Graduate School Divisions

Mailing Address:

The Graduate School
The University of Georgia
210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602

Office of the Dean

Suzanne Barbour Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6392
Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: graddean@uga.edu
Ronald Walcott, Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6394
Associate Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: gradassociatedean@uga.edu
Judy Milton Work Phone: 706-542-6086
Assistant Dean of the Graduate School Work Email: jmilton@uga.edu

Development Office

The Development Office for the UGA Graduate School secures financial support for fellowships and other graduate programs from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations who wish to strengthen and sustain Graduate School goals and initiatives. Current, pledged, and estate gifts to the Graduate School allow masters and doctoral candidates the freedom to study without financial hardship. For more information about gift and naming opportunities at the Graduate School, please call 706-542-6104 or email twilfong@uga.edu.

Tom Wilfong Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6102
Director, Development Work Email: twilfong@uga.edu

Enrolled Student Services

This division maintains files of all graduate students who have been fully admitted and have enrolled for their first semester. For questions about registration flags, drop/add, degree objective changes, grade changes, probation/dismissal, and letters of good standing, contact gradinfo@uga.edu or 706-542-6300. For questions about graduation, advisory committee, program of study, admission to candidacy, transfer of credit, announcements for oral comprehensive exams or final defense of the dissertation, format check of electronic thesis or dissertation, contact gradinfo@uga.edu or 706-542-6300.

Cheri Bliss Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Senior Director, Graduate Student Services Work Email: gradinfo@uga.edu

Graduate School Admissions

Graduate Admissions in the Graduate School works collaboratively with academic departments to assist prospective students in applying for admission to graduate study. Upon initial review of a new application, Graduate Admissions provides a web-link to each applicant who can then monitor the status of his or her own application and materials that have been received. To request admissions materials, click on Request Information. If you have submitted an application for admission and have questions about Graduate School admissions requirements, send an email request to gradadm@uga.edu or call (706) 542-1739. If you have submitted an application for admission and have questions about supplemental requirements of the academic department, please call or e-mail the academic department contact as listed on the Department Contacts page. Note to applicants: Our primary communication with you is by email and we plan to keep in close contact. It is very important that you put UGA email domain names on your internet provider’s Safe List, so our messages reach you.

Cheri Bliss Work Phone: 706-542-6300
Senior Director, Admissions Work Email: gradadm@uga.edu

Graduate School Business Office

The Graduate School Business Office oversees the administration of graduate assistantships campus wide and disperses Graduate School funded assistantship funds and other financial awards. This office assesses tuition for graduate assistants, monitors their enrollment, and handles related problems. The office also administers the Graduate School assistantship programs, various fellowships, and student travel funds for doctoral students. Questions may be directed to gsfinanc@uga.edu.

Tonia Austin-Brown Work Phone: 706-542-6269
Senior Director, Business Office Work Email: teabrown@uga.edu

Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Interdisciplinary graduate programs offer exciting opportunities for faculty and students to come together across traditional divides to produce cutting-edge research and scholarship. The Graduate School is committed to enhancing the culture of innovation and interdisciplinary in graduate education at UGA.

Meredith Welch-Devine Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6002
Director, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Work Email: mwdevine@uga.edu

Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives

The Graduate School promotes excellence in graduate education by recruiting top students to The University of Georgia. While striving to increase overall enrollment, the Graduate School also seeks to promote diversity by encouraging enrollment of students from historically underrepresented groups and qualified programs abroad. Every effort is made to facilitate a smooth transition for new students from matriculation to graduation as well as heighten the graduate experience of all students. The Graduate School sponsors academic, social, and professional programs and activities, and serves as an advocate for students and faculty. We encourage students to utilize our resources at some point during their academic and professional career. Our office is always prepared to assist you with your endeavors.

Lisa Sperling Ph.D. Work Phone: 706-542-6413
Director, Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives Work Email: sperling@uga.edu

Technology Office

The Graduate School Technology Office provides reliable and integrated technology solutions to support academic and administrative goals. This department works closely with all types of users to ensure that our IT solutions are practical and useful to their business operations. Please email your concerns, questions, or suggestions to gradit@uga.edu.

Andrey Dub Work Phone: 706-542-6418
Director, Technology Office Work Email: adub@uga.edu