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Graduate Admission Application

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester - June 30

Spring Semester - November 30

Summer Semester - April 15

Please complete the appropriate information and check the appropriate boxes.

A one-time $50 application fee is required.  (Exception: Georgia residents 62 years of age or older, CSU Alumni or returning graduate students do not pay the fee).

This form is for applicants who do not need an I-20 form and a student visa. If you are not a U.S. citizen and/or do not have permanent resident status please complete the International Graduate Admission Application.

Program State Authorizations and Approvals

If you are interested in enrolling in an online program while living outside of the state of Georgia, please email the State Authorization office at BEFORE YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICATION to find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver your program of interest in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization and licensing board approvals.

Your email must include: Your name, State(s) you will live in while taking classes, Program you are interested in.


Applicant Information

(Required of all applicants. International students already living in the U.S. use 000-00-0000.)




Permanent Address


(if not U.S.)

Mailing Address


(if not U.S.)

Former/Maiden Name (if applicable)







Native language:            

Race/Ethnic Origin

Ethnic origin OPTIONAL for admissions but REQUIRED prior to enrollment.

Are you Hispanic or Latino?

What is your race?
(Choose one or more)

Citizenship Information

*Citizenship status:
(If Resident Alien form I-551: Permanent Visa Card will be required)

*Are you applying for In-State Tuition?    

*Are you a legal resident of Georgia?    


*Are you a legal resident of Lee, Russell or Chambers County in Alabama?    


*Have you or your parents filed a Georgia Income Tax Return as a resident of Georgia?    

*Are you currently active duty military or a dependent of someone who is active military?    

*If currently active duty or a dependent of someone who is active duty, are you stationed in Georgia?    

*Are you registered to vote in the state of Georgia?    

*Do you hold a drivers license issued by the State of Georgia?    

NOTE: For fee assessment purposes, documentation to support the above statements may be requested.

Admissions Forms

Admissions Information

*Semester and Year you plan to enter:               20

(*Restrictions apply - re-certification or endorsement)


All Previous Educational Experience

(Include prior attendance at CSU. Failure to list all institutions previously attended may result in academic exclusion or loss of transfer credit.)

Last college

(City, State)

(From / To)   /  


(City, State)

(From / To)   /  


(City, State)

(From / To)   /  


(City, State)

(From / To)   /  


(City, State)

(From / To)   /  

Please Check Intended Program of Study

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Graduate Certificate (Graduate Certificate)

Graduate Endorsement (Endorsement)

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Music (M.M.)

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Master of Public Safety Administration (MPSA)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Online Master of Business Administration (Online M.B.A.)

Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)

Teaching Experience

Do you hold a valid teaching certificate?    

If yes, what state?        

What is the name of the school district you are currently employed?

What is the name of the school where you are currently employed?

Teaching Experience Verification

Teaching Experience Must Be Verified By Superintendent of Schools for EdS Applicants. Please download and complete the appropriate form below and mail to the Office of Admissions, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907

Teaching Experience Form
Teaching Experience and Leadership Verification Form (Educational Leadership Program Only)

Additional Information

1. *Have you ever applied to CSU as an undergraduate or graduate student?    

2. *Have you ever been enrolled at CSU as an undergraduate or graduate student?    

3. Are you currently enrolled in the last institution attended?    
If yes, request final transcript be sent to the CSU Admissions Office.


5. If you will need any special services while on campus because of a disability, please contact our Office of Center for Accommodation and Access at 706-507-8755.

6. *Are you currently active duty military or a dependent of someone active duty military?    
If yes, contact the Admissions Office for possible waiver of non-resident fees. Download Admissions Forms

7. *Have you ever been convicted of any criminal offense other than a traffic violation or do you have charges pending?


If yes, please explain:

8. If you are part of the military community, please answer the question(s) below that best fit your status:

Are you Active Duty Military?    

Are you a dependent of someone who is Active Duty Military?    

Are you a Reservist?    

Are you a dependent of someone who is a Reservist?    

Are you a Veteran?    

Are you a dependent of someone who is a Veteran?    



Further, I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information submitted on this application is true and complete.

All applications and documents required must be received in the Admissions Office by the published deadline date.