Dean Mark Riley

International doctoral student makes FSU history as first black female graduate in nuclear physics

Kalisa Villafana will make history when she is hooded in front of thousands Friday evening during the first of two summer commencement ceremonies at Florida State University. Villafana will be FSU’s first black female graduate to earn a doctoral degree in nuclear physics and only the 96th black woman in the country with a Ph.D. […]

FSU recognizes top graduate students for their achievements

More than 100 graduate students were recognized for their achievements in teaching, scholarship and service during Florida State University’s annual Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence Thursday, April 18. Mark Riley, dean of the Graduate School, presided over the program. “Your contributions are incredibly vital to all of the things we do at this university,” Riley […]

FSU piano technology student wins inaugural Master’s in Four competition

Florida State University master’s student Jason Cassel took home the top prize during the inaugural FSU Graduate School’s Master’s In Four competition, Thursday, April 4. Cassel, a liberal arts student with an emphasis in piano technology, received the $1,000 prize for his presentation “The Voice of the Piano.” “I had a blast,” Cassell said. “I […]

Florida State Graduate School applications and enrollment reach historic levels

Applications for graduate education — and graduate student enrollment — at Florida State University are on the rise. Application numbers are up 11 percent over the Graduate School’s record high of 8,749 applications in 2012. The total number of applications — more than 9,700 — received in Fall 2018 also represents a 26 percent increase over those submitted […]

FSU welcomes the Class of 2022 at New Student Convocation

Members of the Florida State University Class of 2022 were welcomed, challenged, inspired and introduced to university traditions during New Student Convocation Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Mark Riley, dean of the FSU Graduate School and 2014-2015 Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor, gave the keynote address to thousands of freshmen at […]

FSU Graduate School sees major increase in applications

Florida State University has seen a significant increase in the number of applications for graduate school for the upcoming summer term. The number of applications for admission to the FSU Graduate School has more than doubled since last summer. There are currently 7,863 graduate students enrolled in FSU advanced degree programs, including the College of […]