Office of Admissions

Contact and Hours

Campus Location
First Floor Lobby in Victor Hall
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Mailing Address
Armstrong State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419

Contact Information
912.344.2503 or 800.633.2349
Fax 912.344.3417
graduate@armstrong.edu

Office of Admissions Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Program Requirements

Admission to Graduate Programs differs from undergraduate admission as admission decisions at the graduate level are made by the individual academic departments. The graduate catalog pdf is the final authority on requirements for your program of interest. Applicants must have completed or nearly completed a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Standard Requirements For All Programs

  • Submit a Graduate Admissions Application and non-refundable $30 application fee.
  • Submit one official transcript from ALL schools attended - bachelor's and graduate.  Original transcripts are required even if the courses from one school appear on the transcript of another. Please note, all students with undergraduate or graduate degrees granted in countries other than the United States are required to have an outside international credential evaluation done. See the Approved Evaluation Agencies page for a list of agencies you may use.
  • Submit the supporting documents listed below for the individual program to which you are applying; application requirements vary by program.

College of Education

Adult Education and Human Resource Development MEd and Certificate 

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format in the application)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation -- using the proper form and coming under separate cover from the reference.  One from a current or former supervisor; the second from a professional colleague. Letters should address the individual's ability to interact with individuals, groups, and organizations in the community. Activities highlighting community leadership are preferred.

Curriculum and Instruction MEd (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment – using the proper form [and coming separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  Letters of recommendation are not required.
  • Evidence of T-4 certification in any field or equivalent state-issued clear, renewable teaching or service certificate or eligibility for a certificate
  • Signed Employment Verification Form

Early Childhood Education MAT (Initial Certification)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics- Program Entry Assessment

Early Childhood Education MEd (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Signed Employment Verification Form
  • Submit copy of teaching certificate in early childhood education

Reading Specialist Education MEd (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

Reading Endorsement (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

Secondary Education MAT (Initial Certification)

Offering concentrations in English, History, Mathematics and Science

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics- Program Entry Assessment
  • Pass GACE content assessment OR qualify for deferment 
  • Documentation of sufficient academic preparation

Special Education MAT (Initial Certification)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics- Program Entry Assessment
  • Pass GACE content assessment OR qualify for deferment 
  • Documentation of sufficient academic preparation

Special Education MEd

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • (One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of T-4 certification or equivalent state-issued clear, renewable teaching in special education or eligibility for certification
  • Signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant if a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school) OR current, clear background check through CertifiedBackground.com

Special Education Transition Specialist Endorsement Certificate (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of T-4 certification or equivalent state-issued clear, renewable teaching in special education or eligibility for certification
  • Signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant if a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school) OR current, clear background check through CertifiedBackground.com

Teacher Certification in Art Education, Post-Baccalaureate

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics- Program Entry Assessment
  • Pass GACE content assessment OR qualify for deferment
  • Documentation of sufficient academic preparation

Teacher Certification in Music Education, Post-Baccalaureate

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • Two (2) Initial Disposition Assessments -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Evidence of passing the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Program Admission Assessment OR qualifying for an exemption.
  • Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics- Program Entry Assessment
  • Pass GACE content assessment OR qualify for deferment
  • Documentation of sufficient academic preparation

Teacher Leader Endorsement (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • COE Letter of Intent by the applicant (using the required format)
  • One (1) Initial Disposition Assessment -- using the proper form and coming under separately from the references. Assessment requests should be made to current or former supervisors, colleagues or faculty members.  This form is used in place of a letter of recommendation.
  • Signed Employment Verification Form (only if applicant is a full-time teacher of record in a Georgia public school) OR current, clear background check through CertifiedBackground.com
  • Copy of teaching certificate that indicates certification at the professional level

College of Health Professions

Communication Sciences & Disorders MS

Fall intake only, January 15 postmark deadline

Academic Requirements

Required Supporting Documents

  • Course worksheet pdf
  • Letter of intent pdf
  • Three reference forms pdf
    • At least two of the three forms should be completed by professors with knowledge of the applicant's academic performance and professionalism.  Professors in communication sciences and disorders are preferred.
    • No more than one of the three forms should be completed by a professional reference such as an employer.
    • Each form should be in a signed, sealed envelope and sent directly to Graduate Admissions by the recommender.
  • Test scores: GRE opens a new window

Health Services Administration MHSA

Required Supporting Documents

Nursing MSN

Academic Requirements

  • Regular Admission:
    • Completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution
    • Current unrestricted Georgia RN license to practice nursing
    • A score of no less than 150 (verbal) and 141 (quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a scaled score of 402 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or eligibility for GRE/MAT Waiver*
  • Provisional Admission:
    • ​Completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
    • A score of no less than 150 (verbal) and 138 (quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (or a scaled score of 389 or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or eligibility for GRE/MAT Waiver*

Required Supporting Documents

*The eligibility for the waiver is based on one's cumulative undergraduate and BSN GPA. There is no formal request or application for the waiver necessary. Every applicant is reviewed for the waiver upon application to the MSN program and you will be contacted only if the waiver has not been approved. In order to qualify for a waiver students must hold a bachelor's (BSN) from an accredited institution in the United States or Canada with a cumulative GPA and nursing GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.

Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Post-Master’s Certificate

Academic Requirements

  • Completed requirements for a master of science in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Current unrestricted Georgia RN license to practice nursing

Required Supporting Documents

Adult Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate

Academic Requirements

  • Completed requirements for a master of science in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Current unrestricted Georgia RN license to practice nursing

Required Supporting Documents

Nursing Administration Post-Master’s Certificate

Academic Requirements

  • Completed requirements for a master of science in nursing from an accredited institution
  • Current unrestricted Georgia RN license to practice nursing

Required Supporting Documents

Physical Therapy DPT

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) applicants apply directly through the PTCAS Application opens a new window and do not need to fill out the Online Application for Graduate Admissions. Click here for more information about the DPT Application process.

Public Health MPH

Academic Requirements

  • 2.8 undergraduate grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum GRE scores of 146 Verbal and 140 Quantitative*

Required Supporting Documents

*Applicants holding a graduate degree do not need to submit GRE scores. MAT scores will be accepted in the place of GRE scores.

Gerontology Graduate Certificate

Required Supporting Documents

  • Gerontology Certificate application
  • Letter of Intent
  • Interview with the Gerontology Certificate Program Coordinator (the Program Coordinator will contact the applicant if an interview is necessary) 

Sports Medicine MS

Academic Requirements

  • A minimum 2.7 cumulative undergraduate grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum GRE  scores of 146 verbal reasoning and 141 quantitative reasoning

Required Supporting Documents

Strength and Conditioning Graduate Certificate (Fully Online)

Accepting applicants for Fall 2015 term.  Please visit the Strength and Conditioning webpage for more information about the program.

College of Liberal Arts

Criminal Justice MS (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

  • A 2.5 overall grade point average or higher on completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 2.75 grade point average over the last two years of undergraduate study (last sixty semester hours)
  • Minimum GRE scores of 150 verbal and 141 quantitative or a 3.5-4.0 on the analytical writing section, or minimum MAT score of 44 (402-407)

Required Supporting Documents

Cyber Crime Graduate Certificate (Fully Online)

Academic Requirements

  • A 2.5 overall grade point average or higher on completed requirements for a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution and a 2.75 grade point average over the last two years of undergraduate study (last sixty semester hours)

Required Supporting Documents

History MA

Offering tracks in American History, World History and Public History

Academic Requirements 

  • Regular Admission:
    • ​An undergraduate major in history or a related field
    • A 3.0 overall grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale on all undergraduate work
    • Minimum GRE scores of 151 on the verbal section and 145 on the quantitative section or 4.0 on the analytical section
  • Provisional Admission:
    • ​An undergraduate major in history or a related field
    • A 2.75 overall grade point average or higher on undergraduate college work
    • Minimum GRE scores of 145 on the verbal section and 141 on the quantitative section or 3.0 on the analytical section 

Required Supporting Documents

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample of at least 1000 words- this sample should reflect scholarly writing but may represent professional or creative writing
  • Official GRE opens a new window scores

Public History Graduate Certificate

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale

Required Supporting Documents

  • Writing sample of at least 1000 words- this sample should reflect scholarly writing but may represent professional or creative writing

Professional Communication and Leadership MA & Graduate Certificate

Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 2.50

Required Supporting Documents

  • Letter of intent. A writing sample of 200-500 words that describes how a Master's Degree in Professional Communication and Leadership would help you meet your personal and professional goals. This essay may include a discussion of any weaknesses in your academic record.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume

College of Science & Technology

Computer Science MS

Offering tracks in Computer Science and Health Informatics

Academic Requirements

  • Regular Admission:
    • Bachelor of Science in a science, mathematics, or engineering discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. In addition, the applicant must have completed undergraduate course work equivalent to CSCI 1301 (Introduction to Programming Principles)
    • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum GRE scores of 156 verbal, 144 quantitative and 4.0 analytical writing
  • Provisional Admission:
    • A Bachelor of Science degree in a science, mathematics, or engineering discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
    • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.4 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum GRE scores of 146 verbal, 141 quantitative and 3.0 analytical writing  

Required Supporting Documents

Scientific Computing Post-Baccalaureate Certification

Academic Requirements

  • Regular Admission
    • Bachelor of Science in a science, mathematics, or engineering discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. In addition, the applicant must have completed undergraduate course work equivalent to CSCI 1301 (Introduction to Programming Principles).
    • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.7.
    • Minimum GRE scores of 156 verbal, 144 quantitative and 4.0 analytical writing

 

  • Provisional Admission
    • A Bachelor of Science degree in a science, mathematics, or engineering discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
    • An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.4 on a 4.0 scale
    • Minimum GRE scores of 146 verbal, 141 quantitative and 3.0 analytical writing

Required Supporting Documents

  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Graduate Admission Exams

Most programs require scores from one of the following standardized exams. Check individual programs below for specific exam requirements.

IMPORTANT:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions located in Victor Hall.

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