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Graduate Studies

News from the Office of Graduate Studies 9-14-21

We are pleased to inform prospective students that the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a new master’s degree at its May 11, 2021, meeting.

Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), we hope to launch the Master of Arts in Public Relations in January of 2022. https://www.mga.edu/news/2021/05/regents-approve-mga-pr.php

The MA in Public Relations is a highly innovative professional degree from the School of Arts and Letters, which additionally houses the Master of Arts in Professional and Technical Writing. The school graduated its first full cohort in the MATPW on May 12, 2021. Although we will not be accepting application materials until the fall of 2021, please contact Dr. Sheree’ Keith at or Dr. Andre Nicholson at for further information. Send an email of interest and include an updated CV.

Additionally, the School of Health and Natural Sciences plans to begin its Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program in the Fall of 2022, pending approval by ACOTE. This 74-hour program will allow individuals who are Occupational Therapy Assistants to complete a two-year curriculum and graduate with a master’s degree. The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. For more information, please contact. The MSOT program has been approved by SACSCOC.

Thank you for visiting our site and let us know if we can answer your questions about other graduate degrees.

Dr. Kevin Cantwell

Special Assistant to the President & Dean of Graduate Studies

Georgia Council of Graduate Schools