Academic Programs

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs

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.

Creating an Interdisciplinary Graduate Program


International Study Programs

A variety of international study programs are available to graduate students at the University of Georgia, including:

International Options

Graduate students have a variety of opportunities to travel abroad utilizing UGA organizational structure of Study Abroad programs, residential sites, collaborative agreements with partner institutions, affiliations with consortia and other research and professional networks. Our Residential Sites offer unique opportunities for interdisciplinary courses and graduate work. For instance, in the Ecolodge San Luis and Research Station in Costa Rica, students can develop field techniques, initiate preliminary research projects or receive training for field methods as well as language and culture. In Cortona, Italy, there are options for internships in Art and courses dealing with art history, art studios in a variety of disciplines. In Oxford, England, the residential site serve students affiliated with the Oxford program serving various schools and colleges. Many academic collaboration programs allow graduate students to take part in special projects developed through the Area Study centers (such as the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Asian Studies, the Institute for African Studies) or specialized centers (such as the Center for Tropical and Emergent Diseases, the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, the Center for International Trade and Security, the Center for the Study of Global Issues). Many graduate students can apply to participate in a variety of research projects conducted by UGA professors overseas, and will be eligible to apply for partial funding to participate in international conferences or workshops if presenting a paper.

Study Abroad/Exchange Programs

The Office of International Education (OIE) offers advisory services on study abroad programs lasting an academic year, semester, summer, or Maymester. It also maintains an extensive library for those seeking study, work, internship, volunteering, or travel abroad opportunities. Detailed information can be found at OIE web site: The following UGA study abroad and exchange programs are open to graduate students:

  • Agriculture and Ecology in Tropical America (Costa Rica)
  • Bamberg Exchange Program (Germany)
  • Brazil-U.S. Consortium in Agroecology
  • Cannes Film Festival Study Abroad (France)
  • Classics Studies Abroad in Rome (Italy)
  • Drama and Theatre in London and Dublin (United Kingdom/Ireland)
  • Elementary Education in Italy
  • Erlangen Exchange Program (Germany)
  • India Abroad; International Agribusiness Marketing and Management
  • Focus on Mexico
  • International Fisheries: Salmonid Biology (Canada)
  • Islam, Islamic Culture, and Arabic in Morocco
  • Kenya Study Abroad Program
  • Kyushu University Exchange (Japan)
  • Maymester in New Zealand
  • Maymester in Tanzania
  • Porto Exchange Program (Portugal)
  • Monterrey Exchange Program (Mexico)
  • Rostock Exchange Program (Germany)
  • South Africa Study Tour in Adult Education (South Africa)
  • Studies Abroad Switzerland
  • Study Abroad in Great Britain: British Landscapes, Literature, and Education
  • Study Abroad in Peru
  • Study Abroad Program – Japan
  • Study Abroad Program in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Study Tour in Family and Consumer Sciences (Mexico)
  • Summer-in-Ghana; The Xalapa Experience
  • Learning about Language, Culture, and Education in Mexico
  • UGA at Oxford Study Abroad Program (United Kingdom)
  • UGA in South America (Argentina)
  • UGA Studies Abroad – Cortona; Italy
  • University of Helsinki Exchange Program
  • University of the West Indies Exchange Program
  • Veracruz Exchange Program (Mexico)
  • Wildlife Management in South Africa

Moreover, some departments, centers or institutes have non-traditional Study Abroad programs that fit graduate students needs for preliminary research, internships or other academic endeavors overseas. In addition, graduate students may take courses on programs through other universities and transfer the credit back to UGA, provided approval of their major professor, graduate coordinator and dean of the Graduate School is given. Students wishing to transfer back graduate credit should meet with a study abroad advisor in the OIE to receive proper forms for approval. Some aid may also be applied to programs offered by other universities. In addition, OIE keeps information on scholarships that may be applied to study abroad or for obtaining a graduate degree at an international university. Please see our website or visit the Study Abroad Library in 203F Barrow Hall for more information. To meet with a study abroad advisor, please call the OIE: (706) 425-3274. The office is located in Bank of America Building, 110 E. Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30602, e-mail:, or visit the OIE web site:


The UGA Advantage (Double Dawgs)

Giving Students Advanced Skills and Knowledge at a Lower Cost

To give our students a competitive advantage after graduation while helping lower the overall cost of a college education, the University of Georgia is launching The UGA Advantage (also known as Double Dawgs), an ambitious program that will create structured pathways for qualified students to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree within a five-year timeframe. Our goal is to offer students a significant number of linked undergraduate/graduate degree pathways through this innovative dual degree program. Dual degrees can be offered within one department and discipline or can be offered across departments, schools, or colleges. For more information, visit the Double Dawgs website

Combined Degree Programs (Honors Program)

The Graduate School offers certain combined degrees with other schools and colleges in the University. Selected students in the College of Arts and Sciences may be eligible for completion of combined AB and MA or BS and MS programs in a four-year period. Students interested in these degree objectives should contact the University Honors Program. Once a student in one of these programs is admitted to the Graduate School, he or she is considered to be a graduate student for enrollment and fee purposes. This may interfere with undergraduate financial aid awards and loans.

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