Degrees & Majors
The Political Science Department at Georgia State University offers an M.A. concentration in Professional Politics which can be completed fully online, fully in-person, or with a mix of the two.
- Degree can be completed during six minimesters. Each minimester is seven-weeks long, meaning the program can be completed in just 15 months.
- All courses are taught by full-time faculty and emphasize interaction among students and professors.
This concentration provides the professional skills needed by those pursuing career paths in public service and politics. It is offered as a terminal degree with a non-thesis option and can be undertaken in a traditional classroom setting, fully online, or hybridized.
Students with an interest in quantitative methods also have the option of choosing an advanced methods track.
This program offers training for careers in research and teaching in the heart of Atlanta. It has particular strengths in Political Behavior, Public Law and Democratization.
Our Ph.D. program is methodologically, demographically and geographically diverse. Students receive careful mentoring from their first day. Alumni work in academic, private, governmental, non-governmental and policy agencies worldwide.
The Department of Psychology has five program areas, which oversee the seven concentrations. All graduate students in Psychology complete core psychology courses (i.e., History of Psychology, Ethics, Statistics I, Statistics II, Research Methods), a general exam, a master’s thesis project, and a dissertation project. Additional courses and requirements (e.g., practica, internship) are unique to the separate concentrations, which are administered by the program areas.
Graduate students earn a master’s degree en route to the doctoral (PhD) degree (there is no terminal master’s program in the Department of Psychology). At the completion of training, graduates earn a PhD in Psychology with a specific Concentration (Clinical, Cognitive Sciences, Community, Developmental, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Clinical-Community, or Clinical-Neuropsychology).
For the latest information about required courses, view the Psychology Department website.
Students can save time and tuition money by earning bachelor's and master's degrees in religious studies in as little as five years.
Graduates of our interdisciplinary program develop the skills needed to work in today's diverse, multicultural workplaces. Our recent graduates have moved ahead by pursuing careers in education, non-profit management, law and business, as well as by returning to established careers with a better understanding of religion and culture.
The program also prepares students who aim to pursue a Ph.D. or who want to go on to a professionally oriented graduate program in areas such as public health or law.
Studying world religions prepares you for economic success in professions where culturally diverse points of view are valued, and to succeed personally in an international city such as Atlanta or anywhere else in the world. The program introduces you to ideas, practices and values you’ve never encountered.
Choose from two tracks and two career-oriented concentrations:
- Thesis Track: Students work with a thesis director and committee to research and write a thesis of publishable length.
- Final project: Thesis
- Coursework Intensive Track: Students take more classes to gain more depth in their field or breadth across Religious Studies.
- Final project: Research paper or project
- Concentration in Nonprofit Management: Students in this concentration earn the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Certificate in Nonprofit Management while they complete their M.A. in Religious Studies Management while they complete their M.A. in Religious Studies.
- Final project: Research paper or project that integrates work in Nonprofit Management, an internship and Religious Studies
- Concentration in Religion and Aging: Students in this concentration earn the Gerontology Institute's Graduate Certificate while they complete their M.A. in Religious Studies.
- Final project: Research paper or project that integrates work in Gerontology, an internship and Religious Studies
Our standalone M.A. program trains social researchers who do not necessarily plan to pursue a career in academia. Students in this program can receive training in social research skills that can allow them to work in industry or the non-profit sector as qualitative and quantitative researchers.
The Department and individual faculty members have consulted and engaged in research projects with many different agencies, including the National Science Foundation, U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, American Educational Research Association, U.S. Attorney’s Office, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Georgia Narcotics Treatment Center, Georgia Mental Health Institute, Atlanta Regional Commission, the City of Atlanta Bureau of Planning, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Pew Charitable Trust and numerous other government agencies, as well as private concerns.
he Joint Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program, provides students with both a broad exposure to the discipline of sociology as well as in-depth study in special areas of expertise. Qualified students are accepted into the Joint M.A./Ph.D. Program after their completion of a baccalaureate degree. The broad knowledge of sociology comes through coursework in a variety of substantive areas, as well as through training in research methodology, statistics, and theory.
For information on degree requirements, visit the program page.
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program, provides students with both a broad exposure to the discipline of sociology as well as in-depth study in special areas of expertise. Qualified students are accepted into the Ph.D.-Only Program after their completion of a master’s degree in sociology or a closely related field. The broad knowledge of sociology comes through coursework in a variety of substantive areas, as well as through training in research methodology, statistics, and theory.
For information on degree requirements, visit the program page.
Through an emphasis on Spanish language, literature, and culture, our program fosters communicative abilities, intercultural competence and global awareness among students. The interdisciplinary focus of the faculty enhances graduate education by encouraging alternate cultural perspectives that complement such areas of study as Business, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Law, Education, and the Humanities among others.
Our Spanish M.A. program is a gateway for students to internationalize their degree in a way that will not only help them better understand a globalized society but will also make them more competitive for career opportunities as they enter a global economy. We offer students real world opportunities to combine and apply Spanish language ability, cultural knowledge, and career skills.
The ability to speak Spanish fluently can be an asset in today’s global economy and make individuals more competitive in the job market. Graduates in Spanish, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, pursue careers in business, education, government, and the nonprofit sector, while others pursue Ph.D. & Ed.D. degrees.
We offer competitive Graduate Teaching Assistantships with a full tuition waiver.
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 email@example.com. 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.