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Grady Facts

Majors & Degrees

The Grady College offers five undergraduate majors:


• Advertising (AD)
• Digital and Broadcast Journalism (DBJ)
• Journalism (JOUR)
• Mass Media Arts (MMA)
• Public Relations (PR)

Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Fall 2010
AD 411 417 398
DBJ 157 177 169
JOUR 312 319 325
MMA 257 254 259
PR 297 294 297

The Grady College offers two graduate degrees:


• Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication (MA)
• Ph.D. in Mass Communication (PHD)

Fall 2012 Fall 2011 Fall 2010
MA 101 99 77
PHD 36 36 32


Degrees Conferred

2011-2012 2010-2011 2009-2010
617 636 594
Bachelors 573 591 559
Masters 40 38 33
Doctoral 4 7 2


Time to Degree

Freshman
Freshman Cohort
Fall Term
# of Grady majors # of Grady graduates mean time-to-degree
overall @ UGA
(semesters)
mean time-to-degree
as Grady major
(semesters)
1998 326 298 12.1 5.4
1999 356 306 11.9 5.3
2000 404 331 11.9 5.4
2001 327 272 11.7 5.0
2002 287 244 11.5 4.8
2003 358 299 11.8 5.5
2004 341 265 11.9 6.4
2005 354 303 11.8 5.8
2006 390 329 11.7 5.5
2007 373 330 11.5 5.4
2008 372 310 11.4 5.5
2009 367 363 11.1 5.4

Sophomore
Transfer Sophomore
Fall Term
# of Grady majors # of Grady graduates mean time-to-degree
overall @ UGA
(semesters)
mean time-to-degree
as Grady major
(semesters)
1998 45 38 9.1 5.5
1999 48 47 8.6 4.9
2000 41 37 9.2 4.7
2001 52 45 8.6 4.7
2002 65 58 9.1 4.5
2003 34 31 8.6 4.8
2004 10 8 8.6 4.5
2005 14 13 8.0 4.8
2006 20 19 8.7 4.4
2007 29 26 9.1 5.3
2008 14 12 8.8 5.3
2009 44 39 8.9 4.8
2010 23 19 7.6 4.9


Retention & Graduation (Campus)

Freshman
Freshman Cohort
Fall Term
# of Grady majors # of Grady graduates # graduated from another college/school # of students withdrawn # of students still enrolled % of Grady majors
graduate w/Grady
degree 4 Yrs/less
% of Grady majors
graduate w/Grady
degree 5 Yrs/less
% of Grady majors
graduate w/Grady
degree 6 Yrs/less
1998 326 298 26 2 0 62.9 86.5 89.9
1999 356 306 47 3 0 59.3 81.7 85.1
2000 404 331 69 4 0 57.2 79.0 81.7
2001 327 272 52 3 0 63.3 81.7 82.6
2002 287 244 38 3 2 64.1 84.7 85.0
2003 358 299 55 4 0 56.7 82.1 83.0
2004 341 265 67 9 0 51.9 76.5 76.8
2005 354 303 46 5 0 55.6 84.5 85.0
2006 390 329 50 10 1 59.5 83.6 84.4
2007 373 330 38 3 2 67.6 87.7 88.5
2008 372 310 49 9 4 66.7 83.3
2009 367 263 36 4 64 71.1

Sophomore
Transfer Sophomore
Fall Term
# of Grady majors # of Grady graduates # graduated from another college/school # of students withdrawn # of students still enrolled % of Grady majors
graduate w/Grady
degree 4 Yrs/less
% of Grady majors
graduate w/Grady
degree 5 Yrs/less
% of Grady majors
graduate w/Grady
degree 6 Yrs/less
1998 45 38 5 2 0 53.3 75.6 82.2
1999 48 47 1 0 0 81.3 93.8 93.8
2000 41 37 1 3 0 53.7 82.9 87.8
2001 52 45 3 4 0 55.8 86.5 86.5
2002 65 58 6 0 1 55.4 84.6 87.7
2003 34 31 3 0 0 76.5 88.2 88.2
2004 10 8 1 1 0 40.0 80.0 80.0
2005 14 13 1 0 0 85.7 92.9 92.9
2006 20 19 1 0 0 70.0 95.0 95.0
2007 29 26 3 0 0 58.6 82.8 86.2
2008 14 12 2 0 0 71.4 78.6 85.7
2009 44 39 4 0 1 52.3 88.6
2010 23 19 1 0 3 82.6
Undergraduate Majors and Certificate Programs
  • Advertising - A.B.J.
    This program is designed to train students as analysts, creative thinkers and planners in advertising and related fields.

  • Public Relations - A.B.J.
    This program is designed to train students as analysts, creative thinkers, writers, planners and policy makers in public relations.

  • Digital and Broadcast Journalism - A.B.J.
    This program is designed to train students in the skills necessary for on-air opportunities in gathering, analyzing and delivering the news in radio and television.

  • Mass Media Arts - A.B.J.
    This program prepares students for careers in creative digital media industries.

  • Journalism - A.B.J.

    1. The Magazine Journalism emphasis
      trains students to tell stories interestingly, effectively and ethically in print and digital formats.

    2. The Public Affairs Journalism emphasis
      teaches students how to make important news interesting.

    3. The Publication Management emphasis
      equips students with an understanding of basic operational skills and marketing strategies essential for successful leadership of print and electronic

    4. The Visual Journalism emphasis
      prepares students for careers in mainstream journalism organizations and as entrepreneurial journalists.

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Program