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 B.S.Ed. is a program that prepares you to teach children and youth with mild to moderate behavior and learning disabilities. Those disabilities may include: dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities attention disorders emotional behavior disorders) intellectual disabilities autism spectrum disorders hearing impairments We develop highly prepared teachers to be leaders in the field of special education. As a teacher preparation program we are committed to helping teachers ensure all students live up to their fullest potential. The bachelor of science degree program in special education includes rigorous, practical course-work and full-time student teaching. It leads to initial certification at the induction level in one of three concentration areas: adapted curriculum general curriculum deaf education Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may require addit ...
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.
What Is Speech Communication? Speech communication explores the construction, diffusion, analysis and impact of messages as they occur among individuals, groups, organizations and cultures in the media age. Communication focuses on how people develop communication skills and examines communication phenomena and events. It studies how various persuasive tactics may influence members of diverse and globalized societies. Why Study Speech Communication? Speech communication offers a balanced educational curriculum of liberal arts and science courses focused on improving speaking and interpersonal skills and providing an introduction to business, intercultural and mass communication. The concepts and skills provided by speech communication are useful in a wide variety of occupations and in the world of communications. 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.I.S. in Sport Administration prepares you to work in a vast, diverse and complex sport business industry. The sport business industry is among the largest industries in the United States, often listed in the top 10 industries. Size estimates of this industry show it to be somewhere between $422 billion to more than $2 trillion. Careers range in a myriad of segments, including but not limited to, sport management, sport marketing, sport finance, sport communication, sport hospitality and management, sport facility and event management, sport journalism, public relations, sport coaching, social media marketing, and/or sport or marketing agencies. The interdisciplinary nature of the program, with hospitality administration, journalism and public relations, and sport coaching, provides a wide scope of opportunities for students to focus their efforts.
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.
What Is Sport Management? The study of Sport Management examines the impact of economic, social and legal influences on the administration and management of sport organizations. Why Study Sport Management? The study of Sport Management provides students an opportunity to learn the multiple dimensions involved in managing a sports organization. Students will explore the practical and effective characteristics of a professional sport manager and be exposed to the major settings in which sport managers work. Information about sport marketing, communications, finances and economics will be shared. Business principles and the relationship between the industry of sport and business will be introduced and established. Students also will be exposed to current challenges and future trends to illustrate how consumer behavior, sociological patterns, globalization and laws affect sport management and the sport industry. 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 Bachelor of Arts – Art, Concentration In Studio is the initial degree that undergraduate studio art students are accepted into at Georgia State. A student can elect to apply to the B.F.A. program or remain a student in the B.A. In Studio program. A student in Studio Art must first complete the 18 credit Foundation Area (Area F) required courses in order to enroll in the 3000 level Studio Art courses that serve as the student’s audition to the B.F.A. program. Should a student choose not to apply to a B.F.A. concentration, these initial courses also complete the Studio Art course requirements (9 courses in Studio art) for the B.A. The intent of the bachelor of arts in Studio is to have four different types of art-making courses represented in the studio coursework (a B.F.A. has focused study in one area). Students benefit from the initiatives of the Edgewood Sculpture Forum, the chartered student sculpture group. The Edgewood Sculpture Forum brings visiting artists to the school for lectures and workshops, conducts the annual Holiday Iron Pour and silent art auction, organizes exhibitions of student work in the Atlanta community, procures funding for travel to conferences and participates in the management of the student-run art space, CAGE SPACE. The activities of the Edgewood Sculpture Forum are supported by the Art Student Union, the umbrella organization for chartered student groups in the school.
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 Ph.D. major in Teaching and Learning is designed to prepare you as a professional educator for leadership positions by developing a substantial knowledge base in one of the following areas of concentration: Language and Literacy Education Mathematics Education (only admits for summer & fall with an application deadline of March 1) Music Education Science Education Social Studies Education Teaching and Teacher Education In addition, the program prepares professional educators as scholarly inquirers who ask thoughtful questions, who can conduct sound inquiry and who can recommend informed policy.
The certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) provides students with appropriate skills and a credential that will enable them to teach EFL abroad. The TEFL certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete a series of five undergraduate courses offered by the Department of Applied Linguistics & ESL. The TEFL certificate is an entry-level credential for those who plan short-term stays overseas. Students who are interested in a career in teaching EFL/ESL will need to have more extensive education and certification at the master’s degree level. For information on the certificate requirements, visit the Applied Linguistics & ESL website.
The Textiles concentration in the B.F.A. program fosters textile art as an academic, artistic and professional endeavors. The program’s mission is the life-enhancing education of the professional artist and designer in the field of contemporary textiles. Textiles program student interests are multi-faceted, impelled by the love for material, pattern, design and sculptural processes. These interests range from creative work as an artist producing woven and embellished fabrics and textile products, garments and costumes, to creating three-dimensional installations to be viewed as human environment. The Textile program graduates develop skills and qualifications as textile designers, artists and crafts people, as well as a portfolio suitable for graduate school to continue with the study in the field. Once accepted into the program, students in the Textiles program begin with basic textile design courses providing a foundation in surface design and basic structures. At the intermediate and advanced levels, students broaden their technical experience by learning hand and digital processes in quilting, embroidery, pattern design, pattern printing, hand and machine tufting, sublimation printing, and hand and loom weaving. Students are then encouraged to direct their study into individual areas of interest, fine art, 2D design and 3D fiber and mixed-media, culminating in Portfolio I & II capstone courses in which they execute a developed body of work suitable for senior exhibition, and professional portfolio presentation. The program is enhanced with professional studio visits, a variety of internship opportunities in the Atlanta-area textile industries and museums, and the Visiting Artist/Designer lecture series sponsored by the School of Art and Design and Art Student Union. 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.
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.
The B.I.S. in Theatre focuses on the history, theory and practice of creating live theatrical performance. Theatre courses promote the artistic development of students whose interests and talents will lead them to careers in theatre or allied arts, and to help students with other vocational interests to understand and appreciate the cultural heritage represented in drama and to improve their oral communication skills. The University Theatre and the Georgia State University Players afford majors practical experience through participation in productions. Credit for special projects and internships is available so students can take advantage of the expertise in the professional sector of the metropolitan area and to tailor programs to their specific career goals. For the latest information about required courses, visit the School of Film, Media, and Theatre website.
What Is Theatre? Study in theatre offers exposure to creative dramatic expression, primarily in front of live audiences. It involves study of all types of artistic performance–in theaters, educational institutions, on TV, in movies and outdoors. Areas of specialization include acting, directing, theatre history and criticism, playwriting, design, theatre technology, theatre studies (education) and creative drama. Why Study Theatre? Perimeter College’s guided pathway in Theatre offers small class size, professional theatre faculty and “on the job” training as well as work on high-quality theatrical productions. Students are well-prepared for further college study or entry into the job market. Studying theatre allows students to develop the artistic depth and professional knowledge needed for pursuing careers in theatrical professions, non-profits, higher education and commercial enterprises. Employers find theatre-trained applicants are valuable employees because they’re often energetic, enthusiastic and able to work under pressure. They generally have polished communications and human relations skills, and they’re experienced at working as members of a team toward a common goal. Most important, theatre graduates have developed self-confidence based on their experience of meeting difficult challenges. 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.
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.