Application Requirements & Deadlines

admissions-apply-iconApplicants seeking admission to any graduate degree and/or certificate program should submit the following required materials by the deadline indicated.  For program specific questions, please contact the departmental Graduate Director as listed.

 2018-2019 Academic Year 

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please write a 1-2 page statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible).
Writing Sample// Please submit a 10-20 page writing sample of your previous scholarly work.
Contact// Graduate Director: Sarita Davis

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 1, 2018
November 1, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Curriculum Vitae
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// 1) Please list your experience as it relates to your interest in anthropology (e.g., experiences or training in research, teaching, or in applied fields such as public service. 2) Specify your goals and current interest as they apply to further study and a career in anthropology. What type of training do you expect from your graduate program? 3) What are your plans after receiving an MA degree?
Writing Sample// Please provide a 5-10 page writing sample from recent scholarly work or an essay on a topic of your choice written for the purposes of this application.
Contact// Graduate Director: Jennifer Patico

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
June 1, 2018
November 15, 2017
March 1, 2018
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement of your professional and academic goals no more than three pages in length (including a description of prior teaching experience, language study, and cross-cultural experiences, if any).
Contact// Graduate Director: YouJin Kim

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1, 2018
November 15, 2017
March 1, 2018
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program.
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement of your professional and academic goals no more than three pages in length (including a description of prior teaching experience, language study, and cross-cultural experiences, if any).
Contact// Graduate Director: YouJin Kim

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
February 1,2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please submit a statement of your professional and academic goals (no more than 3 pages in length) that includes responses to the following: Why are you interested in a PhD in applied linguistics? Why do you want to study in the AL/ESL Department at GSU? Which research areas are you interested in? Which graduate faculty would you like to work with? How do you plan to apply the degree once completed?
Writing Sample//
Please submit a writing sample that shows evidence of research skill. Published or unpublished (but preferably published work, an MA thesis, or an MA seminar course paper).
Contact// Graduate Director: YouJin Kim

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Additional Materials//
Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores for international applicants
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please write a short statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible) and research experience and state whether you have interests in a particular laboratory under the research areas you have stated.
For more information on the research areas/laboratories please visit our website.
Contact// Graduate Director: Sebastien Lepine

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation (including at least two letters from academic-related references)
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores (Medical Sciences concentration applicants may also submit official MCAT or DAT scores)
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please write a short statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible) and research experience and state whether you have interest in a particular laboratory.
Contact// Graduate Director: Kuk-Jeon Chin

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 30, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please write a short statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible) and research experience and state whether you have interest in a particular laboratory.
Contact// Graduate Director: Ritu Aneja

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
May 1, 2018
November 1, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three References
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please explain your educational and career goals. Also, include whether you wish to pursue the thesis or non-thesis
option. Those interested in the thesis option should include which faculty/research group is of interest.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Donald Hamelberg
Jun Yin

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
May 1, 2018
November 1, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please explain your educational and career goals. Also, briefly describe your interest in the research of each faculty member you list under "Faculty Interest" and why it is beneficial to your goals.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Donald Hamelberg
Jun Yin

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15, 2018
November 10, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Resume (assistantship applicants only)
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please submit a statement which summarizes your research, academic, and potential professional interest, and which details your intellectual interests as they relate to communication. If you wish, feel free to use the statement to bring information to the attention of faculty reviewers you think is of importance. For example, if your application contains some evidence or special strength or weakness, you might choose to address that in your statement. If your undergraduate or graduate transcripts would benefit from additional explanation (e.g., if you wish to call to our attention your higher grades in communication-related courses, or your record of improvement), then it would be appropriate to add that language to this statement as well.  Overall: why do you wish to pursue doctoral studies with the GSU Department of Communication? If you are undecided about the particular direction you wish to pursue, then do your best to specify the general direction you are heading.
Resume To be considered for a Graduate Research Assistant you must submit an updated resume.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Graduate Director:
Nathan Atkinson
Holley Wilkin

