Admissions


2016 Graduate Application Information and Instructions

**If you are applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, click here now. The instructions below do not apply to you. **If you are applying to any Nursing program, click here now. The instructions below do not apply to you.

General Information

Before you begin:

Upon receipt of your electronic application, a confirmation email will be generated and sent to the email address you provided. The receipt of your application will automatically generate an applicant account in our student information system. Once you have received this confirmation email, please proceed by submitting your supporting documentation.

Online Application Use the online application for all graduate degree programs except Doctor of Physical Therapy and all Nursing programs. Complete all parts that pertain to you.
Application Fee The $50 non-refundable application fee* must be paid online with an electronic check or credit/debit card. Once payment is authorized, your application is on its way to Augusta University, and you can no longer make changes to it.

 

Additional Documentation Requirements

In addition to your complete application the following must also be submitted by the application deadline to be considered.

Official Transcripts Please provide official transcripts from EACH college and university attended. This includes any transient courses, joint enrollment, and transfer work. Transcripts should be mailed to Augusta University's OAA directly from the Registrar's office of the institution. Applicants may also deliver or mail official transcripts to Augusta University's OAA if the transcript remains in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar's office at the institution. Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official electronic transcripts from the registrar's office at your prior institution. Electronic transcripts should be directed to admissions@augusta.edu.
 References

These references are required. The individuals you indicate as references on your application will be sent an email with instructions for completing the online reference form. Online submission is required. An applicant wishing to change a reference after the application has been submitted must log into his/her CollegeNet account and change the name and contact information for the reference. If you have any problems, please contact an admissions counselor at 706-737-1524. 

  • Note to Applicant: Please notify individuals you are using as a reference that (1) they will receive an email from CollegeNet with a link to and directions on how to access the online reference, (2) the email is often directed to junk mail, so please check junk mail, (3) the email sender will be: lor_help@collegenet.com with the subject heading: CollegeNET Letters of Recommendation reminder for applicants name. So please do not mistake for spam and (4) If your reference does not receive the notification e-mail please contact the Office of Academic Admissions at 706-737-1632 for assistance or e-mail us at admissions@augusta.edu.
GRE Scores Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores sent directly to the Office of Academic Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores may be substituted for GRE scores in master's nursing programs, with the exception of Nursing Anesthesia. All scores must be less than five years old.
  • The Augusta University institution code is 5406 for GRE scores, or 1108 for MAT scores. DO NOT list a department code.
  • For GRE registration materials and location of centers, you may: visit www.gre.org; or contact the Educational Testing Service at P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000, Telephone 609-771-7670.

 

International applicants must also submit the following:

TOEFL scores Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if your first language is not English. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based) is strongly recommended. Please note, some programs require a TOEFL score higher then the minimum. For example, the Nursing PhD program require a score of at least 600. Please refer to the admissions website for more program specific details. TOEFL scores must be less than two years old. Contact TOEFL/Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 6155, Princeton, NJ 08541-6155, USA
Verification of transcripts Verification of transcripts from foreign colleges and universities by an approved transcript evaluation service. See details www.gru.edu/admissions/.
Documentation of personal funds If accepted, international students must submit documentation of personal funds before a Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility can be issued.

 

Additional Information

  • Programs are responsible for making admission decisions. The length of time it takes to make an admission decision varies by program. Please contact the appropriate program for additional information regarding admission decisions. This information can be found at http://www.augusta.edu/about/directory.php, click on respective program's departmental link.
  • In accordance with federal law, the Augusta University makes available, upon request, its annual security report which includes information concerning campus security policies and crime statistics. For a copy of this report, please contact Augusta University Public Safety at 706-721-2914. Students at distant site locations should contact the college public safety office at that location.
  • Providing false or incomplete information on this application or any of the documents supporting your application for admission can result in denial of admission, invalidation of an acceptance decision, or, following matriculation, administrative disenrollment or dismissal. Students are subject to disenrollment or dismissal for falsifying application information at any time during enrollment prior to graduation.
  • If enrollment is deferred to a future semester, students will have to satisfy the entrance requirements for the semester in which they enroll.
  • If you are applying to more than one AU TGS program please note you cannot be enrolled in more than one graduate/professional program at the same time.  Students currently enrolled in a graduate/professional program should complete their current program prior to enrolling in another at AU.  To discuss special cases and extenuating circumstances, please contact The Graduate School (gradstudies@augusta.edu)
  • Student financial aid information is available at www.gru.edu/finaid. The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 706-721-4901 or by e-mail at osfa@augusta.edu.
  • Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions can be found at http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/faq.php.

