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Agricultural and Applied Economics (PhD)

Rigorous curriculum and cutting-edge research programs in a wide range of economic fields. Work closely with nationally recognized, experienced faculty to break new ground in our understanding of human decision making and economic institutions.

Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication

Rigorous curriculum, hands-on experience, & cutting-edge research. Work closely with nationally recognized faculty to address the human dimensions associated with educating & communicating about agricultural and environmental sciences.

Animal and Dairy Science (PhD)

A PhD in Animal and Dairy Science can be focused on growth and developmental biology, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, meats or muscle biology, and nutrition of animals (cattle, swine and laboratory animals).

Art (PhD)

An intensive program with tracks in Art Education and Art History. Students engage in intensive research and work closely with faculty mentors. They procure jobs at universities and museums and routinely secure tenure track and curatorial positions.

Bioinformatics (PHD)

The mission of the IOB graduate degree program is to train and mentor students as bioinformaticians to join the work force of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, private and government research labs, and academia. More info: iob.uga.edu

Biological and Agricultural Engineering (PhD)

Biological Engineering is the application of engineering principles to design solutions for problems related to biological systems. The program provides a rigorous curriculum and innovative research in: Biomaterials, Cell Manufacturing and Modeling.

Biostatistics (PhD)

The Ph.D. Program in Biostatistics trains individuals to develop and apply new and innovative biostatistical methods and thus improve the quality of public health and biomedical research and practice.

Business Administration: Accounting (PhD)

The Ph.D. degree in the Tull School of Accounting is designed to prepare students to conduct scholarly research in accounting and to eventually take positions at other research universities. The program is individually planned with each student.

Business Administration: Finance (PhD)

The program provides a foundation in financial and economic theory and needed empirical skills, analyzing the fundamental concepts of finance, the workings of financial markets and financial intermediaries, and financial decision-making.

Business Administration: Management (PhD)

Students are prepared for an academic career in one of two management concentrations. Organizational Behavior focuses on improving the attitudes and behaviors of employees. Strategic Management focuses on understanding firm profitability and success.

Business Administration: Management Information Systems (PhD)

The PhD in MIS is consistently ranked among the best programs worldwide and known for its cutting-edge research and support from actively publishing faculty. The field is broad, interdisciplinary and affords research opportunities across a diverse range of topics.

Business Administration: Marketing (PhD)

Our program provides students with both strong empirical research skills in econometrics, experimentation, and statistics and strong theory development in consumer behavior and strategy. PhD students generally focus in one of these two areas.

Business Administration: Real Estate (PhD)

The PhD program in Real Estate is designed to prepare students for collegiate teaching and research and for positions in government and business. The program includes intensive training in real estate, economics, quantitative methods, and finance.

Business Administration: Risk Management and Insurance (PhD)

The Risk Management and Insurance PhD program is designed to develop an understanding of both theoretical and applied aspects of insurance and risk management. The Terry College provides an excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a PhD

Cellular Biology (PhD)

Research in the Department of Cellular Biology is a community of scientists who are performing cutting edge research in Cell Biology, Cellular Immunology, Molecular Parasitology, Infectious Disease, Developmental Biology and Molecular Neuroscience.

Chemistry (PhD)

The Department of Chemistry has as its main goal the education and training of professional chemists for entry into industry, government, or the academic world.

Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy (PhD)

This interdisciplinary program prepares students to address complex socio-political problems relating to ethical drug consumption, manufacturing, distribution, and payment mechanisms. Elective concentrations are business, psychology, statistics, political science, and more.

Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD)

The PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders provides students with core and tailored coursework in evidenced-based practices, research, and college teaching/supervision in preparation for careers in academic, research, and clinical settings.

Communication Studies (PhD)

Our department offers graduate programs in Interpersonal & Health and Rhetorical Studies. Our Double Dawg, MA, and PhD programs offer study of personal, public, and political communication. Graduates can pursue professional or academic careers.

Comparative Biomedical Sciences (PhD)

The PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences is designed to emphasize interdisciplinary and translational approaches in biomedical research. It is ideal for students preparing for research-based positions in academia, industry, or government.

