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grad school informationColumbus State University provides masters and specialist degrees in more than 35 areas of study and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership. Our purpose is to promote student achievement, research, scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships,and engagement in discovery and practice. You can expect one-on-one interactions with outstanding faculty and a close working relationship with your advisor. Morevover, faculty mentors guide you to service, publication, presentation, and research opportunities. CSU also offers high-level opportunities for research, service, and teaching. CSU's graduate tuition for Georgia residents and non-residents is competitive.   Information to answer many prospective student questions is on the graduate admissions website.  

Graduate Online Orientation

Instructions for completing the Graduate Orientation can be found here. Please read the "Important Information" and then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to proceed to the orientation.

Important Dates

Graduate Admissions Application Deadline
June 30
Fall Classes Begin
August 17
Graduate Admissions Document Deadline
July 15
Fall Graduation Application Deadline
August 30

Graduate Admissions Contacts




Kristin Williams

Director of Admissions / Graduate & Global Recruitment

Catrina Smith-Edmond

Associate Director of Admissions

Jordan Bracewell

Admission Counselor

Fallon McLaughlin

Admissions Specialist (Graduate)

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CSU fosters creativity to change lives. Regardless of what a student is studying, CSU challenges them to see possibilities from a fresh perspective. "Create You" focuses on our students and the promise it reflects to its students - a promise of custom-fit education that helps students build their creative muscles to see things in new ways and to discover unexpected solutions. Taylor Elston recently won first place in the Graduate School's first Short Video Contest after submitting his video telling how CSU has helped him to be "creative to the core!". 


The Graduate School Short Video Contestcongrats video contest winners

Recently the Graduate School announced its first Short Video Contest where students were asked to create a 45-75 second video introducing themselves, their program, and expected date of graduation.  They were also asked to tell why they chose CSU, what they love about their graduate program and how it has helped "Create You" for the future. To see the winning videos, click here.


Graduate School Events Spring/Summer 2020






May 14
Network & Knowledge Meeting

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Special Guest: Dr. Deborah Bordelon
Executive Vice President & Provost;
Announcement of Video Contest Winners

April 30
Network & Knowledge Meeting

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Guest Speaker: Shannon Krantz
Talent Acquisitions, Synovus

June 19
Graduate School Newsletter

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May 14
Graduate School Newsletter

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April 23
Graduate School Newsletter

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July 14

May 1
Video Submission Deadline

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April 16
Video Contest Announcement

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