Application Requirements and Deadlines

admissions-apply-iconApplicants seeking admission to any graduate certificate and/or degree program should submit the online application and any required materials by the deadline. Submission prior to the deadline will expedite review of your application. Any required minimum GPA’s or test scores must be met for admission consideration.

For more information on how to apply, view the graduate admissions menu on the lower left side of this page.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 15

Contact Educational Policy Studies Department before applying. Applicants must be employed in an approved position in a partnering school system.

When applying to the Add-On PL-6 Leadership Certificate, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (one must be from principal or immediate supervisor if not school-based; identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: Ed.S., Ph.D., or Ed.D. degree with minimum 3.25 GPA required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership - Entry (370)
  • Click here for information and how to register for the Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Applied Behavior Analysis, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: Does not admit
  • Summer: May 1

When applying to the Autism Endorsement, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: Does Not Admit
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: November 15

When applying to the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores:
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Please Note:

  • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores:
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: December 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores (minimum 50 percentile verbal; verbal/quantitative/analytical required):
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

If you do not meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

  • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
    • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
    • For exemption score details, click here.
  • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment.

Please Note:

  • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: May 1

When applying to the Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
    • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration

      • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Special Note: This non-degree program does not lead to meeting pre-reqs for admission consideration to the M.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Contact the program director, Dr. Sue Duncan (404-413-8024; sduncan4@gsu.edu) before applying. Applicants must be employed in an approved position in a partnering school system.

When applying to the Comprehensive Intervention Model, Nondegree program, you will need to submit the following for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Supporting materials and documents as determined by the Comprehensive Intervention Model Program. Since this is a "special cohorts" program, your partnering school system and the Comprehensive Intervention Model team will provide you with a list of required materials and documents.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: December 1
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
      • Three Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
      • Must have completed bachelor's or master's level degree
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores: An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: November 15
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Counselor Education and Practice, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Three Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
      • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
      • Must have completed master's degree in Counseling
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores: An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.


Application Deadline:

      • Fall: May 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Creative and Innovative Education, M.A. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (no more than four typed pages that summarizes your career goals related to work with children, previous work experience, anticipated contribution to the program, and ability to work in a team environment; upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Proof of experience working with children
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended


Application Deadline:

  • Fall: Does Not Admit
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: December 15

Select concentration in:

  • Art Education
  • Early Childhood & Elementary Education
  • Foreign Language Education
  • Language & Literacy Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Middle Level Education
  • Music Education
  • Science Education
  • Social Studies Education

When applying to the Curriculum & Instruction, Ed.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Professional Letters of Reference (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample (may be print or electronic publication, course paper, professional blog series, etc.)
  • Must have at least one master's or Ed.S. degree in education or closely related field (at least one degree must be in area of concentration or applicant must have substantial years teaching in area of concentration)
  • Must have three years teaching experience (students who plan to pursue the S7 level certificate must have at least a T4 teaching certificate)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores:
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

  • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview (music education includes demonstration of musical skill; art education includes portfolio).

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: January 15

When applying to the Early Childhood & Elementary Education, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores (Verbal, quantitative, and analytical subtests required): An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

  • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: Does Not Admit
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Re-opened w/ new deadline March 19

When applying to the Early Childhood and Elementary Education (UACM) (Initial Certification Program), M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify recommenders on your application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
    • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
    • For exemption score details, click here.
  • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 1
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Education of Students with Exceptionalities, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
      • Three Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores (50 percentile verbal and quantitative subtests required): An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: Does Not Admit
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: January 15

When applying to the Educational Leadership, Ed.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with application)
      • Resume (upload with application)
      • Writing Sample (collected during interview)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from immediate supervisor; identify recommenders on your application)
      • Must have five years successful teaching or administrative experience
      • Must hold master's degree
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
        • from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE (50 percentile verbal and quantitative) or MAT (50 percentile) scores:
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership - Entry (370)
      • Click here for information and how to register for the Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership.

