Savannah State University

Introduction

Why Savannah State?

  • Founded: 1890
  • Total enrollment: About 4,900
  • Accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Academic programs: 30 baccalaureate majors and degrees; 6 graduate
  • Faculty: 145
  • Financial aid: More than 90 percent of Savannah State students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid.
  • Activities: More than 75 clubs, organizations, student publications, honoraries, sororities, and fraternities and intramural sports.
  • Athletics: Savannah State is a member of the NCAA Division I AA
    • Men's - Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Field, & Golf
    • Women's - Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field, Volleyball & Golf
    • Mascot: Tiger

For 128 years, Savannah State University has been an important part of higher education. As the oldest public HBCU in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the historic city of Savannah, SSU has served this community with distinction while meeting the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The 201-acre campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment. I invite you to become a part of the SSU family. Please continue your exploration of Savannah State University - both on the Web and in person - and share our excitement.

Mission

Savannah State University, the oldest public historically black university in the State of Georgia, develops productive members of a global society through high-quality instruction, scholarship, research, service and community involvement. The University fosters engaged learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the African American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences, and the professions.

Vision

Savannah State University will become the institution of choice in our region, where students maximize their potential in a nurturing environment that embraces social and intellectual diversity. The university will create an efficient, student-centered culture, responsive to the needs of its stakeholders, supportive of ideals and ethical verities, and loyal to its rich legacy and heritage.

This school offers programs in:
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Programs

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Master of Science in Marine Sciences

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Savannah

The Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree program provides a curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire a graduate degree to prepare them for a career to address marine resource and coastal environmental issues through research, education, and outreach. [+]

The Master of Science in Marine Sciences degree program provides a curriculum designed to meet the needs of individuals who desire a graduate degree to prepare them for a career to address marine resource and coastal environmental issues through research, education, and outreach. The program takes advantage of its campus located adjacent to a salt marsh and is the only instructional unit in the University System of Georgia with direct ocean access and on-campus marine laboratory facilities. A collaborative agreement with the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and on-going collaborative programs and contracts with universities, state agencies, and federal agencies also contribute to a framework of quality and excellence.... [-]


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Master of Social Work (MSW) Program

Campus Full time September 2019 USA Savannah

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Savannah State University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is an administrative track that prepares students to become architects for social change. [+]

Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Savannah State University's Master of Social Work (MSW) program is an administrative track that prepares students to become architects for social change. Over the course of their degree, students learn public policy and study crisis intervention in a rich educational tradition that is rooted in social justice and social change.

To accommodate a wide range of talented students and working professionals seeking an MSW degree, SSU offers two distinct degree paths: a clinical social work concentration and a social administration concentration.

New Georgia Licensure Rule (Board Rule 135-12 Testing and Assessments)

According to the New Georgia Licensure rule {135-12-.02(2)}, individual seeking licensure or renewal must complete a "graduate level course, such as psychopathology, DSM or other course with similar content, by a regionally accredited university or an organized training program recognized and/or approved by the Board in mental disorders and diagnosing mental disorders consisting of a minimum of three semester hours or five quarter hours (forty-five clock hours) may satisfy this requirement."... [-]