Aug 04, 2020  
2010-2011 Georgia Health Sciences University Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Georgia Health Sciences University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Graduate Studies


About the College

The College of Graduate Studies is one of the most prestigious and historic health sciences centers in the Southeast and the country. Since 1951, we have provided outstanding training and education for students enrolled in programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, combined Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees.

The College of Graduate Studies’ approximately 225 faculty members are selected based on experience in research and education. They are drawn from the faculties of GHSU’s Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing. Class sizes are small, and our faculty excels in cultivating supportive, collegial relationships with students. The graduate student body is drawn from accredited institutions in the United States and recognized foreign institutions. Their studies in the College of Graduate Studies involve programs encompassing the biomedical sciences, biostatistics, nursing and the allied health professions.

Faculty and Staff

Acting Dean Edward Inscho
Acting Vice Dean
Patricia Cameron
Business Manager
Donna Wingrove
Office Manager Marvis Baynham
Biomedical Core Program
Linda Brown
Recruitment, Admissions, STAR program Emily Crider

Mission Statement

To provide a rich intellectual, academic and research environment for educating students to become leaders in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, and in its application to human health and disease.

Graduate Programs

Masters Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Doctoral Programs

Common Minimum Admission Requirements and Instructions for College of Graduate Studies Programs

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines are program specific. Early application and early submission of all supporting materials is highly encouraged. Applications should be completed and submitted on-lin on or before the program’s deadline. Supporting documentation must be post-marked by the specified program deadline date to meet the deadline.

Supporting documents must be sent to:

Georgia Health Sciences University
Office of Academic Admission
1120 15th Street (AA-170)
Augusta, GA 30912-7310
United States of America

Some programs may accept applications and/or supporting materials after the deadline on a space-available basis. Others will not. Please check with your program of interest for details. All official required documentation must be received before an admission decision can be made.

On-line Application

Complete and submit the application form and program supplemental form ‐ (includes personal statement) by the application deadline. Applications and supporting materials received after the program deadline will be considered on a space‐available basis.

Application Fee

The application fee must be paid on-line with an electronic check or credit/debit card. *This fee is non‐refundable. Once payment is authorized, your application is submitted to the Georgia Health Sciences University, and you can no longer make changes to it on line. Please contact the Office of Academic Admissions directly to update your application after it has been submitted.

*Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics Ph.D. Applicants Only: Applicants to these two programs will receive a refund of the $30 application fee for applicants if they are United States citizens or individuals with a permanent resident status who apply no later than December 31 of the year you plan to attend.

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO:

Georgia Health Sciences University
Office of Academic Admission
1120 15th Street (AA-170)
Augusta, GA 30912-7310
United States of America

The current status of your application and arrival of your application materials can be monitored on line, by using the Application Status Check link found at the OAA website (www.georgiahealth.edu/Admissions). You will need your GHSU ID number which will be provided to you by OAA when they notify you that they received and processed your application. If you have any questions regarding your GHSU ID number, the application status link, or your official GHSU application file (i.e. discrepancies with what has/has not arrived, what needs to be submitted etc.) please contact the Office of Academic Admissions directly.

All programs require a minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.

See program information for specific details.

Degrees awarded from international universities and colleges must be verified as the U.S. equivalent of a Bachelor’s or higher degree.

Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended and currently attending. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course‐by‐course transcript evaluation based on official transcripts and documents be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents, or copies will not fulfill this requirement.

Official transcripts should be sent to GHSU’s Office of Academic Admission as part of your “Admissions Packet.” To remain official, all transcripts must remain in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the Registrar’s office of the issuing institution. Alternatively, transcripts can be mailed to GHSU’s Office of Academic Admission directly from the Registrar’s office of the issuing institution.

Three references/recommendations

Recommendations from three individuals are required. Referees should be individuals (usually college professors) qualified to critically assess the applicants prior academic, employment, artistic, research and/or clinical experience and qualifications (as applicable) as well as the applicants potential as a graduate student in the field/program selected.

Graduate reference forms and letters can be submitted online only. Applicants list names and provide information for three individuals as references during the online application process. Once the application is submitted, each referee will receive an email directing them to complete the online reference form. The completed reference form will then be forwarded to the Office of Academic Admissions via the online application system, CollegeNet. An applicant wishing to change a reference letter after the application has been submitted must log into his/her CollegeNet account and change the name and contact information for the reference.

Official GRE scores (only the General GRE test is required)

Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores must be sent directly to the Office of Academic Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. Georgia Health Sciences University institution code is 5406 for GRE scores. Do not list a department code. All scores must be less than five years old.

Official Miller Analogy Test (MAT) scores may be substituted for GRE scores in master’s nursing programs, with the exception of Nursing Anesthesia. Georgia Health Sciences University institution code is 1108 for MAT scores. Do not list a department code. All scores must be less than five years old.

As applicable, applicants must also submit the following:

  • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, if your first language is not English. A minimum score of 550 (paper‐based), 213 (computer‐based), or 79 (Internet‐based) is required. Some programs require higher minimum score. Scores must be sent directly to the Office of Academic Admissions by the Educational Testing Service. Georgia Health Sciences University institution code is 5406. TOEFL scores must be less than two years old.

    Exemption from the TOEFL requirement is allowed for graduate students who submit proof of earning a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university where English is the language of instruction.
     
  • Verification of transcripts from foreign colleges and universities by an approved transcript evaluation service. An official course-by-course transcript evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents, or copies will not fulfill this requirement. See details at www.georgiahealth.edu/Admissions/instud.html

    Biomedical Science and Biostatistics Ph.D. Applicants Only: Applicants to these two programs can request consideration to receive a credentials evaluation at the expense of each program. Applications, official transcripts and other application materials must be sent to GHSU by December 31to be eligible to receive this consideration.

     
  • If accepted, international students may need to submit documentation of personal funds before a Form I‐20 Certificate of Eligibility can be issued.

Program specific requirements – see program Admission Requirements for details

Some programs require interviews: Interviews are by invitation only. Applicants will be selected for an interview based on an initial review of submitted application materials. Selected applicants will be notified directly by the program.

Program specific recommendations - see program Admission Requirements and Recommendations for additional details.

Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.

While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with GHSU’s Office of Academic Admission for recent updates.

Applicants deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.

Additional Information

Student financial aid information is available at www.georgiahealth.edu/students/finaid. The Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 706‐721‐4901 or by email at osfa@georgiahealth.edu. Apply for financial aid as soon as possible, before actual acceptance into a program of study, to allow enough time for your financial aid application to be processed.

In accordance with federal law, Georgia Health Sciences University makes available, upon request, its annual security report which includes information concerning campus security policies and crime statistics. For a copy of this report, please contact GHSU Public Safety at 706‐721‐2914. Students at distant site locations should contact the college public safety office at that location.

Providing false or incomplete information on this application or any of the documents supporting your application for admission can result in denial of admission, invalidation of an acceptance decision, or, following matriculation, administrative disenrollment or dismissal. Students are subject to disenrollment or dismissal for falsifying application information at any time during enrollment prior to graduation. For additional information regarding your application and/or the application process contact:

Georgia Health Sciences University
Office of Academic Admission
1120 15th Street (AA-170)
Augusta, GA 30912-7310
United States of America

Phone: 706‐721‐2725
Toll‐Free: 1‐800‐519‐3388
Email: bboggs@georgiahealth.edu

For additional program information contact:

College of Graduate Studies
Email: gradstudies@georgiahealth.edu
Phone: 706-721-9516