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: July 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 15

Contact Educational Policy Studies Department before applying.

When applying to the Educational Leadership, Ed.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with application)
      • Resume (upload with application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from immediate supervisor; identify recommenders on your application)
      • Must be employed in leadership position in partnering school system
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission
        • from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE or MAT scores:
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership - Entry (370)
      • Click here for information and how to register for the Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: July 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 15

Contact Educational Policy Studies Department before applying.

When applying to the Educational Leadership, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with application)
      • Resume (upload with application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (one from school administrator; identify recommenders on your application)
      • Must have minimum 3 years experience in school or other educational setting
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership - Entry (370)
      • Click here for information and how to register for the Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership.


Application Deadline:

      • Fall: July 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 15

Contact Educational Policy Studies Department before applying.

When applying to the Educational Leadership Tier 1 Certification, Nondegree, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with application)
      • Resume (upload with application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a school administrator; identify recommenders on your application)
      • Three years experience in a school or other educational setting
      • Must meet certification requirements in Georgia
      • Applicants must have an identified mentor who currently holds leadership certification in Georgia
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission (must hold a master's, specialist, or doctoral level degree)
        • from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements for educational leadership in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership - Entry (370)
      • Click here for information and how to register for the Georgia Ethics Assessment for Educational Leadership.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: January 15
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

Select concentration in:

      • Research, Measurement & Statistics or
      • Social Foundations

When applying to the Educational Policy Studies, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (recent letters from persons who can evaluate academic promise such as professors; upload with the application)
      • Must have completed master's level degree
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores (50 percentile required for Research, Measurement & Statistics concentration): An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: April 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: January 15

When applying to the Educational Psychology, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with application)
      • Resume (upload with application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify recommenders on your application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores:
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: January 15
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Educational Psychology, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
      • Three Letters of Recommendation (two letters should come from academic sources; upload with the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission (applicants for concurrent master's/Ph.D. admission must have minimum 3.30 undergraduate GPA)
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores (Verbal, quantitative, and analytical subtests required): An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: May 1

When applying to the Educational Psychology, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: March 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Educational Research, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores:
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: July 15
      • Spring: November 1
      • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the Educational Research (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores:
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: March 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Educational Research, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: July 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 15

Select concentration in:

      • Elementary Literacy (for Certified Teachers)
      • Elementary Literacy in Reading Recovery (for Certified Teachers)
      • Elementary Mathematics (for Certified Teachers)
      • Teacher Support & Coaching (for Certified Teachers)

When applying to the Elementary Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • One Letter of Recommendation (from supervisor; identify your recommender on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Elementary Education in Georgia

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the English as a Second Language Endorsement, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring: December 1
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the English as a Second Language Endorsement (Online Georgia OnmyLINE), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the English Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
      • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
        • For exemption score details, click here.
      • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the English Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in English Education in Georgia

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the English Education, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: New Deadline -- May 1

When applying to the English To Speakers of Other Languages, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
      • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
        • For exemption score details, click here.
      • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring: December 1
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the English to Speakers of Other Languages (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
      • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
        • For exemption score details, click here.
      • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: February 1
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: February 1

When applying to the Exercise Science, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application); one letter should be from a former professor or instructor who can evaluate your academic promise
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • GRE scores:
        • institution code 5251
        • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: July 15
      • Spring: December 1
      • Summer: May 1

Contact the Office of Academic Assistance & Graduate Admissions: 404-413-8000 or educadmissions@gsu.edu if you have questions.

