The PhD in Counseling and Student Personnel Services (College Student Affairs Administration) provides you with the knowledge and skills to create and enhance the educational environments of colleges and universities.
Through research, coursework, discussion, and out-of-class experiences, this program helps foster intellectual, psychosocial, and professional growth. We prepare you to advance professionally as faculty members and college student affairs educators.
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.
Full-time students can apply for graduate assistantships to receive both a tuition waiver and stipend.
In addition to pursuing an individual research agenda, you may be an active member of one or more research teams during your time in the program. You will co-teach a master's level student affairs administration course with a full-time faculty member. Some students pursue the Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching to gain additional experience.
As a student, you may join the University of Georgia Student Personnel Association, which coordinates social events, professional development, and community service.
See for yourself how much UGA College of Education has to offer! Schedule a tour of campus to learn more about the UGA student experience.
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.
This requirement is intended to provide the faculty with critical information on one's ability to frame, analyze, and offer perspective on a current higher education issue of one's own choosing.
If invited to campus, (1) an email will be sent with specific instructions about the structure and focus of the paper (2) with two weeks to write and electronically submit the writing sample.
Applicants must have completed a master's degree from accredited universities and have successful full-time professional work experience. Full time students should have at least two years of post-master's work experience in student affairs; part-time students who work full time in student affairs while enrolled in doctoral study need at least one year of post-master's work experience in student affairs prior to initial enrollment.
The admission and assistantship decision processes take place concurrently. Both interviews will be handled during the on-campus interview component of the admissions process.
Admission applications are due on December 1.
Completed application due: