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The Graduate Application for Admission fee is $50.00 (non-refundable) for each application submitted. Please keep in mind, processing time can range from five to ten business days due to the volume of applications being received. In the meantime, your application information is being entered into our university system, and we will update your file as soon as this process is complete.

Please note: Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. A student who is admitted to one graduate degree program is not guaranteed admission to any other graduate degree program at any time in the future.

Program Deadlines by College

To view program deadlines, click on the name of the college to expand their offerings.

Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing

College of Arts and Humanities

ProgramFallSpring Summer
Master of Fine Arts - StatesboroJuly 31November 15Does Not Admit
Master of Arts, English - StatesboroJuly 31November 15April 1
Master of Arts, History - Armstrong, StatesboroJuly 31Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Master of Music - StatesboroJuly 31November 15Does Not Admit
Master of Arts, Professional Communication & Leadership - Armstrong, StatesboroArmstrong - July 1
Statesboro - July 1
Armstrong - November 15
Statesboro - November 15
April 1
Master of Arts, Spanish (Online), (Hybrid) - Armstrong, StatesboroJuly 20December 1April 20
Certificate in TESOL  (Online)July 1November 1April 1
Certificate in Professional Communication and Leadership - Armstrong, StatesboroJuly 1November 15April 1
Certificate in Public History - Armstrong, StatesboroJuly 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

ProgramFall Spring Summer
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) - StatesboroDecember 15Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Master of Public Administration - (Hybrid) - Statesboro, (Online)Hybrid - August 1
Executive - Does Not Admit
January 1Does Not Admit
Master of Arts, Social Science - (Hybrid) - Statesboro, (Online)April 30November 15Does Not Admit
Master of Science, Criminal Justice & Criminology (Hybrid) - Statesboro, (Online)July 1

Executive Track - August 31
November 15

Executive Track - November 15*
April 1

Executive Track - Does Not Admit
Master of Science in Psychology, Experimental Psychology  - StatesboroApril 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Master of Science in Psychology, Behavior Analysis - ArmstrongFebruary 15Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Certificate in Cybercrime (Online)July 1November 15April 1
Certificate in Nonprofit Management, Leadership, and Innovation - (Hybrid) - Statesboro August 1January 1Does Not Admit

College of Education

ProgramFallSpringSummer
Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies (Hybrid) - StatesboroDoes Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMarch 15
Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (Online)April 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
MAT, Elementary Education Certification (P-5) (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMarch 15
MAT, Health and Physical Education (Summer Admit Only) (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMarch 15
MAT, Middle Grades Certification (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitApril 1
MAT, Secondary Education Certification (6-12) (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitApril 1
MAT, P-12 Education with teaching field in Spanish Certification (Hybrid) - Statesboro, (Online)July 20December 1April 20
MAT, Special Education Certification (Summer Admit Only) (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitApril 1
M.Ed. in Counselor Education - StatesboroFebruary 1Does Not AdmitFebruary 1
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction - Accomplished Teaching (Online)August 1December 15May 1
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
M.Ed. in Elementary Education (Online)Does not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMarch 1
M.Ed. in Evaluation, Assessment, Research, and Learning (Online)July 15December 1April 15
M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (Hybrid) - Statesboro, (Online)July 1November 1April 1
M.Ed. in Instructional Technology (Online)July 1November 1April 1
M.Ed. in Middle Grades Education (Online)July 1November 1April 1
M.Ed. in Reading Education (Online)July 1November 1April 1
M.Ed. in Secondary Education (Online)July 1November 1April 1
M.Ed. in Special Education (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitApril 1
M.Ed. in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, TCLD (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Ed.S. in Instructional Technology (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Ed.S. in Reading Education (Online)July 1November 1April 1
Ed.S. in School Psychology (Hybrid) - StatesboroMarch 15November 1Does Not Admit
Ed.S. in Teaching and Learning (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitApril 1
Endorsement in Classroom Teacher of Reading (Online)July 1November 1April 1
Endorsement in Computer Science (Online)Does Not AdmitNovember 1April 1
Endorsement in ESOL Education (Online)July 1November 1April 1
Endorsement in Gifted In-field (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Endorsement in Online Teaching and Learning (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitApril 1
Endorsement in Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (Online)August 1December 15May 1
Endorsement in Teacher Leadership (Online)July 1November 1April 1
Endorsement in Teacher Support and Coaching (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitApril 15
Certificate in Applied Research and Evaluation (Online)July 15December 1April 15
Certificate in Curriculum and Pedagogy for Social Justice (Online)April 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Certificate in Educational Leadership Tier I (Online)July 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Certificate in Instructional Technology (Online)July 1November 1April 1
Certificate in School Library Media (Online)July 1November 1April 1

