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.
The dual MPH-Ph.D. program in Public Health and Community Psychology provides professional and graduate students with a solid and well-rounded background across both disciplines. Successful candidates will earn a master of public health degree (MPH) upon completion of the graduate health behavior & promotion concentration or the epidemiology concentration offered by the School of Public Health and a doctor of philosophy degree (Ph.D.) upon completion of the community psychology concentration. The program enables students to complete both degrees in less time than pursuing them separately. Because health is determined by a complex interplay of biology, genetics, lifestyle, environmental factors, social and political conditions, multi-disciplinary professional expertise is needed to address the growing challenges to the public’s health and welfare. Community psychology and public health professionals attempt to address these conditions but take different yet complementary approaches. Many community psychology professionals work within public health with a focus on fostering social change and activism, reducing oppression and promoting empowerment while public health professionals focus on assessing prevalence and incidence, identifying risk and protective factors, and changing individual health behavior.
The Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM) is a well-coordinated, Response to Intervention seamless design for providing intervention services to struggling readers. The CIM is a systemic model for reversing the reading failures of struggling readers through layered interventions, including differentiated classroom instruction and supplemental interventions in small groups or one-to-one. The goal is two-fold. In kindergarten through third grade, the goal is to increase the overall literacy achievement by the end of the third grade and to reduce the number of children identified with learning disabilities within 1.5% or less of the general population. In fourth through sixth grade, interventions focus on research-based strategies for reading and writing in the content areas.
The computer science endorsement program is 100% online and designed for teachers who are interested in adding computer science to a current, renewable teaching certificate held in another content area. Candidates who successfully complete the program are prepared to effectively teach computer science courses at the pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade level. The program has four courses: Digital literacy, information literacy and cybersecurity Computational thinking and human-computer interaction Programming concepts for teachers Computer science teaching methods The programming and methods courses are offered over the seven-week summer semester in partially synchronous courses. These courses typically meet online once a week with other coursework completed between meetings. The other two courses can be completed during the fall and spring semesters in traditional courses or they can be completed by earning badges through self-paced courses hosted by Georgia Virtual School. The self-paced courses do not include instructor or peer support, but they require only a nominal fee to evaluate assessments and can be traded for course credit for free. We recommend these self-paced courses to teachers who 1) need to complete the program quicker, 2) need a lower-cost alternative to the traditional program, or 3) have prior knowledge of computing. Applicants’ certificate level must be level 4 or higher and at any grade level pre-kindergarten through 12th grade or another eligible field. Review the Pathways to Computer Science Endorsement at Georgia State document for more information.
The Department of Computer Science offers a combined bachelor of science and master of science degree in computer science, allowing students to save a year of time and tuition as compared to pursuing the degrees separately. Students in the 4+1 program can enjoy several advantages, in addition to earning a bachelor’s and master’s in as little as five years: GRE is waived. Likely receive a tuition waiver for the year of graduate studies. Likely receive a stipend for the year of graduate studies. Use HOPE and/or Pell Grant funds for the 12 credit hours counting toward your B.S. and M.S. degrees. Increase your earning potential with the master’s level credential. Find out more details about the M.S. in Computer Science program.
The Computer Science M.S. program offers students a wide variety of research and technology areas of focus including: Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning Deep Learning Computer Architecture Database Data Mining Big Data Graphics and Visualization Networks Security and Privacy Parallel and Distributed Computing Cloud Computing Cyber Physical Systems Internet of Things (IoT) Programming Languages Algorithms Simulation and Software Engineering A Bioinformatics concentration and Security & Privacy concentration are available.
Learn to design online training and educational programs for organizations of all sizes with Georgia State’s online graduate certificate in corporate learning. Four courses from the master of science program in instructional design and technology come together to make up this 12-hour certificate. Professionals who know how to design online training programs are in high demand. Corporations and businesses of all sizes need instructional designers and e-Learning specialists who know how to: Present content of all lengths and complexity Create engaging learning experiences Gather learning analytics for the purposes of tracking impact and outcomes Alumni are working in a variety of education and training roles in government agencies, the military, nonprofit organizations, large corporations and businesses of all sizes. Whether you want to advance in your current organization, or switch career directions in instructional design or human performance technology, the current market for graduates with these skills is good. Coursework will have you designing, managing and evaluating corporate learning solutions, which means you can put to use the competencies you develop right away in job-related situations.
