Master's Student Advising
Most graduate student advising takes place in the departments with the student's program faculty advisor, an academic committee, or the faculty member most familiar with the student's program of study.
The Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions will guide masters candidates through their final clearance for graduation and Ph.D. candidates through the last phases of submitting evidence of their terminal degree.
Graduate Catalog (complete program and policy information)
Office of Academic Assistance (information on certification, appeals, scholarships, and more)
Graduate Forms (all applicable College of Education forms for graduate students)
Change of Major
Master’s degree students must apply to the new major. This requires submission of a separate graduate application, application fee, and supporting documents. Visit the Graduate Admissions page to apply.
All master’s degree students must meet a comprehensive exam requirement as determined by the departmental program faculty. Students should contact their department for information about the comprehensive exam requirement for their major.
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.
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.
Transfer of Graduate Credit
In order to transfer graduate credit from another regionally accredited college or university, students must initiate a transfer petition with their advisor. Guidelines for transfer credit are listed on the form.
Transfer of prior graduate credit:
Students who completed graduate credits at another institution prior to admission to their current program should submit the petition during the first term of enrollment.
Transfer of transient credit:
A student who chooses to attend another institution as a transient student during their current program, must secure permission from their academic advisor prior to enrolling at another institution. Transient authorization must also be obtained through the Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions. Failure to receive both approvals may jeopardize the transfer of credits. The form for this request is available on the Graduate Forms page in this Web site.