Graduate Admissions

Explore the admissions requirements for our top-ranked degree programs, apply and check your status, and begin your next steps with us.

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Students and faculty come to the Andrew Young School for:

  • A global policy experience they can’t get anywhere else
  • A unique grouping of minds working together
  • Networking and making new connections between disciplines
  • The skills and opportunity to take on any challenge


We will consider your application as a whole person, not just a test score. If you are passionate about policy and want to become a better leader, we want to hear from you! Under “Take the Next Step,” learn how you can join the Andrew Young School.


Our top-ranked degree programs in public economics, public management and policy, criminal justice and criminology and social work prepare students for meaningful careers.

Explore our programs 

Each program has specific requirements and you should start gathering these early in the application process.

Application Deadlines and Requirements 

Get step-by-step instructions on how to apply for each of the graduate programs at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Graduate Application Instructions 

Our programs are affordable and flexible. On top of that, we have assistance programs that may help you finance your education.

Tuition and Financial Assistance 

Get your answers to the most commonly-asked questions about applying to the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Contact Us

Email: GradAYS@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-0021
8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

AYSPS Office of Academic Assistance
P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992

Accepted Students

Welcome to AYSPS! We are excited that you are going to join us. Here are some resources to get yourself set up before classes begin: