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Explore Graduate Studies at Georgia College


1 Welcome from tHe president

Graduate to Greatness.

1 Welcome from tHe associate provost and director of graduate studies 2

Great things are in your future.

cHoose your direction

How do you go about achieving them? 3

Whether it’s advancement at work or a

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change in career– Georgia College will 4

help you obtain the education you

college of arts and sciences

need to achieve your goals. 5 college of business

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Welcome to Our Family.

On behalf of the Bobcat Nation, I would like to thank you for exploring graduate studies at Georgia College & State University. I am delighted that you are considering furthering your education with us. For more than 125 years, Georgia College has educated students for their future careers and beyond. Whether you attend school on our campuses or take courses online, you will find the personal attention afforded by our mission and approach to education. As Georgia’s designated public liberal arts university, we believe that an education embedded in the liberal arts provides experiences and skills that are needed in today’s workforce. The decision to pursue a graduate degree is significant, so if we can provide assistance in your decision-making process, please do not hesitate to contact our faculty or staff. And, we always welcome you to visit campus and discuss your graduate interests with our faculty.

Explore Graduate Studies at Georgia College

Once again, we appreciate your consideration of Georgia College as an option for your graduate education. I hope you will find that we are the right fit for you! Steve M. Dorman President Georgia College & State University

Welcome to graduate studies at Georgia College. We appreciate your interest in our graduate programs and we are delighted that you are exploring our institution to further your studies. As you can see in this publication, we offer numerous academic opportunities across our four colleges.

offer an outstanding graduate education environment to meet your academic and career goals. Our dedicated faculty are accessible, eager to support your efforts and value your academic and professional experiences.

Our programs not only center on expanding knowledge and promoting your intellectual development, but also focus on advancing the skills that are necessary for you to succeed following graduation. We challenge our students by creating learning environments that are responsive to broader health, educational, social and economic shifts.

Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs and please contact our admissions team with any questions. We look forward to making your graduate experience at Georgia College exceptional.

Georgia College is known for the quality of its teaching. Drawing from our liberal arts mission, we

Costas Spirou Interim Associate Provost and Director of Graduate Studies Georgia College & State University

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at georgia college, you can earn a graduate degree in more than 30 programs of study including certification, specialist and doctoratelevel education.

Choose Your Direction.

College of Arts and Sciences master of arts in english master of arts in History: advanced studies concentration pre-doctoral concentration master of science in criminal Justice master of fine arts in creative Writing master of music education master of public administration (online) master of science in biology

College of Business master of accountancy master of business administration the georgia Webmba® (online) master of logistics and supply chain management (online) master of management information systems (hybrid)

College of Education master of arts in teaching in middle grades education (initial certification) (online) master of arts in teaching in secondary education (initial certification) master of arts in teaching in special education (initial certification) master of education in early childhood education (partially online) master of education in education: middle grades education concentrations (hybrid) secondary education concentrations (online) master of education in educational leadership (online) master of education in instructional technology (online) master of education in library media (online)

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What makes our programs different? We’re a not-for-profit public university, which allows us to offer you excellent educational opportunities at affordable tuition rates. compare our cost of attendance to similar degree programs, and you will find that we are more affordable by thousands of dollars. but our lower tuition rates don’t mean we skimp on the quality of education; our programs are accredited by nationally-recognized organizations.

master of education in reading, literacy and language (partially online) master of education in special education (partially online) educational specialist in education, with emphasis in early childhood education (partially online) educational specialist in education, with emphasis in middle grades education (partially online) educational specialist in education, with emphasis in secondary education (online) educational specialist in educational leadership (online) educational specialist in special education (partially online) non-degree certification library media specialist certification, p-12 (online) instructional technology certification, p-12 (online) english to speakers of other languages endorsement, p- 12 (online) reading endorsement (partially online)

College of Health Sciences master of arts in art therapy master of arts in teaching: Kinesiology/physical education (initial certification) master of science in Health and Human performance: Health promotion concentration (online) Human performance concentration master of music therapy (online) master of science in nursing: family nurse practitioner (online) psychiatric mental Health nurse practitioner concentration master of science in nursing: nurse educator (online) doctor of nursing practice (online) post msn certification: family nurse practitioner (online)


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We understand that many potential graduate students are already working in their career ďŹ elds and have personal and social obligations. We offer several delivery methods and class locations to make it easier for our students to pursue their degrees and maintain their schedule commitments. class location varies by degree program.

