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SSU’s Exceptional Graduate Programs...

The Office of Graduate Studies is home to five graduate programs and one graduate certificate program. Our office offers academic resources, research and assistantship opportunities for qualified graduate students. Our students also take advantage of internship and employment opportunities, as well as opportunities to work with other students and our graduate faculty to create new knowledge that will benefit the present and the future.

SSU’s Exceptional History...

The oldest public historically black university in the State of Georgia (founded in 1890), SSU is a Master’s degree granting institution, and one of thirty-one degree-granting campuses in the University System of Georgia. In its commitment to excellence and to sustain graduate programs of the highest quality, SSU’s School of Graduate Studies holds memberships in the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS), the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS), and the Georgia Council of Graduate Schools (GCGS).As you will discover over the course of your program, graduate study is a life-changing time of discovery and exploration in a specialized discipline. During your time at SSU, the graduate faculty will transform from teachers into mentors and into fellow colleagues. With the expertise and support of a dedicated and highly trained faculty and staff, graduate study at Savannah State University will help you launch your professional career.

SSU’s Exceptional Value...

Savannah State University offers exceptional value in graduate education. Our students take advantage of our low tuition rates, available financial aid, tuition waivers, and graduate assistantships for those who qualify. Moreover, the cost of living in Savannah is slightly below the national average; which means that dining out, accommodation, and transportation are all affordable. By borrowing less for their education than their peers at other institutions, SSU students owe less at graduation.

SSU’s Exceptional Dedication...

Mission Statement of the Office of Graduate Studies
To foster excellence in graduate education and research and provide resources, services, and leadership that support and direct the graduate academic programs across the University.

Vision Statement of the Office of Graduate Studies
To promote and market a diversity of programs of advanced study that meet regional, national, and global needs and endows graduates with cutting-edge knowledge and ability to lead in their professions and communities