Comparative Literature & Intercultural Studies (PhD)

UGA Comparative Literature is one of the expansive Comparative Literature Programs in a state university in the US today. It offers the standard courses of the discipline as well as a variety of Asian and African languages

Counseling and Student Personnel Services (PhD)

College Student Affairs Administration: Prepares advanced student affairs educators, student affairs faculty. Counselor Education and Supervision: CACREP-accredited. Prepares counselor educators, leaders in P–16 settings. Focus on social justice.

Counseling Psychology (PhD)

APA accredited, prepares health service professionals to conduct research, assume leadership as faculty members, practice applied skills in human service settings, develop multicultural competencies, develop a personal and professional identity.

Crop and Soil Sciences (PhD)

Crop & soil scientists are responsible for the world's food, feed & fiber supply, & conserving soil & water resources. Research areas include Environmental Soil Science/Water Quality, Crop Management/Physiology, Turfgrass Science, Weed Science, & Plant Breeding/Genetics.

Economics (PhD)

The PhD program in Economics provides rigorous training in the theory and application of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. Entering students aim for research-oriented careers in the academic, public, or private sectors.

Educational Administration and Policy (PhD)

The PhD in Educational Administration and Policy prepares graduates for careers in educational policy analysis or leadership within P-12 educational research, government, academia or non-profit sectors.

Educational Leadership (EdD)

The EdD in Educational Leadership leads to Tier II Educational Leadership Certification. Tier II educators may serve as principals or district level leaders who supervise principals. Tier I Educational Leadership Certification is a prerequisite.

Educational Psychology (PhD)

The Department of Educational Psychology consists of four areas (Applied Cognition and Development, Gifted and Creative Education, Quantitative Methodology, and School Psychology), which provide depth and flexibility to become an expert in the field.

Educational Theory and Practice (PhD)

Earn your doctorate in this program for those who intend to assume positions as researchers, teacher educators, teacher leaders, and policy makers. We have doctoral emphasis areas in critical studies, early childhood, elementary, middle grades, social studies, and teacher ed

Engineering (PhD)

The PhD in Engineering provides maximum flexibility for students to address 21st century challenges through their studies and research. Emphasis Areas enable students to focus in either a specific disciplinary specialty or interdisciplinary area.

English (PhD)

Our PhD program is primarily intended for those pursuing a career in college and university teaching and research. We offer a variety of courses that signal our recognition of intellectual and disciplinary change as well as our commitment to traditional literary history.

Entomology (PhD)

As the dominant terrestrial fauna, insects perform key ecosystem services but also threaten our interests as medical and agricultural pests. Graduate training in Entomology prepares students for diverse science careers solving real-world problems

Environmental Design and Planning (PhD)

PhD prepares students to propose and conduct research to support the design, planning, and management of the natural, cultural, and built environment though the integration of research methods and theories, innovative technologies, design and problem

Epidemiology (PhD)

The Ph.D. Program in Epidemiology trains public health professionals and researchers in the use of epidemiological principles to conduct innovative research, teaching and service to address existing and emerging public health issues.

Food Science (PhD)

Food Scientists apply science and engineering to study the physical, chemical, and biological nature of food. They develop new food products, design food processes, chemically analyze food, and evaluate food safety and sensory quality.

Foods and Nutrition (PhD)

The program allows extensive research and study in one of our specialized program areas. Students receive customized training in research methodologies; effective grant writing, dissemination of research findings, and making scholarly contributions.

Forest Resources (PhD)

A 30 hour terminal degree with specialized field of expertise in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences; Forest Biology & Management; Forest Business; Natural Resources Management & Sustainability; Parks, Recreation & Tourism; or Wildlife Ecology & Management.

Genetics (PhD)

Our program brings together a broad array of faculty in many areas of molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, and genomics into one group. A graduate degree in Genetics from UGA will put you at the forefront of this scientific revolution.

Geography (PhD)

The department of Geography at UGA is a leading center of scholarship on the physical and social processes that shape our world. We offer a Ph.D. in Geography.

Geology (PhD)

As the terminal degree in Geology, the Ph.D. is the starting point of an academic career in the Earth and Planetary Sciences. It is also sought-after by public- and private-sector organizations focused on natural resources development and regulation.

