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New Course-Type M.S. Degree Program Now Available

Prospective Graduate Student Information

  • The Department offers a Ph.D. in Biological Science and both Thesis and Course-Type M.S. degrees in Biological Science.
  • All students admitted in the Ph.D or Thesis M.S. programs are offered full financial support.
  • Research specializations ranging from ecology and evolution to molecular and cellular biology are available for graduate study.
  • Over 40 faculty and 100 graduate students in the program.

The graduate program is divided into three areas, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Neuroscience. Before applying students should carefully examine the research specializations of the faculty and identify faculty labs in which they would like to study. In addition to applying, students are strongly encouraged to contact faculty directly.



Admission Requirements

Degree Requirements

Financial Aid

Research Specializations of the Faculty

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Information from The Graduate School

Applications completed for Thesis M.S. and Ph.D. programs, by 11:59 PM EST, December 1, 2015 are guaranteed to receive priority consideration for admission and departmental support, but we will continue to consider applications provided positions are available until the deadline of 11:59 PM EST, December 31, 2015. FSU offers a limited number of highly prestigious University Fellowships. Students wishing to be considered for these fellowships must complete their applications by December 1, 2015. The application window for Fall 2016 will open August 1, 2015.

Application deadline for the Course-Type M.S. degree for Fall 2016 admissions is 11:59 PM EST, June 1, 2016. The application window opens March 1, 2016 to the deadline date of June 1, 2016 for Fall 2016.