Florida State University - Pathway

Florida State University is one of two officially designated pre-eminent research universities in the State of Florida. It is currently ranked #33 out of the top 132 public institutions in the US according to US News and World Report. FSU offers a Pathway to a Master’s Degree program in Communication, Public Administration, and five Engineering fields. FSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to grant graduate degrees.

  • Average Tuition USD 30,500
  • Acceptance Rate 100%
  • Students 41,226
  • International Students 1.7%

School Description

Florida State University was founded in the year 1851 and was given 'university' status in 1947. FSU has a total international student enrollment of 2,200 from over 130 different countries. In 2016, FSU's 1600-acre campus was ranked in the top 10 among the most beautiful campuses in the US, according to College Magazine.

FSU’s Pathway to Master’s Degree program is designed to recruit excellent international students to its masters' degree programs. Recent graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field study two semesters at FSU. This Pathway program provides students with the opportunity to complete prerequisite classes for graduate study, become accustomed to the U.S. educational system, meet and work with faculty members, and be better prepared to be admitted to and succeed in an FSU graduate program. From 2013-2017, 100% of the students who completed the Pathway program and applied to an FSU master’s degree program were admitted.

Pathway Programs

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Chemical Engineering

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering offers a two-semester pathway program to recent graduates to prepare for graduate school in the U.S. This program provides participants with the opportunity to become accustomed to American classroom culture, interact with faculty members, and integrate into the academic department and the greater FSU community. To date 100% of students participating in this pathway program applied for and were admitted to the FSU master’s degree program in Chemical Engineering. Several of these students are currently finishing their doctoral degrees.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load made up some graduate-level courses and the undergraduate prerequisites necessary to be admitted into a master’s program. Up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be counted towards the FSU master’s degree program in Chemical Engineering, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete the 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    Coursework in the pathway program emphasizes chemical engineering process design and analysis of advanced engineering problems using computational solutions of systems of partial differential equations. In addition, the coursework teaches modern and advanced computational tools in chemical engineering practice. Students learn how use MATLAB to solve engineering problems, use ASPEN for engineering process design, use COMSOL Multiphysics to develop solutions to advanced transport problems.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better) and have qualifying GRE scores (48th percentile in verbal and 75th percentile in math) are encouraged to apply to Florida State University Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering during the spring term of the pathway program.

    Upon completion of the master’s degree program in Chemical Engineering, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 36 months (12-month initial application and 24-month extension for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields). Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 36 months.

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Civil Engineering

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a two-semester pathway program to recent graduates to prepare for graduate school in the U.S. This program provides participants with the opportunity to become accustomed to American classroom culture, interact with faculty members, and integrate into the academic department and the greater FSU community. To date 100% of students participating in this pathway program applied for and were admitted to one the FSU master’s degree programs in Engineering. Several of these students are currently finishing their doctoral degrees.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load made up some graduate-level courses and the undergraduate prerequisites necessary to be admitted into a master’s program. Up to 9 credit hours (3 courses) may be counted towards the FSU master’s degree program in Civil Engineering, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete the 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    Coursework in the pathway program emphasizes experiential practices in preparation for their engineering careers in industry or pursuit of advanced degrees. In addition, the coursework teaches modern and advanced computational tools in civil and environmental engineering practice.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better) and have qualifying GRE scores (verbal 144 and quantitative 153) are encouraged to apply to the Florida State University Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

    Upon completion of the master’s degree program in Civil Engineering, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 36 months (12-month initial application and 24-month extension for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields). Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 36 months.

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Communication

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s College of Communication offers a two-semester pathway program for graduates in communications or a related field. Students enjoy both academic and experiential opportunities to acquire the intercultural communication skills and to interact with and integrate into Florida State University community. Students take a combination of communication and intercultural communication classes needed to prepare for a master’s degree program in communication at a Research 1 university. The College of Communications offers three master’s degree programs: Integrated Marketing and Communication, Media Communication Studies, and Public Interest Media and Communication.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load made up some graduate-level courses and the undergraduate prerequisites necessary to be admitted into a master’s program. Up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be counted towards a Communication master’s degree program, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete a 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better), an ibTOEFL of 100 or IELTS of 7, and have qualifying GRE scores (verbal 148 and quantitative 144) are encouraged to apply to a Communication master’s degree program.

    Upon completion of a master’s degree program in Communication, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 12 months. Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 12 months.

