The Graduate School

FSU doctoral student balances motherhood while pursuing her passion for justice

Da’Shay Templeton always wanted to be a teacher, but more than that, a game-changer. Growing up in Los Angeles, she witnessed up close the effects of school policing and school criminalization on minority students. She came to reflect on how she could help. “If I could change policies, then I could effect change beyond just […]

FSU continues to shine in latest U.S. News Graduate School rankings

Florida State University’s graduate and professional programs continue to rank among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” Twenty graduate programs and specialties at FSU are ranked in the top 25 among public universities, according to the publication’s annual rankings released March 29. Programs […]

FSU celebrates newest McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellows

This past November, more than 20 Florida State University graduate students from underrepresented populations were honored at the 37th McKnight Annual Fellows Meeting in Tampa for having received the McKnight Doctoral or Dissertation Fellowship. The Florida Education Fund’s (FEF) McKnight Doctoral and Dissertation Fellowship Programs are designed to address the underrepresentation of African American and […]

FSU graduate student mixing passion for science and communications

A Florida State University graduate student has received a prestigious fellowship designed to teach scientists how to better communicate science to the general public. Dani Davis, a graduate student in ecology, was selected to participate in ComSciCon, a fellowship sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, the National Association […]

FSU biology doctoral candidate earns prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship

A Florida State University biological science doctoral student has received an international fellowship to study coral reefs and parrotfish in France this fall.   Marine ecologist Joshua Manning will use the Chateaubriand Fellowship to collaborate with Simon Benhamou, CNRS Research Director at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CEFE, the largest French research center in Ecology and […]

FSU launches bridge program to increase underrepresented students in chemistry

The Florida State University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is launching a new initiative designed to help underrepresented students achieve a master’s degree and then move on to a doctoral program. The Bridge program, funded by the American Chemical Society, is being launched this summer. It will provide two to three students per year with a […]

FSU religion student wins 2021 Master’s in Four competition

A graduate student from the Department of Religion won first place in Florida State University’s third-annual Master’s in Four (Min4) competition sponsored by the university’s Graduate School. Guanxiong Qi, an international student from China pursuing a master’s degree in religion, won first place for the presentation, “How Buddhist Monasteries Became Tourist Destinations in 17th-Century China.” […]

FSU sees record rise in graduate student enrollment

Florida State University has seen a 23 percent increase in graduate student enrollment this fall, far surpassing its goal of 3 percent in annual growth. The Graduate School experienced a rise in enrollment in 56 percent of its academic plans for Fall 2020, including double-digit increases in 41 programs. This fall, 3,442 new graduate students […]

FSU set to begin new academic year in the ‘new normal’

Florida State University will begin a new academic year Monday, Aug. 24, with many students returning to campus for the first time since March when the university transitioned to remote learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While the past few months have been challenging, the new academic year always brings a sense of energy and […]

FSU theater student wins 2020 Master’s in Four competition

From measuring groundwater seepage to analyzing trends of perfectionism and studying how the Zika virus alters DNA organization, Florida State University master’s students presented their significant research at the annual FSU Graduate School’s Master’s in Four competition, Tuesday, Feb. 25. “Master’s in Four was created by the FSU Graduate School in response to faculty who […]

‘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 […]