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Middle Georgia State University is growing graduate programs to meet the diverse needs of our students and the community. We hope to assist you in meeting your academic goals! The Office of Graduate Studies welcomes your application for graduate study. The information on this page includes instructions and a list of all materials needed to complete an application for admissions to graduate study at Middle Georgia State University.

Step 1: Let us know how to contact you!

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Step 2: Before you apply...

  1. Middle Georgia State University encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of gender, culture, race, religion, ethnic background, national origin, age, or disability. Preference for admission to any term will be given to those applicants whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of academic success in their chosen program of study.
  2. Admission to Graduate Programs differs from undergraduate admission as admission decisions at the graduate level are made by the individual academic departments and requirements vary by program. Review the Program Checklist for all required materials.
  3. Admission is for a specific term. An applicant wishing to defer an application to a future semester should first consult with the graduate program coordinator. Then complete the Graduate Update Form.
  4. Graduate Admissions should be informed immediately if you are unable to enroll for the term indicated on your application.
  5. Request Official Transcripts* at least a month before the deadline, which must be received either as a sealed document via the mail or e-scripted and accessed by Graduate Admissions through a secure access code. Official transcripts should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

    * Previously enrolled Middle Georgia/Macon State students do not have to pay the $5 fee to request an official Middle Georgia State transcript. The Office of Graduate Admissions will print a courtesy transcript for your application packet. Graduate Admissions will review the available transcripts on file with the Registrar’s Office but in some cases, students may have to resubmit transcripts from previously attended institutions.
  6. The Letters of Recommendation are typed letters from academic or professional sources on letterhead. You will need to contact your references to request that they write a letter for you and it is best practice to give them at least three weeks to complete the letter. Letters must be signed and then faxed, mailed, or scanned to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the reference.
  7. Check the GRE site for test dates and locations. The institutional GRE code is 1602. Note: The Office of Graduate Admissions accepts GRE scores taken within the past five years.
  8. The application and supporting documents become the property of the University and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded elsewhere. Incomplete application packets will be held for one year.
  9. To expedite application processing and provide timely information, the Office of Graduate Studies will communicate with applicants primarily by email. Applicants are encouraged to provide a web-based email address that will remain valid regardless of changes made in the internet provider services. Email addresses that are provided by applicants will be used only for the purpose of carrying out University business. Applicants should check email messages frequently.

Step 3: Complete the following items and send them to:

Graduate Admissions
Suite 217, Academic Services Bldg.
100 University Boulevard
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Phone: 1-478-929-6865
Fax: 1-478-929-6714

  1. Application for the program you wish to enter:
  2. $30 (nonrefundable) application fee paid online
  3. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions

    Request Official Transcripts* at least a month before the deadline, which must be received either as a sealed document or accessed by the Office of Graduate Admissions through a secure access code. Official transcripts should be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

    * Previously enrolled Middle Georgia/Macon State students do not have to pay the $5 fee to request an official MGA transcript. The Office of Graduate Admissions will print a courtesy transcript for your application packet. Graduate Admissions will review the available transcripts on file with the Registrar’s Office but in some cases, students may have to resubmit transcripts from previously attended institutions.

  4. Documentation of Lawful Presence
  5. Certificate of Immunization This form is required for all applicants per USG policy; however, applicants applying for online-only programs may select the exemption box located at the bottom of page one of the form. Applicants applying for the MS in Information Technology are allowed to use the waiver option.
  6. Academic or Professional Letters of Recommendation
  7. Program Specific Requirements (See Step 4)

