College of Social Sciences

For more information contact: Alan Rowan at
or Sam Bandak at

Admission Requirements

The minimum guidelines for admission to the program are an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better, a score at or near the 50th percentile on the GRE (150 on each of the verbal and quantitative, and a 4 or greater on the analytical portion of the GRE OR a combined score of 1000 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections, and a satisfactory writing score on the older version of the GRE). Also accepted are the equivalent results on the MCAT, LSAT, or GMAT. Please note that the GRE score is one element of your application and the program views the entire file holistically in making a determination of admission. These indicators are considered along with other evidence of preparation including letters or recommendation and a personal statement. The application deadline for regular graduate admission is July 1 for the fall term beginning late August; November 1 for the spring term beginning early January. The application deadline for international graduate admission is six months prior to the beginning of the term.

Application Instructions

Online University Application. Prospective students submit the University's Online Graduate Application by clicking here. This application is an electronic paperless process.

Official Transcripts of all college/university course work. These are mailed directly to the University Office of Admissions. Second copies of transcripts must be uploaded in the "supporting document" section of the online application or mailed directly to the department at Public Health, PO Box 3062161, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2161.

Official GRE scores for the verbal, quantitative and writing sections of the Graduate Record Examination. Florida State University's test code is 5219. An academic program code is not needed.

Official TOEL scores for applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree from college or university in an English-speaking nation. Florida State University's testing code is 5219. An academic program code is not needed.

Two Letters of Recommendation. For applicants currently or recently enrolled in school, these should be from faculty. Follow instructions in the recommendation section of the online application. List the name and email address of your recommenders. These people will receive an electronic prompt about uploading their letter for your application.

A Short Statement of Purpose. Write a short one-page statement about your career and educational goals. Follow instructions for uploading this in the "supporting documents" section of the online application.