Meet The Department

The Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs is new to Georgia State University. Initiated in July 2014 with the appointment of Dr. Lisa Armistead, the office partners with graduate students, faculty, administrators and staff to identify and expand upon best practices for graduate and professional programs. Georgia State offers graduate degrees in more than 100 fields of study across seven colleges and schools: the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Law, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the School of Public Health. In addition to its collaborations with the university’s graduate programs, the office also oversees initiatives for Georgia State’s postdoctoral associates and fellows.

The Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs relies on the latest data and context for graduate programs nationwide to support initiatives for prospective and current students that cross program and college boundaries.

With a mission to grow Georgia State’s graduate programs, the office helps fund campus visits for prospective Ph.D. students, consolidates and distributes best practices for recruitment and enrollment, and partners with faculty to build innovative new graduate programs. The office further strives to attend to each student’s progression to degree completion through its coordination of graduate policies and procedures, a university-wide new student orientation, writing workshops for completing theses and dissertations, assistance with scholarship and fellowship applications, central fellowships targeting degree completion and workshops focused on students’ professional development.