Apply to our Graduate Programs

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FSU now requires a credential evaluation for Fall 2024 applicants and beyond that have degrees from a non-U.S. institution. International and domestic applicants with degrees earned from international institutions must submit their official transcripts through a NACES approved evaluator for transcripts from a non-U.S. institution. SpanTran has created a custom application for FSU that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate.

See the “Transcript Requirement” section on The Graduate School website,, for detailed information on University transcript requirements.

Please select your program of interest for complete information on applying:

Application Checklist

  1. A completed online University Application
  2. Official GRE general test scores: The GRE is waived through Fall 2026 for Master’s Programs. PhD in Geography requires GRE scores or GRE Waiver.
  3. Resume-Curriculum Vitae
  4. Writing Sample (Geography Masters and PhD Only)
  5. Statement of Purpose
  6. Transcripts
  7. Three letters of recommendation
  8. English Language Proficiency

Admissions Deadlines 

*International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications earlier due to the extended time for visa processing

Masters in GIScience
Fall 2024 – Admissions will open August 1. International applicants are highly encourage to apply by May 1st to ensure sufficient time for visa processing. We will begin reviewing applications on rolling basis beginning early May. The final Deadline to apply is July 1.  
Spring 2025 – Admissions is now open. Deadline to apply is October 1.

Master’s & PhD in Geography
Fall 2024 – Opens August 1. For priority consideration submit your application by January 19.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline of March 1.
Spring 2025 – Admissions is now open. Deadline to apply is October 1.

Deadline to Submit a GRE Waiver

Fall 2024:
December 11 – for students applying prior to the January 19 priority deadline.
February 12 – for students applying prior to the March 1 deadline. 

Spring 2025: September 8


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