 

Instructions for Completing the Application

  1. Follow carefully the instructions for completing each portion of the application. A final admissions decision cannot be made until your complete application is received. All sections must be completed prior to submission of your application.
  2. Be sure your email address is correct, as we will use e-mail for most communications throughout the admissions process.
  3. Be sure to complete Part IV, Classification for Tuition and Admission Purposes. If your classification (in-state vs. out-of-state) should come into question, you will be asked to submit additional documentation to support this status. Tuition Classification information can be found at http://www.augusta.edu/admissions/TuitionClassification.php.
  4. Early submission of all application materials is strongly encouraged. Deadlines for completed applications and submission of all supporting materials and documentation are indicated below. Application and supporting materials received after the deadlines below will be considered on a space-available basis only. If the deadline listed below has expired, please check the admissions website for possible extension information.
  5. Answer all questions and submit the application. Before submitting your application, you may use the Print Screen key on your computer to print each page. After submission, you should print a copy for your records for future reference.
  6. Applicants to the Physician Assistant program must give careful attention to the instructions for completing Part V, Listing of Planned Prerequisite Courses.

 

Deadlines for completed applications and submission of all supporting materials and documentation

Programs in the Graduate School Start Term(s) Deadline(s) Notes
Master of Business Administration Summer 2016; Fall 2016,Spring 2017 Summer 2016; April 2, 2016 Fall 2016; July 2, 2016 Spring 2017; December 2. 2016
Master of Public Administration Summer 2016; Fall 2016,Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 31, 2016 Fall 2016; June 15, 2016 Spring 2017; November 1, 2016
Master of Science in Allied Health with a Concentration in Clinical Nutrition Fall 2016 June 1, 2016 (Research-oriented program for qualified allied health professionals. Must hold an undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene and provide evidence of current Georgia licensure or eligibility for such licensure prior to enrollment)
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Applied Health Sciences Fall 2016 Fall 2016; International Applicants January 15, 2016; Domestic Applicants March 15, 2016  
Doctorate of Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences Fall 2016 December 15, 2015**
January 15, 2016
** December 15 for applicants who are U.S. citizens (or hold permanent resident status) to receive an application fee refund; or international applicants who want to be considered to receive a credential evaluation at Augusta University expense.
Doctorate of Philosophy with a major in Biostatistics Fall 2016

December 16, 2015**

February 1, 2016

** December 15 for applicants who are U.S. citizens (or hold permanent resident status) to receive an application fee refund; or international applicants who want to be considered to receive a credential evaluation at Augusta University expense.
Master of Science with a major in Biostatistics Fall 2016 February 1, 2016  
Clinical and Translational Science MCTS Summer 2016 February 1, 2016  
Master of Health Science with a Major in Clinical Laboratory Science Fall 2016; Spring 2016; Summer 2016 June 1, 2016  
Master of Science in Psychology

