About Us

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern has been designated a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution and serves over 26,400 students from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico as well as 102 nations. With three vibrant campuses — the Statesboro Campus, the Armstrong Campus in Savannah and the Liberty Campus in Hinesville — Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Georgia Southern’s nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as world citizens. A unit of the University System of Georgia, the University boasts 200-plus student organizations, outstanding Division I athletics, and state-of-the-art residence halls and campus facilities.

Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Traditions

Georgia Southern is a university rich in history. Since its humble beginnings as First District A&M School in 1906 through its 2018 consolidation with Armstrong State University, the school has established a wide range of traditions that serve to distinguish it from its peers and deepen the bond with its own students as each year passes. The Eagle Nation is built on these bonds, soaring on the cheers of students, alumni and loyal fans who shout “Georgia…” and know with confidence the answer they’ll receive.

One University. Three Campuses.

Georgia Southern has grown to three distinct campuses, serving the needs of one dynamic institution. The Statesboro Campus is 900 acres of Georgian-style, red-brick historic buildings and modern contemporary buildings set amid pines and oaks and home to more than 20,000 students; the Armstrong Campus in Savannah is a 268-acre arboretum campus just minutes away from historic downtown Savannah and home to some 6,500 students; and a modern, state-of-the-art facility in Hinesville is geared for local and military-affiliated students.

Military Friendly

Military service and support is a time-honored tradition for Georgia Southern. With two major military installations in the region, the University has always been a welcome home to soldiers, veterans and student cadets. As a result, G.I. Jobs magazine has named Georgia Southern a Military Friendly institution for seven years in a row. In addition, Eagle Battalion, our ROTC program has long been a source of national recognition, winning the prestigious MacArthur Award four times, and leading the nation in the production of Army Nurses.

Our History

When First District Agricultural & Mechanical School’s inaugural academic year began in 1908, few could have foreseen a major American university growing out of four faculty members and 15 students in just a little more than one lifetime.

Now in its second century of service, Georgia Southern close to 27,000 students, more than 2,000 faculty and staff, 141 programs of study at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, and three vibrant campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville.

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Statesboro Campus

The Statesboro Campus was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. The First District A&M School began within two decades to shift its emphasis to meet the growing need for teachers within the state. Its name and mission were changed in 1924 to Georgia Normal School as a training ground for educators, though it continued to accept “preparatory” or high school students. Five years later in 1929, full-fledged senior college status was granted as South Georgia Teachers College.

Ensuing decades saw the additional name and mission changes: to Georgia Teachers College in 1939 and Georgia Southern College in 1959. Continued program and physical expansion, including one seven-year stretch, 1984-91 in which enrollment doubled from just over 6,000 to more than 12,000 students, led to a final transformation in 1990 – to Georgia Southern University.

Armstrong Campus and Liberty Campus

In 1935, Savannah Mayor Thomas Gamble founded the Armstrong Campus — then known as Armstrong Junior College — in order to help stimulate Savannah’s economy and advance opportunities for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The school began with 175 students and was located in the historic Armstrong House on Bull Street at the northern end of Forsyth Park. In 1966, after receiving four-year status and a 250-acre donation from The Mills B. Lane Foundation and Donald Livingston, Armstrong State College moved to its current location on Abercorn Extension in Savannah’s southside.

Throughout the next 30 years of growth, Armstrong added graduate programs in business and education and became a Regional Health Professions Education Center. The institution’s growth culminated in 1996 with university status and a new name: Armstrong Atlantic State University. Just two years later, Armstrong collaborated with Georgia Southern and other USG institutions to create the Liberty Center in Hinesville in order to offer degree programs to the active duty and veteran military and their families in the area. Liberty County is the home of Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi.

Athletic Excellence

Georgia Southern’s athletics programs have a long and storied history, rich with tradition born of success. The University has not only produced conference and national champions but has parlayed private support into significantly enhanced facilities — crucial to the recruitment and retention of top athletes.

Intercollegiate athletic success — including six FCS (I-AA) National Championships in football — has had a powerfully positive effect on the University’s public persona and pride of faculty, staff and students. All sports compete at the NCAA’s highest level with football, formerly FCS, joining the FBS ranks in fall 2014.

A Regional Powerhouse

Georgia Southern is now the state’s largest and most comprehensive university south of Atlanta and is classified as a Doctoral/Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Emphasis on serving returning veterans has earned the University a “military-friendly” designation for the seventh year in a row by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse magazines. Kiplinger has named Georgia Southern a “Top 100 Best Value,” and Forbes magazine named the University among America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2018.

