College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
Anna R. Holloway, Dean
College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
Office: (478)-825-6338, 6237
Warner Robins: (478)-953-7423
Fax Number (478)-825-6533
Entering a graduate degree program at Fort Valley State University is a great way to move forward in your career or prepare for a new one!
Classes at the Warner Robins Center (mainly on week nights and during the day on weekends):
- Master of Public Health: Environmental Health
- Master of Science in Early Childhood and Special Education
- Master of Science in Education in Middle Grades Education
- Master of Science in Education in School Counselor Education Ed.S
- Master of Arts in Teaching
- Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
- Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management
- Ed.S. in School Counselor
Classes on the Fort Valley Campus:
- Master of Science in Animal Science
- Master of Science in Biotechnology
- Master of Arts in History
We look forward to hearing from students who would like to know more about these programs. You must be accepted to the Graduate Program and also to the specific master’s program of your choice. Keep checking this site—we will be offering new programs soon! (For more information, contact the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Extended Education at email@example.com.)
Take the first step and inquire about a graduate degree at FVSU!
Please send your completed graduate application and all supporting materials, including:
Two copies of official transcripts demonstrating a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale*,
Three letters of recommendation,
A personal or professional statement
A resume containing prior work, education, community service, and other relevant experience, and
any additional materials required by the individual program to which you are applying to:
You are responsible to ensure that all of your application materials are received; we welcome calls or emails from candidates regarding the status of their applications.
Application fee: $20(non refundable). International Students: $75.
*Individual programs may set higher standards and have additional requirements, including but not limited to higher GPA, GRE or MAT scores, a personal interview, certifications, and/or samples of academic work). Please check the page of your intended program of study.
Application Deadlines for Graduate Students
Spring – December 1
Summer – April 15
Fall – July 1
Application Deadlines for all International students
Spring – October 1st
Summer- March 1st
Fall- May 1st
All international students must have their credentials through verified World Education Services or another outside agency.
Taking the GRE or MAT
Submission of a standardized test score (GRE, MAT, or other) is strongly recommended and may be an important consideration, but is not required by Graduate Studies. It may, however, be required by individual programs. Please check the page for your intended program.
In addition, individual programs may provide justification for an exception to the admission requirements on a case-by-case basis. The request for consideration of an exception will be presented to the Graduate Council for approval or rejection.
Awards are subject to availability, and selection criteria will be applied. Application forms are available in 320 Hubbard Education in Fort Valley or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The School Counselor Education program emphasizes experiences in educational settings where our graduates will be sensitive to the context of all students. Proficient school counselors work in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings and create an atmosphere where all students can learn. The program meets all the educational requirements for the Professional School Counselor Certificate, Level 5.
Candidates in the School Counselor Education Education Specialist (EdS) program will have the opportunity to enhance and refine the knowledge and skills they already possess as practicing school counselors. The EdS program meets all of the educational requirements for the Professional School Counselor Certificate, Level 6. The EdS program emphasizes the development of clinical skills that may be used in the school setting or applied in other various community settings, such as mental health agencies or marriage and family therapy clinics. While working on clinical skills, candidates will be encouraged to pursue the associate professional counselor license. Coursework in the EdS program focuses on the application of knowledge in the candidates’ professional settings; candidates will target areas for improvement and/or research in their current work settings, institute projects and plans, and summarize findings. For candidates who have not already completed an action research project for a previous graduate degree, an action research project is required. This includes a PowerPoint presentation, identifying research questions and conducting research, and publishing findings in a synthesized paper. Candidates will be encouraged to submit their written projects for publication in peer-reviewed journals and to present their findings at professional conferences.
The EdS program is 27 semester hours, with 5 required courses and 4 elective courses. Candidates will take 2 courses per semester, both on Thursday nights. Classes will alternate so that each class will meet every other week. During the week a class does not meet, the emphasis will be on practical application of knowledge in the work setting.
Candidates will participate in a clinical practicum at their work sites. EDSC 6143 Clinical Supervision is a prerequisite for the practicum.
Candidates must maintain a cumulative average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, complete all coursework, pass a Departmental Comprehensive Examination, earn satisfactory ratings on all key program assessments. Program assessments are aligned with the CoE performance objectives, the Board of Regents’ Principles, the Georgia 2000 standards, the NBTPS Propositions, and NCATE/GA PSC standards.
EdS Program Requirements
The School Counselor Education Ed.S. Program requires a minimum of 27 semester hours.
The required courses are:
- EDUC 6423 Seminar in Social Issues and Comparative Education
- EDUC 6133 Using the SPSS Statistical Package
- EDSC 6123 Diagnosis and Treatment
- EDSC 6143 Clinical Supervision
- EDSC 6853 Practicum in Supervision
- EDSC 6263 Advanced Seminar in Students Issues
- EDSC 6363 Advanced Seminar in Counseling Theories
- EDSC 6423 Counseling Children (Target- Elem., Middle)
- EDSC 6563 Advanced Career Counseling
- EDUC 6663 Advanced Multicultural Studies
- EDSC 6763 Leading Groups in Schools
- EDUC 6893 Research Project
- EDUC 6993 Thesis
Jerry Mobley, Ph.D. Phone: (478) 953-7754
FAX: (478) 971-4452
Thomas Jarvis, Ed.D., LPC
Teah Moore, Ph.D.
The Master of Science degree in Middle Grades Education Program is designed to assist students in acquiring a broad range of knowledge and skills and a repertoire of specialized teaching skills for students in grades 4 through 8.
After school and summer programs for children, grant writing and tax classes for nonprofits, conversational Spanish and sign language classes, even classes on how to take great photos with your digital camera—these are examples of continuing education opportunities through Fort Valley State University. FVSU also will facilitate workshops for your club, association, or professional organization!