Required Application Materials for Graduate Admissions
- Take note of Degree and Nondegree Graduate Program Application Deadlines.
- “GACE Program Admission” means that the applicant must have passed all three basic skills areas of the GACE Program Admission Assessment.
- “Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Entry Assessment” means that the applicant must take this assessment (applicants to Educational Leadership programs take the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Entry Assessment, instead). You will receive a certificate once you complete the assessment.
- GRE scores may not be more than five years old at the time of application.
- All documents and materials submitted in consideration for admission to a program become the property of Georgia State University and cannot be returned at any time.
Ph.D. GRE Admission Guidelines
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.
GACE Program Admission & Georgia Educator Ethics (Program Entry) Assessments
Students seeking admission to a program for initial certification from the State of Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) are required to pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment (or provide an exemption — Attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of Master’s degrees) and the Georgia Educator Ethics — Program Entry Assessment (applicants for the Educational Leadership programs take the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership — Program Entry Assessment, instead). Applicants who are already certified or meet certification requirements in the State of Georgia do not have to meet this requirement. For more information about these assessments, visit GACE & Georgia Educator Ethics.
The GACE Program Admission Assessment can be exempted based on certain scores from the GRE, the SAT or the ACT (Attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of Master’s degrees). The current options for satisfying the GACE Program Admission Assessment, including exemptions (Attention: GSU will not exempt for holders of Master’s degrees), are outlined here (scroll to “Options to Satisfy the Program Admission Requirement”) Go to GACE’s “about” page for more information about the GACE Program Admission Assessment, including test dates and registration.
The following programs will use the GACE Program Admission Assessment and the Georgia Educator Ethics -- Program Entry Assessment as entrance examinations: M.A.T. English Education, M.A.T. Health & Physical Education, M.A.T. Mathematics Education, M.A.T. Middle Level Education, M.A.T. English As A Second Language Education, M.A.T. Science Education, and M.AT. Social Studies Education. Students seeking certification from the State of Georgia Professional Standards Commission are required to pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment (or provide an exemption), both the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessments (Program Entry & Program Exit), and GACE Content Assessment in their fields.