Graduate Degree Programs

Graduate Programs

A University of Georgia degree is closer than you think.

While graduate applications are made to the UGA Graduate School and then to the specific program, our admissions office can provide information on each program and assistance in applying.

We're here to help. Contact the UGA-Griffin admissions counselor using the academic inquiries contact form or by calling 770-412-4400.

Graduate Programs offered at UGA-Griffin

Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM)

Effective Fall 2017, an interdisciplinary degree program designed to produce graduates with comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in entomology, plant pathology and weed science for employment by industry, Extension and regulatory agencies.  Graduates are proficient in solving pest management problems encountered by growers and other agricultural professionals with special emphasis on integrated pest management principles. For more information, contact Kathleen Freeman at

Master of Science in Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Effective Fall 2017 term at the Griffin Campus. Offered through the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, the University of Georgia’s M.S. in Financial Planning is designed for individuals who are seeking not only to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) examination, but also a master’s degree level experience that goes beyond certificate education and explores the financial planning profession with experienced UGA faculty. This non-thesis masters program is conducted in cooperation with the Board of Standards for the Certified Financial Planner® program. Financial planners are increasingly in demand as individuals and families seek advisers to help manage their income, assets and debts. One of the fastest growing career tracks, financial planners find employment in companies such as banks, insurance companies, brokerage firms or in benefits and pension departments of corporations. Others are more entrepreneurial, choosing to establish their own practice or business.  Download the course requirements here. To watch an information session webinar for this program click hereFor more information, contact Effie Antonoudi at

Mathematics Education (Ed.S.)

This program is designed for experienced math teachers who hold a master’s degree and T-5 certification in elementary or middle school. Students will deepen their subject knowledge while learning new teaching methods and completing an applied project. K-5 teachers will have the option of earning the K-5 mathematics endorsement. To view a video from Graham Fletcher, previous student and MTBoS Superstar, discussing his experience in the program click here.

For more information, visit the Mathematics Education (Ed.S.) page or contact:

Dr. Robyn Ovrick
(770) 241-1302

Mathematics Education (M.Ed.)

Advance your skills in teaching with the MEd in Mathematics Education for prekindergarten through eighth grade. Our program includes courses, field experiences, and a portfolio project, and it combines both in-person and online instruction. Students have an option to earn the coaching endorsement and the K-5 mathematics endorsement. Graduates have gone on to become leaders in their schools, systems, and the state. To view a video from Graham Fletcher, previous student and MTBoS Superstar, discussing his experience in the program click here.

For more information, visit the Mathematics Education (M.Ed.) page or contact:

Dr. Robyn Ovrick
(770) 241-1302

Mathematics Education: K-5 Mathematics Endorsement

The K-5 endorsement, which can be part of either degree or a standalone, includes four courses designed to increase elementary teachers’ ability to teach mathematics to all students. Our coursework prepares you to more effectively help your students meet changing and challenging new math standards and expectations. To earn your endorsement, you will take four courses covering topics including: the main content areas of K-5 math (numbers and operations, geometry and measurement, algebra, and statistics); learning theory; methods of instruction; and the effective use of technology and manipulatives.

For more information, visit the K-5 Mathematics Endorsement page or contact:

Dr. Robyn Ovrick
(770) 241-1302

Student Affairs Leadership (Ed.D.)

Part-time, practitioner-based, three-year program (with an optional fourth year, if needed, for dissertation completion) for full-time student affairs administrators provides coursework delivered in a blended format, including distance education with several face-to-face sessions per semester. Graduates go on to student affairs-related leadership roles (i.e., director, dean of students, vice president of student affairs, university teaching, etc.). For more information, contact Dr. Marian Higgins at or 706-542-9533.

Workforce Education (Ed.D.)

Advanced graduate degrees prepare students to assume roles within career and technical education that blend relevant research with practice to improve teaching and learning. Successful candidates serve in leadership or administrative positions at secondary and post-secondary levels. Degrees prepare for university teaching, research, and other roles related to career and technical education. For more information, contact Dr. Elaine Adams at