Dr. James T. LaPlant, Assistant Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Suite 3100, Converse Hall

Mission Statement

The mission of the Graduate School at Valdosta State University is to support graduate education and associated scholarly activities. Graduate degrees conferred and the level of research conducted will be consistent with a regional university as defined by the Georgia University System Board of Regents.

Graduate instruction will be carried out in a manner that provides a solid foundation for continuous learning as our students grow as scholars and professionals. Valdosta State University Graduate School will provide programs that meet the identified needs of the citizens within its 41-county service area.

The Graduate School will cultivate a supportive environment for research, scholarly activities, and other creative endeavors that are integral to successful graduate programs. Working through the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration, we will support graduate faculty and students in obtaining external funds for research, instructional and curriculum development, and scholarship.

Graduate Programs

Valdosta State University offers over 56 graduate programs and degrees in on-campus, online, and hybrid delivery formats. Descriptions of these programs can be found in this catalog. For  specific information about each program’s admission requirements, policies, and graduation requirements, click here

Additionally, Valdosta State University provides several fully online, collaborative education programs through partnerships with other USG institutions. Information on these programs is located throughout this catalog and online.