We hope that you can find the information that you want and need to consider joining us for your graduate education. We have an exciting variety of specializations, a talented and nationally-known faculty, and a tremendous group of students that you will join for your studies.
The Askew School grants one of the oldest master’s degrees in the country dating back to 1947. Currently, former Governor Reubin Askew holds the Askew Eminent Scholar Chair and is an active faculty member. With fifteen full-time faculty members, the Askew School has the Jerry Collins Eminent Scholar Chair, held by Dr. Mary Ellen Guy, and two named professorships, held by Dr. Rick Feiock and Dr. Fran Berry. The April 2004 U.S. News and World report Best Graduate Schools guidebook ranked the Askew School’s MPA program 26th overall, while the public management specialty ranked 15th nationally and the public finance and budgeting specialty ranked 26th.
Tallahassee, Florida is an exciting place to study and has all the policy and association action one would expect in the capital city of the fourth most populous state in the nation. Florida has a long-established reputation for policy innovation and professionalism, at both the state and local levels, and this trend-setting environment continues today. The Askew School has strong ties with people and agencies in both state and local governments, and can assist with short-term work assignments for students who have not yet gained much work experience so that upon graduation, you are well-prepared for your interviews and job hunt.
Florida State University is one of two research universities in Florida and now has a combined enrollment of over 39,000 students, but the Askew School maintains a close-knit community feel both in the classroom and outside of it. Over 80% of our graduate classes have fewer than 20 students in them, and you can specialize in the areas you want to pursue work in. We offer regular informal seminars on workplace issues, research conducted by professors and students, and opportunities to meet and talk with our graduates who are leaders in Florida city and state government.