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.
What are Health Sciences? Health Sciences involve the use of technology to diagnose, treat, heal and record a wide variety of diseases and medical conditions. Patients and their health care professionals depend on these technologies to ensure proper care. Why Study Health Sciences? Health care is a growing field, and career opportunities are expected to remain strong as the nation's adult population ages. Perimeter College offers health sciences pathways that constitute the first two years of four-year Allied Health degrees that must be completed at a four-year university. The health sciences pathways offered at Perimeter College are: Health Information Administration, Health Science Professionals (not for pre-medical, pre-dental or pre-pharmacy), Medical Technology, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Therapy. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Inside the trillions of bytes of health care data rest the trends and insights that health care leaders need to move their hospital, clinic, organization or community to the next generation of service and improved outcomes. Be one of those leaders in health informatics with Georgia State's online M.S. in health informatics. The Master of science in health sciences degree with a concentration in health informatics is an online 36-semester hour program. You'll do well in the program if you have a background in an IT-related field or if you work in a clinical setting, but any undergraduate major is acceptable. You will take interdisciplinary classes, one of the distinctive factors of our program. You will learn from faculty in health informatics and nursing. This approach has you learning alongside experts in multiple disciplines. When combined, it gives you a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing our healthcare data and technology systems today. We bring together design, development and adoption of information technology-based innovations in health care delivery, management and planning. The program is 100 percent online with on-demand, work-at-your-own-pace (asynchronous) classes as well as scheduled, synchronous courses.
Take your interest in health, wellness, fitness and nutrition to the next level with an online master's degree focused on students who want careers in nutrition. The master of Science with a major in health sciences and a concentration in nutrition is an online 36-semester hour program. You will learn: The role of functional foods Macro- and micronutrient metabolism Dietary interventions that prevent and improve chronic diseases Nutrition research methods Leadership and ethics in healthcare As a graduate, you will be able to formulate research questions, organize and test research problems, and evaluate research study results. You will be able to foster critical thinking, inquiry and professional leadership in the field. Set up your career for advancement with this degree and also engage in a framework for additional advanced degree studies in the future. This program does not meet the requirements for becoming a registered dietitian (RD). If your interest is to become an RD, please refer to our Master of Science - Coordinated Program. DOWNLOAD NUTRITION GRADUATE HANDBOOK NUTRITION GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE VIDEO
Students enter the master’s degree coordinated program either with an undergraduate degree in nutrition or with an undergraduate degree in another major. The coordinated program is a four-to-six-semester program of didactic course work and supervised practice. The supervised practice has an urban health emphasis. Students have the option of completing a thesis, master’s project or course concentration as their capstone requirement. The thesis option may take an additional semester to complete. Students who hold an undergraduate degree in nutrition must have a Didactic Program in Dietetics verification statement or letter of intent from the program granting the degree. The coordinated program is a four- to six-semester program of didactic course work and supervised practice in full-time study and seven- to 11-semesters part-time. Students enter the master’s degree coordinated program either with an undergraduate degree in nutrition or with an undergraduate degree in another major. The full-time track's supervised practice has an urban health emphasis; the part-time track focuses on community wellness. Students in either track have the option of completing a thesis, master’s project or course concentration as their capstone requirement. The thesis option may take an additional semester to complete. Students who hold an undergraduate degree in nutrition must have a Didactic Program in Dietetics verification statement or letter of intent from the program granting the degree. Please note: students should not work when enrolled in the full-time program. DOWNLOAD NUTRITION GRADUATE HANDBOOK NUTRITION GRADUATE OPEN HOUSE VIDEO
The College of Arts and Sciences offers a graduate certificate in Heritage Preservation with tracks in Historic Preservation and in Public History. The certificate program is open to students who are enrolled in graduate degree programs and in good academic standing at Georgia State University or other graduate institutions in such programs as history, architecture, planning, anthropology, geography, urban studies, public administration, and real estate. Others may apply for the certificate program using the same procedure as that used to apply for the MHP degree, and the same standards will apply. Students accepted into the certificate program will have student standing, with all the attendant responsibilities and privileges. The Certificate in Heritage Preservation requires completion of 18 hours of course work and successful completion of a general examination. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in order to receive a certificate. While graduate credit from other institutions may, by petition, be applied toward the certificate, normally not more than six hours will be accepted. For the latest information about required courses, view the Graduate Catalog.
