Our 150+ distinctive graduate degree programs across nine colleges, schools and institutes will take you anywhere you want to go.
Whether you’re pursuing one or multiple graduate degrees, the choices for charting your own way are plentiful. Our 150+ distinctive graduate degree programs across nine colleges, schools and institutes will take you anywhere you want to go.
The School of Music offers a dual Bachelor of Music and Master of Music program for all Performance concentrations, Jazz Studies, Composition and Piano Pedagogy. The dual-degree opportunity enables qualified students to enroll in graduate courses late in their undergraduate program and apply the coursework toward both the bachelor’s and master’s programs. The program is designed to take five years to complete. Students must be formally accepted into the dual-degree program by the school and the College of the Arts to be able to take graduate courses as an undergraduate. Acceptance into the dual program does not constitute admission to the master’s program. Students must fulfill regular graduate admissions requirements and apply for the master’s program following college processes. Through the dual-degree programs, highly talented and qualified students will have the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years. If determined to be qualified by typical admission measures, students can begin taking coursework toward the designated master’s degree program while still completing their final year of bachelor’s work. Admission to the graduate program is provisional, contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree, maintenance of the required 3.5 GPA and performance in the graduate-level courses taken during the bachelor’s degree.
The Neuroscience Institute offers a combined bachelor of science and master of science degree in neuroscience, allowing students to save a year of time and tuition as compared to pursuing the degrees separately. This five-year program is for neuroscience undergraduates who are deeply interested in the field and seeking to gain research experience as they prepare for graduate or professional school, or for students looking for additional education in neuroscience to leverage for biomedical-based careers. The first three years match our B.S. in Neuroscience program, with the fourth and fifth years including additional M.S.-level course requirements and research experiences. Students must also produce a thesis or non-thesis project, which is developed in collaboration with a faculty research mentor.
Our stand-alone M.S. Neuroscience degree is offered to students who are seeking graduate training without necessarily planning to pursue a doctoral degree. Students receive training via academic coursework, research, teaching and outreach activities. Our program emphasizes the research aspect of graduate training and so all MS students must either complete a capstone project or successfully conduct and defend an approved thesis. The thesis option is only recommended for students that are interested in eventually pursuing a doctoral degree. Graduate students in the Neuroscience Institute receive interdisciplinary training by working with Core Neuroscience Faculty and more than 50 Associate Faculty from other departments, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, Mathematics, Public Health, Psychology, Philosophy and Physics. Students can obtain training in a wide range of research methodologies, and have the opportunity to teach and attend journal clubs, seminars and distinguished speaker series. Students can train in: behavioral neuroscience and neuroendocrinology, neurogenomics and genetics, neuroimmunology and cardiometabolic diseases, computational neuroscience, neuroethics, and primate behavior and cognition.
The Neuroscience Institute is affiliated with multiple departments and emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to graduate training. Using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, Neuroscience Institute faculty are engaged in basic research that ranges from molecular, cellular and computational to behavioral neuroscience. Students can obtain training in a wide range of research methodologies, and have the opportunity to teach and attend journal clubs, seminars and distinguished speaker series. Students who earn a Ph.D. also earn an M.S. Neuroscience degree in the process.
The total course work typically requires two years of enrollment, including student teaching. For students holding a Bachelor of Music or Master’s degree, and who do not need the instrumental techniques courses, the program typically requires four semesters, about 33 credit hours. For those students holding a Bachelor of Arts degree, the program typically requires six semesters totaling 37+ credit hours. Following assessment of background and proficiencies, the music education faculty will plan a program of study for each admitted student. Admission to the graduate program does not assure admission to the licensure program. The mission of the Georgia State School of Musi ...
Add expertise in a second or third nursing specialty after you’ve earned your M.S.N. or D.N.P. The online post-master's certificate is available for: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner This type of certificate will expand your career opportunities by giving you additional nursing specialty skills and expertise. Students will attend a required week-long experience on campus at the start of the program and required in-person skills testing throughout the program. *See the curriculum tab below for additional courses required for prerequisites.
