Outreach & Diversity

The University of Georgia Graduate School Consistently Ranks in the Top 20 for Doctoral Degrees Conferred upon African Americans!

Mission Statement

The Graduate School aims to promote excellence in graduate education by recruiting top students to the University of Georgia. While striving to increase overall enrollment, the Graduate School also seeks to promote diversity by encouraging enrollment of students from historically underrepresented groups and qualified programs abroad. The Graduate School's definition of underrepresented includes race/ethnicity, gender within discipline, first generation, non-traditional age and/or a self-identified aspect of a uniquely diverse background.

Every effort is made to facilitate a smooth transition for new students through their graduation as well as heighten the graduate experience of all students. The Graduate School sponsors academic, social, and professional programs and activities, and serves as an advocate for students and faculty.

We encourage students to use our resources at some point during their academic and professional career. Our office is ready to assist you.

Nationally, UGA ranks high in number of degrees awarded:

Doctoral Degrees

  • 18th nationally in the total number of doctoral degrees conferred upon African American students
  • 19th nationally in the number of African American students earning doctoral degrees in education
  • 21st nationally in the number of Biological and Biomedical Sciences doctoral degrees conferred upon Hispanic students
  • 21st nationally in the number of doctoral degrees in the Physical Sciences awarded to Asian American students
  • 32 nationally in the number of doctoral degrees in Education conferred upon minority students

Masters Degrees

  • 14th in the nation for the number of master's degrees in Public Administration and social service professions awarded to Native American students
  • 36th nationally in the number of master's degrees in Public Health conferred upon African American students


  • The University ranks 5th among the nationís top 125 research universities in the number of tenured and tenure-line African American faculty, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Source: Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

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Outreach and Diversity
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