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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). The GRE is no longer required for the MA programs.
  • 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

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

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

Questions about the MFA programs?

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

Visit on Prospective Student Days

Prospective Student Day is an opportunity for prospective high-school and transfer students and their parents to learn more about the College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Students will register for a Zoom session to hear about admission and eligibility requirements and programs of study.

Spring 2022 Prospective Student Days

Friday In-Person Sessions in Room 412

March 18
April 22

May 6

Friday Virtual Session:
February 18

To register for Virtual Prospective Student Day, please click here.

For questions or to schedule an individual video conference, please contact: Marcella Genut, Prospective Student Advisor

Grady College’s Office of Graduate Studies

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

Glen Nowak

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Phone: (706) 583-8268
Office: Journalism Bldg, Dean’s Suite 207C

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 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.


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.