The Graduate School

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 […]

Florida State ranks among top universities with the most doctorate recipients in the humanities and arts

Florida State University is ranked among the top universities in the nation with the most recipients of doctoral degrees in the humanities and arts for the 2014-2015 academic year. FSU ranked No. 14 in a survey of 237 public and private institutions nationwide. Florida State granted 85 doctorates in the humanities and arts in the […]

FSU promotes diversity through largest cohort of McKnight fellows in recent history

Florida State University is helping cultivate some of FSU’s best and brightest minority doctoral students in partnership with the Florida Education Fund’s McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program. In one of its biggest cohorts in recent years Florida State University currently has 10 doctoral fellows and four dissertation fellows within the 2016-2017 McKnight Fellows class. The goal […]

FSU boasts its largest cohort of P.E.O. Scholars

A shark-studying doctoral candidate is finishing up her final year at Florida State University with assistance from a unique organization dedicated to helping women succeed in their post-secondary endeavors. Bianca Prohaska is part of FSU’s largest cohort of women graduate students receiving support from the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) to date. The organization, which was […]

FSU graduate student receives $120K grant to study health policy

A Florida State University doctoral student has been awarded a $120,000 grant through a new program trying to diversify the future generation of policy development leaders. Patrice Williams is one of 40 traditionally underrepresented students who will join the first cohort of Health Policy Research Scholars, a new program led by Johns Hopkins University and […]

Class act: FSU welcomes talented, diverse group of first-year students

Florida State University will welcome about 42,000 students as classes begin for the 2016-2017 academic year Monday, Aug. 29.  About 6,200 academically talented students make up one of the most diverse incoming freshman classes in the university’s history. An estimated 21.5 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 11.3 percent are African-American or African-American and another race, […]

Doctoral student receives prestigious Department of Defense scholarship

A Florida State University doctoral student is a recipient of a Science, Mathematics and Research Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service, established by the Department of Defense (DOD). Daniel Fenn, a student in the Department of Scientific Computing from Tremonton, Utah, is receiving research funding sponsored by Air Force Division A9 located at the Pentagon as […]