Degrees & Majors
Choose from dozens of nationally ranked and recognized programs and more than 250 majors, minors and pathways at the university offering the widest variety of fields of study in Georgia.
Learning Sciences offers several Special Education Endorsements and non-degree programs in our special education program. These opportunities allow your to apply as non-degree students and register for a maximum of 9 semester hours. Non-degree students are subject to the same academic regulations as degree-seeking students. For those wishing to pursue a degree program in the College of Education & Human Development after having taken courses as a non-degree student, you must apply for admission according to the requirements of the degree desired. Our special education endorsements and non-degree programs include: Special Education Autism Endorsement Special Education Physical and Health Disabilities Endorsement Special Education Pre-School Endorsement Dyslexia and Other Reading Disabilities Endorsement Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Endorsement (View the Admissions Requirements for deadline dates and materials needed.) Our Special Education General Curriculum P-12 non-degree program is listed separately.
The Special Education Initial Certification is a program for those who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking initial teacher certification. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, have passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment or demonstrate an exemption and have completed the Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350) Assessment and have acquired tort liability insurance. Prior to admissions, we recommend that you refer to financial aid regarding possible funding options. Education programs leading to professional ...
Our Special Education M.A.T. gives you the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of special education. Our faculty are active researchers who have rich experiences working with children and youth with disabilities. The master of arts in teaching special education program prepares highly qualified teachers to be leaders in the field of special education. Teacher candidates who successfully complete program requirements, receive a passing score on the edTPA portfolio assessment and receive a passing score on the appropriate GACE test will obtain a master's degree and be certified to teach in one of four special education areas: early childhood special education deaf education (concentration temporarily on hold – not accepting applications at this time) adapted curriculum general curriculum We offer specialized study in autism spectrum disorders, behavior and learning disabilities, deaf/hard of hearing, early childhood special education and intellectual disabilities. The program is designed for working professionals with classes offered in the late afternoon and evening. Courses are taught through a variety of delivery models including face-to-face, hybrid and fully online courses. As a teacher candidate you will have the opportunity to become a highly qualified teacher alongside other students as you complete your coursework through a cohort model. Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, al ...
The master of education in Special Education program provides students with a depth of knowledge and breadth of skill in educating students with disabilities required of a "master teacher" or an advanced service provider. Typically, individuals who enroll in this program are classroom teachers, behavior support specialists, instructional coaches or related service providers who have experience working with students with disabilities. These experiences may be in public schools, private schools or other alternative learning environments. If you are a person with experience in social work, psychology, criminology or mental health and you are interested in learning strategies to support individuals with disabilities in non-educational or community-based settings this program may be a great option for you. The M.Ed. in special education does not lead to teacher certification. Students seeking initial teacher certification should consider our M.A.T. in Special Education. New for 2020 - we have a new initiative that hopes to recruit, train and support graduate students interested in graduating with an M.Ed. in Special Education. The program is called Project Behavioral Early Education Scholars (BEES) and it can help provide financial support as you study for this degree. Learn more about this funding opportunity.
The Master of Science in Sport Administration degree program prepares students with professional skills and knowledge to thrive in careers in the $300 billion sports business industry. Graduates who successfully complete this program work in a variety of sport industry segments, including professional sport, collegiate sport, event management, public relations, marketing agencies, non-profits, as well as international sport organizations. In 2019, the Sport Administration M.S. program was ranked as the #13 graduate program in the world and #11 in North America by SportBusiness International.
Georgia State’s graduate certificate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is 100 percent online and will help expand your STEM content knowledge in implementing standards-aligned and project-based curricula at the middle and secondary school levels. Because we know you are being asked to integrate more STEM content into your curriculum, we have designed this post-baccalaureate certificate to help you: Understand more about students from diverse backgrounds Explore issues of justice and equity in STEM classrooms Expand your STEM knowledge through research and community-engaged scholarship Network with educators around the nation who are from the varied STEM disciplines Develop new digital teaching and learning techniques to better reach your students The STEM Education certificate will help teachers develop science, mathematical and digital literacies and equip them with tools to better teach their students.
