University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

School Details

The Georgia General Assembly granted a charter to the University of Georgia in 1785 making the school the “birthplace of the American system of public higher education.” The site was chosen and the college was established in 1801 conferring its first set of graduates just three years later. Based on the principles of “teaching, research, and service,” the University of Georgia houses seventeen colleges and schools and currently enrolls 34,475 undergraduate and graduate students. The University offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees, along with professional degrees in law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. In 2012, the University of Georgia was ranked 6th in Kiplinger’s Magazine for the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” The University of Georgia is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Georgia has recently launched UGAonline in order to expand online programs, including undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. Programs include:


  •     Special Education (B.S.E.D.)
  •     Adult Education (M.Ed.)
  •     Workforce Education (M.Ed.)
  •     Reading Education (M.Ed.)
  •     Educational Psychology, Gifted & Creative Education (M.Ed. and Ed.S.)
  •     Master of Avian Health and Medicine (MAHM)
  •     College of Pharmacy Graduate Degree Programs
  •     Reading Education Endorsement
  •     Gifted and Creative Education Endorsement
  •     English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
  •     College of Pharmacy Graduate Certificate Programs, including Regulatory Affairs Certificate and Clinical Trials Certificate
Criteria for completion varies with degree and certificate program. For example, The Special Education Undergraduate Online degree is for Georgia residents only and students must have completed 60 transferable college credit hours or an Associate’s degree, with a minimum 2.8 GPA, along with satisfied UGA core requirements and successful completion of the GACE Basic Skills Assessment. Students enrolled in the Adult Education program must complete 33-credit hours, an applied project, a portfolio, and an oral exam. A majority of the education degrees, like the Reading Education and Educational Psychology programs are designed for educators already working in the field and require students to either have or be seeking a teacher licensure. In addition, students pursuing the Workforce Education degree must hold a Bachelor’s degree in education with a specialization in Career and Technical Education. The Avian Health Online degree enhances the skills of veterinarians working in the poultry industry. And working professionals pursuing programs of study through the online College of Pharmacy complete part time coursework delivered in a blended instruction approach that includes asynchronous and professor-led interactive projects.

Application requirements may vary by degree and program. Students applying to the undergraduate program will need to submit their application and fee, along with official college transcripts. Students applying to the graduate program will need to submit an application and fee, along with official college transcripts, and possible entrance test scores, letters of recommendation, and other relevant documents.

The University of Georgia tuition for undergraduate students per semester (not including fees) is:
  •     $ 2,271 for in-state students completing 6 or fewer credit hours
  •     $ 3,823 for in-state students completing more than 6 credit hours
  •     $ 7,671 for out-of-state students completing 6 or fewer credit hours
  •     $12,928 for out-of-state students completing more than 6 credit hours
Graduate tuition is program-specific and ranges from $309 to $369 per credit hour for in-state students and $934 to $978 for out-of-state students, not including fees. The E-Rate for UGAonline programs are also degree-specific and range from $575 per credit hour to $675 per credit hour, with the exception of the Master of Avian Health and Medicine. The cost for this program is $6,840 per unit.

The University of Georgia supports a wide array of financial aid for students, including scholarships, grants, and loans. In 2010, UGA awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships, including merit and need-based. Georgia also supports veterans and military personnel through tuition assistance and military benefit programs. The following state and federal aid programs are available for qualifying UGA students:

Federal Aid
  •     Federal Pell Grant
  •     Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  •     Federal TEACH Grant Program
  •     Federal Work Study
  •     Federal Direct Student Loans
  •     Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
  •     Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  •     Federal Perkins Loans
State Aid
  •     Student Access Loans
  •     Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grants
  •     Georgia Public Safety Memorial Grant




School Overview:

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    Public, 4-year or above
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  • Highest Level Of Offering:
    Doctorate degree
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