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Graduate Student Affairs Office
Department of Biological Science
King Life Sciences Building 1063
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295
(850) 644-4783
gradinfo@bio.fsu.edu
https://www.bio.fsu.edu/grad/
Dr. Nora Underwood
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
(850) 644-4783
gradchair@bio.fsu.edu

Dr. Alice Winn
Director of Course-Type MS Degree Program
(850) 644-9833
winn@bio.fsu.edu
April Wooten
Graduate Coordinator
(850) 644-3023
awooten@bio.fsu.edu


Graduate Academic Assistant
(850) 644-4783
gradinfo@bio.fsu.edu

Graduation Deadlines

IMPORTANT: if you plan on defending in the next semester, talk with April Wooten 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 Graduate School Manuscript Clearance website

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, Fees, and Health Insurance

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

Refer to FSU Grad School Health Insurance Subsidy Benefit for details regarding costs and benefits.

Assistantship Offer Estimate Based on Tuition Rates for 2020 - 2021 for in-state PhD student at 9 cr / term

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Tuition Waiver 3631.59 3631.59 3631.59 10894.77
Stipend 9042.534 9135.756 6059.43 24330.94
Total 12674.124 12767.346 9691.02 35225.71

In-State PhD: Total Department Offer for AY 2021 - 2022: $35225.71

Assistantship Offer Estimate Based on Tuition Rates for 2020 - 2021 for in-state MS student at 9 cr / term

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Tuition Waiver 3631.59 3631.59 3631.59 10894.77
Stipend 8681.597 8771.098 5817.565 23359.76
Total 12313.187 12402.688 9449.155 34254.53

In-State MS: Total Department Offer for AY 2021 - 2022: $34254.53


Fees

Out of State: Prospective Graduate Assistant Responsibility

Academic Fee Estimate Based on 9 cr per semester Tuition Rates for 2020 - 2021

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 2786.0
Total $5644.49

Prospective Out-of-State Graduate Assistant Responsibility for AY 2021 - 2022: $5644.49

(The current cost for an annual plan for a single domestic student is $2786.0 but you are eligible for a health insurance stipend of approximately $2191.0.)

In State: Prospective Graduate Assistant Responsibility

Academic Fee Estimate Based on 9 cr per semester Tuition Rates for 2020 - 2021

In-state $75.81 per credit hour:

Term Fall Spring Summer Full Year
Fees for 9 credit hours 952.83 952.83 952.83 2858.49
Health Insurance 2786.0
Total $5644.49

Prospective In-State Graduate Assistant Responsibility for AY 2021 - 2022: $5644.49

(The current cost for an annual plan for a single domestic student is $2786.0 but you are eligible for a health insurance stipend of approximately $2191.0.)

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.