Frequently Asked Questions
- Criminal Justice: 404-413-1020
- Economics: 404-413-0141
- Public Management and Policy: 404-413-0107
- Social Work: 404-413-1050
Generally, if no additional seats or sections will be added students should check the online schedule regularly and during the drop/add period for course openings.
An undergraduate student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be within 18 semester hours of graduation; a post-baccalaureate student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in his or her undergraduate work as well as any graduate work taken at this or any other institution. Eligibility does not guarantee admission into a course.
- Note: Post-baccalaureate students who did not attend Georgia State as an undergraduate student must submit a transcript from previously attended institutions with this form.
Any graduate level course taken as an undergraduate or post-bacc student will never count toward graduate degree requirements should the student be subsequently admitted. Students should contact the Office of Academic Assistance (email@example.com) and speak to an advisor for the appropriate form and assistance with the approval process. Most undergraduate or post-bacc students will not be eligible for an exception.
- Run your academic evaluation online and determine which courses you should be taking.
- Look at the course schedule for the next semester and make a list of the classes you would like to take and that will fit into your program of study.
- Register for your preferred classes if registration is already in session. You may change your schedule after advisement if necessary.
- Print your academic evaluation and bring a copy with you for review with your academic advisor.
- Freshmen - less than thirty-one (30) hours of course work will seek advisement in the Student Advisement Center (SAC).
- Sophmore/Juniors - between 31 and 89 hours will visit the University Advisement Center (UAC) for advisement.
- Seniors - classified with 90 hours or more, are advised through the AYS Office of Academic Assistance.
Graduate Admissions Questions
- You have received a master's degree from a regionally accredited US Institution.
- You have taken no less than two graduate courses in research and statistical methodology.
- Received a "B" or better in the courses mentioned above.
- Submit course syllabuses and descriptions for each course.
Applicants who wish to be considered for a waiver must submit an online application, send official transcripts showing the courses and grades in question along with course syllabuses, and email the Office of Academic Assistance (GradAYS@gsu.edu) with a request for a waiver of the requirement. Most applicants do not qualify for a waiver.
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Art in Economics
Master of Art in Economics - Policy Track
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Policy
Master of Social Work
Doctoral program in Criminal Justice
Doctoral program in Economics
Doctoral program in Public Policy (GSU only program. Joint program excluded from waivers)
Certificate programs in Disaster Management, Nonprofit Studies & Planning, and Economic Development.
To obtain a waiver, current McNair scholars must:
Request that written verification from the institution's McNair coordinator be submitted directly to the Office of Academic Assistance by email, fax, or mail;
Begin the online application
Notify the graduate admission specialist (Charisma Parker) by email of the waiver request.
Once verification is received the waiver will be applied to the online application directly.
Criminal Justice PhD students may transfer up to 6 credit hours into their program. Students should consult with the doctoral coordinator Dr. Brent Teasdale (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
Economics PhD students may transfer up to 15 credit hours into their current program. Students should consult with the doctoral coordinator Dr. Kurt Schnier (email@example.com) for details.
Public Policy PhD students do not have a transfer limit. Students should consult with the doctoral coordinator Dr. Christine Roch (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
One of the specific benefits participating in the Master's International program through the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is that participating students may receive between 3 and 9 credit hours to be applied toward their program of study for service in the Peace Corps. Applicants wishing to participate should indicate at the time of admission their interest in the program and should also contact the Peace Corps for questions regarding the Peace Corps' application proces.
Applicants should otherwise follow the same procedures for admission to one of the School's master's programs: graduate-admissions.