University of Georgia Graduate School

University Of Georgia Graduate School

University of Georgia Graduate School

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The University of Georgia Graduate School is a college within the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Georgia, United States. The UGA Graduate School administers and confers all professional and research master's degrees and doctoral degrees.


Graduate studies began at UGA in the 19th century under the supervision of a graduate studies faculty committee. The first Master of Arts curriculum was put in place in 1868 during the administration of Chancellor Andrew A. Lipscomb, and the first graduate degrees were awarded in 1871 (with future UGA Chancellor Walter Barnard Hill being one of that first group of master's degree graduates).

In 1872, graduate degree programs in Civil Engineering and Civil and Mining Engineering were also added. The Master of Agriculture was authorized in 1875, and the Master of Science followed in 1890. The first official mention of "the graduate schools" appeared in the University's 1901 spring catalog.

In 1910, the Board of Regents and Chancellor David Barrow formally established the Graduate School and appointed Dr. Willis Henry Bocock as its Dean.

The Master of Science in Agriculture was also authorized in that inaugural year, followed by the Master of Science in Forestry (1917), the Master of Science in Economics (later renamed to the Master of Business Administration) (1923), the Master of Science in Chemistry (1932), and the Master of Science in Social Work (1934).

Additional Masters programs (Master of Science in Education,...
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