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News from the Office of Graduate Studies Spring/Summer 2023

**Prospective students: graduate programs in the growing fields of information technology, public relations, business management, professional leadership, strategic business communication, and technical and professional writing are now accepting applications for the summer 2023 semester, with classes beginning on May 24, 2023. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Coordinator at or at 478.929.6865. You can also click on the “Admissions Deadlines” tab on the right for more information and to contact Graduate Program Coordinators for each graduate program.**

Graduate Studies Informational Events

The Office of Graduate Studies and our partners host multiple informational events several times a year, both online and in-person. Please continue to check this space for new events! 

New Graduate Programs

We are pleased to inform prospective students that a Doctor of Science in Public Safety (DSPS) has been approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its May meeting. The Doctor of Science in Public Safety (DSPS) is a graduate program that prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government and that focuses on the systematic study of executive organization and management. The program includes instruction in the roles, development, and principles of public administration; the management of public policy; executive-legislative relations; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; public personnel management; professional ethics; and research methods. The new doctoral program will be housed in the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and will begin spring 2024, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). For more information, please see here: Prospective students may contact the Graduate Program Coordinator Dr. John Hall at 478.757.2544 or at . Interested students may also contact Graduate Admissions at .

We are also proud to announce the launch of two new graduate certificates in fall 2023: a Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching College Writing. These certificates offer opportunities for writers, creatives, and teachers who need and want expertise and/or credentialing in these areas. To learn about these new graduate-level programs in the School of Arts & Letters, please see here. Prospective students can also contact Dr. Monica Miller, the Graduate Program Coordinator, at 478.471.5799 or at .

Thank you for visiting our site and let us know if we can answer your questions about other graduate degrees.

Dr. Loretta Clayton
Dean of Graduate Studies

Georgia Council of Graduate Schools