Milledgeville. less than a two-hour drive southeast of atlanta, our beautiful main campus has been a staple of the university for more than 125 years and provides a postcard setting for a public liberal arts education. all campus facilities are available for graduate students, including the state-of-the-art russell library, Wellness and recreation center and much more.

Macon. easily accessible from interstates i-75 and i-16, you can ďŹ nd georgia college in the heart of downtown macon. the macon graduate center hosts select education and business programs in a central location that allows working professionals to continue their education just a short distance from their workplace.

Robins Air Force Base. evening classes at robins air force base in Warner robins allows residents and employees to attend classes close to work and home. students who do not work on base must pass a security clearance to take classes at the robins center.

Nationwide. for students who join our online programs, classrooms are accessible anywhere you have an internet connection. georgia college is available at your convenience.

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College of Arts and Sciences What College of Arts and Sciences alumni say: Jennifer Graham mpa, ’05 “i was able to apply the skills i was learning in my classes on a daily basis. skills such as budget management, personnel management, grant writing and policy making have been especially useful as i’ve continued my work.”

Matthew Davis ma in History, ’04 “the courses i took and the internship opportunities made available to me prepared me for the working world and opened up connections in my profession that i would not have had otherwise.”

the college of arts and sciences offers seven master’s degree programs: english, History, criminal Justice, creative Writing, music education, public administration and biology. celebrating the accomplishments of our most famous alumna, georgia college is home to the flannery o’connor collection, a resource for literary scholars and o’connor devotees worldwide. for those pursuing a graduate degree in History, georgia college sits in the heart of milledgeville, the state capital through much of the 19th century. for our graduate students pursuing a master of science in biology, we offer thesis and nonthesis curriculum options. Whether you’re continuing your studies, looking for a researchoriented career in science or pursuing a medical or teaching career, we can help you select the curriculum that will lay a foundation for success. the master of music education degree deepens your musicianship while studying the development of musical ability in children and adolescents. these master’s-level courses will give certified in-service and pre-service teachers the tools to enliven students’ passions for the arts. civil and public servants can explore master’s degree options through our master of science in criminal Justice and master of public administration programs. in 2015, topmanagementdegrees.com ranked georgia college’s mpa 25th of all online master’s degrees in public administration in the country. the master of public administration program is accredited with the network of schools of public policy, affairs and administration.

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College of Business What College of Business alumni say: Alex Gregory, mba ’78 ceo, yKK corporation of america “at gc, i learned a way of thinking and a way of interacting with people (customers, suppliers and employees) that helped mold my personal philosophy.”

William “Wild Bill” Randall mmis ’02, mba ’03 “Having completed an undergraduate and one master’s degree before gc, i thought i had already seen the best academia could provide. i was wrong. i was hoping for a ‘good’ program and, instead, i found an outstanding one.”

the J. Whitney bunting college of business offers graduate programs for working professionals. the master of logistics and supply chain management (mlscm), Webmba® and master of management information systems (mmis) are offered online. the master of accountancy, delivered face-to-face, is for students wishing to complete the 150-hour requirement before starting their career. the college also offers offsite a part-time, face-to-face master of business administration. all programs in the college of business are accredited by aacsb – the association to advance collegiate schools of business – the premier business accreditor in the world. less than 5% of the world’s business schools are aacsb accredited. us news & World report has ranked the georgia Webmba® at georgia college in the top 25 nationally. the mlscm program is ranked nationally in the top 10 by bestschools.org. georgia college is regularly ranked by princeton review and Kiplinger’s for the quality and value of its programs.

