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Undergraduate Admissions

Students who wish to come to Grady College must first apply to the University of Georgia. Applications to Grady College are accepted each Fall and Spring semester. The Spring application process opens each year on November 15; the Fall application process opens on April 15. The deadline to complete the online application and Statement of Interest is 5 p.m. on Friday of the second full week of classes each Spring and Fall semester.

Pre-Grady Students

If you are a freshman or sophomore at the University of Georgia and are declaring your major as Pre-Grady, please review the links below for additional information:

Graduate School Admissions

Graduate Admission to Grady College’s Graduate Studies is a collaborative process involving Grady College and the University of Georgia’s Graduate School. Grady College has a designated graduate coordinator, Dr. Springston, who serves as a liaison between the Grady College and the UGA Graduate School.

The application deadline for the Ph.D. program is January 1 of each year.
For admission to the MA program, it is recommended that your applications be completed by March 1.

To Apply

1. Go to the Application to Graduate School website.
Complete their application and upload the following required materials:

  • Official transcripts
  • Official GRE test score (minimum scores of 153 verbal, 144 quantitative)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Requirement (minimum score of 80 overall with at least a score of 20 in the speak and writing sections)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé/CV

2. Email these supplemental materials to


Dr. Jeff Springston
Phone: (706) 542-7833
Office: Journalism Bldg, Room 201-B

Visit on Grady Day

Grady Day is an opportunity for prospective high-school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about Grady College. In addition to a guided tour, students will hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study.

Please check back for Fall dates.

To register for Grady Day or schedule a private visit, please contact: or call


Grady College’s Office of Graduate Studies

Grady College has a designated graduate coordinator, Dr. Springston, who serves as a liaison between the Grady College and the UGA Graduate School.

Jeff Springston

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Phone: (706) 542-7833
Office: Journalism Bldg, Room 201-B

Anne Hurne

Student Affairs Professional III
Graduate Studies Office

Phone: 706-542-7833
Office: Journalism Building, Room 201-C

Learn More

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 Department of Entertainment & Media Studies with a deep understanding of the critical role digital communication networks play in our world and the professional skills they need to make their voices heard in the global media dialog. Whether you are interested in entertainment media or the world of news and information, our department will show you how to tell the stories that are important to you and how to share those stories with others through television, radio, film, online and mobile networks.

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.


Digital Media Attention and Cognition Lab

Games and Virtual Environments Lab

SEE Suite

Media and Leadership Academy

The Media & Leadership Academy Grady College is an intensive residential one-week program open to rising high school sophomores to seniors interested in the mass communication field. 


High School Visits

In addition to one-on-one visits, we welcome class visits by high school teachers and their classes. Grady College will also come to your school.