The Graduate School

‘GradWorld FSU’ showcases Florida State’s global community of scholars

Florida State University is a global community of students, scholars, researchers and alumni. Now, FSU’s international reach will be accessible around the globe through the new, revolutionary website “GradWorld FSU.” Similar to Google Earth, GradWorld FSU displays a variety of personalized videos from a number of departments and colleges on campus for the purpose of showcasing […]

Physics student and Biomedical Sciences student share top honors at FSU’s Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University’s annual Three Minute Thesis competition is an opportunity for doctoral students to practice explaining their work to a non-specialized audience, whether that’s a group of business executives, legislators who want to know more or a student’s curious grandparents at Thanksgiving dinner. “It’s critical that all of us do a better job at […]

FSU doctoral students excel during statewide meeting

A pair of Florida State University students took home top prizes for their academic research in a recent meeting of the Conference of Florida Graduate Schools. Eve Humphrey, a biological sciences student who won Florida State’s Three Minute Thesis last November, won first place in the statewide competition in April. Her presentation, “Under Pressure: Stress […]

FSU biology student takes top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition

Florida State University doctoral student Eve Humphrey left judges and attendees with a smile as she closed her Three Minute Thesis speech at the annual competition, Tuesday, Nov. 27. “When under pressure, just keep swimming and getting it on,” she said. Humphrey, a biological science student, took home the $1,000 prize and will represent Florida […]

Florida State sees across-the-board upward climb in U.S. News graduate school rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs are on the rise, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” FSU’s graduate programs in criminology, business, law, education, nursing and engineering all made significant jumps in the publication’s annual rankings, released March 20. “These new rankings reflect Florida State University’s ascent […]

Education doctoral student wins Three Minute Thesis competition

An education doctoral student took home the first-place prize for the Three Minute Thesis competition at Florida State University, Wednesday, Nov. 29. Shannon Gooden, a doctoral student in FSU’s School of Teacher Education, won the $1,000 prize and the opportunity to represent Florida State at a regional competition in February. “It’s so humbling,” Gooden said. […]

Retired dean Nancy Marcus receives stellar send off

It was a standing-room-only crowd at the Honors, Scholars and Fellows House Wednesday, Sept. 6, as students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the retirement of Nancy Marcus. Marcus is stepping down after 30 years at Florida State University, including the past 12 as dean of the Graduate School. She previously served as chair of […]

FSU graduate students to attend international Nobel laureate meeting

Two Florida State University graduate students are among 400 student-scientists worldwide invited to attend the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual meeting that includes 30 Nobel laureates. This year, chemistry graduate student Gabriel Dos Passos and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering graduate student Margaret Scheiner will represent FSU at the meeting and hear from some […]

Five FSU graduates to spend year abroad with Fulbright awards

Five exceptional Florida State University graduate students and recent alumni will spend the 2017-2018 academic year teaching English or conducting research projects abroad as a part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The program, administered by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers grants for graduating college seniors, graduate students, young […]

Profiles in Leadership: Marcus reflects on 30 years of research, students and service

When Nancy Marcus arrived at Florida State University in 1987, she didn’t have plans to stay very long. Thirty years later, the oceanographer-turned-administrator has left an indelible mark at FSU — as a pioneer in her field, as a role model for women in STEM and as the dean of the Graduate School for the past […]

National Science Foundation awards FSU graduate students prestigious fellowships

A record number of Florida State University students have received the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF chose eight FSU students — a record high for the university — for this prestigious fellowship. Additionally, two students who have signaled their intent to attend FSU for graduate school also have […]

Advanced excellence: Graduate students honored at annual celebration

Dozens of Florida State University graduate students filled the Florida State University Alumni Center Grand Ballroom on Tuesday, April 18 for the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence. The annual event acknowledges the achievement of graduate students in areas such as leadership, instruction and research. Nancy Marcus, dean of The Graduate School, presided over the awards […]