If you submitted copies of transcripts and/or degree certificates during the application process, please provide an official copy as soon as possible to Office of Admissions - Graduate Programs. If you have completed a degree since applying to Georgia State, please be sure to provide a final official copy of your transcript (including degree statement) as soon as possible after the degree has been received.
Please be sure you have requested your official test scores submitted by ETS or GMAC. Official scores must be received by the first day of classes.
Citizenship Verification (Only required for U.S. citizens or naturalized or permanent residents)
Georgia State University has been required by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to verify the citizenship status for all newly admitted students. Scanned copies are fine unless otherwise noted. This is required prior to registration. Please provide one of the following. Unless noted, the document can be scanned and sent by email.
- U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
- U.S. Certificate of Citizenship
- U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad
- Current U.S. Passport
- Current Georgia Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
- Current Georgia ID Card issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008
- Permanent Resident Card
- Certified U.S. Birth Certificate (must be submitted in person)
- Military ID (must be verified in person)
Visit Georgia State Housing for more information about Georgia State’s on-campus housing options. Many of our students live in neighborhoods including Buckhead, Brookhaven, Ansley Park, Atlantic Station, Downtown, Druid Hills, the City of Decatur, Emory, Sandy Springs, the Highlands and some portions of Grant Park, East Atlanta, and Inman Park. Feel free to communicate with our students on the student inquiry list. You will find that they are a great resource, particularly regarding housing. Some students rent apartments while students with families sometimes decide to rent a home. Typically, students find housing near a MARTA (Atlanta’s public transportation) rail line.
Contact your departmental faculty adviser to discuss your program of study and the courses you should take this summer or fall. This should be done prior to registration.
- Your campus ID is required for registration.
- Review the Registration Guide for assistance.
- Access PAWS.
Under the One Stop Shop tab update your address to a U.S. local address in Atlanta if one is available.
- How to remove holds:
- To remove the registration agreement hold, read and click submit that you understand the agreement.
- To remove the emergency contact hold, provide at least two (you can use yourself) emergency contacts.
- Access PAWS and under the One Stop Shop tab in the registration menu, select the option to look up courses to add.
- Please visit the registration calendar to find out registration and payment dates.
- Please visit the Student Financials page for fees and health insurance costs.
- Please use the Course Schedule or PAWS to access the computer numbers (CRNs) that you will use to register for your courses.
PhD orientation will be in-person Thursday, August 17 and virtual Friday, August 18.
Please let Adenike Brewington in the Ph.D. program office know when you have obtained your visa.
You will receive a social security letter for International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) during international student orientation. Please take this letter to the Social Security Administration to apply for a social security number. If you do not receive a letter during orientation, please contact ISSS to apply for the official social security documentation letter.
Please remember, ISSS orientation is mandatory. Please visit the ISSS website for orientation dates. Ph.D. students attending the ISSS orientation should not attend the Robinson advisement session during ISSS orientation. This is only for master’s-level students. Instead, your Ph.D. faculty adviser should advise you.
Ph.D. students who were required to submit a TOEFL/IELTS score as part of the application process also are required to take the GSTEP. ISSS will provide you with testing information.
Fees and health insurance should be paid according to the semester calendar. If you are receiving an assistantship, you are required to have the United Healthcare Insurance or comparable coverage. After you register for classes, you will see the charge for the health insurance premium on your student account. You can visit the student health insurance page for more information. You also can use this site to print an insurance card. If you are interested in automatic payroll deduction, please visit the Graduate Assistant Payroll Deduction web page for details.
If you do not already have a U.S. bank account, please open one as soon as possible. Stipend funds will be sent via direct deposit. All payment dates are usually at the end of the month. Summer payment dates are usually in June and July. Fall payment dates are usually in September, October, November and December. Spring payment dates are usually in January, February, March, and April. The Payroll Office can provide the exact payment dates.
- Authorization to get keys to your office.
- Authorization for office computer access.
- Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship (GRA/GTA) hiring paperwork. Take the completed paperwork to the Payroll Office (1 Park Place, third floor). Bring proper identification (passport, driver’s license etc.).
If you have an assistantship, you will be registered for either BA 8510 or BA 9510 each semester. BA 8510 designates a research assistantship and BA 9510 designates a teaching assistantship. You will receive a grade of S (satisfactory), unless otherwise indicated by your faculty adviser. These are not courses you will attend.Research CourseAll students receiving an assistantship must be registered for 25 hours each semester. Once you complete your registration, the Ph.D. program coordinator will add the required amount of research hours to be sure you have 25 hours to maintain your assistantship. You will receive a grade of S (satisfactory) for BA 9000, unless otherwise indicated by your faculty adviser. This are not courses you will attend.
All students receiving an assistantship must be registered for 12 hours each fall and spring and nine hours each summer semester. Once you complete your registration, the Ph.D. program office will add the required amount of research hours to be sure you have the required hours to maintain your assistantship. You will receive a grade of S (satisfactory) for BA 9000, unless otherwise indicated by your faculty adviser. This is not a course you will attend.
The Online Student Handbook on this website will provide you with the Ph.D. program’s policies and procedures.
- program of study
- quantitative and economic foundations
- academic deficiencies
- selecting a dissertation topic and chair
- writing the dissertation
- responsible conduct in research
- graduate assistantships
- temporary instructorships
- preparation for the comprehensive (preliminary) or field exam
- preparing for graduation
- final steps after the final oral and graduation clearance
- time limits for the degree
- the placement process
- travel and conference registration forms
- dissertation forms
Georgia State’s Graduate Catalog states the Ph.D. academic regulations that you must follow. You have entered the program during the summer or fall 2023 semester. Students who start the program in summer 2023 will follow the regulations in the 2022-2023 catalog. Students who start the program in fall 2023 will follow the regulations in the 2023-2024 catalog. Please visit the online catalog for details. Sometimes new college or university policies will supersede the catalog edition under which you entered. In these cases, you will be notified of policy changes.
Robinson requires continuous full-time enrollment in the Ph.D. program each fall and spring. Usually, students only enroll for summer if receiving a summer assistantship (research/teaching) or if their faculty adviser requires them to take a course. The university requires that all graduate students be enrolled for six semester hours within three terms of graduation. In addition, students also must be enrolled for at least one semester hour (BA 9500) the semester they defend their dissertation and complete the requirements for graduation.
Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3989
Atlanta, GA 30302-3989
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
35 Broad St., Ste. 802
Atlanta, GA 30303