College of Science and Mathematics

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

ProgramFallSpringSummer
Doctor of Public Health - StatesboroFebruary 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Master of Public Health - StatesboroJune 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Certificate in Public Health (Online)June 1November 1Does Not Admit
Master of Health Administration - StatesboroJuly 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit

Parker College of Business

ProgramFall Spring Summer
Ph.D. in Logistics/Supply Chain Management – StatesboroMarch 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Master of Accounting – StatesboroJuly 15November 15April 15
Master of Accounting (Online)July 15November 15April 15
Master of Business Administration – ArmstrongJuly 15Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Master of Business Administration Online, WebMBAJuly 15November 15Does Not Admit
Master of Science, Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Online)July 15November 15April 15
Master of Science, Applied Economics (Online)July 15November 15Does Not Admit
Certificate in Applied Economics (Online)July 15November 15Does Not Admit
Certificate in Logistics and Transportation (Online)July 15November 15April 15
Certificate in Operations and Supply Management (Online)July 15November 15April 15

Waters College of Health Professions

ProgramFallSpring Summer
Doctor of Nursing Practice (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMarch 1
Doctor of Physical Therapy - ArmstrongDoes Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitOctober 1
Post-B.S.N. to D.N.P. (Online)March 1Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
M.S.N. with a Concentration in Chronic Care Management (Online)March 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
M.S.N. with a Concentration in Nursing Education (Online)March 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
M.S. in Athletic Training - ArmstrongDoes Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitPriority - February 1
Final - March 15
M.S. in Kinesiology,  Athletic Training Emphasis - StatesboroJuly 15Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
M.S. in Kinesiology, Coaching Education Emphasis (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitApril 29
M.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science Emphasis - StatesboroJuly 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
M.S. in Kinesiology, Physical Education Emphasis (Online)Does Not AdmitDoes Not AdmitMay 1
M.S. in Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis - StatesboroFebruary 1Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
M.S. in Nutrition and Food Science plus Dietetic InternshipSee Program Website
M.S. in Sport Management  (Online)July 1Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
M.S in Sports Medicine - ArmstrongJuly 1December 1Does Not Admit
M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders - ArmstrongJanuary 15Does Not AdmitDoes Not Admit
Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner (Online)March 1Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Online)March 1Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)March 1Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
Certificate in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Online)March 1Does Not Admit Does Not Admit
Dietetic Internship Program Information - StatesboroSee Program Website

International Students

Georgia Southern University welcomes and supports international applicants – students from over 100 countries across the world are currently enrolled. Georgia Southern is recognized worldwide for offering students a superior university education taught by exceptional and caring faculty. Students live and study on a naturally beautiful, safe, and traditional American university campus surrounded by cutting-edge technology, all at a reasonable price.

Transcript Evaluation

Per policy, an international transcript evaluation is required for ALL students who have attended an international institution (an institution that is not based in the United States or one of its territories). Official or unofficial international transcript evaluations are required for the application to receive an official admission decision.  International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-accredited evaluation service with a U.S. equivalency. They must include a course-by-course evaluation with a GPA, and the evaluation will need to show that you have earned a degree equivalent to a United States bachelor’s degree. You must also submit a a transcript evaluation for any graduate-level course work as well as advanced degrees required by some programs. You can find a list of NACES-accredited evaluators here. Equivalency must be the United States and not another country. This requirement cannot be waived, amended, or altered. We do not require official transcript documents from the institution you attended because you will submit official transcripts to the NACES-accredited evaluation service. You can upload an unofficial copy by logging into your application or you can have an official evaluation submitted electronically to gradadmissions@georgiasouthern.edu

English Language Proficiency: TOEFL / IELTS

International applicants and U.S. Citizens whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. Prior to consideration for admission, international applicants whose native language is not English must take and post acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) unless they have received a degree from an accredited college or university in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, or New Zealand. Candidates are also exempt from this assessment if they are from a country in which English is an official language or predominantly spoken.

