Application Requirements & Deadlines

admissions-apply-iconApplicants seeking admission to any graduate certificate and/or degree program should submit the following required materials by the deadline.  For your assistance, each program has an Academic Advisor and a Graduate Director as listed.

 

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Sarita Davis

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15
October 15 
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Curriculum Vitae
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Emanuela Guano

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
June 1
November 15
March 1
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Eric Friginal

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
June 1
November 15
March 1
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Eric Friginal

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Eric Friginal

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials//
Portfolio
Official GRE Scores
Official 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
Portfolio//
A successful portfolio demonstrates creativity and commitment in a cohesive body of work. Admissions portfolios may include still images; film/video projects; musical performances/compositions; videos of acting/dance/performance.
STILL IMAGES:
The name of each file should follow the format: Title of Work_Date (MM/YYYY)_Medium and Dimensions_Last Name
Ex. “The Trees_10/2010_Acrylic on Canvas 18inx24in_Johnson”
You can upload up to 20 images at 2MB per file. Please format to 150 dpi, 1500 pixels on the greatest dimension.
MOVING IMAGES/SOUND:
The name of each file should follow the format: Title of Work_Date (MM/YYYY)_Student’s Role (director, actor, etc.)_Last Name
Ex. “My Life_12/2010_Director_Johnson”
Include no more than 6 minutes of audio-visual material.
If you upload a mixture of stills, sound, written or moving images, the materials should be evenly divided. URLs will NOT be accepted.
Assistantship//
Graduate Laboratory and Research Assistantships:
The department awards Studio (GLA) Assistantships and Research (GRA) Assistantships in the following areas:
Art Education, Art Gallery, Art History, Ceramics, Development Office, Digital Media Center, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Textiles. If you would like to apply for a GLA or GRA, please submit a resume stating your qualifications for the position as well as the assistantship you are applying for. Be sure to include any and all special skills or experiences that might be applicable to all the various assistantship areas. You may be considered for other areas besides your initial choice.
Contact// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
John Decker

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials//
Official GRE Scores
Official 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//
Submit 1-2 page statement describing current academic interests, proposed area of specialization, and long-range career goals.
The statement should also explain how the graduate program at Georgia State will serve those interests and goals.
Writing Sample//
Please submit a writing sample of your previous scholarly work.
Assistantship//
Graduate Laboratory and Research Assistantships:
The department awards Studio (GLA) Assistantships and Research (GRA) Assistantships in the following areas:
Art Education, Art Gallery, Art History, Ceramics, Development Office, Digital Media Center, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Textiles. If you would like to apply for a GLA or GRA, please submit a resume stating your qualifications for the position as well as the assistantship you are applying for. Be sure to include any and all special skills or experiences that might be applicable to all the various assistantship areas. You may be considered for other areas besides your initial choice.
Contact// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
John Decker

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials//
Portfolio
Official 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
Portfolio//
A successful portfolio demonstrates creativity and commitment in a cohesive body of work. Admissions portfolios may include still images; film/video projects; musical performances/compositions; videos of acting/dance/performance.
STILL IMAGES:
The name of each file should follow the format: Title of Work_Date (MM/YYYY)_Medium and Dimensions_Last Name
Ex. “The Trees_10/2010_Acrylic on Canvas 18inx24in_Johnson”
You can upload up to 20 images at 2MB per file. Please format to 150 dpi, 1500 pixels on the greatest dimension.
MOVING IMAGES/SOUND:
The name of each file should follow the format: Title of Work_Date (MM/YYYY)_Student’s Role (director, actor, etc.)_Last Name
Ex. “My Life_12/2010_Director_Johnson”
Include no more than 6 minutes of audio-visual material.
If you upload a mixture of stills, sound, written or moving images, the materials should be evenly divided. URLs will NOT be accepted.
Assistantship//
Graduate Laboratory and Research Assistantships:
The department awards Studio (GLA) Assistantships and Research (GRA) Assistantships in the following areas:
Art Education, Art Gallery, Art History, Ceramics, Development Office, Digital Media Center, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Textiles. If you would like to apply for a GLA or GRA, please submit a resume stating your qualifications for the position as well as the assistantship you are applying for. Be sure to include any and all special skills or experiences that might be applicable to all the various assistantship areas. You may be considered for other areas besides your initial choice.
Contact// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
John Decker

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Additional Materials//
Official GRE Scores
Official GRE (Physics) Subject Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Sebastien Lepine

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
June 1
October 1
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Bill Walthall

