Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
PsychologyPh.D. January 10 N/A N/A 

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Doctor of Education Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Nursing Education (EDDNE)Ed.D.Priority: February 1N/AN/A
Professional Counseling and Supervision (EDDPCS)Ed.D.N/AN/AFebruary 1
School Improvement (EDDSI)Ed.D.N/AAugust 15January 15
Higher Education AdministrationEd.D.Priority: February 1N/AN/A

Specialist Degrees

Specialist Degree Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Elementary EducationEd.S.July 1N/AApril 15
Educational Leadership - Tier 2Ed.S.July 1**November 15**May 15**
Instructional Technology, Media, & Design, Instructional TechnologyEd.S.July 1November 1April 15
Instructional Technology, Media, & Design, School Library MediaEd.S.July 1November 1April 15
Professional CounselingEd.S.June 1October 1March 1
Secondary EducationEd.S.July 1November 15April 15
Special EducationEd.S.July 1November 15April 15

**Before submitting application or application fee for Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, consult with department: (678) 839-2463.

Masters Degrees

Master of Arts (MA)

Master of Arts Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
CriminologyMAJuly 15November 15May 15
EnglishMAJuly 15November 15May 15
HistoryMAJuly 1November 1April 1
PsychologyMAApril 1November 1April 1
SociologyMAPriority: June 15 / Final: July 15November 15N/A

Master of Accounting (MPAcc)

Master of Accounting Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall Admission  Spring Admission  Summer Admission
AccountingMPAccJuly 15November 15May 15

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Business Administration Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Business AdministrationMBAJuly 15November 15May 15
WebMBAMBAJuly 30November 30N/A

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Master of Arts in Teaching Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Teacher Education (6-12)MATJuly 1N/AMay 15
Special EducationMATJuly 1November 15May 15

Master of Education (MED)

Master of Education Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Elementary EducationMEDJuly 1November 15April 15
Instructional Technology, Media, & Design, Instructional TechnologyMEDJuly 1November 1April 15
Instructional Technology, Media, & Design, School Library MediaMEDJuly 1November 1April 15
Physical EducationMEDJuly 1November 15April 15
Professional Counseling - Clinical Mental HealthMEDJune 1N/AN/A
Professional Counseling - School CounselingMEDN/AN/AMarch 1
Professional Counseling - College Student AffairsMEDFebruary 1N/AN/A
Reading InstructionMEDJuly 1November 15April 15
Special Education - General CurriculumMEDJuly 1November 15April 15
Speech-Language PathologyMEDN/AN/AJanuary 15

Master of Music (MMUS)

Master of Music Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Music EducationMMUSJuly 1November 15May 1
Music PerformanceMMUSJuly 1November 15May 1

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Master of Public Administration Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Public AdministrationMPAJuly 15November 15May 15

Master of Science (MS)

Master of Science Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Applied Computer ScienceMSJuly 1N/AN/A
Applied MathematicsMSJune 1November 15May 15
BiologyMSJune 1November 15April 1
Math - TeachingMSJune 1November 15May 15
Sport ManagementMSJuly 1N/AApril 29

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Master of Nursing Admissions Deadlines
ProgramDegreeFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
NursingMSNPriority: February 1 / Final: June 1N/AN/A
Nursing EducationMSNPriority: February 1 / Final: June 1N/AN/A
Nursing HealthMSNPriority: February 1 / Final: June 1N/AN/A

Educator Certificates

Non-Degree Initial Certification (Georgia Educator Certification)

Georgia Educator Certification Deadlines
ProgramFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Art (P-12)July 1November 15May 15
Early Childhood Education (P-5)July 1November 15April 15
Media Specialist (P-12)July 1November 1April 15
Music (P-12)August 1November 15May 15

Non-Degree Certificates and Endorsements (Georgia Educator Certification)

Georgia Educator Certificates and Endorsements Admissions Deadlines
ProgramFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Educational Leadership: Tier 2July 1**November 15**May 15**
Educational Leadership: Tier 1July 1**November 15**May 15**
Media - Media Specialist (Non-Degree)July 1November 1April 15
Media - Instructional Technology (Non-Degree)July 1November 1April 15
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EndorsementJuly 1November 15April 15
Dyslexia EndorsementJuly 1November 15April 15
K-5 Mathematics Endorsement (When Available)July 1November 15April 15
Reading EndorsementJuly 1November 15April 15
Autism EndorsementJuly 1November 15April 15
STEM Education EndorsementN/AN/AApril 15
Online Teaching EndorsementJuly 1November 1April 15

**Before submitting application or application fee for Non-Degree Add-On Educational Leadership Certification, consult with department: (678) 839-2463.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Non-Degree Certificates (Non-Educator Certification)

Non-Educator Certificate Admissions Deadlines
ProgramFall AdmissionSpring AdmissionSummer Admission
Data Analysis and Evaluation MethodsJuly 15November 15May 15
Geographic Information SystemsJune 1November 15April 1
Health Systems LeadershipJuly 15N/AN/A
Museum StudiesJuly 1November 15April 1
Non-Profit Management and Community DevelopmentJuly 15November 15May 15
Nursing EducationJune 1N/AN/A
Online Teaching CertificateJuly 1November 1April 15
Public HistoryJuly 1November 15April 1
Public ManagementJuly 15November 15May 15

International Students

International applicants should apply six (6) months prior to the term of desired enrollment, unless your program's deadline is earlier. Required official documents must be in the applicant's file by the Term Admission Documentation Deadline.

If a deadline is missed, the applicant may apply for another term by notifying the Office of Graduate Admissions. For future terms, applications are due six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

  • Fall Admission: June 1
  • Spring Admission: October 15
  • Summer Admission: March 30