Florida State University is a comprehensive, national graduate research university that puts research into action for the benefit of our students and society. Our extensive graduate programs, and our law and medical schools, inform the graduate, professional and undergraduate experiences, making Florida State University a demanding and intellectually stimulating environment for students and faculty.
With an impressive breadth of programs, Florida State University has leading graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs in a variety of fields. Many units have programs that consistently rank among the nations top twenty-five public universities, including programs in Physics, Chemistry, Oceanography, Statistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Meteorology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Information, Creative Writing, Public Policy, Business and Law.
Florida State Universitys arts programsDance, Film, Music and Theatrerank as among the finest in the world.
At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs provide a range of offerings drawing on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including Neuroscience, Molecular Biophysics, Computational Science, Materials Science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Current members of Florida State University's faculty include two Nobel Laureates, six members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, seven members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and two winners of the Pulitzer Prize. Florida State University faculty lead several scholarly fields in citations to published work.
Florida State University generated more than $180 million in external grant support in the fiscal year ending June 2004. Its library holdings rank among the top 30 public universities in the U.S., based on 2003-04 data. The university is home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, funded by the National Science Foundation. Other research centers, such as the Center for Advanced Power Systems, supported by the Office of Naval Research, place Florida State University at the cutting edge of research and its application to industry.
The University Honors Program connects the most highly talented and motivated students to the best educational opportunities available at a research university. Honors Program students partner with faculty members to achieve at the world-class level in research and creative activity. Most student research performed through the Honors in the Major Program results in publications in prestigious journals.