TaxTalent ranks Robinson’s Master of Taxation program #1 in the Southeast and #12 in the nation. The program can be completed fully online.
- Online application and $50 application fee
- Video interview
- Test scores – GMAT or GRE (optional for fall 2021)
- College transcripts
- Personal statement
- Resume – work experience preferred but not required
Georgia residents: $37,500
Non-Georgia residents: $43,500
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250
Tuition is subject to change.
The online TESOL graduate certificate prepares students to teach English as a second or foreign language. Teaching English as a second language has been an expanding field for decades and continues to show persistent growth in job and educational opportunities. Because people globally continue to be interested in learning English and because local and national governments, non-governmental organizations and corporations continue to support English language education, potential career growth remains strong. The online TESOL certificate prepares you to: Learn language teaching methodology and principles of second language acquisition. Study the nature of language and the structure of English. Gain insights into classroom teaching. The TESOL Certificate is an entry-level credential for those who plan short-term stays overseas or who are interested in employment in schools for adults, private language institutes or nonprofit organizations that offer adult English language courses. You will take five online courses to earn the certificate.
The Textiles graduate program fosters textile art as an academic, artistic and professional endeavor. It is multifaceted, combining traditional handwork with digital and industrial technology output to develop a professional artist’s portfolio for exhibitions as well as professional practices in textile design. The program’s mission is the professional education of the artist and designer in the field of contemporary textiles interfacing work with industrial textile design. The Textiles graduate curriculum encompasses the broad possibilities of textile-making with a fine art focus. The individualized, research-based, graduate textile courses emphasize an experiential, technological, intellectual, conceptual, aesthetic and qualitative investigation. Areas of study include textile design, mix-media three-dimensional fiber, textile history, textile conservation, industrial and digital technology- interfaced output. Students are encouraged to develop multi-media and inter-disciplinary approaches and take electives in other disciplines. A major emphasis in the program is the development of each student’s individual potential. The program fosters a work ethic of integrity, commitment and innovation. Students are encouraged and supported as they pursue creative approaches to broaden their experience as a professional textile specialist and fine artist. The Textiles graduate program provides a full tuition waiver and research stipend to accepted students. The first-year graduate student is assigned duties as a graduate lab assistant to oversee studio maintenance and takes on teaching duties as a graduate teaching assistant during the last year of study.
Qualification for entrance to the program is based on achievements on an appropriate proficiency examination. Candidates for the program must pass a written examination in English and in the language of specialization. Students interested in the Spanish program can begin fall and spring semesters. Those interested in German and French need to call 404-413-5988 to see when these classes will be starting or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. One class is offered each semester for 5 semesters in the French and German program so it will take 5 semesters to complete the program in these languages. For the latest information about requirements, view the Program website.
Georgia State’s Urban Education Endorsement provides specialized preparation for teaching in urban settings. Teachers pursuing it may be enrolled as non-degree students or may be enrolled in specific programs. This endorsement is offered through the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education and the Department of Middle and Secondary Education. The undergraduate-level endorsement can be added by undergraduates who have been admitted to a teacher education program, have a 2.5 undergraduate GPA and hold a pre-service teacher certificate. View the Admissions Requirements tab below and listing in the undergraduate catalog for the requirements. The graduate-level endorsement is offered to certified teachers or those admitted to a Georgia State initial teacher preparation program and hold a pre-service certificate. For more information, view the Admissions Requirements tab below and the listing in the graduate catalog for the requirements.