It is an exciting time to be a part of Eagle Nation! We are forging our institution on the foundation of two dynamic, historic schools of higher learning. We are focused on student success. We are focused on hands-on learning. We are focused on close connections with faculty and students, and we are here because we want to make an impact on our communities, our region, and our state.

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The graduate program in English at Georgia Southern University prepares its students for a variety of careers and also for advanced doctoral work. Students who enroll in ... [+]

Program Overview

The graduate program in English at Georgia Southern University prepares its students for a variety of careers and also for advanced doctoral work. Students who enroll in the Master of Arts program in English enjoy the engaging atmosphere of graduate study and work closely with faculty members. These are published scholars whose specialties are as diverse as the courses within the program itself. The Center for Irish Studies, the Georgia Author Series, and the department’s annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Conference in nearby Savannah all provide added dimension to the graduate English program. Assistantships are available for qualified graduate students, who serve as teaching apprentices, editorial assistants for the department’s in-house Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and in other roles that contribute to their professional development.... [-]

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Georgia Southern University

The Master of Arts in History degree program at Georgia Southern University is designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid groundi ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in History degree program at Georgia Southern University is designed to serve the diverse needs of graduate students, whether they seek a solid grounding in graduate study as preparation for entry into doctoral programs, wish to earn a degree as part of their professional development, or are interested in pursuing careers as public historians, archivists, or librarians. With the second largest history faculty in the University System of Georgia, Georgia Southern University offers students a wide array of course offerings in areas ranging from gender studies to military history. Students may choose the thesis or non-thesis option, depending upon their future plans. By emphasizing an appreciation of the past in all of its complexities and interconnectedness of knowledge, the Georgia Southern University graduate program in History seeks to instill in students a sense of curiosity and to develop critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills relevant to a variety of careers.... [-]

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The Master of Professional Communications and Leadership is designed to further professional development through coursework in written and verbal communications skills, c ... [+]

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The Master of Professional Communications and Leadership is designed to further professional development through coursework in written and verbal communications skills, critical thinking, and leadership. The program is directed toward both traditional and non-traditional students who are either already in the workforce or are making the transition from an undergraduate degree to a professional setting. Unlike traditional master’s programs, which focus on developing skills in one specific discipline, the Professional Communication and Leadership program combines the interdisciplinary nature of liberal studies with a practical focus on professional development. Students who have a firm foundation in the arts and sciences are well positioned to advance professionally, but they often need specific skills that are not covered by traditional majors. This M.A degree is designed to meet that specific need. The M.A. in Professional Communications and Leadership includes a core of courses in organizational communication, professional writing, and leadership, with elective courses available in written communication, small group communication, and conflict resolution, among others.... [-]

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The Master of Arts in Social Science is designed to take full advantage of an array of graduate seminars from the social sciences. Students enrolled in the program will w ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Social Science is designed to take full advantage of an array of graduate seminars from the social sciences. Students enrolled in the program will work closely with the program director and an advisor from their area of emphasis in Anthropology, History*, Political Science, or Sociology — to customize a program of study that combines theory, methods, and content with practice.

*This is only an emphasis in History. If you are interested in the Master of Arts degree in History, visit the program page here.

Applied/Public Service Track – The applied/public service track is for students who plan to enter applied or public service venues. Students must complete 6 hours of coursework that has an applied/public service emphasis (e.g. additional classes in methods, statistics, grant writing, program evaluation, public policy, or field research). Specific courses must be approved by the advisor and graduate director.... [-]

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The Master of Science degree with a major in Applied Geography prepares graduates for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning. The program’s applied ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Science degree with a major in Applied Geography prepares graduates for advanced study, meaningful employment, and life-long learning. The program’s applied focus nurtures a culture of engagement, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and helping students from a variety of academic disciplines apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations. The increasing demand for readily available, consistent, accurate, complete, and current geographic information and the widespread availability and use of advanced geospatial technologies offer excellent career opportunities for our graduates. Indeed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that overall employment demand for geospatial technologists will grow by a minimum of 20% over the next decade. The M.S. in Applied Geography offers students a diverse array of field experiences including:... [-]

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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Applied Physical Science is a terminal professional degree that prepares graduates for the workplace by giving them real-world exp ... [+]

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Applied Physical Science is a terminal professional degree that prepares graduates for the workplace by giving them real-world experience in applying their knowledge of physical science to projects of interest to the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Students gain a deeper understanding of the science used in their fields, as well as receiving a solid grounding in business fundamentals and communications, thus, preparing them to become leaders in the business aspects of science. Students can choose between a Professional Science Master’s option, a traditional terminal thesis option, or a non-thesis and select an interdisciplinary concentration area of either environmental science, material and coatings science, and pharmaceutical science.... [-]

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Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree program provides specialization in Construction Engineering, Environmental/Water Resources Enginee ... [+]

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degree program provides specialization in Construction Engineering, Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, Transportation-Pavement/Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Surveying-Geomatics.