When applying to Graduate Transient Status, you will need to submit several documents for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Letter of Good Standing from current "home" institution, in a sealed envelope with official's signature across the sealed portion of the envelope
    • A list of courses (include course and section numbers) in which you wish to enroll -- include this list in the "Goals Statement" section of the online application
    • Mailing Address for Letter of Good Standing:
      Georgia State University
      College of Education and Human Development
      Academic Assistance & Graduate Admissions
      30 Pryor St., Suite 300
      Atlanta, GA 30303
Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Health & Physical Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
    • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
    • For exemption score details, click here.
  • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Health & Physical Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Health & Physical Education in Georgia

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Instructional Design & Technology (online), M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 15

When applying to the Instructional Design & Technology (online), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Instructional Design & Technology Certificate (Graduate), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree with 3.0 GPA required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: January 15

When applying to the Instructional Technology, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GRE scores: An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
    • institution code 5251
    • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

Please Note:

  • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: March 1

A Graduate Certificate in International Education is available to eligible graduate students already enrolled at Georgia State (submit the paper application available at the website), or to those applying as new non-degree students expressly for the International Education Certificate program (apply online and submit required materials as listed below).

Contact the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions, 404-413-8000 or educadmissions@gsu.edu if you have any questions.

When applying to the International Education Certificate (Graduate), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: bachelor's degree with minimum 2.50 GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

When applying to the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
  • Must have minimum one year of teaching experience
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: January 15

Select concentration in:

  • Biomechanics & Physical Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Physical Education Teacher Education
  • Sport Administration

When applying to the Kinesiology, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
    • transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • institution code 5251
  • GRE scores: An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
  • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application
Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Applicants must be employed as a literacy coach in a school setting. Contact the program director, Dr. Sue Duncan (404-413-8024; sduncan4@gsu.edu) before applying.

When applying to the Literacy Coach, Post Bachelor's Certificate, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Proof that you have a valid teaching license in Georgia or another state
  • Official Transcript: bachelor's degree with minimum 2.50 GPA required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: July 15
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Applicants must be employed as a literacy coach in a school setting. Contact the program director, Dr. Sue Duncan (404-413-8024; sduncan4@gsu.edu) before applying.

When applying to the Literacy Coach, Post Master's Certificate, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Proof that you have a valid teaching license in Georgia or another state
  • Official Transcript: completed master's degree required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

Select concentration in:

  • Digital Literacies (teacher certification not required for admission)
  • Families, Communities, and Culture (teacher certification not required for admission)
  • Reading Instruction (bachelor's-level certification in any related area of teaching required for admission)

When applying to the Literacy Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    • if you select "Reading Instruction" concentration: submit proof that you meet certification requirements for any field in Georgia
    • if you select and complete the "Reading Instruction" concentration: you will need to provide Proof of Standard Professional Certification (3 years classroom experience) to the Georgia PSC when applying for certification as a Reading Specialist

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

When applying to the Mathematics Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

  • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
  • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
    • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
    • For exemption score details, click here.
  • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.
Application Deadline:
  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

When applying to the Mathematics Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Mathematics Education at the middle or secondary levels in Georgia

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

When applying to the Mathematics Education (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Mathematics Education at the middle or secondary levels in Georgia

Application Deadline:

  • Fall: June 15
  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer: April 1

When applying to the Mathematics Education, Non-degree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Mathematics Education at the middle and secondary levels in Georgia
    • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
    • Resume (upload with the application)
    • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
      • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: August 1
      • Spring: December 1
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the Mathematics Education (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), Non-degree, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: May 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: February 1

When applying to the Mental Health Counseling, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        •  GRE scores:
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Please Note:

      • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 1

Select concentration in:

      • Language Arts & Social Studies
      • Mathematics & Science

When applying to the Middle Level Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Entry (350)
      • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
        • For exemption score details, click here.
      • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: April 1

When applying to the Middle Level Education, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: June 15
      • Spring: Does Not Admit
      • Summer: May 1

When applying to the Multiple and Severe Disabilities  (Adapted Curriculum-Intellectual Disabilities or Autism, Deaf Education, Early Childhood Special Education, General Curriculum-Autism, or Physical & Health Disabilities), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA or master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

      • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
      • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
        • For exemption score details, click here.
      • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

Application Deadline:

