Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education. Ranked in the top 20 among public universities for the eighth consectutive year, UGA coordinates world-class graduate programs and certificates that offer professional development and cutting-edge research opportunities with real-world applications.

The UGA Graduate School ranks 3rd in online graduate education and business (non-MBA) programs, both public and private; Top 20 ranking for the 8th consecutive year among public universities; 300+ graduate certificates and programs, including master's, doctoral, and specialist degrees; Top 10 ranking for several of our graduate programs. Rankings by U.S. News & World Report


Welcome to UGA

Chartered by the State of Georgia in 1785, the University of Georgia is the birthplace of public higher education in America. UGA is an innovative land – and sea-grant doctoral university (Very High Research Activity) composed of 17 schools and colleges. While the main campus is located in Athens, Georgia, UGA has several extended campuses and research centers located throughout the state.

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When you commit to UGA, we commit to you.

At UGA, we want our students to thrive. Supporting your success begins at day one with GradFIRST, a seminar to introduce all first-year students to the resources available at UGA and to provide valuable networking opportunities. In addition to providing unparalleled academic education and training, UGA supports graduate students with programs focused on professional development, diversity and inclusion, and personal well-being.


Access to graduate education at UGA

At UGA, we provide many options to obtain a graduate degree. The university’s historic main campus is located in Athens, Georgia. In addition, a variety of programs are available online or on one of our four extended campuses —three in the Atlanta metro area (BuckheadGriffin, and Gwinnett) and one in south Georgia (Tifton).

Visit UGA’s Athens campus remotely through our Virtual Campus Tour.

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Welcome to the Dawg Nation

Your UGA education is more than just a degree. Our distinguished alumni support and empower current students and provide graduates with a lifelong network. With more than 350,000 living alumni, our graduates can be found in a wide range of careers and are spread across the globe.

Learn about the UGA Alumni Association and how to stay involved.

UGA Alumni

Live in a cool town – Athens, GA

Named by Southern Living as #1 for The South’s Best College Town 2022. From football to food to year-round events, festivals and family activities, you will not find yourself short of entertainment. Whether you are here for 1 year or 10, Athens offers a small town feel with a big town list of activities. There is a network of UGA alumni in town who will support you and the university.

Why Athens?

With diversity of experiences and fresh ideas, graduate students bring something special to the University of Georgia community. By the time they depart, they’ll have the opportunity to excel as distinguished leaders, scholars, and experts. But along the way, they contribute vital work toward our teaching, research, and service missions.

The Graduate School empowers these students to thrive during their time here and reach their potential when they leave.

We provide the framework for graduate students to earn a valuable degree in our wide-ranging, first-rate programs. We foster an inclusive and equitable environment where all can reach their full potential, and we support exceptional experiences with world-class faculty.

As our students go on to forge successful careers, we enrich communities through advancements inspired by graduate education.


Unlocking potential. Building futures.

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