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Florida State University

Department of Political Science

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied American politics and policy
Master of Science (MS) Political science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Political science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 28
Doctoral Degrees 5

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 Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73
Applied
51
Accepted
34
Enrolled
70%

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 January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.5, undergraduate 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

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 Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 16%
Black or African American 6.67%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.67%
Unknown 1.33%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 1
Male (19)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: American government, international relations, comparative government, public policy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
130,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 3062230
Tallahassee, FL  32306-2230
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Souva
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: msouva@fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-7315
Fax: 850-644-1367

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