      • Fall: May 1
      • Spring: October 15
      • Summer: March 1

When applying to the Online Learning Design and Development Certificate (Graduate Online Program), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee of $50
  • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
  • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree with minimum 3.0 GPA required for admission consideration
    • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Application Deadline:

    • Fall: June 15
    • Spring: October 15
    • Summer: April 15

    When applying to the Program Evaluation Certificate (Graduate), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
    • Resume (upload with the application)
    • One Letter of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
    • Official Transcript: master's degree required for admission consideration
      • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

    • Fall: June 15
    • Spring: October 15
    • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Reading Endorsement, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
    • Resume (upload with the application)
    • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
    • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
      • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

    • Fall: August 1
    • Spring: December 1
    • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Reading Endorsement (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

    • Online Application
    • Application Fee of $50
    • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
    • Resume (upload with the application)
    • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
    • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
      • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

    • Fall: July 15
    • Spring: October 15
    • Summer: Does Not Admit

    Contact the program director, Dr. Sue Duncan (404-413-8024; sduncan4@gsu.edu) before applying. Applicants must be employed in an approved position in a partnering school system.

    When applying to the Reading Recovery, Nondegree program, you will need to submit the following for review.

      • Online Application
      • Application Fee of $50
      • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
      • Resume (upload with the application)
      • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
      • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
      • Supporting materials and documents as determined by the Reading Recovery Program. Since this is a "special cohorts" program, your partnering school system and the Reading Recovery team will provide you with a list of required materials and documents


    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: August 1
        • Spring: December 1
        • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Reading, Language, & Literacy Education, Reading Instruction (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended


    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Reading, Language, & Literacy Education, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: May 1
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: February 1

    When applying to the School Counseling, Ed.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
        • Must hold master's degree in School Counseling and have completed practicum/internship for master's in school setting
        • Official Transcript: minimum 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • T5 School Counseling and GRE scores:
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: Does Not Admit
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: December 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Elementary/Middle School Counseling
        • Secondary School Counseling

    When applying to the School Counseling, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores:
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

          If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

          • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
            • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
            • For exemption score details, click here.
          • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment.

    Please Note:

        • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: Does Not Admit
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: December 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Elementary/Middle School Counseling
        • Secondary School Counseling

    When applying to the School Counseling, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA and master's degree from a CACREP accredited program required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

          If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

          • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
          • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
            • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
            • For exemption score details, click here.
          • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

          Please Note:

          • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: December 1
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: Does Not Admit

    When applying to the School Psychology (for current master's level school psychologists), Ed.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Writing Sample (cannot be goals statement; upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
        • Must hold master's degree in School Psychology
        • Official Transcript: minimum 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores:
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

          If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

          • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
            • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
            • For exemption score details, click here.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: December 1
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: Does Not Admit

    When applying to the School Psychology, M.Ed./Ed.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

          • Online Application
          • Application Fee of $50
          • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
          • Resume (upload with the application)
          • Writing Sample (cannot be goals statement; upload with the application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
          • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.25 graduate GPA required for admission
            • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
          • GRE scores:
            • institution code 5251
            • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

    If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

          • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
            • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
            • For exemption score details, click here.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: December 1
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: Does Not Admit

    When applying to the School Psychology, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Writing Sample (cannot be goals statement; upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
        • Must have bachelor's in psychology, education, or related field or master's in area related to school psychology
        • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission (minimum 2.50 undergraduate GPA if no master's)
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores: An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

    If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

        • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
          • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.
          • For exemption score details, click here.

          Please Note:

          • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: April 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Biology
        • Broad-field Science
        • Chemistry
        • Earth/Space Science
        • Physics

    When applying to the Science Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
        • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
          • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.

    For exemption score details, click here.

        • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: August 1
        • Spring: December 1
        • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Science Education (Online Georgia ONmyLINE), M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Science Education in Georgia
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Science Education, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: March 1
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: March 1

    When applying to the Social Foundations of Education, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Writing Sample
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application); letters should be from former instructors who can evaluate academic promise
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
        • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores:
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

    Please Note:

        • Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: May 1
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: March 1

    When applying to the Social Foundations of Education, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: April 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Economics
        • Geography
        • History
        • Political Science

    When applying to the Social Studies Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

        • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
        • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
          • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.