Fall 2016; Spring 2016

Fall 2016; April 18, 2016 

 
Master of Public Health in Health Informatics Fall 2015; Spring 2016 Fall 2016; March 31, 2016 Spring 2016;November 1, 2016  
Master of Public Health in Health Management Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016; March 31, 2016 Spring 2016;November 1, 2016  
Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016; March 31, 2016 Spring 2016;November 1, 2016  
Master of Public Health in Social and Behavioral Science Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016; March 31, 2016 Spring 2016;November 1, 2016  
Master of Science in Medical Illustration  Fall 2016 January 10, 2016** **Preliminary Application and Portfolio must be submitted prior to January 31 2013. You must submit preliminary application and portfolio to the department prior to completing your online application. Information on the required portfolio and Applicant Preliminary Evaluation Form can be obtained from www.gru.edu/medart/MI-Application.html or e-mail medart@augusta.edu.
Education Graduate Programs:
Master of Education in Counselor Education Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Education Specialist in Counselor Education Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Summer 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 2, 2016 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction Summer 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 2, 2016 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Master of Education in Educational Leadership Summer 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 2, 2016 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Education Specialist in Educational Leadership Summer 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 2, 2016 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership Summer 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 2, 2016 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Master of Science in Kinesiology Summer 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Summer 2016; March 2, 2016 Fall 2016; June 2, 2016 Spring 2017; November 2, 2016  
Nursing, Graduate Degrees:
Master of Science in Nursing with a Major in Clinical Nurse Leader (Prelicensure) Fall 2016 February 1, 2016 (Pre-Licensure Program)
Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Nursing Anesthesia Fall 2016 October 31, 2015 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Doctor of Nursing Practice Fall 2016 March 3, 2016 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, DNP-ACNP (for post-BSN's) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017;  must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, DNP-ACNP (for post-MSN's) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017;  must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP_FNP (for post-BSN’s) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017; 
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, DNP_FNP (for post-MSN’s) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017; 
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP_PNP (for post-BSN’s) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017; 
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP_PNP (for post-MSN’s) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017; 
Doctor of Nursing Practice with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (for post-MSNs) Fall 2016; Spring 2017 Fall 2016;  Spring 2017; 
Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Fall 2016 February 1, 2016 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Nursing, Post-Master's Certificates:
Family Nurse Practitioner certificate Spring 2017, Fall 2016 Spring 2017; April 2, 2016 Fall 2016; March 3, 2016 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate Spring 2017, Fall 2016 Spring 2017; April 2, 2016 Fall 2016March 3, 2016 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Psychiatric/Mental Nurse Practitioner certificate Spring 2017, Fall 2016 Spring 2017; April 2, 2016 Fall 2016March 3, 2016 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certificate Spring 2017, Fall 2016 Spring 2017; April 2, 2016 Fall 2016March 3, 2016 must provide evidence of professional nurse licensure and must obtain a Georgia license prior to enrollment
Programs in the College of Allied Health :
Master of Health Science with a Major in Occupational Therapy Fall 2016 December 15, 2016 (Entry level program for professional training)
Master of Science with a Major in Oral Biology Fall 2016 March 1, 2016  
Doctor of Physical Therapy Summer 2016 October 1, 2015 (Entry level program for professional training)
Master of Physician Assistant Summer 2016 October 15 2015 (Entry level program for professional training)
Transient Graduate Spring 2017, Summer 2016, Fall 2016 Prior to first day of class (Non-degree graduate study options)
Unclassified Graduate Spring 2015, Summer 2015, Fall 2015 Prior to first day of class (Non-degree graduate study options)

 

For Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant applicants only:

Instructions for Part V: Listing of Planned Prerequisite Courses

Example:

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
College Course Dept Course Number Course Title Semester Hours Term/Year to be Taken (mm/yyyy)
UG BIOL 1107 Gen. Biology I w/lab 4 01/2011
BC BIOL 1108 Gen. Biology II w/lab 3.33 06/2011

Group all proposed prerequisite courses by the areas shown: Humanities, Fine Arts; Science, Math; Social Sciences; and Other Courses Required for Major.

  • In column 1, list the common abbreviation of the institution where you plan to take each remaining prerequisite course you have not already completed (for example, UG for University of Golf; BC for Ball College, etc.)
  • In column 2, list the course department for all courses you plan to complete between the time of this application and your Augusta University enrollment (including the current term, if you are currently enrolled).
  • In column 3, list the course number for all courses you plan to complete between the time of this application and your Augusta University enrollment (including the current term, if you are currently enrolled).
  • In column 4, list the official course title that describes the information in Columns 3 and 4.
  • In column 5, list the number of semester hours for each course. If you will take the course at a quarter system institution, use the "Credit Hour Conversion Table" above to convert quarter hours to semester hours (1 quarter hour = .66 semester hours). If you plan to take the course at a unit system institution, convert the unit hours to semester hours according to that institution's formula for such conversion and explain this action in the "Explanatory Notes" section.
  • In column 6, list the starting month and year of the academic term in which you plan to take the course, using two digits for the month followed by a slash and four digits for the year (for example, 08/2014 for Fall 2014, 1/2014 for Spring 2014, or 05/2014 for Summer 2014).