The Georgia State online master of science in nursing (M.S.) provides you with a path to become an advanced practice nurse and prepares you for specialized care settings and leadership roles. If you are seeking to advance, this program will prepare you to implement and evaluate innovative approaches to nursing and health care information, including interprofessional care coordination, patient quality teams and safety teams at all levels. Choose your nurse practitioner specialty area: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Family Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner We invite applicants with a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and we also offer an R.N. to M.S. bridge program. Earning a master's degree in nursing opens new career avenues for registered nurses and expands their impact on the U.S. healthcare system. You will learn alongside expert clinicians and systems administrators to prepare for advanced practice nursing roles and leadership positions. Georgia State’s School of Nursing is the only nursing college in Georgia that offers the full spectrum of nursing education, from associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Although you will be learning primarily online, our downtown campus location and the extensive healthcare network available to you will be extremely advantageous. We know you are working full time and balancing a tremendous number of obligations as you consider coming back to school. Our commitment to you is that your success matters to us. We will support you every step of your journey.
As you work toward your Ph.D. in nursing, you will be setting yourself apart as a nurse scholar and a leader in research, practice and education. You also are becoming part of the solution for the national shortage of nurse researchers and educators. A doctorate designed for today’s busy healthcare professionals at all career stages: The program is designed for master’s and bachelor’s prepared nurses. We also invite D.N.P.-prepared nurses to apply to the Ph.D. program. (For D.N.P.-prepared nurses, course credit may be given for previous coursework.) The Ph.D. program is available for full-time and part-time study and with coursework primarily online. Students attend a few required on-campus sessions: just two days in the fall and spring semesters. The web-based classes are a combination of real-time (synchronous or live) and on-demand (asynchronous) classes. Our graduates enjoy successful careers and can be found in roles such as: Research, clinical and administrative faculty positions in nursing schools nationwide Leadership and executive positions in corporate hospital systems and healthcare organizations Is a Ph.D. or D.N.P. degree right for me?
The online R.N. to M.S. bridge program allows registered nurses with considerable practice experience and an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program to take advantage of this streamlined approach to obtain their graduate degree. Candidates must have a minimum of one year of work experience as a registered nurse. Two years of experience is preferred. You will need to complete additional prerequisite* undergraduate coursework before taking any master’s level nursing courses. *See additional course information in the “Additional Information” tab for prerequisite information. You also will need to have a clinical site arrangement one semester before registering for one of the prerequisite courses (Caring for Families and Communities). We will work with you to plan for this and discuss the courses you need to progress toward your M.S. in nursing. Georgia State is well known for our work in student success, and that includes support at each stage of your journey through your graduate work. Once you begin your master’s level coursework, you will be heading toward a nurse practitioner specialty in one of four areas: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Family Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Nurse practitioners tend to earn more and are given more leadership responsibilities in their organizations. As a Georgia State student, you will be part of the only nursing college in Georgia that offers the full spectrum of nursing education from associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees (including D.N.P. and Ph.D.) and access to a range of healthcare organizations. Georgia State nursing faculty are committed to your success, and we want to be a convenient, affordable education partner throughout your nursing career.