Join Georgia State's urban studies master’s program for a deep dive into these urban phenomena: inclusive development, transit, economic resilience or environmental sustainability. Offering an interdisciplinary perspective on urban studies, students follow a core trajectory of shared courses and have the freedom to specialize by individually selecting from a large offer of elective courses. Students work with a faculty advisor throughout their studies and have the opportunity to join the Urban Studies student association with like minded peers. Our flexible degree structure enables students to explore the issues and concerns shaping their interest in urban studies – from gentrification, community development, and transport equity to climate change, global pandemics, and the future of the suburbs – through a variety of perspectives. MIS graduates have the ability to conduct rigorous urban research with strong policy relevance, informed by a strong commitment to realizing more equitable and inclusive forms of urban development. Join our mailing list to learn more about upcoming events, including online webinars and our annual Open House.
The study of women, gender and sexualities in their multiple racial and class dimensions and cultural contexts is a growing field of inquiry in many disciplines. More and more jobs are framed with an expectation of some background in feminist analysis. As an endeavor that is interdisciplinary and transnational, the Institute for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies contributes to the education of its own graduate students and students in other departments, colleges and schools of Georgia State. This certificate program allows students to receive explicit acknowledgment of their work in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Some may simply want recognition of a strength reflected in their course of study. Others may wish to pursue employment for which a certificate is deemed an advantage.
The M.A. program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has three interrelated areas of concentration: Globalization Sexuality studies Social change Our curriculum stands out for its emphasis on the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, nationalisms, ethnicity and transnationalism. We have a strong emphasis on queer theory and LGBTQ studies and the theory and practice of activism. One distinction of our program is that students may complete one of three different kinds of theses: Research Thesis: an originally researched topic that contributes to a new area of gender and sexuality studies scholarship Creative Thesis: creative project in the arts, such as a play, an art exhibit or mixed-media work Action Research Thesis: an internship with a local social justice-oriented organization or other form of community and/or activist engagement
The World Language Teacher Graduate Certificate is for individuals who hold a university undergraduate or graduate degree (with a GPA higher than 2.50) to return for the preparation required to be recommended for clear and renewable certification (grades kindergarten through 12th-grade) to the Georgia Performance Standards Commission (GaPSC) to teach a world language (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean). GSU World Languages and Cultures M.A. students may use nine credits from their program (FORL 6128 and electives FORL 8125 and FORL 8126), leaving only 9-12 more credits needed to be recommended for a renewable certificate. This program is grounded in educational theory, research and best teaching practices, integrating principles of social justice and equity. Throughout the program, students take specialized education and content courses and gain practical experience in kindergarten through 12th grade. Faculty support teacher candidates in planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools who are committed to excellence in education. This program also includes the option of pursuing a Dual Language Immersion endorsement for individuals with an interest in teaching elementary school courses (typically math, science and social science) in the target language with additional coursework. For individuals seeking a Masters degree with teaching certification, the 30 credit Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) in World Languages Education program affords program graduates the opportunity to explore multidisciplinary teaching with the possibility of an endorsement (ESOL, DLI, Urban Education) or to deepen their mastery of the target language. The World Language Teacher Graduate Certificate is embedded in the 30 credit MIS in World Languages Education. Thus, the MIS leads to a teaching degree with a clear and renewable (T5) induction certificate in the state of Georgia with a step advance on the pay scale above the (T4) certification only. Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may require additional approval from separate licensing boards, depending on the state. Students who live or plan to live outside Ge ...
This online graduate program is for multilingual students who are seeking a master’s degree with an initial teaching certification in a world/ foreign language such as Chinese, French, German, Korean or Spanish (grades kindergarten through 12th grade). The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies in World Languages Education leads to a teaching degree with a clear and renewable (T5) induction certificate in Georgia with a step advance on the pay scale above the (T4) certification only. The interdisciplinary nature of this program affords the opportunity to explore multidisciplinary teaching with the possibility to pursue an endorsement (ESOL, DLI, Urban Education) or to deepen your mastery of the target language and cultures. This program integrates principles of social justice and equity and is grounded in educational theory, research and best teaching practices. Throughout the program, students take specialized education and content courses and gain practical experience in kindergarten through 12th grade teaching. Faculty support teacher candidates in planning, instruction, assessment and reflection with colleagues, faculty and partner schools who are committed to excellence in education.