    For exemption score details, click here.

        • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Social Studies Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommender on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Social Studies Education in Georgia

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: April 1

    When applying to the Social Studies Education, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: May 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Autism Spectrum Disorders
        • Behavior/Learning Disabilities
        • Deaf Education
        • Early Childhood Special Education
        • Intellectual Disabilities
        • Physical & Health Disabilities

    When applying to the Special Education, M.A.T. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    In order to meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

        • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
        • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.

    For exemption score details, click here.

        • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: May 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Autism Spectrum Disorders
        • Behavior/Learning Disabilities
        • Deaf Education
        • Early Childhood Special Education
        • Intellectual Disabilities

    When applying to the Special Education, M.Ed. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores (Verbal/quantitative/analytical required):
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission
        • Students with existing teaching certification: if you meet certification requirements in Special Education (field specific) in Georgia, this M.Ed. program will lead to a Level 5 advanced degree and certification upgrade
      • Students without backgrounds in education: this M.Ed. Special Education program does not result in a teaching certificate for school/classroom licensure -- students who wish to gain initial certification in special education will need to apply for and complete the M.A.T. Special Education program
    • This M.Ed. program may be appropriate for those who have a background in a related field (psychology, social work, criminology, speech and language, general education, etc.), do not want to be a classroom teacher, but are interested in obtaining advanced pedagogy, methods, and strategies to work with individuals with disabilities in non-educational settings such as clinics, hospitals, and facilities.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: May 1

    When applying to the Special Education - General Curriculum P-12, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    If you do not already meet certification requirements in Georgia, you will also need to complete the following prior to program admission:

        • Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry (350)
        • GACE Program Admission Assessment: minimum 50% on verbal/quantitative/analytical sections required for admission consideration
        • You may exempt this test if you have received appropriate minimum scores on the ACT/GRE/or SAT.

    For exemption score details, click here.

        • Click here for information and how to register for the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics-Program Entry.

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: June 15
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: May 1

    When applying to the Special Education - Preschool Endorsement, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or a master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: May 1
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: Does Not Admit

    When applying to the Sport Administration, M.S. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application) - must indicate specific area of interest
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Three Letters of Recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application) - one letter should be from a former professor or instructor who can evaluate your academic promise
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores:
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: Does Not Admit
        • Spring: Does Not Admit
        • Summer: April 15

    When applying to the Teacher Support & Coaching (TSC) Endorsement, Nondegree program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Proof that you meet certification requirements in Georgia in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and must have minimum of three years teaching experience
        • Official Transcript: minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA or master's degree required for admission consideration
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

    Application Deadline:

        • Fall: March 1
        • Spring: October 15
        • Summer: March 1

    Select concentration in:

        • Language & Literature Education
        • Mathematics Education
        • Music Education
        • Science Education
        • Social Studies Education

    When applying to the Teaching and Learning, Ph.D. program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

        • Online Application
        • Application Fee of $50
        • Goals Statement (upload with the application)
        • Resume (upload with the application)
        • Writing Sample (upload with the application)
        • Two Letters of Recommendation (upload with the application)
        • Must have earned a master's degree in education or field related to chosen concentration
        • Official Transcript: minimum 3.30 graduate GPA required for admission
          • submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
        • GRE scores: An official score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test is required for admission to Ph.D. programs in the College of Education and Human Development. While it is important to note that GRE scores are used along with other criteria established by departments and programs when determining admission, a score of 155 or higher on the verbal section and 151 or higher on the quantitative section will make the application more competitive
          • institution code 5251
          • scores may not be more than five years old at time of application

    Please Note:

    Interviews will be conducted by department faculty -- you will be notified if you are selected for an interview.