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Ritu Aneja

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
April 1
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three References
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Giovanni Gadda
Donald Hamelberg

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
April 1
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Giovanni Gadda
Donald Hamelberg

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15*
October 15
Does Not Admit
 *Must apply by February 15 to be considered for an assistantship
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Resume (assistantship applicants only)
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Natalie Tindall (Human Communication and Mass Communication)
Jennifer Barker (Film, Video, and Digital Imaging)

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
February 10*
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Natalie Tindall (Public Communication)
Jennifer Barker (Moving Image Studies)

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15
October 15
April 1
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Xiaojun Cao

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Xiaojun Cao

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
Does Not Admit
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Calvin Thomas
Tanya Caldwell

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Creative Writing Portfolio
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Calvin Thomas
Tanya Caldwell

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
January 15
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Associate Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Calvin Thomas
Tanya Caldwell

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15
October 15
April 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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).
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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Peter Swanson

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15
November 15
April 15
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Jeremy Diem

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15
November 15
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Jeremy Diem

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Mariam Qureshi
Candace Kemp

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15
November 15
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Resume
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Mariam Qureshi
Candace Kemp

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1
October 15
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Richard Laub

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1*
October 15
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Richard Laub

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1*
October 15
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Denise Davidson

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1*
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Denise Davidson

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Three Letters of Recommendation
Resume/CV
Entrance Exam
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official Transcripts (one from each institution attended)
Official TOEFL/IELTS Scores
Institutional code 5251 should be used for reporting GRE and TOEFL scores
Additional Instructions//
Applicants to this program must have completed the Translation sequence or demonstrate a comparable level of written and oral proficiency in their source and target languages. Emphasis is on Medical and Legal interpretation.
Please contact the department to be considered for the Interpretation program. 
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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Annette Cash

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15
November 15
April 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Hector Fernandez

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
May 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Graduate Director
Candice Merritt
Jason Li (Mathematics)
Jeff Qin (Statistics)

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
May 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Graduate Director
Candice Merritt
Jason Li (Mathematics)
Jeff Qin (Statistics)

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1
November 15
March 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Additional Materials// Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Katie Carlisle

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1
November 15
March 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Audition Request Form
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official 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).
Audition Request Form//
Applicants in performance concentrations must audition and/or submit materials as indicated on their specific program
outlines. Those who are required to audition must complete an Audition Request Form. The electronic form and audition
dates can be found in the online application and the School of Music’s website. Applicants may contact the Admissions
and Enrollment Coordinator directly at 404-413-5955 with questions.
Contact// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Katie Carlisle

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1
November 15
March 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Audition Request Form (performance concentrations only)
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official 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).
Audition Request Form//
Applicants in performance concentrations must audition and/or submit materials as indicated on their specific program
outlines. Those who are required to audition must complete an Audition Request Form. The electronic form and audition
dates can be found in the online application and the School of Music’s website. Applicants may contact the Admissions
and Enrollment Coordinator directly at 404-413-5955 with questions.
Contact// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Katie Carlisle

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
December 10
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Resume/CV
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Charles Derby

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
April 15*
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Timothy O’Keefe

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Xiaochun He

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
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)
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Candice Merritt
Xiaochun He

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1
Does Not Admit
Does Not Admit
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Amy Steigerwalt

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 1*
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Amy Steigerwalt

Deadlines// Fall
Cognitive Sciences Psychology: DEC 1
Joint Clinical/Community Psychology: DEC 1
Clinical Psychology: DEC 1
Joint Clinical/Neuropsychology: DEC 1
Neuropsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience: DEC 1
Community Psychology: JAN 5
Developmental Psychology: JAN 5
Online Materials// Statement of Purpose
Resume/CV
Threee Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Graduate Coordinator:
Mariam Qureshi
Lindsey Cohen
Kristy Hill

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15*
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Molly Bassett

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15*
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
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Erin Ruel

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15*
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
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Erin Ruel

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
March 15
October 15
April 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample
Two Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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).
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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Peter Swanson

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
Does Not Admit
Online Materials//
Three Letters of Recommendation
Resume/CV
Entrance Exam
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
Joyce Kane
Annette Cash

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
July 1
November 15
April 1
Online Materials//
Statement of Purpose
Writing Sample (of not more than 15 pages)
Three Letters of Recommendation
Additional Materials// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Megan Sinnott

Deadlines// Fall
Spring
Summer
February 15
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// Official GRE Scores
Official 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// Academic Advisor:
Graduate Director:
John Stewart
Megan Sinnott