Advising for Master’s (M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S.) Students

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 help you adhere to College and University policy and partner with your department when clearing you for graduation.

In addition to the following information, be sure to review the “For Graduate Students” section ofForms, Policies & Regulations.

Catalogs & Schedules (program & policy information; class schedules)

Office of Academic Assistance & Graduate Admissions  (admissions/advising services/certification requirements)
Graduate Forms  (College of Education forms for graduate students)

Active graduate students in a degree program may apply for a change of major or degree status. The Change of Major or Degree Status form 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 online for that degree program.
All master’s degree students must meet a comprehensive exam requirement as determined by their departmental program faculty. Contact your department for information about the comprehensive exam requirement for your major.
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.

1312.40 University Policy on Continuous Enrollment

Students in all graduate programs must maintain enrollment totaling 6 hours (or more) over all consecutive three semester periods (including summers). In other words, the total enrollment of the current term plus the two terms preceding it must add to 6 hours or more at all times. The status of all students will be checked by the midpoint of each term for compliance with the continuous enrollment requirement. Any student whose enrollment is out of compliance will receive a registration hold preventing all current and future registration. Those students will be notified by an e-mail message sent to their official Georgia State University’s e-mail account. In order to graduate, students must be actively enrolled in the program of study during the semester in which they finish degree requirements for graduation.

To resume their programs, students with continuous enrollment holds must file for re-entry by the published deadline and must enroll at a level sufficient to satisfy the continuous enrollment criterion. That is, their enrollment in the re-entry term plus the two terms preceding it must total to 6 hours or more. The maximum required enrollment level for the re-entry term is 6 hours. For more information on the re-entry process, contact your college’s advisement/admissions office

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.
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.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology Dr. Jeff Ashby
Counselor Education and Practice Dr. Catharina Chang
School Psychology Dr. Stephen Truscott
Ed.S. School Counseling Dr. Robert Rice
School Psychology Dr. Catherine Perkins
M.Ed. School Counseling Dr. Andrea Dixon
School Psychology Dr. Catherine Perkins
M.S. Professional/Mental Health Counseling Dr. Jonathan Orr
Rehabilitation Counseling Dr. Dennis Grilbride
Early Childhood Education
Ph.D Early Childhood Education Dr. J. Dangel
Ed.S. Early Childhood Education Dr. D. Truscott
M.Ed. Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education Collaborative Dr. L. HartDr. M. Matthews
Early Childhood Education Mathematics Dr. S. SmithDr. S. Swars
Early Childhood Education UACM Dr. N. Schafer
B.S.E. Early Childhood Education Dr. C. Tanquay
Educational Policy Studies

Educational Policy Studies

Educational Leadership Dr. D. Breault
Research, Measurement, and Statistics Dr. W.L. Curlette
Social Foundations of Education Dr. R. Lakes
Ed.S. Educational Leadership Dr. J. Berry
M.Ed. Educational Leadership Dr. J. Berry
M.S. Educational Research Dr. J. Fournillier
Social Foundations of Education Dr. P. Carter
Urban Teacher Leadership Dr. J. Berry
Non-degree Specialist PL-6 Dr. H. Richardson
Educational Psychology and Special Education
Ph.D. Educational Psychology Dr. M. Irving
Education of Students with Exceptionalities
Behavior Disorders Dr. J. Heflin/Dr. K. Jolivette
Learning Disabilities Dr. D. McKeown/Dr. N. Patton- Terry
Intellectual Disabilities Dr. M. Leontovich/Dr.D. Houchins
Orthopedic Impairments Physical & Health Impairments Dr. K. Heller
Sensory ImpairmentsDeaf/Hard of Hearing Dr. S. Easterbrooks
Special Education/Early Childhood Education Dr. P. Gallagher/Dr. E. Steed
Ed.S. Special Education (not accepting students at this time) N/A
Applied Behavior Analysis
Assistive Technology
Research-based Instruction
M.Ed. Behavior/Learning Disabilities
Special Education General Curriculum Dr. K. Jolivette
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Dr. J. Heflin/Dr. K. Jolivette
Learning Disabilities Dr. B. Calhoon /Dr. N. Patton- Terry
Mental Retardation Dr. D. Houchins
Communication Disorders Dr. C. O’Rourke
Multiple and Severe Disabilities
Special Education Physical and Health Disabilitities Dr. K. Heller
Special Education General Curriculum (Autism) Dr. J. Heflin
Special Education Adapted Curriculum (Mental Retardation) Dr. P. Alberto
Special Education Deaf Education Dr. S. Easterbrooks

Special Education General Curriculum

(Early Childhood Education)

Dr. E. Steed
Special Education Preschool Dr. E. Steed
M.S. Educational Psychology Dr. D. Greenberg
Kinesiology and Health
Ph.D Kinesiology Dr. C. Ingalls
M.Ed. Health and Physical Education Dr. M. Metzler
M.S. Exercise Science Dr. C. Ingalls
Sports Administration Dr. B. Pitts
Sports Medicine Cheryl Appleberry
B.S.E. Health and Physical Education Dr. T. Metzler
B.S. Exercise Science Dr. J. Rupp
Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology
Ph.D. Instructional Technology
Instructional Technology Dr. S. Harmon
Teaching and Learning
Language and Literacy Education Dr. P. Albers
Mathematics Education Dr. D. Stinson
Music Education Dr. P. Freer (A&S)
Science Education Dr. K. Demir
Social Studies Education Dr. C. Bohan
M.Ed. English Education Dr. M. Zoss
Mathematics Education Dr. D. Stinson
Mathematics Education – Online Program(GOML) Dr. N. Bayazit
Middle Level Education Dr. S. Behm Cross
Reading, Language, and Literacy Education
Option 1: Reading Specialist (P-12) Dr. P. Albers
Option 2: Early Literacy Specialist(ages 3-8) Dr. A. Flint
Option 3: English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Dr. G.Tinker-Sachs
Reading, Language, and Literacy Education – Online Program(GOML) Dr. J. Choi
Science Education Dr. L. Martin-Hansen
Science Education – Online Program(GOML) Dr. O. Manley
Social Studies Education Dr. C. Sullivan
M.A.T English Education Dr. M. Deming
Mathematics Education Dr. P. Junor-Clarke
Middle Level Education
Language Arts and Social Studies Dr. C. Sullivan
Mathematics and Science Dr. C. Jett
Reading, Language, and Literacy Education(ESOL) Dr. Y. Yi
Reading, Language, and Literacy Education- Online Program (GOML) Dr. J. Choi
Science Education Dr. O. Manley
Social Studies Education Dr. C. Earl
M.L.M. Library Media Technology Dr. N. Brown
M.S. Instructional Technology Dr. W. Kinuthia