The TOEFL and IELTS examinations are administered at various times of the year and in many centers throughout the world. A score of at least 75 (internet-based test, IBT) or 537 (paper-based test) on the TOEFL and 6.0 on the IELTS is normally required to be considered for regular admission to the College of Graduate Studies. The official TOEFL and the official IELTS scores may not be more than two years old.

Timeline for Decision

You must submit all required application materials to receive an admission decision. Once your application is complete, it will be sent to the program for review. Applications are reviewed by each program, and each program follows its own process and timeline for reviewing applications and releasing decisions. We encourage applicants to reach out to the program with any specific questions about the timeline for decisions.

I-20 Form and Process

The Office of International Student Admissions and Programs (ISAP) provides visa information and assistance with I-20 questions. Students will work with ISAP to complete the I-20 form after obtaining admission, and any questions can be directed to international@georgiasouthern.edu. In addition, the center hosts International Student Orientation and many other programs throughout the year just for international students.

Application Deferral

Applicants have the option to defer their application up to one year after its submission. To defer admission, log in to your application status portal and click “Deferral Form” on the status page. If you are registered for classes, it is your responsibility to complete the voluntary cancellation/withdrawal form here.

Please note that you can only defer your application to a semester in which the program accepts applications. You can find those listed here. Please also be sure to give yourself enough time to secure a visa and make proper preparations for travel when selecting a deferral semester.

Assistantship Opportunities

Applicants can find information about graduate assistantship, teaching assistant, and research assistant positions here.

Out of Country Tuition Waiver

Georgia Southern University recognizes the importance of international education and the benefits of a multicultural student population. To help ensure diversity, Georgia Southern University awards a limited number of out-of-country tuition waivers to undergraduate and graduate international students who demonstrate outstanding academic standing, financial need, and commitment to the university and community. Students who receive this award pay in-state tuition and fees.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be admitted to a graduate degree program.
  2. Only students with F-1 visa status may be granted a waiver. F-1 Visa status must be maintained at all times. Waivers will be terminated for students who become legal permanent residents or lose status.
  3. Graduate students granted the waiver must maintain a minimum semester and cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5 to be eligible to continue to receive the waiver. (Please note:  undergraduate-level coursework is not calculated as part of the graduate GPA.)
    • Graduate students with a semester and/or cumulative graduate GPA less than 3.5 may apply. Applications will be considered based on available funding, academic record, and essay content. If granted, the award would be for one semester only, however, may be renewed if the minimum 3.5 GPA is attained after one semester.

How to Apply

  • Complete and submit a Graduate Application for Out-of-Country Tuition Waiver Form (see below)
  • A new application is required for each summer term and for each new academic year

Tuition Waiver Application Deadlines & Notifications

  • Fall Semester – May 1 (Must be registered for classes no later than June 30)
    • Recipients will be notified by late June 
  • Spring Semester – October 1 (Must be registered for classes no later than November 30)
    • Recipients will be notified by early December
  • Summer Semester – March 1 (Must be registered for classes no later than April 1)
    • Recipients will be notified by mid-April

OTHER NOTES:

  1. Students who maintain their visa status and the minimum GPA requirements may continue to receive the waiver until completion of their current degree.
    • Continuing students must reapply
    • Those who fail to continue to meet the visa and grade point requirements listed above will lose the waiver and must be prepared to pay the non-resident tuition and fees. Students who have lost the waiver will be notified in writing.
  2.  Students should not wait to obtain an I-20. Receiving an I-20 prior to receiving a waiver does NOT disqualify the student from consideration.
  3. Students who do NOT receive a waiver must submit a new waiver application (and essay) by the application deadline to be considered for the following academic year.
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Last updated: 3/1/2024