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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
Jessica Webber, MSW
Graduate Coordinator
(850) 644-3023
jwebber@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 Jessica Webber, MSW in the Grad Office ASAP

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

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

Semester Deadline Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Last day to submit doctoral dissertation
or treatise for initial format review
October 23 March 26 tba (late June)
Last day to submit master’s thesis
for initial format review
November 6 April 9 tab (early July)
Last day for submission of final defended thesis,
dissertation or treatise and required forms[1]
November 20 April 23 tba (mid July)
Last day for thesis, dissertation and treatise students
to receive an email from Manuscript Clearance
confirming final clearance
December 15 May 4 tab (early August)
  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 8878.313 8969.842 5949.385 23888.98
Total 13720.433 13811.962 10791.505 38415.34

In-State PhD: Total Department Offer for AY 2017 - 2018: $38415.34

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 8523.875 8611.75 5711.875 23888.98
Total 13365.995 13453.87 10553.995 37461.74

In-State MS: Total Department Offer for AY 2017 - 2018: $37461.74


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 2017 - 2018: $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 2017 - 2018: $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.