The Master of Science in Civil Engineering is designed to accommodate the needs of students interested in advanced study. We educate students with industry-ready skills coupled with innovative and cutting-edge research knowledge within their field of interest.

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, test and maintain society’s infrastructure components such as roads and bridges, shipping terminals and ports, skyscrapers and tunnels, and reservoirs and water treatment plants. Every day, no matter where you live, you benefit from something designed by a civil engineer.... [-]

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The Department of Computer Sciences offers advanced study opportunities in Computer Science. The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program with a concentration ... [+]

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The Department of Computer Sciences offers advanced study opportunities in Computer Science. The Master of Science in Computer Science degree program with a concentration in data and knowledge systems is the only such degree concentration offered in Georgia and one of only a handful across the country. The area of data and knowledge systems covers areas such as speech and vision recognition systems, expert systems, data storage systems, and information retrieval systems, such as online search engines.

This program focuses on the currently hot areas of data mining and data warehousing. Courses are taught by internationally renowned experts in the field. The program of study consists of 30 hours of study that can be completed in less than two years (two courses per semester for five semesters). Online courses are available for students with undergraduate degrees in non-computing disciplines to qualify for admission.... [-]

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Georgia Southern University

The demand for applications-oriented engineering managers and professionals has grown rapidly. the M.S.E.E. program is designed to meet this global need for engineers wh ... [+]

Program Overview

The demand for applications-oriented engineering managers and professionals has grown rapidly. the M.S.E.E. program is designed to meet this global need for engineers who possess leadership skills as well as applications experience in consumer, commercial and industrial fields. Courses include analytical math and experimental research in areas such as autonomous systems, optical communications, wireless power, small antennas, intelligent sensors, smart grids, and energy harvesting.

Why the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering?

The demand for applications-oriented engineering managers and professionals has grown rapidly. The MSEE program is designed to meet this global need for engineers who possess leadership skills but also applications experience in consumer, commercial and industrial fields. MSEE graduates are innovators prepared to become responsible, strategic leaders and exceptional engineering professionals. Courses include analytical math and experimental research in areas such as autonomous systems, optical communications, wireless power, small antennas, and energy harvesting. The program serves both the full-time students preparing for a career in Electrical Engineering, as well as currently employed Electrical Engineering professionals seeking advanced education to augment their existing skills and background.... [-]

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Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree program prepares professionals with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to configure, implement ... [+]

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Information Technology degree program prepares professionals with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to configure, implement, secure and manage the systems, networks, and data that support every sector of our economy. The program serves both full-time students preparing for a career as an IT professional, and currently-employed IT professionals seeking advanced education to augment their existing skills and background.

In May 2017, the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT). Pending Approval of the U.S. Department of Education, the new MSIT proposed for fall 2018 will allow Georgia Southern’s IT faculty to expand their cutting-edge research programs.... [-]

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The Master of Science in Mathematics prepares students for Ph.D. studies in mathematical sciences and careers in industry or teaching. Graduate students can pursue their ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Mathematics prepares students for Ph.D. studies in mathematical sciences and careers in industry or teaching. Graduate students can pursue their studies in many areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, and computational science (interdisciplinary). Each graduate student receives individual attention from faculty members on a specially tailored course of study. The focused training the students receive will well prepare them for further graduate studies or help them gain a competitive edge in the job market. Our past graduates pursue doctoral studies or professional careers in education, industry, government, and other fields.

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Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program provides focused and specialized educational opportunities beyond the BS degree. Students se ... [+]

Program Overview

Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program provides focused and specialized educational opportunities beyond the BS degree. Students select coursework concentrations in Energy Science, Mechatronics, and General Mechanical Engineering, while conducting in-depth research. The MSME degree prepares young engineers to accept greater project responsibility while advancing more quickly in their chosen careers.

