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The Graduate School provides leadership, vision and oversight for many of the Augusta University graduate programs as well as support for graduate students and faculty. 

The Graduate School prepares successful and innovative leaders, scholars, researchers, educators and clinicians to advance their field and impact their community and the world.  Currently, The Graduate School offers over 45 graduate degree and advanced certificate programs. The wide range of doctoral, specialist and master’s degree programs, as well as graduate certificate programs offered, provide outstanding training, research, clinical and educational opportunities.  

The Graduate School aims to provide a rich intellectual, academic and research environment for educating students to become leaders in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge. To help facilitate this, our graduate faculty members are selected based on experience in research, scholarship and education. They are drawn from the faculties of Augusta University’s College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Hull College of Business, Dental College of Georgia, College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Nursing, School of Computer & Cyber Sciences and the Medical College of Georgia. Class sizes are small, and the faculty excels in cultivating and modeling supportive, collegial and professional relationships with students. 

With outstanding programs in Allied Health, Biological and Computational Mathematics, Biomedical Sciences, Bimolecular Science, Biostatistics, Business, Computer and Cyber Science, Education, Intelligence and Security Studies, Medical Illustration, Nursing, and Public Administration- earning a graduate degree from Augusta University is time well spent! 



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The Graduate School

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Pavilion III

(706) 721-3278

(706) 721-6829


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Graduate School Announcements

Graduate Student Listening Session April 14, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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Jeff Flowers, D.MIN., BCC Dept. of Spiritual Care will host a listening session for graduate students to talk about the past year and how to find a "normal" rhythm again. Click for more details.

Career and Life Planning for Graduate Students April 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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Join AU Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affair Neil MacKinnon, PhD as he hosts a workshop on career and life planning for graduate students. Click for details. 

The Graduate School Spring Hooding Ceremony May 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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Save the Date. The Graduate School Spring Hooding Ceremony will held at the James Brown Arena on May 12th at 6PM. Click for more details. 

The Graduate School White Coat Ceremony June 11, 2021

AR Workshop AHA Fundraiser Event... Support the BSA Save the Date. The Graduate School White Coat Ceremony will be June 11, 2021 Click for more details. 

MAISS Program Director Featured on local news

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MAISS Graduate Program Director, Craig Albert, PhD, discusses his study on the impact of COVID-19 on National Security. View the news report. 

New Program: MS in Epidemiology

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Learn about the MS in Epidemiology Program that will be accepting applications for the Fall 2021 Semester soon. 





Graduate School News

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School of Computer and Cyber Sciences to offer new PhD program

The Georgia Board of Regents has approved the introduction of a new Doctor of Philosophy in Computer and Cyber Sciences degree program at Augusta University. The first cohort of PhD students is anticipated to begin in Fall 2021.

Dr. Gaston Kapuku, in white lab coat, stands in front of lab equipment

Rapid decreases in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood may indicate heart trouble ahead

Medical College of Georgia investigators report a significant association between a faster decrease in resting heart rate from childhood to adulthood and a larger left ventricle, an indicator that cardiovascular disease may be on the horizon.

Drs. David Step (on left) and Jennifer Sullivan stand in hallway in white lab coats

NIH training grant enhances opportunities for biomedical graduate students

Augusta University has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help support the graduate education of future scientists whose focus is cardiometabolic diseases  — like hypertension and diabetes — which disproportionally affect minorities.


Augusta University Master of Science in Psychology alumni become business partners

Cassidy Thigpen, Meagan Philip and Jeremiah Grogg's experiences in the Master of Science in Psychology program helped them develop a camaraderie that turned into a business partnership.