Step 4: Complete Program Specific Requirements

**There are requirements listed here for the two new degrees, the MAT and the MSM.**

  • Master of Science in Information Technology

    • Résumé
      Your current, targeted résumé or CV that includes all relevant paid and volunteer experience, as well as your professional experience to date. Be sure to list contact information for those who wrote your reference letters.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation from Academic or Professional Sources
      The Letters of Recommendation are typed letters from academic or professional sources. Be sure to notify references that they will be asked to write a letter for you, and give them at least three weeks to complete the letter. Letters must be signed and then faxed, mailed, or scanned to the Office of Graduate Studies by the reference.
    • Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study
      The Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study is a short 500 word or less essay describing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Information Technology, how it will help you realize your ultimate career goals, and why the program you are applying to is your best fit.
    • Official GRE Test Scores
      For the MSIT program the GRE requirements are scores of 140 on the verbal portion, 140 on the quantitative portion, and 3.5 on the analytical writing portion. GRE Waiver: The GRE requirement can be waived if the student has a 3.0 or above GPA. The institutional GRE code is 1602.

      Note: The Office of Graduate Admissions accepts GRE scores taken within the past five years.
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

    • Résumé
      Your current, targeted résumé or CV that includes all relevant paid and volunteer experience, as well as your professional experience to date. Be sure to list contact information for those who wrote your reference letters.
    • Three Letters of Recommendation from Academic or Professional Sources
      The Letters of Recommendation are typed letters from academic or professional sources. Be sure to notify references that they will be asked to write a letter for you, and give them at least three weeks to complete the letter. Letters must be signed and then faxed, mailed, or scanned to the Office of Graduate Studies by the reference.
    • Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study
      The Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study is a short 500 word or less essay describing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Nursing, how it will help you realize your ultimate career goals, and why the program you are applying to is your best fit.
    • Criminal Background Check
      Background checks are required on incoming students to insure the safety of the patients treated by students in the clinical education program. The background checks are conducted by PreCheck, Inc., a firm specializing in background checks for healthcare workers. PreCheck will not use your information for any other purposes other than the services ordered. Payment can be made securely online with a credit or debit card. Approximate cost for services is $50.00. Payment can also be made by money order, however that will delay processing the background check until the money order is received by mail at the PreCheck office. For assistance contact PreCheck at StudentCheck@PreCheck.com.

      * This application requirement may be completed after students have been provisionally accepted into the program, which will be confirmed by a checklist mailed with the acceptance letter. A timeline for completion of this step will be indicated in the letter and on the checklist. Please confirm with the program coordinator if you have questions.

    • Drug Screen and Physical
      All Middle Georgia State University nursing students are required to have their physical, drug screen, and any necessary immunizations completed at Macon Occupational Medicine. Macon Occupational Medicine is located at 124 Third Street, Macon, GA 31201. Please submit a copy of all immunization records to Macon Occupational Medicine with scheduled visit. Macon Occupational Medicine does not accept insurance or personal checks. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, debit, or credit card. Approximate cost for select services include $35 for 10 panel drug and alcohol screen, $35 for physical, and $10 for TB skin test. Additional charges may occur with immunizations and titers. Contact information for Macon Occupational Medicine – Chelsea Mullis, (478) 751-2909 or cmullis@maconccmedicine.org.

      * This application requirement may be completed after students have been provisionally accepted into the program, which will be confirmed by a checklist mailed with the acceptance letter. A timeline for completion of this step will be indicated in the letter and on the checklist. Please confirm with the program coordinator if you have questions.

    • Interview
      Applicants are required to do a face-to-face onsite interview with the program director or a select screening committee. The program also maintains the option of arranging an online interview via Skype or a similar software. It is up to the applicant to create a Skype account, if needed, and in all other ways make themselves available for an interview as part of the required application process. Applicants should prepare as they would for any professional interview, including attention to attire, a setting that is free of distractions, and lighting and sound that are adequate. The program recommends testing the connection before a Skype interview. Applicants and interviewers should arrange ahead of time to determine which party will call to make the connection at the designated time. There are several sites that provide tips on setting up successful Skype interviews, which the program recommends for applicants to review as part of their thorough preparation. Interviews will be 15 to 30 minutes long.
    • Entrance Essay in APA Format Written on Day of Scheduled Interview
  • Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education

