Apply to Graduate Programs

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.

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 (for example, the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication does not require letters of recommendation). 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 an accepted student is unable to enroll for the term indicated on the original 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 (the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication does not require letters of recommendation). 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 or GMAT site for test dates and locations. The institutional GRE code is 1602. The institutional GMAT code is 0F2-FB-82 (The first character is "zero"). Note: The Office of Graduate Admissions accepts GRE scores taken within the past five years. Not all MGA graduate programs require graduate admission tests such as the GRE and GMAT. Some require other discipline specific tests like the GACE for MAT applicants. Other programs do not require any graduate admission tests. Prospective students should check the admission requirements of their particular program and consult with the appropriate Graduate Program Coordinator.
  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.

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. $40 (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 (the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication does not require letters of recommendation).
  7. Program Specific Requirements Below

Complete Program Specific Requirements

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

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
Room 217, Academic Services Bldg.
100 University Boulevard
Warner Robins, GA 31093
Phone: 1.478.929.6865
Fax: 1.478.929.6714