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College of Education What our College of Education alumni say:

stephanie Westmoreland mat, ’09 “the combination of my previous work experience and graduate degree was the perfect match to successfully fulfill the duties of my current position. my graduate degree allowed me to gain experience in the classrooms of public and private schools.”

Christy Smith med ’12, ed.s. ’14 “georgia college challenged me to become a proficient educator who works as a change agent to better prepare students for the world of today.”

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the John H. lounsbury college of education offers graduate programs on the milledgeville campus and at the macon graduate center. We also recently added select program offerings in a fully-online format. the national council for accreditation of teacher education and the georgia professional standards commission accredit our education programs. We offer specialist in education degrees, master of education degrees and master of arts in teaching degrees in a variety of areas and concentrations. from early childhood to secondary education, from library media to educational leadership, we can assist you in selecting the proper degree for your career path.


College of Health Sciences if you’re seeking to advance a career in health education, promotion, maintenance or restoration, the college of Health sciences has a graduate degree that can help give you a step up in your industry. We offer master’s degree programs in creative arts therapies, health and human performance and nursing. our nursing program offers georgia college’s first doctoral degree, the doctor of nursing practice (dnp). Creative Arts Therapies our master’s degree programs in creative arts therapies include programs in music and art. We offer georgia’s only master of music therapy program and it is approved by the national association of schools and music and the american music therapy association. created in response to the demand for highlyqualified allied health professionals in the fields of creative arts therapeutic programming, our master of arts in art therapy is the first of its kind in georgia. Health and Human Performance our master’s degrees in health and human performance include a master of arts in teaching degree in Kinesiology/physical education and a master of science in Health and Human performance with a concentration in Human performance or an online concentration in Health promotion.

What our College of Health Sciences alumni say:

students in our master’s programs on the milledgeville campus gain valuable reallife experience working directly with our student athletes and community organizations. Nursing our nursing master’s degree programs are offered in a fully-online format, with minimal face-to-face, on-campus requirements. u.s. news & World report ranks our online graduate nursing programs eighth in the nation for online graduate nursing programs and bestnursing masters.com ranks our master of science in nursing (msn) in the top 15 online programs in the nation. We offer three concentrations for our msn program: family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and nurse educator. in addition to our master’s degree offerings, we offer a fully-online doctor of nursing practice degree. the accreditation commission for education in nursing (acen) accredits the msn program. the commission on collegiate nursing education (ccne) accredits our dnp program.

James Michael Helms mmt, ’07 “(my degree) opened doors for me to advance my career and pursue my goal of teaching.”

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Home to some of the most affordable graduate programs in the state. though the cost varies by program and delivery method, you will discover that compared to similar institutions, our degrees offer an exceptional cost to value ratio. additionally, we award a select number of graduate assistantships, and financial aid opportunities are available to qualified borrowers. please contact us to learn more about our tuition rates and to discuss opportunities for financing your degree. Call 478-445-5149 to learn more about financial assistance or email us at financialaid@gcsu.edu.

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Apply apply yourself. once you decide to pursue a graduate education at georgia college, your ďŹ rst step is completing your application. priority application deadlines for most programs are april 1 for summer semester (including all abbreviated terms), July 1 for fall semester and november 1 for spring semester. some of our programs have rolling admission, and you can start in the semester of your choice. other programs are cohort-based and will have a set semester in which they start. your graduate admissions counselor will gladly answer any questions that you have about admission and can guide you through the application process. please check our website for details about special admission dates or procedures. transcripts are required prior to admission decisions and your program may require applicable standardized testing. visiting gcsu.edu/admissions/graduate or contacting us at grad-admit@gcsu.edu are the best ways to learn which materials you will need and how to apply.

Explore Application Deadlines*: april 1 – summer and maymester July 1 – fall november 1 - spring *may vary by program.

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Office of Graduate Studies campus box 107 milledgeville, ga 31061

Explore grad-admit@gcsu.edu 800-342-0471 478-445-6289

2015 Graduate Viewbook  

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