Everything you need to apply for graduate school is here, and we’re here to help you get started.
Office of Academic Assistance and Graduate Admissions
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday-Friday
Applicants are encouraged to submit transcripts electronically by asking their colleges or universities to send transcripts directly to email@example.com or by using online services such as eSCRIP-SAFE and Parchment.
To send official GRE/MAT/TOEFL scores to Georgia State, select institution code 5251. If you are applying to an initial certification program, you must complete the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment and submit applicable GACE program admission assessment scores (select institution code 5090 for official GACE score reporting to Georgia State). More information about these tests can be found here.
Each program has a set of specific requirements for admission, such as resumes/curriculum vitaes, statements of purpose (goal statements) and recommendation letters.
Review the application requirements for your degree program of interest and submit any supplemental application materials to the Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4018, Atlanta, GA 30302.
We are committed to high-quality instruction, high-impact research and equitable, excellent service to our students.
Students who graduate from our college become:
- Subject-specific teachers
- Counselors and educational psychologists
- Instructional technologists
- Fitness and wellness professionals
- Principals and educational leaders
There are additional application requirements for applicants who complete their baccalaureate degree outside of the United States. International credentials must be equivalent to a U.S. four-year baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. We understand that in some countries, because of a natural disaster or political strife, it is difficult to get an original transcript. International applicants who do not have access to their transcripts can submit a petition to the dean of the College of Education & Human Development for possible arrangements.
Degree equivalency is evaluated differs depending on the program applied to. Applicants for graduate programs other than educator certification, may submit an evaluation from one of the agencies listed below or have their credentials evaluated by Georgia State University’s Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs. If that office cannot determine equivalency, a professional evaluation for degree equivalency will be requested by email.
Submit documents in advance of the deadline to allow time for evaluation.
- Academic credentials (or transcripts) should be issued in English by the institution and include course listings with grades, degree certification and the institution’s official seal/signature. If the institution does not provide an English translation, a copy of a certified English translation should be included with transcripts.
- If available, the grading scale and student’s grade point average (GPA) should be noted on the official credentials.
- Notarized copies are acceptable or you can bring your credentials to the Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs to be copied.
Applicants for programs that provide initial educator certification must have official transcripts translated and evaluated course-by-course with GPA calculation by one of these outside agencies:
- Josef Silny & Associates
- International Education Evaluations Inc.
- Educational Perspectives
- SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
- Institute of Foreign Credential Services
Contact your college admission advisor if you have questions about the requirement for securing the appropriate translation of your international credentials. For more information, visit International Student & Scholar Services or call 404-413-8000.
Transient status is for students who are in a graduate program at a regionally accredited institution outside of Georgia State University.
- Fall: July 15
- Spring: December 1
- Summer: May 1
- An online application. Select “College of Education and Human Development” for college; select “Undeclared – College of Education & Human Development; Transient-Graduate” for the program; and then select the appropriate term.
- A $50 nonrefundable application fee.
- Letter of good standing from your “home” institution in a sealed envelope with official’s signature across the sealed portion of the envelope. Letter can be uploaded to your application for transient status or mailed to Office of Admissions – Graduate Programs, Georgia State University, Sparks Hall 325, 33 Gilmer Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30302.
- A list of courses in which you wish to enroll. Include this list in the “Goals Statement” section of the online application.
Application for graduate reentry (return to active status) for the College of Education & Human Development is necessary if a student qualifies as a “reentry” student. A reentry student is one who has been enrolled at Georgia State University and who meets at least one of the following criteria:
- has not registered for courses at Georgia State during any of the previous three semesters;
- has not registered for six or more credit hours for the current and the preceding two semesters (per the university’s Continuous Enrollment Policy);
- has been on scholastic suspension after an absence of one calendar year;
- has been on scholastic exclusion after an absence of five or more years.
Complete and submit the Graduate Reentry Application along with a $25.00 application fee. If you have taken graduate courses at another college or university, you will be required to submit official transcripts for all coursework taken since last registering at Georgia State prior to the reentry deadline.
Deadlines for Reentry Applications:
- Fall: June 1
- Spring: November 1
- Summer: April 1