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Demetricia Hodges on being an EPS student
“I am a doctoral candidate in the Educational Policy Studies Department. I am majoring in Educational Leadership with concentrations in Social Foundations and Qualitative Research in Education.
I entered the EPS program, fall 2006, with the explicit goal of becoming a professor of pre-service educator programs (i.e., teacher and school leadership) and an educational policy analyst in the hope of ensuring that educational policies governing educators’ preparation and ongoing professional development substantively prepare them to effectively afford educational equity and equality to all students.
I am building a research agenda around projects in urban and rural environments that are meaningful, policy-oriented, and that directly benefit the participants and community stakeholders. Once I became a full-time student, I was able to realize a different, much more rewarding doctoral residency experience.
I am afforded the opportunity to work with an exceptional instructor and methodologies, Dr. Janice B. Fournillier, as a GRA. I attend the Professional Development Wednesday’s Speaker Series, where I engage in scholarly dialogue with experts in various fields of education.
With the support of the EPS Department, I have attended and presented my research at conferences (i.e., UCEA, AERA & EESW) as well as recognized at conferences as an emerging scholar (i.e., David L. Clark Scholar, Barbara L. Jackson Scholar & Emerging Engagement Scholar).
Thanks to the mentoring and advisement of Janice B. Fournillier and committee members, Joyce E. King, Hayward Richardson and Cynthia Dillard, I am confident that I will be prepared for a progressive career in academia and policy.”
Statement from Demetricia Hodges (Ph.D. student concentrating in Educational Leadership)
Learn more about the graduate research and teaching assistantships:
- Graduate Assistant Policy
- GRA Pay Structure
- Graduate Assistantship Application
- Graduate Assistantship Application (specific to EPS)
Graduate assistantships are available in departments and Colleges across campus including our department. Every assistantship differs according to the funding source; some may be for one semester only, others may be extended beyond one semester. The hours of employment, the amount of tuition paid, and any additional stipend offered varies. You can apply for assistantships any time after you have been admitted to a program. Application information is provided to new students through our welcome ambassador program.
Our department is pleased to offer graduate assistantships for master’s level students in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Recipients of research assistantships work closely with our faculty members for up to 20 hours per week, collaborating on research projects that frequently lead to presentations at professional meetings and publications.
In addition to a waiver of tuition, research assistantships provide stipends up to $2,000 for master’s students.
There are a variety of resources available to help you pay for graduate school depending on your financial situation.
- Please refer to our faculty profiles with research interests.
- Please refer to our additional fellowship opportunities offered by the College of Education & Human Development.
Dean’s Research Doctoral Fellowship
The Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development Dean’s Doctoral Research Fellowships recognize outstanding scholarly accomplishments and the academic potential of newly admitted research doctoral students. Recipients of these four-year fellowships embody the highest standards of scholarship in our graduate programs. As funding permits, the Office of the Dean will determine the number of fellows and the amount to be awarded which includes tuition remission for four academic years.
Learn more about the Dean’s Research Doctoral Fellowship.
Learn more about the scholarships and fellowships the College offers.
Search and apply for scholarships online.
- Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE)
- EPS Ph.D. Residency Plan
- Prospectus Presentation Announcement Form
- Prospectus Announcement Instructions
- Instructions for Dissertation Announcement
- Dissertation Announcement Form
- Graduate Assistant Policy (see Graduate Research Assistantships information above)
- Comprehensive Exam Policy — This policy applies to all Ph.D. students who enter in the Fall semester 1998 and beyond. Comprehensive examinations will be given twice each year, once each during the Fall and Spring semesters.
- EPS Ph.D. Residency Plan
Special Authorizations and Overflow Policy – All special authorizations or overflows must be approved by the instructor of the course first. After the instructor has approved the student to take the course via email, the instructor should forward the email to Aishah Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order for the authorization to take place. The student will be sent an email to their GSU student email account informing them that they can now register for the course. Chair Signature Policy – The Chairperson has a special mailbox in the departmental mailroom for students needing the Chair’s signature. Place the document in the “For Chair’s Signature” folder along with the student’s contact information. The Chair signs documents regularly. The student will be notified once the document has been signed and readied for pick-up. Continuous Enrollment Policy – Graduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of six semester hours per year. This calculation is continuously performed by viewing the upcoming semester, the present semester, and the previous semester.
If you are in need of additional assistance from an EPS Staff Member, please contact a staff member below.
Responsibilities: Answers admissions questions and information, and updates registration overrides and overflows that have been approved by the course instructor
Responsibilities: Collects course syllabi
Responsibilities: Resolves office management issues, answers questions regarding Graduate Research Assistantships, and distributes possible travel money for scholarly presentations
Responsibilities: Updates course schedules
Student Assistant, Front Desk Main Phone: 404-413-8030
The purpose of the EPS Grad Student Association is to support, guide and provide relevant resources to EPS graduate students.
To accomplish this mission the EPS Graduate Student Association seeks to:
- coordinate workshops and colloquia presented by program EPS faculty
- promote social events aimed at creating community among EPS graduate students
- maintain a common on-line portal through which students can receive and submit information about upcoming conferences and research and grant opportunities