College of Social Sciences


Tuition and Finances

Cost of Attendance

A typical Applied Masters program is 32 credit hours, which translates to $15,346.40 at the in-state rate for tuition and fees in 2016-2017. For an out-of-state student the tuition and fees would be $35,551.20 at the 2016-2017 rate. If a student elects to take the thesis route, then tuition would be slightly lower as the program consists of only 30 credit hours.

Financial Aid is available through student loans primarily. Visit The Office of Financial Aid for detailed information regarding financial aid for graduate students.


Departmental Funding

The Department is not in a position to waive out-of-state tuition for foreign students or non-residents of the State of Florida. However, the University Registrar grants an exception to Latin America-Caribbean students. For more information on the LAC scholarship program, please click here.

Kaul Fellows

With great thanks to the generous donations from the Kaul Foundation and other private sources, the Department is able to offer two or three Kaul Fellow positions. Kaul Fellows have teaching assistantships. In 2016-2017, a three-semester teaching assistantship carried with it a total stipend of $12,520. The Department raises the stipend whenever possible. Assistantships carry with them a waiver of the bulk of tuition for in-state students.

Kaul Fellow Recipients 2016-2017



Kaul Scholars

Through the same donations, the Department will also be able to offer two to three Kaul Scholars for Fall and Spring semesters. The Kaul Scholar earns a stipend of $6,664 for the nine-month academic year. The Kaul Scholars are expected to work up to seven hours per week as graders. Unfortunately, no waivers of tuition and fees is possible for the Kaul Scholars.

Kaul Scholar Recipients 2016-2017


Charles Haworth Awards for Student Veterans

The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy received a gift to support Student Veterans who are master's degree students in the College. Charles T. Haworth Graduate Scholarships for Student Veterans will be disbursed in the 2017-2018 academic year, in the amount of $5000 per year (or $2500 for a single semester). Students must be engaged in full-time graduate study for a degree in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. Note that there are no tuition waivers attached to these awards at this time, and there is no work requirement attached to the award. The College has sufficient funding to support up to five Haworth Scholars in 2017-2018.

Lockton Companies Award

Lockton is the world’s largest privately owned insurance brokerage firm whose clients most frequently describe them as team members who make their business better. Energy, innovation and deep expertise fuel their focus on solving clients’ problems and achieving real results. Lockton, is passionate about serving their clients, developing their Associates, and giving back to the community. Lockton Companies is supporting our degree by offering a $2,000 scholarship to an Applied Master’s in Economics student.

To apply for the 2017-2018 award, please contact Dr. Stefan Norrbin, snorrbin@fsu.edu, by March 15, 2017 with your statement of interest in the insurance industry.


Award Process for New Students

The Graduate Committee reviews all applications for admission to the Department and determines those that qualify for assistantships. Separate application for Departmental assistantships is not required.


Loan Possibilities

Graduate students may apply for long-term educational loans through several programs, and may also be eligible for Work-Study awards. For further information, please contact The Office of Financial Aid.