Health Promotion and Behavior (PhD)

The primary objective of this program is to prepare researchers and leaders by fostering research and development in health promotion. Programs are interdisciplinary, recognizing that study of health behavior requires theories, information, and expertise from many fields.

Higher Education (PhD)

Students interested in teaching, research, and administration develop competencies needed to contribute to the academic discipline and development of higher education as a force in the development and advancement of society.

Higher Education Executive (EdD)

The Executive EDd is an accelerated cohort-based program focused on broadening students' perspectives on current issues in higher education and showcasing the multi-faceted role of leadership in post-secondary education.

History (PhD)

The Department of History offers PhD students dedicated mentors, accomplished peers, professional development opportunities, teacher training, and in-house research grants. Students graduate ready for faculty positions and careers beyond the academy.

Horticulture (PhD)

We offer Master's and Ph.D. programs. These are traditional academic degree programs, emphasizing scientific study and original research. Each program is tailored to meet the needs of the student. Graduates work in academia, government, and industry.

Human Development and Family Science (PhD)

The PhD program integrates research and professional practice in human development and family science. Courses and practicum experiences in research, teaching, and service train students to identify, prevent, or solve problems and promote well-being.

Infectious Diseases (PhD)

We offer superb graduate training with a focus on cutting edge techniques and both basic and translation science. Our research encompasses aspects of infectious diseases including immunology, vaccinology, and host pathogen interactions.

Integrated Life Sciences (PhD)

ILS is the interdisciplinary gateway program for 14 Ph.D. Life Science Programs. ILS oversees recruiting and the Fall semester curricular that is focused on highly immersive rotation experiences and strong training in professional development.

Integrated Plant Sciences (PhD)

Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) allows first-year graduate students to explore the research areas of nearly 60 faculty and 8 participating PhD graduate programs.

Integrative Conservation & Anthropology (PhD)

The Integrative Conservation (ICON) program trains students to confront the challenges of 21st century conservation research and practice. Tracks include ICON & Anthropology; ICON & Ecology; ICON & Forestry and Natural Resources; or ICON & Geography.

Integrative Conservation and Ecology (PhD)

The Integrative Conservation (ICON) program trains students to confront the challenges of 21st century conservation research and practice. Tracks include ICON & Anthropology; ICON & Ecology; ICON & Forestry and Natural Resources; or ICON & Geography.

Integrative Conservation and Forestry and Natural Resources (PhD)

The Integrative Conservation (ICON) program trains students to confront the challenges of 21st century conservation research and practice. Tracks include ICON & Anthropology; ICON & Ecology; ICON & Forestry and Natural Resources; or ICON & Geography.

Integrative Conservation and Geography (PhD)

The department of Geography at UGA is a leading center of scholarship on the physical and social processes that shape our world. We offer a doctorate degree in Integrative Conservation and Geography.

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology

What is your career goal, a scientist, a medical doctor, a staff person or liaison within a government agency, an entrepreneur, a medical lawyer, a science teacher, or unsure yet? If you are interested in pursuing a higher degree in basic life scienc

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences

The ultimate goal of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program is the education and training of biomedical and health scientists with a focus on understanding the basic and applied aspects of biomedical phenomena.

Kinesiology (PhD)

We offer programs in exercise science, physical education and sport management to prepare researchers, educators, and physical activity and sport management specialists to deliver physical activity, rehabilitative and sports programs, and services.

Language Education (PhD)

We offer a single PhD program with five areas of emphasis: English Education; Reading Education, Children’s Literature and Language Arts (P-5); Reading Education, Children's Literature, Language Arts (6-12); TESOL; and World Language Education.

Learning, Design and Technology (PhD)

The PhD program prepares you for advanced scholarly inquiry related to the design, development, and evaluation of effective interactive learning environments. It is an Athens-based program emphasizing mentoring and working closely with faculty.

Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development (EdD)

The mission of the adult education program mirrors the three-fold mission of The University of Georgia – to teach, to research, and to serve. What makes the program’s mission unique is the central idea of adult education–that conscious, systematic, purposeful learning should

Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development (PhD)

Tapping theories of learning, leadership, and organization development to develop mid-career and senior professionals to be scholar-leaders related to education and change at the individual, group, organization, community, and societal levels.

