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Georgia State University

Department of Communication

Atlanta , GA

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Georgia State University

Overview

Georgia State University / Department of Communication is located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Rhetoric and politics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Moving image studies
Master of Arts (MA) Film, video, and digital imaging Critical studies
Master of Arts (MA) Film, video, and digital imaging Screenwriting
Master of Arts (MA) Film, video, and digital imaging Production
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public communication
Master of Arts (MA) Mass communication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Media and society
Master of Arts (MA) Human communication and social influence

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Varies
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

67
Applied
30
Accepted
15
Enrolled
45%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 10th February 10th No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

87
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American 34.48%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1.15%
Two or more races 3.45%
Unknown 1.15%

Gender

Male (31%)
Female (68%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 1
Male (8)
Female (15)

Research

Focus of faculty research: New media, mass media and journalism, rhetoric, film and media studies, film production
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA  30302-3083
United States
Contact Dr. Greg Lisby
Chair
Email: glisby@gsu.edu
Phone: 404-413-5639
Fax: 404-413-5634

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