Florida State University

College of Education

General Administration


314 Westcott Bldg.

Tallahassee, FL 32306

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Policy Studies, MS

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master's of Science degree focuses on the development of knowledge and competence in the administration of higher education institutions. Students gain practical experience relating theory to practice in three required internships in administrative offices at Florida State University and at other institutions of the student's choice. Practical experiences gained trough graduate assistantships, other part-time employment, and internships are an integral and important part of the master's program. This non-thesis degree requires 45 semester hours of graduate credit and take two years (including on summer) to complete. In addition to required core courses, students select a specialty area of concentration as part of preparation. A synthesis paper on each internship takes the place of a comprehensive examination.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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