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
February 10, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
 *Must apply by December 1 to be considered for an assistantship
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Resume (Assistantship applicants only)
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement which summarizes your research, academic, and potential professional interest, and which details your intellectual interests as they relate to communication. If you wish, feel free to use the statement to bring information to the attention of faculty reviewers you think is of importance. For example, if your application contains some evidence or special strength or weakness, you might choose to address that in your statement. If your undergraduate or graduate transcripts would benefit from additional explanation (e.g., if you wish to call to our attention your higher grades in communication-related courses, or your record of improvement), then it would be appropriate to add that language to this statement as well.  Overall: why do you wish to pursue doctoral studies with the GSU Department of Communication? If you are undecided about the particular direction you wish to pursue, then do your best to specify the general direction you are heading.
Writing Sample//
Please submit a 15-20 page writing sample of your scholarly work. Ideally, this essay, article, or chapter will indicate both your
interests and your abilities.
Resume To be considered for a Graduate Research Assistant you must submit an updated resume.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Graduate Director:
Nathan Atkinson
Holley Wilkin

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Provide a statement of your educational background, experience, and preparation relevant to a graduate program in
computer science, and specify your research and career goals.
Contact// Graduate Director: Xiaojun Cao

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Provide a statement of your educational background, experience, and preparation relevant to a graduate program in
computer science, and specify your research and career goals.
Contact// Graduate Director: Xiaojun Cao

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 8, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Creative Writing Portfolio (Creative Writing applicants only)
Writing Sample (Literary Studies and Rhetoric/Composition applicants only)
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a one-page statement of your educational and career goals.
Creative Writing Portfolio//
Please include an essay stating your goals and career objectives with the appropriate writing samples.
Poetry: A minimum of 10 poems
Fiction: 2-3 short stories totaling 30-50 pages, or 50 pages of a novel in progress.
Upload the Portfolio in the "Writing Sample" section of the online application.
Writing Sample//
Please submit a 10-20 page writing sample, which must be a literary analysis that you wrote in a previous course and represents the quality of your critical thinking and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Christopher Kocela
Tanya Caldwell

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 8, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Creative Writing Portfolio
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a one-page statement of your educational and career goals.
Creative Writing Portfolio//
Please include an essay stating your goals and career objectives with the appropriate writing samples.
Poetry: A minimum of 10 poems
Fiction: 2-3 short stories totaling 30-50 pages, or 50 pages of a novel in progress.
Upload the Portfolio in the "Writing Sample" section of the online application.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Christopher Kocela
Tanya Caldwell

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 8, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Creative Writing Portfolio (Creative Writing applicants only)
Writing Sample (all PhD applicants)
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a one-page statement of your educational and career goals.
Creative Writing Portfolio//
Please include an essay stating your goals and career objectives with the appropriate writing samples.
Poetry: A minimum of 10 poems
Fiction: 2-3 short stories totaling 30-50 pages, or 50 pages of a novel in progress.
PhD Creative Writing Applicants-Upload the Creative Writing Portfolio and Writing Sample as one document in the "Writing Sample" section of the online application.
Writing Sample// Please submit a 10-20 page writing sample, which must be a literary analysis that you wrote in a previous course and represents the quality of your critical thinking and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Christopher Kocela
Tanya Caldwell

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
May 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program.
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please provide a statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible).
Writing Sample//
Please submit a sample of an analytical nature in the target language of between 1250 and 6000 words (Times New
Roman, 12). A good submission would be a final term paper you wrote for a senior B.A. class, where you demonstrate
good analytical skills, some bibliography, and original ideas.
Contact// Graduate Director: Leslie Marsh

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 15, 2018
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a short statement of your education and career goals and how they relate to your course of study. Please indicate, if known, your proposed field of specialization.
Contact// Graduate Director: Lawrence Kiage

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please submit a short statement of your education and career goals and how they relate to your course of study. Please indicate, if known, your proposed field of specialization.
Contact// Graduate Director: Lawrence Kiage

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement of your educational and career goals as it relates to your course of study.
Contact// Graduate Director: Wendy Simonds

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program.
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement of your educational and career goals as it relates to your course of study.
Contact// Graduate Director: Wendy Simonds

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018
November 1, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement of your educational and career goals as it relates to your course of study.
Contact// Graduate Director: Richard Laub

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018*
November 1, 2017
Does Not Admit
*Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by February 15
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please submit a statement of your educational and career goals as it relates to your course of study.
Contact// Graduate Director: Richard Laub