The occupational therapy master's program prepares students to improve human lives through innovations in research, community engagement and education in occupational therapy and rehabilitation in general. The rigor and demands of the program match the need for occupational therapy services in a dynamic healthcare system that is highly technological and global. The scientific study of humans as occupational beings is a central concept of this master's program. This concept is based on the fundamental premise that occupation is an integral part of life and a prerequisite to participation. The program embraces the American Occupational Therapy Association Vision 2025 and focuses on producing leaders who use creative and critical thinking, as well as clinical reasoning with great effectiveness and efficiency. Unique features of the program: Flipped classroom teaching model throughout the curriculum. In a flipped classroom, material is first introduced outside of class – via videos, websites, reading materials, etc. Then skills, that would have been homework in the traditional learning environment are mastered in the classroom with the instructor’s assistance. Research partnerships with local universities and other schools at Georgia State, such as Georgia State's School of Music, Emory and Georgia Tech Community-based learning opportunities working with at-risk and underserved populations, such as refugees, homeless veterans and adults with serious mental illness
Online learning design is a high-demand field. Whether you want to learn how to develop multimedia assets or create e-Learning curriculum for your company, this 12-hour online graduate certificate in online learning design and development will make you career-ready. Alumni are working in a wide variety of education, training and development areas, including the non-profit and military sectors. The curriculum is centered on the competencies required to design, develop, facilitate and manage e-Learning programs. If you already work in the field, you will put the concepts to work right away in your job. Through a combination of classroom and practical activities, this program provides participants with the opportunity to design, produce and evaluate eLearning activities that make effective use of best practices and industry standards of development.
Georgia State has one of the most highly regarded terminal M.A. programs in philosophy in the country, with strong placement into prestigious Ph.D. programs and a lauded teacher-training program. In addition, the department has developed three areas of research strength: Social, legal and political philosophy Neurophilosophy and empirically informed philosophy of mind Kant and Post-Kantian German philosophy
The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) prepares students for a range of careers in government, public service, entrepreneurship and the corporate world. Georgia State's program helps students become familiar with, and capable of contributing to, ongoing debates about the nature of good political and economic institutions, as well as the policies and practices best suited for creating and sustaining them. Students develop the intellectual skills of the social scientist who seeks to understand how social, political and economic institutions operate and are interrelated, and the moral philosopher who seeks to critically evaluate these institutions and the social world more generally, in relation to how they ought to operate. Historically, philosophy, political science and economics were deeply connected. The intellectual father of modern economics, Adam Smith, was a philosopher concerned with moral and political philosophy. PPE, as a contemporary academic field of study, began at Oxford University in 1920 and has spread across the English-speaking world. LEARN ABOUT PPE AT GEORGIA STATE
The Graduate Photography program provides a critical and conceptual grounding for students as they independently pursue their studio practice. The weekly seminar serves as the backbone of the program. Critical theory is stressed while critique forms the basis for dialogue about ongoing work. Students are encouraged to look beyond established photographic conventions and to push their work in new directions. Creative investigation across disciplines is avidly supported and results in students working in mixed media, video, digital, installation, performance and conventional photographic print media. Guest critics and guest artists are invited to final critiques to supplement the expertise of the faculty.
The physical therapy program is the oldest accredited physical therapy program in the state of Georgia, and the first public program in the state to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In the heart of Atlanta at the largest urban university in Georgia, we are within blocks of some of the finest healthcare facilities in the country. Exceptional learning opportunities await each student, whether on campus, or at one of our clinical affiliation sites. We have affiliations with more than 200 healthcare facilities, many within the metro Atlanta area, but also across the country, including Maine, New York and Wisconsin. Unique opportunities await students as they partner with faculty members and conduct student research projects, contributing to the evidence themselves. Students have the opportunity to present their research at local, state and national meetings.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) in physics or a Master of Science (M.S.) in physics with a concentration in astronomy. The department’s program of excellence is promoted by an emphasis on meaningful research from the student’s first semester in residence and a curriculum providing a solid foundation in physics and astronomy. For the latest information about required courses, view the Georgia State University Physics and Astronomy website.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Georgia State University offers programs of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in astronomy and the Master of Science (M.S.) in physics with a concentration in astronomy. The department’s program of excellence is promoted by an emphasis on meaningful research from the student’s first semester in residence and a curriculum providing a solid foundation in physics and astronomy. For the latest information about required courses, view the Georgia State University Physics and Astronomy website.
The certificate program in Planning and Economic Development provides a credential for students preparing for careers in the public, private or nonprofit sectors that require familiarity with planning and economic development concepts and methods. This certificate is not intended as a substitute for a professional degree in planning, but as an opportunity to supplement another graduate degree.
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