Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives

UGA Graduate Students

The University of Georgia Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives promotes excellence in graduate education by recruiting top students to The University of Georgia. Every effort is made to facilitate a smooth transition for new students through their graduation as well as heighten the graduate experience of all students. We encourage students to use our resources at some point during their academic and professional career. Our office is ready to assist you!

While striving to increase overall enrollment, the Graduate School also seeks to promote diversity by encouraging the enrollment of students from historically underrepresented groups and qualified programs abroad. The Graduate School’s definition of underrepresented includes race/ethnicity, gender within discipline, first generation, non-traditional age and/or a self-identified aspect of a uniquely diverse background.  As part of the Graduate School’s overarching recruitment programming, we offer several programs targeted to students from underrepresented backgrounds under the banner of “Pathways Program”.

Through the Pathways Program, the Graduate School sponsors academic, social, and professional workshops and activities.

Nationally, UGA ranks high in number of degrees awarded:

Doctoral Degrees

  • 8th nationally in total numbers of doctoral degrees in Psychology conferred upon African American students
  • 10th  nationally in total numbers of doctoral degrees conferred upon African American students
  • 11th  nationally in total numbers of doctoral degrees in Education conferred upon African American students
  • 16th  nationally in total numbers of doctoral degrees in Biological and Biomedical Sciences conferred upon Hispanic students
  • 18th  nationally in total numbers of doctoral degrees in Education conferred upon minority students
  • 19th  nationally in total numbers of doctoral degrees in Health Professions and Related  programs conferred upon African American students

Masters Degrees

  • 10th  nationally in the number of master’s degrees in Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics awarded to Hispanic students
  • 23rd  nationally in the number of master’s degrees in Public Health conferred upon African American students
Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education (2015)

Recruitment & Diversity Initiatives

(706) 542-6416 [office]

grecruit@uga.edu