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Contacts

Graduate Student Advising Office
Department of Biological Science
King Life Sciences Building 1063
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295
(850) 644-4783
gradinfo@bio.fsu.edu
http://www.bio.fsu.edu/grad
Dr. Thomas A. Houpt
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
(850) 644-4783
houpt@bio.fsu.edu

Dr. Lisa C. Lyons
Director of Course-Type MS Degree Program
(850) 645-8255
lyons@bio.fsu.edu
Dr. Ben Miller
Graduate Coordinator
(850) 644-3023
bmiller@bio.fsu.edu

Rita Sherrod
Graduate Academic Assistant
(850) 644-4783
rsherrod@bio.fsu.edu

Graduation Deadlines

IMPORTANT: if you plan on defending in the next semester, talk with Ben Miller in the Grad Office ASAP

There are additional departmental procedures, forms, and deadlines that need to be coordinated with Ben to graduate on time!

Verify all deadlines and procedures on Blackboard -> GradSpace -> Manuscript Clearance website

Semester Deadline Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Last day to submit doctoral dissertation
or treatise for initial format review
June 26 October 30 (tent) March 26 (tent)
Last day to submit master’s thesis
for initial format review
July 10 November 13 (tent) April 9 (tent)
Last day for submission of final defended thesis,
dissertation or treatise and required forms[1]
July 24 November 27 (tent) April 23 (tent)
Last day for thesis, dissertation and treatise students
to receive an email from Manuscript Clearance
confirming final clearance
August 4 December 15 (tent) May 4 (tent)
  1. All manuscript clearance forms, with all required signatures, must be received in the Graduate School Office by 5:00 pm of the forms deadline date.


60-Day Deadline: All manuscripts must be cleared within 60 days after a successful defense. A manuscript is considered cleared when the Clearance Advisor has approved the formatting and received and verified all forms. If a student defends early in the semester of graduation, or in a semester prior to graduation, the manuscript clearance deadline that applies is the 60-day deadline. For example, a student that defends on August 20 would have to have their manuscript cleared by October 20, even though the Fall semester clearance deadline is later in the semester. No exceptions will be made for this policy.


See the Graduation page for many more details.


Tuition

Please visit the FSU Controller's Office for tuition and fee rates, and details about other financial issues.

Assistantship Offer Estimate Based on Tuition Rates for 2013-2014 for in-state PhD student at 12 cr / term

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Tuition Waiver 4842.12 4842.12 4842.12 14526.36
Stipend 8704.198 8793.932 5832.71 23330.84
Total 13546.318 13636.052 10674.83 37857.2

In-State PhD: Total Department Offer for AY 2016 - 2017: $37857.2

Assistantship Offer Estimate Based on Tuition Rates for 2013-2014 for in-state MS student at 12 cr / term

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Tuition Waiver 4842.12 4842.12 4842.12 14526.36
Stipend 8356.647 8442.798 5599.815 23330.84
Total 13198.767 13284.918 10441.935 36925.62

In-State MS: Total Department Offer for AY 2016 - 2017: $36925.62


Fees

Out of State: Prospective Graduate Assistant Responsibility

Academic Fee Estimate Based on 9 cr per semester Tuition Rates for 2014-2015

Out-of-state $105.87 per credit hour:

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Fees for 9 credit hours 952.83 952.83 952.83 2858.49
Health Insurance 1828
Total $4686.49

Prospective Out-of-State Graduate Assistant Responsibility for AY 2016 - 2017: $4686.49

(The current cost for an annual plan for a single domestic student is $1828 but you are eligible for a health insurance stipend of approximately $1300.)

In State: Prospective Graduate Assistant Responsibility

Academic Fee Estimate Based on 12 cr per semester Tuition Rates for 2014-2015

In-state $75.81 per credit hour:

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Fees for 12 credit hours 1270.44 1270.44 1270.44 3811.32
Health Insurance 1828
Total $5639.32

Prospective In-State Graduate Assistant Responsibility for AY 2016 - 2017: $5639.32

(The current cost for an annual plan for a single domestic student is $1828 but you are eligible for a health insurance stipend of approximately $1300.)

Please note that FSU requires that all prospective graduate assistants enrolling full-time must show proof of health insurance before they can register for classes. A University-sponsored health insurance plan is available for purchase from our health center. A health insurance subsidy is also offered to graduate assistants towards the university-sponsored health insurance plan. Refer to FSU Grad School Health Insurance Subsidy Benefit for details regarding costs and benefits.