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018*
October 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
*Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by February 15
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Additional Instructions//
All applicants should review the department website for specific information on graduate admissions including
instructions for the Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation.
Writing Sample//
Please submit a writing sample of your previous scholarly work.
Contact// Graduate Director: Denise Davidson

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018*
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
*Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by February 15
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Additional Instructions//
All applicants should review the department website for specific information on graduate admissions including
instructions for the Statement of Purpose and Letters of Recommendation.
Writing Sample// Please submit a writing sample of your previous scholarly work.
Contact// Graduate Director: Denise Davidson

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please provide a statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible).
Contact// Graduate Director: Leslie Marsh

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1, 2018*
November 15, 2017*
May 1, 2018*
*Fall/Summer applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by February 15
*Spring applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by October 15
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Provide a statement of your educational background, experience, and preparation relevant to a graduate program in your chosen concentration, and specify your research and career goals.
Contact// Graduate Director (Mathematics):
Graduate Director (Statistics):
Florian Enescu
Gengsheng (Jeff) Qin

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1, 2018
November 15, 2017
May 1, 2018
*Fall/Summer applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by February 15
*Spring applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by October 15
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Provide a statement of your educational background, experience, and preparation relevant to a graduate program in your chosen concentration, and specify your research and career goals.
Contact// Graduate Director (Mathematics):
Graduate Director (Statistics):
Florian Enescu
Gengsheng (Jeff) Qin

Only current Georgia State University dual degree students are eligible to apply to this program.  
Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please provide an autobiographical statement that 1) summarizes your skills and experiences that are relevant to graduate study in Neuroscience, 2) lists any publications or presentations, 3) describes your research and career objectives, 4) addresses the fit between your goals and the graduate training offered by the
Neuroscience Institute, and 5) addresses the fit between your goals and the research programs of faculty member(s) with whom you would like to work.
Contact// Graduate Director: Nancy Forger

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
December 1, 2017
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Resume/CV
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please provide an autobiographical statement that 1) summarizes your skills and experiences that are relevant to graduate study in Neuroscience, 2) lists any publications or presentations, 3) describes your research and career objectives, 4) addresses the fit between your goals and the graduate training offered by the
Neuroscience Institute, and 5) addresses the fit between your goals and the research programs of faculty member(s) with whom you would like to work.
Contact// Graduate Director: Charles Derby

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 7, 2017
November 1, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// In approximately 100-500 words, please explain why you wish to earn a graduate certificate in philosophy from Georgia State University.
Writing Sample// Please submit a writing sample of no more than 5000 words or approximately 17 double-spaced typewritten pages that demonstrates your readiness to engage in graduate-level work in philosophy.
Contact// Graduate Director: Timothy O'Keefe

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15, 2018*
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
*Applicants wishing to be considered in the initial round of admissions and assistantship offers must apply by February 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
In approximately 100-500 words each, please answer the following two questions:
1. Why do you wish to earn an MA in Philosophy?
2. Why do you wish to earn an MA in Philosophy from Georgia State University?
Writing Sample// Please submit a writing sample of no more than 5000 words or approximately 17 double-spaced typewritten pages.
Contact// Graduate Director: Timothy O'Keefe

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please write a short statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible) and research experience and state whether you have interests in a particular laboratory under the research areas you have stated.
For more information on the research areas/laboratories please visit our website.
Contact// Graduate Director: Xiaochun He

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 7, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials//
Official GRE Scores
Official GRE Physics Subject Scores - (Highly Recommended)
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores for international applicants
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please write a short statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible) and research experience and state whether you have interests in a particular laboratory under the research areas you have stated.
For more information on the research areas/laboratories please visit our website.
Contact// Graduate Director: Xiaochun He

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please provide a concise statement of your research interests and how Georgia State University's Department of Political Science will help you to meet your career and educational goals (be as specific as possible). Applicants should also speak to how their research interests align with those of the faculty in the Department.
Writing Sample// Applicants must submit a writing sample that provides a good indication of the candidate’s analytical and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director: Sarah Gershon