The Master of Heritage Preservation (MHP) program offers compelling opportunities to pursue careers relating to the preservation and interpretation of cultural heritage. Based in the Department of History, the program and its faculty emphasize the theory and practice of protecting and communicating the significance of our tangible and intangible heritage. Much of the coursework involves collaboration with community partners and cultural organizations to produce practical learning experiences that take place outside the traditional classroom setting. The MHP program uses Atlanta and the surrounding area as a living laboratory from which our students obtain the skills to become future leaders in the field. The MHP program attracts students from ages 21 to over 60, all with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, creating an eclectic and energetic academic setting. Our students use their heritage preservation educations to teach, advocate, restore, interpret and plan for the preservation of historic resources and interpretations of history to a public audience.
What Is History? History is a branch of knowledge developed by studying, analyzing and interpreting the human past. It is the repository of mankind’s collective memory and experience. Historians examine the past to understand the present. They investigate documents to explain how the contemporary world came about and provide context for evaluating present-day societies’ political actions, ideas and cultures. Why Study History? Taking History courses provides more than interesting stories. It reveals patterns explaining current political actions, ideas or cultures. Understanding what is going on in the world today depends on understanding what’s happened in the past. Troubles in the Middle East, the fight for human rights and religious intolerance are conflicts dating back thousands of years. Perimeter College history courses provide in-depth study of issues, providing the background for knowledgeable decisions and rational life choices. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Program Information Historians study various aspects of humanity’s recorded past. Some historians explore the rise and fall of empires, while others describe the everyday lives of men and women. They are interested in every period of the past and all parts of the world. They seek to understand the forces that have structured human life and the ideas that have shaped the way people perceive and experience their worlds. Historians pay particular attention to the effect of perspectives and values because their discipline involves the interpretation of findings, not just the collection of facts. The Department of History offers a wide range of courses in African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and United States history. Students may also consider concentrations in pre-law, pre-education, or World History. As soon as students decide to major in history, visit the department advisor to discuss these options. For the latest information about required courses, view the Undergraduate Catalog. For more information about the Minor in History, visit the Department of History website.
The M.A. in History at Georgia State prepares students for a wide range of careers, both inside and outside the academy. Students develop deep expertise in the historical literature of their chosen field of study, learn to employ a diverse array of theories and methodologies including cutting-edge digital technologies for researching and disseminating scholarship and master the skills of communication necessary to thrive in today’s job market. Cohorts of 10-12 students begin each fall semester and students receive individual attention and work together through the year. We also offer a dual B.A./M.A. program that enables promising undergraduate students to take graduate courses and complete the M.A. program more quickly (typically one year in addition to the student’s B.A. coursework).
The Ph.D. in History at Georgia State prepares students for a wide range of careers, both inside and outside the academy. Students develop deep expertise in the historical literature of their chosen field of study, learn to employ a diverse array of theories and methodologies including cutting-edge digital technologies for researching and disseminating historical scholarship and master the skills of communication necessary to thrive in today’s job market. Cohorts of 10-12 students begin each fall semester and students receive individual attention and work together through the year.
What is Homeland Security and Emergency Management? The fields of homeland security and emergency management employ an extensive variety of security and safety professionals, as well as those trained in coordinating, managing and delivering resources in the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks and other tragedies. Why Study Homeland Security and Emergency Management? The safety and security of the United States and its citizens have received increased attention in recent years because of increased terroristic threats and attacks. Homeland security and emergency management occupations can be found in many governmental services and agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Coast Guard, the Transportation and Safety Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Positions range from police officers and firefighters to airport security officials, telecommunications specialists and editorial assistants. In Georgia, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Port of Savannah, private corporations, along with natural disasters, are just a couple of the entities and events in which homeland security and emergency management needs arise. A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor's degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
The B.B.A. in Hospitality Administration program provides a well-integrated curriculum with a focus in general business and hospitality while incorporating courses on the arts and sciences that prepare students for management positions in the hospitality industry.
