Going to Graduate School <ul><li>The Florida State University  College of Communication & Information </li></ul>
Overview <ul><li>Why consider a graduate degree?  </li></ul><ul><li>CCI graduate programs </li></ul><ul><li>Communication ...
Why Consider Earning a Graduate Degree? <ul><li>Bachelor’s degree = Introduction to broad fields </li></ul><ul><li>Graduat...
Benefits to being  a graduate student <ul><li>Smaller classes </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops for graduate students </li></ul>...
Office of Graduate Fellowships Services <ul><li>One-on-one fellowship and award consultations with graduate students to id...
Benefits of a graduate education <ul><li>Marketability  </li></ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul><ul><li>Increased networking </...
Graduate Programs in CCI <ul><li>Master’s Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Master’s Programs  </li></ul><ul><li>Dual De...
School of Communication <ul><li>Master’s Degrees (MS, MA): </li></ul><ul><li>Media and Communication Studies </li></ul><ul...
School of Communication <ul><li>Graduate Certificates: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Production </li></ul><ul><li>Hispan...
School of Communication  Science & Disorders <ul><li>Master’s Degrees (MS, MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Language Pathology...
School of Library & Information Studies <ul><li>Master’s degrees (MA, MS): </li></ul><ul><li>Library & Information Studies...
SLIS Graduate Certificates <ul><li>Leadership and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Studies (requires some on campus wor...
Admissions <ul><li>Research program for application requirements and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Take the required standar...
Paying for Graduate School A Two-Step Process
Launch Your Search for  Free Money <ul><li>Search for money in the form of: </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition waivers </li></ul><u...
Apply  for Federal Aid <ul><li>Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at  www.fafsa.ed.gov </li></ul><ul><l...
Career   Center Assistance <ul><li>Research career fields that require an advanced or professional degree </li></ul><ul><l...
Resources <ul><li>CCI Web site www.cci.fsu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions www.fsu.edu/students/prospective/admissions </...
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FSU College of Communication and Information graduate education at the School of Library and Information Studies, LIS Masters' degree - see http://slis.fsu.edu for more information.

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FSU SLIS Graduate School

  1. 1. Going to Graduate School <ul><li>The Florida State University College of Communication & Information </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Why consider a graduate degree? </li></ul><ul><li>CCI graduate programs </li></ul><ul><li>Communication programs </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Science & Disorders programs </li></ul><ul><li>Library & Information Studies programs </li></ul><ul><li>What to do before graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for graduate school </li></ul><ul><li>Career Center assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Additional resources </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Consider Earning a Graduate Degree? <ul><li>Bachelor’s degree = Introduction to broad fields </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate school: Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary fields </li></ul><ul><li>Professionally-oriented programs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Benefits to being a graduate student <ul><li>Smaller classes </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops for graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Scholars Commons in Strozier Library </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Graduate Fellowships -- research funding </li></ul><ul><li>Consideration for Graduate Assistantships </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your student discounts! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Office of Graduate Fellowships Services <ul><li>One-on-one fellowship and award consultations with graduate students to identify potential resources </li></ul><ul><li>Advice on the application process </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance with applications, including proposal revision </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring throughout the award process </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on graduate fellowships and awards </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits of a graduate education <ul><li>Marketability </li></ul><ul><li>Income </li></ul><ul><li>Increased networking </li></ul><ul><li>Depth of knowledge </li></ul>
  7. 7. Graduate Programs in CCI <ul><li>Master’s Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Master’s Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Degree Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Master’s Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D. Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate Certificate Programs </li></ul>
  8. 8. School of Communication <ul><li>Master’s Degrees (MS, MA): </li></ul><ul><li>Media and Communication Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Marketing Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate and Public Communication </li></ul><ul><li>(Panama City campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Degree (Ph.D): </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  9. 9. School of Communication <ul><li>Graduate Certificates: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Production </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic Marketing Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul>
  10. 10. School of Communication Science & Disorders <ul><li>Master’s Degrees (MS, MA) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Language Pathology (Campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Language Pathology (Online) </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Master’s Degree (AMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Speech Language Pathology </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Degree (Ph.D) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Science & Disorders </li></ul>
  11. 11. School of Library & Information Studies <ul><li>Master’s degrees (MA, MS): </li></ul><ul><li>Library & Information Studies </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Media </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Degree (J.D./M.S.) in Law & LIS </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist (post-Master’s) Degree: </li></ul><ul><li>Library & Information Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.): </li></ul><ul><li>Information Studies </li></ul>
  12. 12. SLIS Graduate Certificates <ul><li>Leadership and Management </li></ul><ul><li>Museum Studies (requires some on campus work) </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Services </li></ul><ul><li>School Library Media Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services </li></ul>
  13. 13. Admissions <ul><li>Research program for application requirements and deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Take the required standardized graduate admissions test </li></ul><ul><li>Submit all requested materials by deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Apply early </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.admissions.fsu.edu & http://slis.cci.fsu.edu for detailed information </li></ul>
  14. 14. Paying for Graduate School A Two-Step Process
  15. 15. Launch Your Search for Free Money <ul><li>Search for money in the form of: </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition waivers </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowships, scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and Research Assistantships </li></ul><ul><li>Places to look include: </li></ul><ul><li>The department or school where you plan to study </li></ul><ul><li>The college’s scholarship Web site </li></ul><ul><li>Web search for private scholarships </li></ul>
  16. 16. Apply for Federal Aid <ul><li>Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov </li></ul><ul><li>What is the FAFSA? The application for loans, grants and work study </li></ul><ul><li>When? As soon as possible after January 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Loans are your investment in YOU! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Career Center Assistance <ul><li>Research career fields that require an advanced or professional degree </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to a career advisor to determine which area of graduate study and degree is best for you </li></ul><ul><li>Get help in preparing your personal statement, resume/vita, and related admissions materials </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a professional portfolio to highlight your qualifications </li></ul>
  18. 18. Resources <ul><li>CCI Web site www.cci.fsu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Admissions www.fsu.edu/students/prospective/admissions </li></ul><ul><li>Career Center www.career.fsu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid www.financialaid.fsu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>The Graduate School gradschool.fsu.edu </li></ul>
  19. 19. Thank you!
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