Working as a college student affairs professional is challenging, rewarding, and always changing. The MEd in College Student Affairs Administration offers theoretically grounded, experientially rich preparation for a career serving students in higher education.
Building on a legacy of more than 40 years as a leading student affairs program, the program offers an exceptional graduate experience based on a cohort model and taught by nationally recognized faculty. The curriculum focuses on student development and learning, and the connection of theory to practice. Learning takes place through traditional academic study and research, and through experiential activities including assistantships, practica, and internships.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
Learn with a cohort of about 20 students, which offers both academic and social support. You will enroll in classes dedicated only to master's students; doctoral students serve as teaching interns with the faculty for some classes and become valued mentors.
Leadership and professional development is offered through the UGA Student Personnel Association. This is a student-led organization that serves as a social and educational group for students, staff, and faculty in the master's and doctoral programs. The association hosts tailgates, speakers, panels, socials, and an end-of-year celebration.
We accept graduate students from a variety of backgrounds into the program. This diversity of experiences and skills gives you the opportunity to learn inside and out of the classroom and to build professional relationships that can last your entire career.
Targeted seminars focus on first semester transition to graduate study, preparation for comprehensive exams, and professional development/job search skills.
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The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
For accepted students, a visitation day for the program and interviews for graduate assistantship positions typically take place in mid-February (usually a Sunday/Monday). Students are invited when they are recommended for admission, usually in December.
Note: Enrollment is limited to about 20 students to ensure a low student/faculty ratio. The application deadline is December 1st for admission the following fall semester (students are admitted for fall semester only). After initial application review, invitations will be extended for interviews to be held in February. Interviews for academic program admission and for assistantships are held on the same days.
Also: Please note that when you initiate your application through the Graduate School (submit the online application and fee), an email will be sent to your references with a link to compete and submit an electronic reference. Be sure to apply early enough that your references have time to submit their recommendations prior to the December 1st deadline. If you wait until the deadline to apply, your references will be late and your application will be considered incomplete.
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