Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA
(404) 413-2000

About Georgia State University

An Enterprising Urban Research University

Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

Centered in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides more than 32,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the city's business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

The university offers 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 100 fields of study in its eight colleges and schools: the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies , the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions , the College of Arts and Sciences , the College of Education , the College of Law , the Honors College , the Institute of Public Health and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business .


Georgia State offers nearly 140 academic programs across its eight colleges, schools and institutes. A number of these programs and other university initiatives set the university apart from other urban public research universities, and we invite you to check out Georgia State's Points of Distinction .

Georgia State is a national leader in graduating students from diverse backgrounds and has achieved national recognition for its commitment to students' successful progress toward graduation.

Among its most popular majors are: accounting, finance, marketing and managerial services, biology, computer information systems/computer sciences, journalism, film and video, and psychology. The university also has a growing research portfolio, and is pioneering a number of interdisciplinary initiatives that include advanced brain imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics, atypical development and learning, and language research.

The provost is the chief academic and chief operations officer of this university.

The academic deans, the vice president for research and economic development, as well as student affairs, and the directors for centers and institutes, initiatives and programs report to Dr. Risa Palm.

Administrative leaders for for academic programs and enrollment, information systems and technology, institutional effectiveness, international initiatives, the ombudsperson and opportunity development/Affirmative Action also report to the provost.

The budgets of all of these units flow through the Office of the Provost. Palm chairs the University Senate Fiscal Advisory Committee to the President, the Capital Budget and Space Allocation Committee, the Dean's Council and the Enrollment Management Subcommittee.

Graduate Admissions

The university offers a wide range of graduate programs from which you can choose. Each program manages its own admissions process, so you will want to use the Academics page to find out about requirements and learn how to apply. You can browse the list of graduate degrees to find out which college or school hosts the program of interest to you.

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High School Students

Start your college experience as a Georgia State University Panther and choose from dozens of nationally-ranked programs and more than 250 different majors, minors and degree programs.

Transfer Students

If you're already in college but are looking for a change, look no further. Georgia State University is a research institution located just steps away from numerous internship and career opportunities.

International Students

With students from more than 150 countries, Georgia State is an international campus. Our students enjoy our vibrant Atlanta location, the Southeast's economic, governmental and cultural center.

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