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
May 15, 2018
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores(Not required for applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or a related field with a 3.0 GPA or higher)
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please provide a concise statement of your teaching and research interests and how Georgia State University’s Department of Political Science will help you to meet your educational goals (be as specific as possible).
Writing Sample// Applicants must submit a writing sample that provides a good indication of the candidate’s analytical and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director: Charles Hankla

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018*
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
*Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by February 1
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Threee Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please provide a concise statement of your research interests and how Georgia State University's Department of Political Science will help you to meet your career and educational goals (be as specific as possible). Applicants should also speak to how their research interests align with those of the faculty in the Department.
Writing Sample// Applicants must submit a writing sample that provides a good indication of the candidate’s analytical and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director: Sarah Gershon

Deadlines// Fall
Cognitive Sciences Psychology: December 1, 2017
Joint Clinical/Community Psychology: December 1, 2017
Clinical Psychology: December 1, 2017
Joint Clinical/Neuropsychology: December 1, 2017
Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience: December 1, 2017
Community Psychology: December 1, 2017
Developmental Psychology: December 1, 2017
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Threee Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Summarize your skills and experiences that are relevant to your particular area(s) of interest in graduate study in psychology. Discuss any life experiences that led you to this field of study. Address the fit between your objectives and the graduate training offered at GSU (including the fit with the faculty member(s) with whom you would most like to work). Finally, describe what you would like to be doing three to five years after you receive your Ph.D. (500-1000 words)
Resume/CV// Summarize your academic, research, clinical, and other relevant experiences.
Contact// Graduate Director:
Graduate Coordinator:

Lindsey Cohen

Kristy Hill

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15, 2018*
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
*Must apply by February 1 to be considered in the initial assistantship review
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please submit an essay of no more than 1000 words outlining (1) your interest in the field of Religious Studies and (2) why you wish to pursue a graduate degree in Religious Studies at Georgia State.
Writing Sample//
Please submit a writing sample of your previous scholarly work. Your sample should be no more than 2000 words, and may be a complete short paper or a representative excerpt from a longer work.
Contact// Graduate Director: Brett Esaki

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Provide a concise statement of your research interests and how Georgia State University's Department of Sociology will help you to meet your educational and career goals. This statement should also speak to how your research interests align with those of specific faculty in the Department.
Writing Sample//
Submit a sample of written scholarly work (e.g., a Master's thesis, a term/research paper, or scholarly publication) that provides a good indication of your analytical and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director: James Ainsworth

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
*Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship must apply by January 15
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Provide a concise statement of your research interests and how Georgia State University's Department of Sociology will help you to meet your educational and career goals. This statement should also speak to how your research interests align with those of specific faculty in the Department.
Writing Sample// Submit a sample of written scholarly work (e.g., a Master's thesis, a term/research paper, or scholarly publication) that provides a good indication of your analytical and writing skills.
Contact// Graduate Director: James Ainsworth

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
May 15, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program.
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose// Please provide a statement of your educational and career goals (be as specific as possible).
Writing Sample//
Please submit a sample of an analytical nature in the target language of between 1250 and 6000 words (Times New
Roman, 12). A good submission would be a final term paper you wrote for a senior B.A. class, where you demonstrate
good analytical skills, some bibliography, and original ideas.
Contact// Graduate Director: Leslie Marsh

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 7, 2018
November 15, 2017
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Three Letters of Recommendation
Resume/CV
Entrance Exam
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Entrance Exam// Applicants will be required to take an entrance examination where they will translate one passage from English to the target language and one passage from the target language to English. For registration and more information, please visit the department website.
Contact// Graduate Director: Annette Cash

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1, 2018
November 15, 2017
April 1, 2018
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample (of not more than 15 pages)
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please submit an essay of approximately 750-1000 words describing your academic interests. Also, tell how a Masters
degree in Women's Studies will contribute to your academic and professional goals.
Contact// Graduate Director: Megan Sinnott

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1, 2018
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample (of not more than 15 pages)
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
GRE NOT REQUIRED for this program.
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only)
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting TOEFL scores
Statement of Purpose//
Please submit an essay of approximately 750-1000 words describing your academic interests. Also, tell how a Masters
degree in Women's Studies will contribute to your academic and professional goals.
Contact// Graduate Director: Megan Sinnott