Georgia State University
College of Education Building - Suite 300, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 413-8000
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Founded in 1913, Georgia State University is one of the University System of Georgia’s four research universities. Second in size to the University of Georgia, the institution enrolls more than 32,000 students in its 250 degree and non-degree programs. All told, the university provides students with more than 3,444,300 library items. Georgia State University was ranked by U.S. News & World Report among National Universities, Tier 2, in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The average freshman retention rate, which is an indication of student satisfaction, is 83.2% at Georgia State University.

Programs Offered

Georgia State University’s College of Education provides a handful of master’s degrees in an online format and shares them with other Georgia colleges and universities in the collaborative system known as Georgia ONmyLINE (GOML). The system combines all the online degree programs from colleges and universities in the state to offer them to distance learners worldwide. Degrees are available at all levels of study through GOML but Georgia State University’s programs are offered only at the master’s level. Georgia State University’s programs include master’s in educational research, reading, language and literacy, mathematics education, and science education. All of the programs offered through GOML are priced at a flat electronic rate regardless of residency for $384/credit hour and are accredited under the individual institution’s accreditation.


Georgia State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Twelve other organizations granted the institution specialized accreditation for specific programs as well.


Graduate admission to the College of Education and its online degree programs requires applicants to meet minimum standards for grade point average (GPA) and supply adequate documentation to support their academic background as outlined for their specific program here. For example, entry to the Master of Education in Reading, Language, and Literacy program requires a clear and renewable T4 certification in any field, minimum GPA of 2.5 on a bachelor’s degree in any field, official GRE scores (no minimum), two letters of recommendation, a current statement of professional goals, and a current resume. Other programs require different types of certification or a specific degree to be eligible for admission. For more admissions information, click here.


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