Admission Requirements

The FSU IDS program is a self-pay program. In addition to meeting Florida State University and College of Arts and Sciences admission requirements for graduate study, each applicant for the FSU IDS program must:

  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and possess a minimal background consisting of Calculus 2 (MAC 2312 or equivalent), Introductory Statistics (STA 2122, STA 2023 or equivalent), and experience with an object-oriented programming language, preferably Python or R. Coursework in linear algebra is desirable, but not mandatory;
  • Have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (B or better average) on the last 60 hours of undergraduate credits; and be in good standing at the institution of higher learning last attended;
  • Provide a statement of intent and CV or résumé; and
  • Provide three letters of recommendation discussing the student’s aptitude for graduate study.

A GRE score is not required for admission to the FSU IDS program for 2022.

Different majors and advanced electives may require additional prerequisites, which students may need to take additional coursework to satisfy.

For admission prerequisites for the IDS major in Mathematics, please click here.

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