Three scholarships are awarded annually each fall (deadline Oct. 15) to one undergraduate ($650), one master's/education specialist ($1,000) and one Ph.D. ($1,000) student in the College of Education. Awards will be made in the Fall only (the current application form notes a Spring deadline -- this is no longer accurate).Application materials must be submitted to the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions, 300 College of Education Building, 404/413-8000. Download Scholarship Application
Federal Teach Grant Program
The Teach Grant Program is a scholarship loan program for both graduate and undergraduate students who meet program criteria and guidelines.
HOPE Teacher Scholarship
Due to State of Georgia budget issues, the HOPE Teacher and Promise Teacher scholarship loan programs are not available for the academic year 2010-2011.
Change of Major or Degree Status
Active graduate students in a degree program may apply for a change of major or degree status. The application includes instructions and Policy 4110, "Changing Major or Degree Status," for reference. Non-degree students who wish to enter a degree program may not use this form -- they must apply through the online admission process.
Continuous Enrollment Policy Waiver
Instructions and the application form for a continuous enrollment policy waiver are available here. You will need to submit a letter stating why the waiver is needed and warranted, a letter of support from your department, and the completed form.
Directed Reading Course
A Directed Reading course provides opportunity for students to focus attention on a specific area of interest not covered in regular course offerings. Directed reading may extend beyond one term. Complete the Application for Directed Readings Course, and after collecting all appropriate signatures (instructor, advisor, department chair), take the form to the COE Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions (300 COE building) for final authorization.
Instructions and the application for reentry into a graduate program are available here. You will need to submit a completed application, a $25.00 application fee (check or money order made out to Georgia State University), plus official transcripts of any coursework taken since last registering at Georgia State. Reentering students are subject to the regulations of the Graduate Bulletin and the degree program current at the time of reentry. Admitted reentry applicants who originally entered their programs prior to the Fall 2011 term will need to submit citizenship verification documentation in order to register for classes. See the Cizenship Verification section for more information.
Transfer of Credit
In order to transfer credit from a previous program into the current program of study, it is necessary to download and fill out the Petition for Transfer of Graduate Credit form.
In order to satisfy the requirements of residency for the EDS degree, fill out this form and bring it to the Office of Academic Assistance, 300 College of Education. EDS Residency Form
Doctoral Fellows is a student run organization for doctoral students. All doctoral students are invited to join. There is no membership fee. http://education.gsu.edu/doctoralfellows/
Doctoral Processes Flowchart
The flowchart lists in chronological order the milestones a doctoral student must meet from first enrollment in the program until graduation. Download Doctoral flowchart
Program of Study/Advisory Committee
By the end of the first year in the program or by the completion of 27 semester hours, doctoral students are required to establish their Doctoral Advisory Committee.
The Doctoral Advisory Committee consists of a minimum of three members who hold as follows: 1.The major advisor serves as the chair of the committee, is a full-time, tenure-track COE faculty member, holds primary appointment in the COE, has been a faculty member at GSU for at least one year, is a member of the faculty of the major to which the student has been admitted and holds an earned doctorate. 2. A second member must be a full-time COE faculty member holding an earned doctorate. 3.A third member must hold an earned doctorate and represent a major outside that of the student's.
The committee is declared on the Program of Study/Doctoral Advisory Committee form. Once the initial committee if approved, any changes to the committee must be approved via this form. Students should refer to the Graduate Catalog under which they were admitted (see acceptance letter) for program requirements.I f you started your program prior to fall, 2007, contact Carla Woods in the Office of Academic Assistance. If you started your program between Fall 2007 and Summer 2012, download this version of the form; student starting Fall 2012 or later, use this form. If you are a Doctor of Education student (Ed.D.) then you are to use this form.
Change in Doctoral Program of Study
Approved Program of Study form must be submitted and approved by the student's committee. Only changes involving a change in course number and prefix must be submitted. Changes in expected term of enrollment do not require approval.Change in Program form
Comprehensive Exam Form
The comprehensive examination includes a written examination and may also include an oral portion. Doctoral students have two opportunities to pass the comprehensive examination. Students who do not pass the examination on the second attempt are not permitted to continue in the doctoral program. Comprehensive Exam form
Dissertation Advisory Committee
After successful completion of comprehensive exams and prior to approval of the prospectus, doctoral students are required to form their Dissertation Advisory Committee. The committee must have a minimum of four members. All requirements for the construction of the Doctoral Advisory Committee apply to the Dissertation Advisory Committee with the addition that the major advisor and at least two committee members must hold graduate faculty membership status (see link below).
The Dissertation Advisory Committee is communicated to the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions via the Announcement of Prospectus Presentation form. Current List of Graduate Faculty for the College of Education
When the prospectus is completed, a public announcement of the oral presentation of the announcement is disseminated via the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions. The announcement must be submitted 12 working days prior to the date of the presentation. The presentation must be scheduled on the main campus of the university between the first day of class and the last day of final exams (see Important Dates). The presentation must be attended by no fewer than four (4) members of the Dissertation Advisory Committee and is open to all College of Education faculty and invited guests. 1)Download instructions. 2) Download Announcement of Prospectus Presentation form
Approval of doctoral candidacy requires the following: successful completion of all coursework, successful completion of comprehensive exams, fulfillment of all residency requirements, and submission and presentation of an approved dissertation prospectus. All requirements for doctoral candidacy must be completed within seven years of the first course taken on the doctoral program of study.Recommendation to Doctoral Candidacy form
Guide for Preparing Dissertations
All doctoral dissertations must comply with the format, style, and procedural instructions established by the College of Education. The guide should be consulted soon after the student completes comprehensive exams. Download Guide for Preparation of Dissertation.
Announcement of Dissertation Defense
When the dissertation is completed, a public announcement of the oral defense of the dissertation is disseminated via the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions. The announcement must be submitted 12 working days prior to the date of the defense. The defense must be scheduled on the main campus of the university between the first day of class and the last day of final exams (see Important Dates). The defense must be attended by no fewer than four (4) members of the Dissertation Advisory Committee and is open to all College of Education faculty and invited guests.