Linguistics (PhD)

The discipline of Linguistics is the scientific analysis of the complex systems of language. It embraces phonology and phonetics, morphology, syntax, and semantics in the synchronic and diachronic study of contemporary as well as ancient languages.

Marine Sciences (PhD)

Study the biology, chemistry, geology, and physics of Earth's oceans and coasts. We offer interdisciplinary training at facilities in Athens and the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, and provide research opportunities on local and global issues.

Mathematics Education (PhD)

Designed for students with a strong background in mathematics and mathematics education who wish to be leading researchers in mathematics education. This program combines graduate-level study with qualitative and quantitative research methodology.

Microbiology (PhD)

Programs of study leading to a Ph.D. degree are offered in different fields of microbiology including genetics, ecology, pathogenesis, cell biology, physiology, anaerobic microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.

Neuroscience (PhD)

UGA's Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program trains doctoral students using novel, multidisciplinary approaches to study the brain and behavior preparing them to address major neurologic and neurodegenerative diseases of the 21st century.

Philosophy (PhD)

Our comprehensive philosophy PhD program covers all major study areas. Approaches include historical study, phenomenology, linguistic and logical analysis, with special strengths in metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of mind.

Physics (PhD)

We have a small student to faculty ratio (about 2) with a student body size of ~50. We have several worldly renowned research fields ranging from astronomy to nano-science. PhD program takes ~5 years and jobs are found easily upon graduation.

Plant Biology (PhD)

Plant Biology department offers a broad spectrum of educational and research opportunities in plant and fungal biology. We are committed to providing outstanding scientific research opportunities and the long-term career development of our students.

Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics (PHD)

This program ensures broad training while providing the flexibility to focus on areas of greatest interest. Faculty actively engage in training of students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and molecular understanding of crop traits.

Plant Pathology (PhD)

The PHD degree in Plant Pathology integrates research and coursework at the interface of the plant, microbial, and environmental sciences. This program emphasizes the development of scientists who can fill leadership positions in research, teaching, outreach, and administrat

Political Science & International Affairs (PhD)

The PhD in Political Science & International Affairs offers world-renowned faculty and cutting-edge research tools and methodologies for students interested in international relations, comparative politics, American politics, or political theory.

Polymer, Fiber & Textile Sciences (PhD)

We integrate instruction with relevant research on textile fiber and polymer science, merchandising and international trade, consumer behavior, historic and cultural aspects of dress and textiles, and design solutions for residential interiors.

Poultry Science (PhD)

The Ph.D. program in Poultry Science provides training in basic and/or applied research from world-renowned experts with a variety of specialties in poultry science and avian biology, as well as practical exposure to the dynamic poultry industry.

Psychology (PhD)

The Department of Psychology is a nationally recognized department with award-winning professors. Graduate work leading to the PhD degree is offered in behavioral and brain sciences; clinical psychology; and industrial–organizational psychology.

Public Administration & Policy (PhD)

The mission of the PhD Program at the University of Georgia is to achieve distinction as a leader in public administration and policy education and research. Our students are actively involved in pursuing this mission.

Public Health (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program in the College of Public Health is a professional doctorate emphasizes leadership, management, and policy development and is designed to prepare graduates for senior level public health practice careers.

Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies

If you have a deep interest in the methodological, theoretical, and ethical procedures and challenges inherent to social science research and evaluation, this is a program for you. Our graduates contribute to the field of qualitative inquiry.

Religion (PhD)

The Phd in Religion allows one to focus on an area of study, generating a book-length manuscript, and also provides opportunities in preparation for teaching in Religious Studies. Areas of concentration: Global Religions and Religions in America

Romance Languages (PhD)

The Department of Romance Languages offers MAs and PhDs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish-language cultural studies, linguistics, and literature, with a focus on interdisciplinary study, close mentorship, and professional training.