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Electrical Engineering

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a two-semester pathway program to recent graduates to prepare for graduate school in the U.S. This program provides participants with the opportunity to become accustomed to American classroom culture, interact with faculty members, and integrate into the academic department and the greater FSU community. To date 100% of students participating in this pathway program applied for and were admitted to one the FSU master’s degree programs in Engineering. Several of these students are currently finishing their doctoral degrees.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load made up some graduate-level courses and the undergraduate prerequisites necessary to be admitted into a master’s program. Up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be counted towards the FSU master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete the 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    The program provides comprehensive training through core and technical elective courses and experiential practices in electrical and computer engineering. This prepares students for their engineering careers in industry or pursuit of advanced degrees. An optional aspect of the program for high achieving students is the possibility of attaining experience in one of the research labs during spring semester.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better) and have qualifying GRE scores (verbal 148 and quantitative 145) are encouraged to apply to The Florida State University Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

    Upon completion of the master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 36 months (12-month initial application and 24-month extension for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields). Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 36 months.

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Industrial Engineering

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s Department of Industrial Engineering offers a two-semester pathway program to recent graduates to prepare for graduate school in the U.S. This program provides participants with the opportunity to become accustomed to American classroom culture, interact with faculty members, and integrate into the academic department and the greater FSU community. To date 100% of students participating in this pathway program applied for and were admitted to one the FSU master’s degree programs in Engineering. Several of these students are currently finishing their doctoral degrees.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load made up some graduate-level courses and the undergraduate prerequisites necessary to be admitted into a master’s program. Up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be counted towards the FSU master’s degree program in Industrial Engineering, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete the 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    Coursework in the pathway program emphasizes industrial engineering design. In addition, the coursework teaches modern and advanced computational tools in industrial engineering practice and a capstone research design project.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better) and have qualifying GRE scores (verbal 150 and quantitative 155) are encouraged to apply to the Florida State University Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

    Upon completion of the master’s degree program in Industrial Engineering, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 36 months (12-month initial application and 24-month extension for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields). Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 36 months.

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering offers a two-semester pathway program to recent graduates to prepare for graduate school in the U.S. This program provides participants with the opportunity to become accustomed to American classroom culture, interact with faculty members, and integrate into the academic department and the greater FSU community. To date 100% of students participating in this pathway program applied for and were admitted to one the FSU master’s degree programs in Engineering. Several of these students are currently finishing their doctoral degrees.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load made up some graduate-level courses and the undergraduate prerequisites necessary to be admitted into a master’s program. Up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be counted towards the FSU master’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete the 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    The academic program is supplemented with professional preparation activities including the 2-semester senior capstone design project and technical seminar series. The senior design course constitutes the culmination of engineering education where students working in team to bring together their academic knowledge towards the completion of a 'design project', utilizing skills such as teamwork, problem solving, project planning, and management and communication skills. These projects are mostly sponsored by industry and research labs under conditions that closely resemble those that will be encountered in the real world. All teams must accomplish the defined project scope, and go through a 'board examination' by an external panel of experts at the end of the year formally through technical presentations and a poster session.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better) and have qualifying GRE scores (verbal 150 and quantitative 155) are encouraged to apply to the Florida State University Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.

    Upon completion of the master’s degree program in Mechanical Engineering, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 36 months (12-month initial application and 24-month extension for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields). Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 36 months.

  • 600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

    Public Administration

    USD 30,500 Tuition Fee

    FSU’s Askew School of Public Administration and Policy offers a two-semester pathway program to recent graduates to prepare for graduate school in the U.S. This program provides participants with the opportunity to become accustomed to American classroom culture, interact with faculty members, and integrate into the academic department and the greater FSU community.

    Pathway participants take a full-time course load of graduate and undergraduate courses emphasizing public administration and policy in the United State. This allows participants to complete the prerequisites necessary to be admitted into the master’s degree program in Public Administration. In addition, up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) may be counted towards the FSU master’s degree program in Public Administration, provided grades of B or better are earned. Most participants are able to complete the 4-semester master’s degree in just 3 semesters, resulting in a cost-savings of approximately $12,000 in tuition and fees alone.

    Pathway participants who successfully complete the two semesters with a grade point average of 3.0 (B or better) and have qualifying GRE scores (48th percentile in verbal and 75th percentile in quantitative) are encouraged to apply to the Florida State University Master of Science degree in Public Administration.

    Upon completion of the master’s degree program in Public Administration, students are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT allows for work or internships related to the field of study for up to 12 months. Upon completion of a PhD program, students are eligible to apply for OPT again for up to 12 months.

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  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 80

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