The M.A. program in creative and innovative education (MACIE) is designed for people who wish to further their knowledge about children as creative thinkers and innovative makers. Our graduates work in diverse fields, such as business, nonprofits, the creative arts, kindergarten through 12th grade education and community outreach organizations. Education courses provide students with a background in child development theories, learning strategies, critical and creative thinking skills and examinations of children’s lives in contemporary society, all through the lens of creative education Additional coursework in business, policy, education or the arts allows students to focus on content that will prepare them for their specific goals Apprenticeships connect students with organizations and businesses in the metro-Atlanta area to expand their knowledge and skills in areas such as nonprofit organizations, start-up companies, after-school programs and teacher leadership Note: This program does not prepare students to earn a Georgia teaching credential.
The Department offers the M.A., the M.F.A. in poetry or fiction, and the Ph.D. with concentrations in literary studies, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. The Department also actively supports the Graduate English Association’s goals to assist graduate students by providing helpful teaching resources, professional development tips, and a sense of community. For the latest information about required courses, view the Department of English website.
The online master's degree in criminal justice administration blends courses in criminal justice and criminology with managerial principles and practices in public management. The criminal justice system is affected and influenced by social, political, and economic factors. The Georgia State online CJ approach will have you studying these interconnected facets, including: How offenders and victims fit within the criminal justice system. How society influences and is influenced by crime and criminal justice institutions. Evidence-based solutions for crime prevention and restorative justice practices. Knowledge of how governments fund the criminal justice system and the financial challenges they face to support services The degree prepares you to: Lead and manage in criminal justice systems at the local, state and federal levels. Think critically to solve problems and make decisions that affect short- and long-term outcomes for the institutions you lead. Articulate and apply a set of ethical principles in the criminal justice system that comports with democratic values and respect for human rights. Understand and analyze research on crime and criminal justice policy. Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry. Our graduates gain a sophisticated understanding of the ways in which law enforcement, judicial and correctional institutions interact with other segments of government and society to administer high-functioning, forward-thinking and humane justice systems.
Crime and criminal justice are at the forefront of national policy and practice. The increasing emphasis on professional preparation in criminal justice careers places additional academic demands on the in-service professional. To meet this need, Georgia State’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in criminal justice, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy degree in criminal justice and criminology. Ranked No. 18 in Criminology U.S. News & World Report, 2022
Robinson’s M.S. in Data Science and Analytics program will empower you with an extremely attractive skill set: the ability to make sense of structured and unstructured data and solve companies’ complex problems.
- Online application and $50 application fee
- Video interview as part of the online application
- Test scores – GMAT or GRE
- College transcripts
- Personal statement
- Resume – Work experience preferred but not required.
Georgia residents: $39,000
Non-Georgia residents: $45,000
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250
Tuition is subject to change. Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics students may be required to complete prerequisite courses for an additional fee. Students will be informed if this is the case by the admissions committee.
The Big Data and Machine Learning (BDML) concentration of the Master of Science in Data Science and Analytics is a three-semester program designed to train professionals in the rapidly growing field of data science. Data science lies at the intersection of computer science, statistical methodologies, and a wide range of application domains. It focuses on the generation, processing, and analyzing of vast amounts of data. The BDML concentration responds to the growing need for highly qualified professionals who can transform big data into practical and valuable insights. In general terms, data scientists create actionable and valuable insights from data. Students in this program will gain the technical and soft skills that industry increasingly expects from data scientists. The concentration targets employment for students in industries related to the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, health and remote‐sensing data, as well as top research and development (R&D) labs. The BDML concentration offers strong preparation in statistical analysis, machine learning, information retrieval, and the management and analysis of massive data sets. The courses in the concentration focus on topics such as reproducible data analysis, collaborative problem solving, data and knowledge visualization and communication, as well as privacy and ethical issues that arise in data science.
