Valdosta State University - Master's Degree

Valdosta State University offers the best of both worlds — the extensive academic, cultural and social opportunities of a major university, and the small classes and close personal attention found at smaller institutions.

  • Average Tuition USD 32,347

School Description

Valdosta State began as a two-year teaching college in 1913 and was an all-female school until 1950. It experienced rapid growth in the 1960s and 70s in student population and in construction on campus. In 1993 Valdosta State achieved university status and became the second regional university in the state of Georgia. Since its founding VSU has grown into a co-educational regional university with over 12,000 students.

Master Programs

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Accountancy

    A program that prepares individuals for the profession or duties of an accountant. The curriculum focuses on the process by which financial information about a business is recorded, classified, summarised, interpreted and communicated

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Biology

    A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Business Administration

    A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Childhood Education

    A program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to infant and pre-school age children with special learning needs or disabilities, and that prepares individuals to teach such students. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Communication

    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 09.0100 - 09.0199.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Criminal Justice

    A program that prepares individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Education

    Instructional programs that focus on the theory and practice of learning and teaching, and related research, administrative and support services.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Educational Technology

    A program that focuses on integrating technology into educational curricula. Includes instruction in foundations of educational technology, computer applications, utilizing technology for assessment, multimedia instruction, web-based instruction, distance education, and designing and producing educational software and materials.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Health Administration

    A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    History

    Instructional programs that focus on the study and interpretation of past events, institutions, issues, and cultures.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Information Technology

    A program that focuses on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. Includes instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms, databases, telecommunications, user tactics, application testing, and human interface design.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Library and Information Science

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills required to develop, organize, store, retrieve, administer, and facilitate the use of local, remote, and networked collections of information in print, audiovisual, and electronic formats and that prepares individuals for professional service as librarians and information consultants.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Music

    A program that focuses on the knowledge and skills associated with personal music appreciation, the playing of a musical instrument, singing or recreational composition. This CIP code is not valid for IPEDS reporting.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Nursing

    A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Psychology

    Instructional programs that focus on the scientific study of the behavior of individuals, independently or collectively, and the physical and environmental bases of mental, emotional, and neurological activity.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Social Work

    A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Sociology

    A program that focuses on the systematic study of human social institutions and social relationships. Includes instruction in social theory, sociological research methods, social organization and structure, social stratification and hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, social deviance and control, and applications to the study of specific social groups, social institutions, and social problems.

  • 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698, United States

    Teaching

    A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 400
  • Minimum SAT 1400
  • Minimum ACT 20

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    Established in 1906

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    Valdosta State University is ranked 76 in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South).

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          • Testimony
            1981-1985, Med, English Ed

            When seeking my masters, Valdosta State presented a "can do" attitude. We will make your existing graduate credits fit within our curriculum. We will accept your credits. All you have to do is your part. With that A for attitude, I also earned mostly A's. It's also a very pretty place offering a great atmosphere. Carrol Wolverton

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            1999-2001, MS, I/O Psychology

            Valdosta State Graduate Program provided me with opportunities to have real world application of the science I studied. The professors are there with you invested in your learning and career. Small classes were great, you feel as though you are part of a team instead of just another face in the crowd.

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            1995-1999, Bachelor's Degree, Accounting

            The class sizes were small, and majority of my teachers were engaging and personal. I enjoyed my time there, and the business/accounting knowledge I acquired was the springboard that landed me a great job at graduation. I still live in the beautiful Valdosta area.