Science Education (EdD)

This program emphasizes broad and deep familiarity with the research literature in science education and closely related theoretical and practical fields,and the development of skills necessary to make original and important contributions to research

Science Education (PhD)

This program emphasizes broad and deep familiarity with the research literature in science education and closely related theoretical and practical fields,and the development of skills necessary to make original and important contributions to research

Social Studies Education (PhD)

Enroll to explore and develop strategies for teaching students about the rich complexities of our world. Our program prepares the social studies teachers of tomorrow through direct work with practicing teachers, current students, doctoral students.

Social Work (PhD)

The PhD program produces scholars who work interdisciplinarily through epistemologically diverse, research-intensive study and prepares future social work educators through instruction in sound pedagogical practice and mentored experiential learning.

Sociology (PhD)

All students receive strong training in research methods and analytic techniques, as well as in several major substantive areas. A favorable faculty-to-student ratio permits an emphasis on individualized instruction and student-faculty collaboration.

Special Education (PhD)

The PhD in Special Education provides students with core and tailored coursework in evidenced-based practices, research, and college teaching/supervision in preparation for careers in academic, research, and clinical settings.

Statistics (PhD)

Our program has provided students with a broad foundation in statistical theory and applications, and research opportunities in various fields. Such training has enabled our graduates to earn jobs in government, industry, and academia.

Student Affairs Leadership (EdD)

Based on UGA Griffin campus, 3-year, cohort-based doctoral program. Practitioner-focused, hybrid format, primarily online with classroom sessions in a one-week, May residency in Athens. Monthly class meetings in Griffin throughout the year.

Theatre and Film Studies (PhD)

We develop scholar-artists engaged with performance in theatres, media, and the world. This research degree encourages the integration of scholarship with the practice of dramatic art. Graduates teach at colleges across the US and abroad.

Toxicology: Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy (PhD)

This interdisciplinary program prepares students to address complex socio-political problems relating to ethical drug consumption, manufacturing, distribution, and payment mechanisms. Elective concentrations are business, psychology, statistics, political science, and more.

Toxicology: Infectious Diseases (PhD)

The Toxicology program has students in multiple departments across campus: Physiology & Pharmacology, Environmental Health Science, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Crop & Soil Sciences, Forestry, Veterinary Biomedical & Diagnostic Imaging

Toxicology: Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (PhD)

The Toxicology program has students in multiple departments across campus: Physiology & Pharmacology, Environmental Health Science, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Crop & Soil Sciences, Forestry, Veterinary Biomedical & Diagnostic Imaging

Toxicology: Physiology and Pharmacology (PhD)

The Toxicology program has students in multiple departments across campus: Physiology & Pharmacology, Environmental Health Science, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Crop & Soil Sciences, Forestry, Veterinary Biomedical & Diagnostic Imaging

Toxicology: Plant Pathology (PhD)

The Toxicology program has students in multiple departments across campus: Physiology & Pharmacology, Environmental Health Science, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Crop & Soil Sciences, Forestry, Veterinary Biomedical & Diagnostic Imaging

Toxicology: Veterinary Biosciences and Diagnostic Imaging (PhD)

The Toxicology program has students in multiple departments across campus: Physiology & Pharmacology, Environmental Health Science, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Crop & Soil Sciences, Forestry, Veterinary Biomedical & Diagnostic Imaging

Toxicology: Veterinary Pathology (PhD)

The Toxicology program has students in multiple departments across campus: Physiology & Pharmacology, Environmental Health Science, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences, Animal & Dairy Sciences, Crop & Soil Sciences, Forestry, Veterinary Biomedical & Diagnostic Imaging

Veterinary Pathology (PhD)

For veterinarians, the Department of Pathology offers a residency certificate program or a combined residency/MS or PhD program, in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology. Trainees are eligible for the American College of Veterinary Pathologists exam.

Workforce Education (EdD)

The EdD in Workforce Education prepares you for leadership, university teaching, and other roles in career and technical education. This Griffin-based blended program is suited for practitioners who want to move into a leadership role in an educational setting.

Workforce Education (PhD)

Delve into the field of workforce education in preparation for careers requiring research, scholarship, and policy development. You will explore issues in workforce education, pursue a related minor, learn research methodology, and complete a dissertation.

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