Undergraduate Admissions

Whether your dream job is to report the latest breaking news, create your own screen play, or develop the biggest ad or promotion for the Super Bowl, your career orientation starts here! Choose from four majors: Advertising, Entertainment and Media Studies, Journalism and Public Relations.

How do I get in? Students who wish to come to Grady College must first apply to the University of GeorgiaApplications to Grady College are accepted each Fall and Spring semester. If you are transferring from another College, look here for information on transferring in.

What are the upcoming deadlines? 

Semester Entering Major Application Open Application Due
Fall 2023 November 15, 2022 January 20, 2023
Spring 2024 April 15, 2023 September 1, 2023


Visit on Prospective Student Days

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for high school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about the College. Students will register for an in-person or Zoom session to hear from professors and students about experiential learning, eligibility and the Grady experience.

To register for Prospective Student Day, please click here.

For questions or to schedule an individual meeting, please contact Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor: gradyprospective@uga.edu

Fall 2023 Prospective Student Days

  • Friday, September 29
  • Friday, October 20
  • Friday, November 17
  • Friday, December 1 (virtual)

Graduate School Admissions

Grady offers a robust program of master’s, MFA and doctoral degrees, which you can find here.

Graduate admission to Grady College’s Graduate Studies is a collaborative process involving Grady College and the University of Georgia’s Graduate School.

Questions about the Ph.D. or master’s program? 

Dr. Glen Nowak
Email: gnowak@uga.edu
Phone: (706) 583-8268
Office: Journalism Bldg, 207 Dean’s Suite

Questions about the MFA programs?

Dr. Jeff Springston
Email: jspring@uga.edu
Phone: (706) 542-7833
Office: Journalism Bldg, Room 201-B

Double Dawgs Pathways

Double Dawgs is an initiative that encourages undergraduate students to start planning for their master’s degree while they are still in school. The advantages are great: in many cases, students can complete two degrees in five years, saving time and money. Most importantly, it makes these students more marketable to future employers once they graduate. Click here for more information.

Questions about Double Dawgs?

Helen Mahany
Email: hmahany@uga.edu
Phone: (706) 542-2673
Office: Journalism Bldg, Room 311-B

Advertising and Public Relations


Our Department of Advertising and Public Relations is designed to educate students to be creative thinkers, writers, analysts, planners and policy makers. In addition to a core program of required skills, management, design and writing courses, AdPR majors can choose from an array of special topics classes in such areas as social media, political advertising, fundraising, advertising and consumer psychology, sex in advertising, international advertising, public affairs communications and Latin-American telenovelas due to the varied expertise of the faculty.

Visit the AdPR webpage.

Entertainment and Media Studies

Students graduate from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Department of Entertainment & Media Studies prepared to pursue careers in media-entertainment industries (film, television, and digital) and for advanced study and careers in education and in public policy. Courses focus on the theory and production of scripted and unscripted visual storytelling from within a media studies framework. They gain a broad understanding of media-entertainment industry history and approaches to visual storytelling, structure and policy, as well as on-the-ground experience in screenwriting, producing and directing, and postproduction.

Visit the EMST webpage.



A major in Journalism prepares students for jobs in news organizations including broadcast and multimedia reporting, writing, editing, and producing. Journalism majors work in photojournalism, video journalism, social media, web and publication design, media innovation and entrepreneurship, and news management.

Visit the Journalism webpage.