The Graduate School seeks to promote diversity by encouraging the enrollment of students from historically underrepresented groups and promoting an inclusive graduate education environment.

As part of the Graduate School’s overarching recruitment and retention programming, we offer several programs targeted to students from underrepresented backgrounds under the banner of the “Pathways to Graduate School Program.”


Programs for Prospective Students Considering Graduate School at UGA

Preparing Diverse Populations for Graduate Admissions

The Preparing for Graduate School Workshop provides helpful information for juniors, seniors, and alumni who are considering graduate school. Topics will include finding your graduate program, advice on graduate admissions exams, the application process, types of funding available, and how students can better prepare themselves for their graduate education journey.

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Programs for UGA Applicants or Incoming Graduate Students

FUSE (Facilitating Underrepresented Student Experiences) Partnership Program (formerly known as the Graduate Feeder Program)
Future Scholars Visitation Program

The Future Scholars Visitation Program serves as a recruitment tool for prospective graduate students, allowing them to visit the University of Georgia campus and their academic departments of interest. This program follows the University of Georgia’s strategic plan to create a more diverse environment on campus by recruiting students from underrepresented within the discipline and/or first-generation populations. Current undergraduate seniors, masters and/or professional students, and graduates from colleges and universities across the United States, including minority-serving institutions and graduate preparation programs, are eligible to be considered.

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Gateway to Graduate School

The Gateway to Graduate School Program allows incoming graduate students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to begin their graduate education at the University of Georgia in the summer semester rather than the fall.

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