What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

The master’s degree in mental health takes 60 semester hours or three years to finish; the master’s degree in educational research takes 36 semester hours or two years to finish. Check with your adviser for complete details.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online (some courses)

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

For Educational Research

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Summer: March 1

For Mental Health Counseling

  • Summer: Nov. 15

Educational Research and Mental Health Counseling M.S.

Our educational research and mental health counseling dual degree program* combines educational research and the application of educational research methodology to a content area in mental health counseling.

You will meet faculty who are leaders in the field and find opportunities for research and field experience that are an enhancement to each of these academic programs. The program leads to a master of science degree with majors in educational research and mental health counseling.

Graduates of the program have increased career opportunities within academia and the work setting.

*This program requires you to apply to both educational research and mental health counseling to be admitted to complete the degree program.

Educational Research and Mental Health Counseling M.S.

Our educational research and mental health counseling dual degree program* combines educational research and the application of educational research methodology to a content area in mental health counseling.

You will meet faculty who are leaders in the field and find opportunities for research and field experience that are an enhancement to each of these academic programs. The program leads to a master of science degree with majors in educational research and mental health counseling.

Graduates of the program have increased career opportunities within academia and the work setting.

*This program requires you to apply to both educational research and mental health counseling to be admitted to complete the degree program.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

The master’s degree in mental health takes 60 semester hours or three years to finish; the master’s degree in educational research takes 36 semester hours or two years to finish. Check with your adviser for complete details.

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online (some courses)

Learn more about the online program

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus, Online

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

For Educational Research

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Oct. 15
  • Summer: March 1

For Mental Health Counseling

  • Summer: Nov. 15

Careers

This dual-degree program provides students with increased career opportunities in academia and in their work settings.

Program Details

Admissions Requirements for Both Programs

Program Admission Criteria
Educational Research M.S. Online Application
$50 Application fee
Goal Statement (upload with application)
Resume (upload with application)
Two letters of recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
Official transcripts: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
-submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended GRE scores
-institution code 5251
-scores may not be older than five years old at time of application
Mental Health Counseling M.S. Online Application
$50 Application fee
Goal Statement (upload with application)
Resume (upload with application)
Three letters of recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
Official transcripts: minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5
-submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended GRE scores
-institution code 5251
-scores may not be older than five years old at time of application

Note: Interviews will be conducted by the department faculty — you will be notified if you are selected for an interview

Program of Study

Degree requirements are the same as those for each major. The one required course from the professional counseling major that may be counted toward the educational research major is EPRS 7900. Nine semester hours of electives in the educational research program may be courses used to complete professional studies or major requirements in the mental health counseling program. Students are responsible for making sure they meet all prerequisites for courses taken in this program.

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school.  Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, from assistantships to fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships, and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students.  We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships.  The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship, and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

Cost Calculator

Our calculator can help you get an idea of the costs associated with attending the university.

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Contacts

Program Coordinator – Educational Research
Kevin Fortner
cfortner2@gsu.edu
404-413-8275

Program Coordinator – Mental Health Counseling
Jonathan Orr, Ph.D.
jorr@gsu.edu
404-413-8197

Educational Policy Studies
epsdept@gsu.edu
404-413-8030

Counseling and Psychological Services
cpsadmissions@gsu.edu
404-413-8200

College of Education & Human Development
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 450
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.