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News from the Office of Graduate Studies Fall 2023

Prospective students: graduate programs in the growing fields of public safety, information technology, teacher education, public relations, business management, professional leadership, strategic business communication, technical and professional writing, creative writing, and teaching college writing are now accepting applications for the spring 2024 semester, with classes beginning on January 10, 2024. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at  or at 478.929.6865. You can also click on the “Admissions Deadlines” tab on the right for more information and to contact Graduate Program Coordinators for each graduate program.

Beginning fall 2023, some of our graduate programs—the Master of Science in Management (MSM), the Master of Business in Professional Leadership (MBPL), and the Master of Science in Information (MSIT)—will offer classes in a face-to-face format in addition to our online classes. For more information on the MSM and MBPL programs—including inquiries from international students—please contact the School of Business at 478.471.2724, or email Dr. Marc Miller at . For more information about the MSIT—including inquiries from international students—please contact the School of Computing at 478.471.2801, or email Dr. Vicky Sandoval at .

Graduate Studies Informational Events

The Office of Graduate Studies and our partners are hosting online Information Sessions to help prospective students familiarize themselves with our graduate programs and to learn about the admissions process. Please see the events below with links to the sessions and full information about them. And continue to check this space for new events! 

November 2023 Graduate Info Sessions & Pop-ups:

  • Join Faculty and Graduate Admissions Advisors online to discuss the curriculum and admissions processes related to MGA’s new Doctor of Science in Public Safety degree on Monday, November 13th at 6:00 pm. To register for this online Information Session, see here
  • Join Graduate Admissions Advisors at Graduate Studies Pop-Ups on our MGA campuses: Wednesday, November 15th on the Macon Campus in the Student Life Center Lobby and Thursday, November 16th on the Warner Robins Campus in the Oak Hall Lobby. Drop by these events any time between 11 am and 2 pm. For more information, see here

New Graduate Programs

We are pleased to inform prospective students that a Doctor of Science in Public Safety (DSPS) has been approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its May meeting and has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for a spring 2024 launch. The Doctor of Science in Public Safety (DSPS) is a graduate program that prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government and that focuses on the systematic study of executive organization and management. The program includes instruction in the roles, development, and principles of public administration; the management of public policy; executive-legislative relations; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; public personnel management; professional ethics; and research methods. The new doctoral program is housed in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and will begin spring 2024. For more information, please see here: Prospective students may contact Dr. John Hall at 478.757.2544 or at . Interested students may also contact Graduate Admissions at .

We are also proud to announce the launch of two new graduate certificates in fall 2023: a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing  and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Writing.  These certificates offer opportunities for writers, creatives, and teachers who need and want expertise and/or credentialing in these areas. To learn about these new graduate-level programs in the School of Arts & Letters, please see here. Prospective students can also contact Dr. Monica Miller, the Graduate Program Coordinator, at 478.471.5799 or at .

Thank you for visiting our site and let us know if we can answer your questions about other graduate degrees.

Dr. Loretta Clayton
Dean of Graduate Studies

Georgia Council of Graduate Schools