Graduate Admissions

The Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 Application is now available. Submit your application to begin classes in January or September!

One of the first steps in pursuing your graduate degree is applying for admission to your program. The following will guide you through our admissions process.

Admission Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by graduate degree program. Most programs have a July 1 application deadline for Fall (September) admission. The programs that accept students for Spring (January) admission usually have a December 1 application deadline. For the exact application due dates of your program of interest, please consult the admission requirements of that program.  Admission deadlines for the Master of Science with a concentration in Food and Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics differ.


Please review the prerequisites for your graduate degree program, if any, to determine what they are and when they must be completed. Some programs may include prerequisite coursework as part of your program of study and a review of which are required may be completed before you apply and as part of your admissions decision. 

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements vary by graduate degree program. Most programs require candidates to submit the following:

  • Completed online graduate admission application
  • Non-refundable application fee of $50.00
  • Official copies of undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
  • Depending on the graduate program, official test scores from:
    Graduate Record Exam (GRE) – School Code 3519
    Miller Analogies Test (MAT) – School Code 1209
    Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) – School Code 293-VX-21
    Massachusetts Test for Education Licensure (MTEL)
    *Candidates who have completed an FSU Graduate Certificate program may be eligible for a GRE/GMAT/MAT waiver.
  • Letters of recommendation with cover forms.  Please note: one letter of recommendation should come from a current or recent employer.
  • A typed, 300-word personal statement discussing your motivation for seeking a master's degree in view of prior formal education, current job responsibilities and career plans.

Please explore the graduate degree program to which you are applying for a complete list of the program-specific admissions requirements. International candidates please visit our dedicated page for international applicants for information about transcript evaluation, student visa documents, and English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS) requirements. 

Application Completion

Fill out the online application* and pay your application fee as soon as you decide to apply to a graduate degree program. Complete your application by submitting ALL required materials. Note: A PDF of the application is also available upon request. For MBA students: there is a separate application for the MBA program online.

Graduate Readmission

If you were previously enrolled as a matriculated graduate student and are seeking readmission to your program of study, please apply online or fill out the Application for Graduate Readmission. The $50.00 application fee is waived for students who have been inactive for three years or less.  For those students who have been inactive longer than three years, an application fee of $50.00 and additional documentation is required. Please refer to the instructions that accompany the Application for Graduate Readmission.

Application Status

Monitor the completion progress of your application online. You will be able to see what materials have been received and what materials are still outstanding by returning to your application account using the Login ID and Pin you created when you started the online application.

Application Review and Decision

Once all required materials are received and processed, your completed application will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee; a decision will be made and communicated to you.

For more information about our graduate programs and the application process, please email or call 508-626-4501.