Admission Requirements

Please note: Achievement of the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program. A student who is admitted to one graduate degree program is not guaranteed admission to any other graduate degree program at any time in the future.... [-]

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Master

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You can prepare for a career or growth within your career in post-secondary administration through this M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. This program offers you ... [+]

Program Overview

You can prepare for a career or growth within your career in post-secondary administration through this M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. This program offers you the opportunity to satisfy course requirements on campus and via online instruction as either a part-time or full-time student. Through innovative instructional formats, you will explore historical and contemporary issues affecting the ‘products’ and ‘services’ of higher education. The Higher Education Administration program emphasizes course work in human development, research/evaluation, law/policy, finance/governance, and educational foundations/policy, as each relates to the nature and function of post-secondary institutional types. This M.Ed. will prepare you for a career with vocational/technical institutes, 2-year and 4-year colleges, comprehensive universities, and proprietary.... [-]

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Georgia Southern University

The Master of Fine Arts degree is the terminal graduate degree in studio art offered on our Statesboro campus. Graduate students in the M.F.A. program are charged with su ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Fine Arts degree is the terminal graduate degree in studio art offered on our Statesboro campus. Graduate students in the M.F.A. program are charged with surpassing their previous art achievements by evolving a fresh conceptual premise into a body of artwork relevant to today’s contemporary art world. M.F.A. candidates achieve new heights as a studio artist through coursework that challenges them to advance their conceptual, historical, theoretical, and practical knowledge.

Concentration in Graphic Design – Statesboro campus only Concentration in Studio Art – Statesboro campus only Regular Admission Requirements Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in a college accredited by the appropriate accrediting association. Satisfactory Completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate studio arts courses and an additional minimum of 9 semester hours of art history. A 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on all undergraduate work. In addition to application materials required by the College of Graduate Studies, prospective students are required to submit a creative portfolio for consideration by the admissions committee in the Department of Art Portfolio – submitted to the program director: ... [-]
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Georgia Southern University

The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree is to develop leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills to manage the optimal delivery ... [+]

Program Overview

The mission of the Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) degree is to develop leaders who possess the values, knowledge, and skills to manage the optimal delivery of healthcare.

Admission Requirements Application for admission via HAMPCAS Official academic transcripts for all college coursework completed to date Official GRE or GMAT scores (scores must be within the previous 5 years) – see note(s) that follow Letter of Intent (Personal Essay) – 2 pages or less describing career goals and what you plan on accomplishing once an MHA degree is obtained Resume

Waiver of Admission Test Requirement:

Applicants with exceptional experience and/or academic qualifications may be granted degree admission to the College of Graduate Studies without the submission of admission test scores. Admission approval may be granted by the Director of Graduate Studies following a review of the recommendation by the respective Graduate Program Director and Department Chair.... [-]

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Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who w ... [+]

Program Overview

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who wish to pursue doctoral studies and provides T-5 certification to music educators who have already received or who are eligible to receive basic certification. The M.M. assists all students to hone their abilities in planning, conducting, and presenting independent research in their particular area of emphasis. Degrees are granted after a demonstration of proficiency through the presentation of a recital or a final project.

M.M. in Composition: The M.M. in Composition allows students to work extensively with a teacher/mentor in broadening their portfolio of compositions in a variety of genres and styles. Students take supporting courses in music technology, advanced analysis, and the history of music. The capstone is a full solo recital involving many different types of soloists, ensembles, and media. Students may elect to do considerable work in the Department Electronic and Digital Music Studio. M.M. in Music Education: The M.M. in Music Education fosters creativity and proficiency in dealing with the teaching and learning of music on primary and secondary levels. Music education courses are available in the areas of band, choral and general music instruction, advanced analysis, and the history of music. Supporting courses include music theory, interdisciplinary music education, technology, music history, and general education. The capstone is a written or practical final project developed in consultation with a teacher/mentor. M.M. in Performance: The M.M. in Music Performance gives... [-]
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Georgia Southern University

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit organizations. With specialized concentrations in public managemen ... [+]

Program Overview

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for careers in public and nonprofit organizations. With specialized concentrations in public management and nonprofit administration, students have the ability to develop technical skills and expertise in these important and growing areas. The MPA program’s curriculum is designed to appeal to both pre-service students seeking entry-level management positions and in-service professionals interested in opportunities for further intellectual growth and career advancement. An integrated program of study teaches public administration through a carefully planned curriculum organized around a set of core management courses, a chosen program concentration, and a field internship. The program of study culminates in a comprehensive examination. Graduates of the program are skilled in applying theory and analyzing data to solve real-world problems in management and public policy. The MPA program is housed in the Institute for Public and Nonprofit Studies, which serves as a focal point for a scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the fields of Public Administration and Policy.... [-]

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