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Application and Document Deadlines

View the list of available start terms and document deadlines on the application deadlines page. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.

General Admission Document Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application – There is a non-refundable $50 application fee:
    • Fall 2021
    • Summer 2021
  • Transcripts – Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to graduate@clayton.edu, which is the preferred method

** DOCUMENTS CANNOT be submitted in the application **

Admission documents should be e-mailed to graduate@clayton.edu, which is the preferred method, or mailed to:

Graduate Admissions
Edgewater Hall
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285

Programmatic Admission Document Requirements

**Program only enrolls in the fall**

1. Application Essay

The essay should be 750 to 1,000 words (approximately two to three pages, double spaced). It should be a well-organized narrative, not a sequence of questions and answers.  The ideas should be organized logically, building on each other, demonstrate your ability to write at the graduate level.

It should cover the following: 

  • What is an archives?
    Consider the differences that distinguish archives from libraries, museums, and other cultural memory organizations.  Discuss the kinds of materials archives collect and how they differ from the what libraries and museums collect.  Explain the role archives serve within an organization, community, or society.  Describe how archives are changing in the digital era.
  • What does an archivist do?
    Consider the differences among archivists and other information professions, such as librarians, records managers, museum curators, and information technologists.  Distinguish an archivist’s work from that of a historian.  Describe tasks archivists perform when working with records, and the knowledge and skills do archivists need to perform those tasks.
  • What are your professional goals?
    Consider the kind of work do you want to do as an archivist and the types of archives you might work in.  Describe the kinds of activities do you see yourself doing five or ten years after graduating.

2. Letters of Recommendation

  • Please provide 3 letters of recommendation

International applicants cannot apply for this program.

1.Contact the program director For Program of Interest

Email Dr. Patricia Smith

2. Application Essay

The essay should be about a page, double spaced. It should be a well-organized narrative, and describing the importance of such a degree to your personal, intellectual, or career development. 

3. Letters of Recommendation

Please provide 3 letters of recommendation

INTERNATIONAL Applicant additional requirements

Admission to the MAT program requires an earned baccalaureate degree in the respective concentration (or a closely related field which includes at least twenty-one (21) hours of coursework) from an accredited college or university.

All students interested in the mathematics concentration are expected to have the following undergraduate courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, Linear Algebra, and at least two (2) additional upper-division mathematics courses. Students who have not completed at least three (3) of these prerequisite courses will not be considered for admission into the program. Individuals without the required prerequisite courses are expected to complete undergraduate course work to compensate for any deficiencies.

1. Contact the program coordinator for desired concentration of interest:

History Concentration
Dr. Dennis Attick, Assistant Dean of the School of Education
Email Dr. Attick

Mathematics Concentration
Dr. Kelli Nipper, Coordinator
Email Dr. Nipper

English Concentration
Dr. Amy Sanford, Coordinator
Email Dr. Sanford

Biology Concentration
Dr. Emily Surber, Coordinator
Email Dr. Surber

2. Application Essay

  • Why do you want to be a teacher?
  • What is one thing you would like to change about education today?
  • Describe your past experiences working with diverse populations and how that might impact your work with a diverse student body. 

3. Writing Sample

Must submit a sample of at least two (2) five to ten (5-10) page upper division course writings (only for English concentration).

4. GACE Ethics Certification

More information can be found on the GACE website

5. GACE Basic Skills Test

  • SAT 1000,
  • ACT 43
  • or
  • GRE 1030

Exemption scores for the GACE Basic Skills Assessment

6. Letters of Recommendation

Please provide 3 letters of recommendation

1. Application Essay

The essay should be about a page, double spaced. It should be a well-organized narrative, and describing the importance of such a degree to your personal, intellectual, or career development.

2. Letters of Recommendation

Please provide 3 letters of recommendation.

3. Resume

Please provide your resume

INTERNATIONAL Applicant additional requirements

**Program only enrolls in the fall and spring*

1. Application Essay

The essay should be about a page, double spaced. It should be a well-organized narrative, and describing the importance of such a degree to your personal, intellectual, or career development.

2. Letters of Recommendation

Please provide 2 letters of recommendation

3. Resume

Please provide your resume

International applicants cannot apply for this program.

**Program only enrolls in the fall**

The following courses have to be completed prior to matriculation:

Foundational Coursework:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology

1. Application Essay

Statement of Purpose should be more than two (2) typewritten pages, single-spaced. The statement should describe the applicant's pertinent and professional experience and education, as well as their interests and goals in pursuing the Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling Psychology degree. 

2. Letters of Recommendation

Letters should comment on the applicant's potential for success in a graduate academic program. At least one letter should be from a previous professor or someone who can comment on the applicant's academic performance and/or ability. 

Letter of Recommendation Form

3. GRE

Required if undergraduate degree conferred overall GPA is under a 3.0

INTERNATIONAL Applicant additional requirements

*Program only enrolls in the fall**

1. Pre-requisites

  • Patho
  • Pharm
  • (Physical) Health Assessment

2. Application Essay

Statement of Purpose should be no more than two (2) typewritten pages, single-spaced. The statement should describe the applicant's pertinent personal and professional experience and education, as well as his or her interests and goals in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing degree.

3. Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant’s potential for success in a graduate academic program.

4. Proof of RN Licensure

1. Application Essay

The essay should be about a page, double spaced. It should be a well-organized narrative, and describing the importance of such a degree to your personal, intellectual, or career development.

2. Professional Reference List

Please provide 3 names and their contact information on resume

3. Resume

Please provide your resume

INTERNATIONAL Applicant additional requirements (only face to face instruction option)

International applicants cannot apply for the online MBA program option.

1. Application Essay

The essay should be about a page, double spaced. It should be a well-organized narrative, and describing the importance of such a degree to your personal, intellectual, or career development.

2. Professional Reference List

Please provide 3 names and their contact information on resume

3. Resume

Please provide your resume

International applicants cannot apply for this program.

1. Application Essay

The essay should be about a page, double spaced. It should be a well-organized narrative, and describing the importance of such a degree to your personal, intellectual, or career development.

2. Professional Reference List

Please provide 3 names and their contact information on resume

3. Resume

Please provide your resume

International applicants cannot apply for this program.

Transient

Transient applicants will need to request permission from their institution. The applicant will also need to ensure course descriptions match at both institutions. If granted permission to take course at Clayton State University, the applicant will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student.

Graduate Admissions will also require the following from their institution:

  1. An Official Transient Authorization letter or documentation from the Registrar of the college or university last attended, which includes the following:
    • A recommendation for transient admission to Clayton State University
    • A statement that the applicant is eligible to return
    • A list of recommended courses to be taken at Clayton State University
    • A signature from a college official in a sealed envelope from the institution is required
  2. List of course(s) to be taken

Non-Degree

  1. List of courses to be taken

Verification of Lawful Presence and immunization is only required if applicant matriculates (immunization is exempt for Master of Archival Studies, Master of Business Administration (online only), Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and Development, and Master of Science in Supply Chain Analytics)