There are three wonderful reasons for you to do graduate work at CSU. First, CSU offers exceptional mentorship and professional partnerships. You can expect one-on-one interactions with outstanding faculty and a close working relationship with your advisor. Moreover, faculty mentors guide you to service, publication, presentation, and research opportunities.
Second, CSU offers high-level opportunities for research, service, and teaching. Finally, many of CSU’s graduate programs offer great flexibility. Many graduate classes in our nationally accredited programs meet in the evenings and some on the weekends. We also offer four degrees online so you can take CSU where ever you are in the world!
For over 25 years Columbus State University has been offering master’s and specialist degrees in 36 areas. You can choose from a wide range of graduate programs encompassing business, public administration, health and physical education, and leadership, just to name a few. Our purpose is to promote student achievement, research, scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships, and engagement in discovery and practice.
Future students should also be aware of graduate admission requirements and three general application deadlines:
April 15, 2013 for Summer 2013 | June 30, 2013 for Fall 2013 | November 30, 2013 for Spring 2014
Program-specific deadlines and requirements, if they exist, should outweigh general deadlines and requirements.
CSU's graduate tuition for Georgia residents and non-residents is competitive. Information to answer many financial aid and other prospective student questions is on the graduate admissions page of CSU's Future Students site. Housing is available for full-time graduate students in the Courtyard II apartments . Other housing info, including costs and an application, is available on the Residence Life site or by calling 706-568-2026.
Direct graduate admissions questions to the program coordinators listed below.
Columbus State offers a variety of graduate degrees and certifications in many subjects. Using the list below you can explore degree offerings by subject and also see listings by department, online status, and see a list of all degrees alphabetically.
Columbus State University is honoring one of its pioneering leaders through a new scholarship fund. The Bill Chappell Memorial Scholarship will assist students in Columbus State’s Master of Public Administration program, which Chappell founded in 1983, establishing a path for more than 1,500 degree holders, including many of Georgia’s civic and law enforcement leaders
Thanks to Chappell’s work, the new scholarship fund will assist MPA students with tuition and book costs. “Twenty-five percent of immediate proceeds will help deserving students complete their MPA degrees, while the remaining funds will be used to endow the scholarship,” Hackett said. "Our goal is to raise $50,000."
The CSU Foundation is accepting contributions to the fund. Go to http://giving.ColumbusState.edu for instructions on donating by check and credit card or call 706-568-2028 for more information.
Please indicate you want your gift to be used for the Bill Chappell Scholarship Fund.
The MPA program, accessible online, covers degree tracks in environmental policy, government administration, health administration and justice administration. The latter track serves law enforcement executives statewide through CSU’s Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.
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