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Graduate School

About the Department

Columbus State University provides masters and specialist degrees in more than 35 areas of study and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership. Our purpose is to promote student achievement, research, scholarship, global learning, strategic partnerships,and engagement in discovery and practice. You can expect one-on-one interactions with outstanding faculty and a close working relationship with your advisor. Moreover, faculty mentors guide you to service, publication, presentation, and research opportunities. CSU also offers high-level opportunities for research, service, and teaching. CSU's graduate tuition for Georgia residents and non-residents is competitive. Information to answer many prospective student questions is on the graduate admissions website.

Welcome from the Dean

News: 2023 U.S. News ranks Columbus State graduate education programs among ‘best’ nationally



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Graduate Impact Series

Columbus State University graduates have impact in the region, nation, and world. Featured below is Vanessa Ellis.

Vanessa Ellis

Vanessa Ellis
8th Grade History Teacher
Veterans Memorial Middle School

Muscogee County School District
2022 Teacher of the Year

Bachelor of Arts - History (2011)
Master of Education - Secondary History Education (2019)

"I teach Georgia history now, and I’m able to incorporate Columbus history as well, so my professors at CSU truly did set me up for success in the teaching profession." Read her story here (PDF)

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We Can Help

Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.

Beyond the Classroom

At Columbus State University, you'll have opportunities to enhance your education in our degree programs by participating in organizations, events, and more.


The Graduate Writing Center - Events and resources for assisting graduate students with the writing and research process.

Graduate Research Conference - The Faculty Research Conference and Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference are multidisciplinary conferences that affords Faculty and Graduate Students from across the U.S. an opportunity to present their research among their peers in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Professional Development Series - Supporting professional development activities that help graduate students build transferrable abilities across disciplines is a major priority of the Graduate School. Throughout the semesters, workshops on a variety of topics are presented, including well-being, inclusion, diversity, technology; and the responsible conduct of research (RCR). Our goal is to assist students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and professional presence necessary to succeed in today‘s competitive job market.

The Network & Knowledge Connection - The Network & Knowledge Connection‘s purpose is to serve as a voice for all graduate students in determining ways to enrich the graduate experience both academically and socially.

Upcoming Events

No events scheduled at this time.

More information on these events will be sent out via email and the Graduate School Newsletter.


How You Can Help Graduate Education at CSU

Many graduate students come to us already bearing the burden of undergraduate loans. For some, graduate education is not affordable. Some of the 'best and brightest' in Georgia, the region, and the nation cannot come to CSU because of a lack of support. Students who graduate from CSU often remain in the state and region, so it is in our best interest to help them afford a good graduate education from us. Graduate education is more valuable now than ever before!

One of the best ways to make an impact in a student‘s life is to create a scholarship. To learn more about creating a legacy at CSU with a named scholarship or an annual stipend scholarship, visit CSU University Advancement.

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