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Requirements


Applicants should have a minimum upper-level (work taken as a junior or senior) undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The Department seeks a target score of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section, 160 or higher on the Verbal section, and 4.0 or higher on the Analytical Writing section of the GRE. Applicants scoring below 146 on the Quantitative section, 156 on the Verbal section, and 3.5 on the Analytical Writing sections of the GRE will generally not be considered by the Departmental Admissions Committee, except under exceptional circumstances. Scores for examinations taken under the older GRE scoring format will be considered using comparable standards. The program requires that international students complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 (250 computer-based, 100 internet-based).

Meeting the minimum requirements for test scores and GPA is not a guarantee of admission or funding. The Departmental Admissions Committee reviews many applications each year and ranks them according to a range of factors, including letters of recommendation, personal statements, research interests and career goals, as well as GPA and test scores. We purposefully limit the number of students we accept to ensure that each student gets the personal attention they deserve in a high quality Ph.D. program.


The profile of students admitted and offered funding in past academic years:

GRE Scores (revised score approximations based on concordance tables provided by the Educational Testing Service)

Verbal


Year

25th Percentile

Median

75th Percentile

Number Offered Admission

2014-2015

595 (160)

620 (161)

660 (164)

21

2013-2014

620 (161)

680 (165)

700 (166)

20

2012-2013

590 (159)

660 (164)

690 (165)

23

2011-2012

585 (158)

620 (161)

640 (162)

25

2010-2011

565 (157)

620 (161)

675 (164)

25

2009-2010

567 (157)

600 (160)

670 (164)

18

2008-2009

550 (156)

610 (160)

660 (164)

31

2007-2008

540 (156)

610 (160)

645 (162)

20

 

Quantitative


Year

25th Percentile

Median

75th Percentile

Number Offered Admission

2014-2015

670 (152)

720 (156)

745 (159)

21

2013-2014

693 (154)

720 (156)

748 (158)

20

2012-2013

690 (154)

730 (157)

770 (161)

23

2011-2012

595 (148)

640 (151)

740 (158)

25

2010-2011

645 (151)

710 (155)

750 (159)

25

2009-2010

635 (150)

685 (153)

725 (156)

18

2008-2009

680 (153)

720 (156)

770 (161)

31

2007-2008

673 (152)

705 (155)

728 (157)

20

 

GPA


Year

25th Percentile

Median

75th Percentile

Number Offered Admission

2014-2015

3.66

3.88

3.94

21

2013-2014

3.69

3.85

3.94

20

2012-2013

3.70

3.77

3.97

23

2011-2012

3.57

3.67

3.86

25

2010-2011

3.45

3.74

3.94

25

2009-2010

3.49

3.64

3.96

18

2008-2009

3.50

3.71

3.86

31

2007-2008

3.36

3.72

3.90

20

 

If you have specific questions about the requirements for admissions or the admissions process, feel free to contact Dr. Brad Gomez, the Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions (bgomez@fsu.edu).

 

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