While the core coursework equips students with a general knowledge of the field, specialized elective courses and work study experiences allow students to gain insight into varied industry segments.
This certificate provides flexibility in selecting courses to align with a variety of career interests. HADM 3010, Perspectives of the Hospitality Industry, is recommended for students exploring industry career options. Additional specialized courses are offered in hotel management, restaurant management, beverage management, venue management, club and resort management, and franchising. Courses in functional areas include hospitality law, human resources, digital branding, and restaurant analytics. Paired with an existing major, the Certificate in Hospitality Operations can create new career opportunities in the hospitality field.
The Human Learning and Development program provides students an opportunity to acquire a career-oriented range of skills and knowledge. Students choose from the coursework in behavior and learning disabilities, counseling, deaf studies, educational psychology, family and community literacy, learning technologies, and research methods and problem-solving. Courses are taught by faculty across the College of Education & Human Development's seven departments. No application is required for this bachelor's degree. Students are required to declare two selected disciplines with their academic adviser or online.
Through Robinson’s M.S. in Information Systems, you can pursue a concentration that best suits your career goals. Options include big data management and analytics, digital innovation, and cybersecurity. Our cybersecurity concentration earned a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research and Education designation from the NSA and DHS.
You’ll also attend boot camps covering in-demand topics related to your concentration.
We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications. Strong test scores and GPAs aren’t the only attributes we look for in candidates. Plus, our students hail from a variety of backgrounds, with and without IT experience. View a profile of the fall 2020 class.
- Online application and $50 application fee
- Video interview
- Test scores – GMAT or GRE
- College transcripts
- Personal statement
- Resume – Work experience preferred but not required.
Georgia residents: $41,100
Non-Georgia residents: $47,000
Nonrefundable seat deposit: $250
Costs may be offset with a graduate assistantship. Tuition is subject to change.
Robinson’s Ph.D. program in information systems seeks to attract the very best students, train them to become excellent researchers and teachers, and place them in top research institutions.
Designed to help young scholars gain the tools and training they need to compete for faculty positions at research-oriented universities, it is recognized as one of the leading programs in the world in the field. Through a combination of faculty mentoring, hands-on research opportunities and coursework, our program grooms students to become productive scholars. The program also provides an opportunity to develop teaching skills and gain the type of classroom experience necessary to be competitive in that dimension.
Students typically offset the cost of the program through an assistantship that includes full tuition waivers. Contact us for information on tuition and funding your doctoral studies.
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The online graduate certificate in instructional design and technology prepares you for jobs focusing on the creation of training and education materials. The four courses in the program (12 credit hours) are from the master of science curriculum of the same name. You can complete the graduate certificate to reach your career goals or move on to the full M.S. program. Technology training needs have never been greater. Jobs for experts in managing e-Learning programs and performance support in the workplace are in high demand. You will gain the skills necessary to design, develop, facilitate and manage learning and technology training programs, including HR training and human performance support systems.
Become an expert in designing and delivering instruction in all formats with Georgia State’s online master of science in instructional design and technology. Our 36-hour online M.S. will have you creating dynamic and effective learning experiences while you dive into instructional systems theory and various forms of media and learning environments. Our graduates are highly regarded and are working in corporate settings of all sizes, higher education, non-profits and government organizations, as well as other educational settings. We also provide quality, network-building internships in the metro Atlanta area. A master’s degree in the field is desirable as organizations place greater emphasis on well-trained staff. Employers want critical thinkers who can serve in leadership roles to ensure that training is provided in ways that make sense for their employees. Instructional coordinators, designers and technologists are finding success in improving training and education. If you already work in the field, you will be putting to use right away the lessons you learn in your coursework. Note: The program does not lead to certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The Instructional Design and Technology program has attendance requirements and meets in online web conferencing sessions. You must be able to attend online class sessions that begin as early as 4:30 p.m. EST.