Albany State University

Introduction

Vision Statement

Albany State University will be a world-class comprehensive university and a powerful catalyst for the economic growth and development of Southwest Georgia. ASU will be recognized for its innovative and creative delivery of excellent educational programs, broad-based community engagement and public service, and creative scholarship and applied research, all of which enrich the lives of the diverse constituencies served by the University.

Mission Statement

Albany State University, a proud member institution of the University System of Georgia, elevates its community and region by offering a broad array of graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate programs at its main campuses in Albany as well as at strategically-placed branch sites and online. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society, where knowledge and technology create opportunities for personal and professional success. ASU respects and builds on the historical roots of its institutional predecessors with its commitment to access and a strong liberal arts heritage that respects diversity in all its forms and gives all students the foundation they need to succeed. Through creative scholarship, research, and public service, the University’s faculty, staff, students, and administrators form strategic alliances internally and externally to promote community and economic development, resulting in an improved quality of life for the citizens of southwest Georgia and beyond.

Guiding Principles

Aspire to Excellence

Albany State University will aspire toward excellence in teaching and learning, thus becoming the first-choice institution for students from southwest Georgia and garnering recognition as a premier southern regional university.

Embrace Diversity

As a historically black institution and led by a highly-diverse faculty and staff, Albany State University will embrace diversity in all its forms – including age, gender identity, race and ethnicity, country of origin, religion, ability level, sexual orientation, and veteran status – and seek to foster a similar acceptance and celebration of that diversity.

Expand Access to Higher Education

As an access institution, Albany State University will promote student success for all by welcoming students from varying levels of academic preparation, keeping costs low, offering flexible class times and instructional modalities, and pairing high student expectations with exceptional mentoring, advising, and tutoring.

Elevate Historically Underserved Populations

Albany State University will recognize and address the many challenges that face African Americans and other students of color, adult learners, first generation students, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and others from underserved populations, and form strong partnerships with K-12, government agencies, and community outreach organizations to increase access and success rates.

Promote Economic Development

As part of its commitment to teaching and learning, Albany State University will promote economic development in Albany and throughout southwest Georgia by engaging in applied research, aligning its resources in support of identified needs, developing and enhancing academic programs to meet evolving needs, forming broad strategic partnerships, supplying a trained workforce, and fostering a sense of entrepreneurship.

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Programs

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Master

Master in Criminal Justice

Online Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Albany

The Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing topics related to criminal and social justice. Students who enroll in our program typically desire to pursue criminal justice career options. [+]

Overview

The Criminal Justice Degree Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring and pursuing topics related to criminal and social justice. Students who enroll in our program typically desire to pursue criminal justice career options. At Albany State, we are determined to ensure a rigorous program that is based on theoretical foundations, practical application, community engagement, and research. Our goal is to ensure that our students develop analytical, problem-solving, and intellectual abilities that can be applied in the global marketplace. Our criminal justice faculty members are focused on and committed to ensuring that students are exposed to cultural contemporary and historic discipline concepts and issues. Further, we intend and expect that our students will be prepared to engage in scholarship and leave us prepared to advance the field of criminal justice.... [-]


Master in Educational Specialist

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Albany

The Educational Specialist Program in Educational Administration and Supervision leads to a Specialist degree in Education (Ed.S.) and a Tier II performance-based certification in the state of Georgia. Tier II, or advanced level certification, in the field of educational leadership, prepares candidates for advanced leadership positions that include P-12 school-level principals or the equivalent, superintendents, or other LUA staff who supervise principals. The program includes a personalized set of field and clinical experiences designed to assist students in developing a high level of knowledge, skills, and dispositions as school principals, curriculum directors, subject area supervisors, central school district administrators, and supervisory staff members. [+]

Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, Tier II*

The Educational Specialist Program in Educational Administration and Supervision leads to a Specialist degree in Education (Ed.S.) and a Tier II performance-based certification in the state of Georgia. Tier II, or advanced level certification, in the field of educational leadership, prepares candidates for advanced leadership positions that include P-12 school-level principals or the equivalent, superintendents, or other LUA staff who supervise principals. The program includes a personalized set of field and clinical experiences designed to assist students in developing a high level of knowledge, skills, and dispositions as school principals, curriculum directors, subject area supervisors, central school district administrators, and supervisory staff members.... [-]


Master of Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Albany

Welcome to the College of Education at Albany State University, where our goal is to enhance the educational attainment of stakeholders in the Southwest Georgia region and beyond through our transformative educational initiatives... [+]

College of Education

Welcome to the College of Education at Albany State University, where our goal is to enhance the educational attainment of stakeholders in the Southwest Georgia region and beyond through our transformative educational initiatives: Transforming the Educator Preparation Program through Continuous Program Improvement; Transforming Faculty and Staff through Professional Development; Transforming Candidates through Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions; and Transforming Schools and Communities through Active Engagement. As such, our dedicated and diverse faculty and staff are committed to transformative education in which we endeavor to help each stakeholder realize his or her full potential.... [-]


Master of Public Administration

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Albany + 1 more

Since its establishment in 1987, Albany State University’s NASPAA Accredited MPA program has produced over three hundred graduates who work in local, state, federal and non- profit organizations across the United States and in International agencies around the world. Such an accomplishment can be attributed, in large measure, to the institutional, alumni and Advisory board support that the program has enjoyed over these many years. [+]

About Public Administration

Since its establishment in 1987, Albany State University’s NASPAA Accredited MPA program has produced over three hundred graduates who work in local, state, federal and non- profit organizations across the United States and in International agencies around the world. Such an accomplishment can be attributed, in large measure, to the institutional, alumni and Advisory board support that the program has enjoyed over these many years.

Specifically, the program’s graduates include but are not limited to Police Chiefs, department and program managers in the city, local, State and federal governments, military officers, FBI agents, Human Resources managers, community and economic development specialists, senior administrators in higher education and college professors.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2019 USA Albany + 1 more

The M.S.W. degree is offered by the College of Arts and Humanities to prepare students for clinical practice with vulnerable children, families, and adults throughout the lifespan. Students can take additional courses that will prepare them academically for the state clinical licensure examination for social workers (LCSW). [+]

MSW Program Overview

(Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education from 2011-2018)

The M.S.W. degree is offered by the College of Arts and Humanities to prepare students for clinical practice with vulnerable children, families, and adults throughout the lifespan. Students can take additional courses that will prepare them academically for the state clinical licensure examination for social workers (LCSW).

Social Work Mission and Competencies

The mission of the Master of Social Work program is to advance social and economic justice by preparing students for competent, empowering clinical practice with vulnerable children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. In its efforts to enhance the dignity and rights of all people, particularly of historically oppressed populations, the MSW Program seeks to partner with diverse individuals, groups and organizations at university, local, state, national and international levels. Degree Concentration The MSW program is designed to prepare students for responsible, professional social work practice with children and families across the lifespan. Coursework prepares students to assume practice and leadership roles and responsibilities in clinical social work practice, public child and family welfare programs, the protection of abused and neglected children, home-based services, foster care, adoption, school-based services, group and residential care settings, child guidance, parent education, family courts, family violence programs, military social work, adult protective services, child and family advocacy, as well as in major social service systems that include mental health, physical health, and corrections.... [-]