    • Résumé
      Your current, targeted résumé or CV that includes all relevant paid and volunteer experience, as well as your professional experience to date. Be sure to list contact information for those who wrote your reference letters.
    • Two Letters of Recommendation from Academic or Professional Sources
      The Letters of Recommendation are typed letters from academic or professional sources. Be sure to notify references that they will be asked to write a letter for you, and give them at least three weeks to complete the letter. Letters must be signed and then faxed, mailed, or scanned to the Office of Graduate Studies by the reference.
    • Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Studies
      The Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study is a short 500 word or less essay describing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Teaching: Secondary Education , how it will help you realize your ultimate career goals, and why the program you are applying to is your best fit.
    • Official GACE Program Admissions Assessment or Exemption
      The following scores are required for admission to the MAT Program: A minimum 525 composite score on Praxis I (if taken prior to August 2006); SAT – minimum combined score of 1000 on SAT verbal/math; ACT minimum combined score of 43 on English/Math; or GRE minimum combined score of 1030 on verbal/quantitative prior to August 1, 2011 or minimum combined score of 297 on verbal/quantitative if taken after August 1, 2011.
    • Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment
      All incoming MAT students must provide a clear criminal background check and proof of completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics Entry Assessment (350G).
    • GACE Content Assessment
      Students should update their MyPSC accounts at www.gapsc.com to request appropriate GACE Content scores depending on their intended concentration in the MAT.
    • GAPSC Pre-Service Certification
      Students should follow this link for the GaPSC Pre-Service Certificate application: GaPSC Pre-Service Certification Application(pdf). Make sure to use either black ink for the application or type your answers. Fill in section 1 in ALL CAPS (page 1). Answer all questions on section 2 making sure to completely fill the bubbles. Sign but do not date page 1. Regarding (O.C.G.A. 1§50-36-1(e)(2) Affidavit): follow the directions on page 2 to complete page 3. Do not submit it to GaPSC, this application should be submitted to MGA’s School of Education.
    • Criminal Background Check
      Background Check (Not to be processed until directed to do so by the School of Education.)
    • Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment
      Create or update your MyPSC account at www.gapsc.com using your legal name as shown on a driver’s license or other ID document, and select testing Reason #7, “I am taking the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment”; select Middle Georgia State University on the Program tab, and select GACE 350 on the Assessment tab. The GaPSC sends your profile and eligibility information to ETS. ETS will send you an email with a link to the Educator Ethics system. Access the Educator Ethics assessment system, select Test Takers under Registration, create your account, and register and pay the $30 fee online, indicate Middle Georgia State University as a score recipient.
  • Master of Science in Management

    • Résumé
      Your current, targeted résumé or CV that includes all relevant paid and volunteer experience, as well as your professional experience to date. Résumé should include a detailed descriptions of past work experience. Factors such as length of service, level of responsibility, number of individuals supervised, and other related experience should be included.
    • Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study
      The Statement of Applicant Goals for Graduate Study is a short 500 word or less essay describing why you want to pursue a graduate degree in Business, how it will help you realize your ultimate career goals, and why the program you are applying to is your best fit. Please write this in the form of a letter of application addressed to Dr. Francisco Lopez, Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Business.
    • Official GMAT Test Scores
      Full admission to the MSM program, requires a GMAT score of at least 450.

      If applicants have not yet taken the GMAT, the Dean may accept students under Provisional Admission Status provided the GMAT is taken and an acceptable score is obtained during the first semester. Applicants who have already taken the GRE may choose to submit those scores in lieu of taking the GMAT. The GRE scores will be converted to equivalent GMAT scores. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for more information.

You will be notified if any other materials, requirements, tests, certifications, drug tests, background checks, or evidence is explicitly required by particular programs.


Contact Information

Graduate Admissions
Suite 217, Academic Services Bldg.
100 University Boulevard
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Phone: 1-478-929-6865
Fax: 1-478-929-6714




  LAST MODIFIED: 4/4/2017