Hatching an idea is one thing. Executing it is a whole different ball game. Many great ideas fail because the people behind them lack the skills to bring them to fruition. Robinson’s Certificate in Disruptive Innovation and Entrepreneurship fills that knowledge gap.
Over the course of the program, students not only explore tools that stimulate creative thinking but also design compelling value propositions, develop viable and profitable business models, and learn to pitch to investors.
- Online application and $50 application fee
- College transcripts
- Personal statement
- Resume – Work experience is valuable but not required.
- Video interview as part of the online application
Georgia residents: $4,058 per semester
Non-Georgia residents: $8,912 per semester
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250
Tuition is subject to change.
Please note: the above tuition rates apply to new non-degree-seeking students. Current master's students who embed a certificate within their degree will be charged at a different rate. See the Tuition tab below to learn more.
The Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Drawing and Painting program supports artists who explore unique approaches to the creative endeavor and who transcend boundaries. We are interested in applicants who are searching for new insights into our culture and our time. The faculty encourages innovative and original ideas. The curriculum of the Drawing and Painting program ensures a comprehensive exposure to an array of perspectives as represented by the various approaches to media, content, imagery and teaching styles of our faculty. Students are encouraged to explore the traditions of printmaking as well as drawing and painting, and to work in pursuit of new forms and with contemporary issues. While students work in the drawing, painting and printmaking combined seminar for a majority of their studio credit hours, they are highly encouraged to move among media in the discipline, as well as with other studio areas in the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design.
In response to the growing number of Georgia schools with Dual Language Immersion programs, the College of Education & Human Development's Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education offers two programs in Dual Language Immersion Education. These programs engage students in comprehensive exploration, research and practice in elementary Dual Language Immersion education. These programs develop highly prepared teachers who understand Dual Language Immersion education and are teacher-leaders in establishing learner-centered classrooms consistent with the standards of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium. The two programs are: Master of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Dual Language Education Dual Immersion Early Childhood Education Endorsement
With internationally renowned faculty and research centers, our master of economics degree program takes a pioneering approach to economics that emphasizes public policy and empirical evaluation. The director of the MA program in Economics is Jim Marton. As a student in our innovative program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of economic theories as they apply to the environment, education, economic development, healthcare, public finance, social welfare and other pressing public issues. Our broad and customizable curriculum combines the latest theoretical advances with the analytical skills and practical experience you’ll need to tackle the complex problems facing analysts and economists today. Our program has received STEM designation putting it on par with other STEM fields. This designation recognizes the rigorous instruction students receive. It also benefits international students who can, upon graduation, apply for a STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa extension that allows them to work in the United States for up to 29 months rather than one year.
The Graduate Certificate program is on hold until further notice and will not be accepting applications at this time. Please check back when this program will become available. The broad field of informatics employs large data sets and includes computer processing and data analysis. This certificate prepares graduate students to perform quantitative analyses on large databases relevant to education and human development within positions in various institutions or as independent consultants. The certificate benefits students by giving them a focused avenue for pursuing a career in the growing field of data analytics. It benefits society by producing a group of qualified, competent data analysts whose work will lead to the understanding and improvement of programs in educational, business, governmental and other settings.
The M.Ed./add-on educational leadership program is designed around a set of academic and site-based experiences that provide knowledge and skills for candidates seeking a stronger understanding of the dynamics of educational leadership. This self-select program leads to Tier I leadership certification in Georgia and couples traditional, online and hybrid classes with a minimum of 300 hours of site-based experience. Tier I certification allows an individual to serve as an assistant principal or/in district level leadership positions that do not supervise principals. The program design gives students a comprehensive understanding of beginning leadership concepts and activities. Students develop the dispositions required to lead school and district improvement efforts by engaging in an innovative program that focuses on linking theory, research and practice to positively affect student achievement. A fully online Educational Leadership, Tier I Certificate is also available. Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may requir ...