am used to a more diverse environment, I would appreciate more faculty and student diversity within the program, however, it seems that this has been increasing substantially recently. I think FSU is a great choice for grad school. The Tallahassee area is also a nice.
2.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Average program....good value for the in state tuition rates. Would never pay out of state tuition for this program though...
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Florida State University has the small school feel at a big university, as a dual degree student I have experienced two different programs and both offer their own unique positives and negatives. Overall the faculty and alumni base are what sold me on the university, as a Florida resident cost and proximity were pros. In the end the fact that the faculty is so flexible with their students and are willing to spend literally hours upon hours outside of class working with individual students to ensure they comprehend the material and are going to be successful in their future careers was one of the selling points. The other major pro for me was the emphasis on maintaining contact with program alumni, this means that the program sees value in keeping in touch with their graduates which not only ensures that there a partnerships between alumni and the program, but it also opens up a plethora of internship, networking and potential career opportunities for prospective and current students.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros: great staff, instructors are motivating and available, great use of technology to ease accessibility Con: limited financial aid especially for first year grad students, surrounding areas has little to offer
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2008

The facilities for the dance department including computer lab, theaters and studios are state of the art. Faculty are professional, and esteemed artists and educators. Coursework provided adequate training and performance opportunities.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

My favorite part of FSU is the access you have to your professors and the support you are given for your own personal research. However, the downside is that because FSU is a large university with people from lots of academic ranges sometimes there is not a strong academic atmosphere on campus and classes can be not challenging.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2013

The Marriage and Family Therapy program is research intensive. The program definitely prepares students to become faculty members at research intensive universities. The program is moving towards conducting clinically related research.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

The staff of the program are easily accessible and polite.
4.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

I am attending online classes and love that I am able to work, live in my community, attend classes to earn my Masters Degree.
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