Graduate Studies

News from the Office of Graduate Studies 10-25-21

We are pleased to inform prospective students that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has just approved the Master of Arts in Public Relations (MAPR) for a January 2022 start. We are accepting applications as of 10-25-21 and will be processing decisions over the coming weeks. For USG employees, please work with your supervisors for TAP approval; that deadline is November 15, 2021.

The MA in Public Relations is a highly innovative professional degree from the School of Arts and Letters. Contact Drew McIntosh directly, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions, at , for application information:

Program Admission Requirements Master Of Arts In Public Relations

All students applying for the Master of Arts in Public Relations program must meet the General Admissions Requirements for Graduate Study of the Office of Graduate Studies. (See General Admissions for Graduate Study in the Office of Graduate Studies Academic Catalog.):

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited college or university.
  2. Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies.
  3. Completion of all program admissions requirements.
  4. For residents of Georgia, Documentation of Lawful Residence.

In addition to the above Office of Graduate Studies requirements, students applying for the Master of Arts in Public Relations program must meet the following admission criteria and supply the following materials:

  1. Evidence of a 2.75 GPA undergraduate GPA.
  2. Letter of application* that states the applicant's interest in and goals for the program.
  3. Current résumé.

*Applicants, given the writing-centered nature of this graduate degree, we recommend careful attention to your letter as a complete expression of your interest in the program and as the single example of your writing ability that the committee will review.

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 For more information, please contact Director Traci Swartz at .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. Loretta Clayton

Interim Dean of Graduate Studies

Georgia Council of Graduate Schools