UGA Institutional Recruitment Partners
The Graduate School seeks to create a more diverse graduate student body at the University of Georgia (UGA) by promoting opportunities in graduate education to all populations. Since 2008, UGA has fostered partnerships with minority-serving institutions to enhance the recruitment and transition for undergraduate students as they learn about applying to graduate school and enroll as a graduate student.
Prospective UGA graduate students who are transitioning from these partner institutions may be eligible to participate in the Graduate School FUSE Program (Facilitating Underrepresented Student Experiences).
The benefits of FUSE Program participation include an application fee waiver for the University of Georgia Graduate School and consideration for a graduate school assistantship if admitted to the University of Georgia. The assistantship includes reduced tuition (currently, $25/per semester), a monthly stipend, and a strong FUSE cohort support system with other students from Minority-Serving Institutions.
As of fall 2023, UGA has established recruitment partnerships with the following six institutions:
- Albany State University
Primary Contact: Dr. Julie Francis-Pettway, PhD, Director, Office of Career Services
- Florida A&M University (FAMU)
Primary Contact: India Woods, Program Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies, Research & Continuing Education
- Fort Valley State University
Primary Contact: Dr. Davida J. Curtis, Center for Retention Services
- Morehouse College
Primary Contact: Dr. Kendrick T. Brown, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
- North Carolina A&T State University
Primary Contact: Dr. Clay Gloster, Vice Provost for Graduate Research and Dean of the Graduate College
- Spelman College
Primary Contact: Dr. DeKimberlen Neely, Associate Dean