Programs & Degrees
The Graduate School provides the right choices for your future. Whether you want to
work toward a degree in the biomedical sciences, business, education, health care,
medical illustration or public service, we have a graduate program that fits your
needs. Designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in their perspective fields,
our programs foster discovery, excellence, interdisciplinary study, innovation, communication
Additional graduate level programs are available at Augusta University offered solely through their academic college/school. These include most certificate programs and programs that lead to a first licensure (e.g. Doctor of Physical Therapy (CAHS), Physician Assistant (CAHS), Master of Arts in Teaching (COE) etc). Please visit individual academic colleges for graduate program options that are not part of The Graduate School.
Allied Health Sciences
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Doctor of Philosophy With A Major In Molecular Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy With a Major In Pharmacology
Doctor of Philosophy With A Major In Genomic Medicine
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Oral Biology & Maxillofacial Pathology
Master of Science in Biomolecular Science
Doctor of Philosophy With A Major In Physiology
Master of Science in Oral Biology
Doctor of Philosophy With A Major In Vascular Biology
Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Cellular Biology and Anatomy
Doctor of Philosophy With A Major In Neuroscience
Clinical and Translational Science
Master of Education with a Major in Counselor Education
Doctor of Education with a Major in Educational Innovation
Master of Education with a Major in Leadership
Master of Education with a Major in Instruction
Education Specialist with a Major in Advanced Educational Studies
Education Specialist with a Major in Education Leadership
Intelligence & Security Studies
Undergraduate Summer Program
The Graduate School offers a number of dual degree programs that enable eligible students enrolled in one degree program to complete work toward an additional degree program:
The MD/PhD program provides training in both medicine and basic sciences. This seven to eight-year program prepares a diverse group of students who have a passion for medical research and a dedication to serving others for rewarding careers in biomedical research or in academic medicine.
MD - Biomedical Sciences MS Program
The MD-Biomedical Sciences MS dual-degree program is a five-year program designed to provide Augusta University Medical students with the opportunity to enhance their medical training with biomedical science research training. Eight biomedical science majors with multiple electives are available depending on the research interest of the student. Students are expected to identify a MS research faculty mentor prior to being accepted into the MS program.
The MD-MPH dual-degree program is a five-year program designed to provide students with the opportunity to integrate medical school and public health course work, research, and community work. Students enroll full-time in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) for four years and full-time in the Graduate School (TGS) for one academic year when the student concentrates on public health course work. Students apply in their third year of Medical School and complete the MPH course requirements between their third and fourth year of medical school.
For information on the program and the admission process students should first contact Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean of Curriculum MCG. For additional information: Vivian Dicks, PhD Program Director , Patricia L. Cameron, PhD, Vice Dean of The Graduate School.
MBA Dual Degree Programs
Business administration and its areas of specialization are of particular interest to clinicians and researchers in training. The following MBA dual degree programs are designed to provide Augusta University students with advanced business education to prepare them to assume responsible management and professional positions in private and public organizations. Students will enter the workforce with enhanced competencies, improved professional networks and increased employment opportunities.
Biomedical Sciences PhD-MBA
Augusta University biomedical Sciences PhD students typically apply during their third year of enrollment in the PhD program with the understanding that acceptance and enrollment in the MBA program is contingent upon entering candidacy.
For information on the program and the admission process students should first contact Patricia L. Cameron, PhD, Vice Dean of The Graduate School.
For additional information: Mark Thompson, PhD, Associate Dean, Hull College of Business.
Augusta University dental students can apply for the concurrent DMD-MBA program after they have completed at least two semesters of dental school.
For information on the program and the admission process students should first contact Philip Hanes, DDS, DMD, Associate Dean, DCG.
Augusta University medical students apply in their third year of Medical School and complete the MBA course requirements between their third and fourth year of medical school.
For information on the program and the admission process students should first contact Renee Page, MD, Associate Dean of Curriculum MCG.
Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Political Science and Criminal Justice and Master of Public Administration (MPA)
This accelerated program is designed to allow Augusta University undergraduate students majoring in Political Science or Criminal Justice to complete both the BA and the MPA degrees in five years. Accelerated MPA degrees ensure that the field moves excellent students into public service as soon as possible.
For more information contact William Hatcher, PhD, MPA Program Director.