Graduate Advising

The Graduate Programs Office will be advising students remotely. Be assured your academic advisor will continue to work with you, though remotely (via email or Zoom) rather than in person. If you are not a current FSU graduate student, please email the appropriate academic program specialist below based on your program of interest or complete our request form to receive emailed information.

The Graduate Programs Office manages the admission and advising of all students in our six master’s programs and our doctoral program’s seven majors. Our academic program specialists assist with admission questions and provide comprehensive advising and program planning services once students are enrolled. 

Admissions: For questions related to admission applications, please visit with us well in advance of the degree program’s posted admissions deadline so that we may ensure you have all the information you need to submit your application materials in time. In addition, our staff members offer information about the wide range of resources and opportunities available to graduate students at Florida State University. 

Registration: Students do not need to wait until registration begins to meet with an advisor to discuss future course schedules. 

Location: Housed in 336 Rovetta Business Building (RBB), the office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We encourage interested students to request an appointment with one of our advisors by contacting her directly via email, calling our office at 850-644-6458 or stopping by the office.

Graduate Programs Office 

Staff Member Position Program(s)
Elizabeth Kistner Director Graduate Programs
Jennifer Boyles Academic Program Specialist Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Esther Widener Academic Program Specialist

Accelerated, Full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA), on campus

Andreina Castillo-Wilson Academic Program Specialist

Master's programs in
- Business Analytics (MS-BA)

- Management Information Systems (MS-MIS)

- Risk Management and Insurance (MS-RMI)

Gail Palo Academic Program Specialist

Master of Science in Finance (MSF)

Ph.D. Program (all seven majors)

Jacquelyn Roberts Academic Program Specialist Evening, Part-time MBA, on campus
Esther Widener Lead Academic Program Specialist MBA Program, online and on campus

For general questions or to make an appointment, contact the Graduate Programs office at (850) 644-6458 or

To speak to an advisor about applying to one of our Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways, please contact the Undergraduate Programs Office.

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