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Georgia State University — Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Program Type:
Master's International
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Degrees Awarded:
Economics (MA), Economics - Policy Track (MA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), Public Administration (MPA)
Admissions Deadlines:

Fall Deadline: February 15 (financial assistance consideration), April 1 (regular deadline), Spring Deadline: October 1

Admissions Cycle:

Twice per year

Program Start:
These dates vary from year to year. [The Fall session does start in August and the Spring in January.]
Program Founded:
April, 2003


Students in the program can continue course work during Peace Corps service, and are awarded three to nine credits for the service. Students with Graduate Research Assistantships receive tuition waivers, and other financial support is available. The student's academic experience the Andrew Young School of Policy (AYSPS) will prepare them for a significant array of Peace Corps service, including basic economic research and teaching, taking on leadership positions as managers and program officers, policy specialists with international, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations, urban planners, international journalism, etc.


Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies offers a Master of Arts in Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics- Policy track through the Department of Economics, as well as a Master in Public Administration, and a Master of Public Policy through the Department of Public Management and Policy. The course work consists of a minimum of 33 to 39 semester credit hours of academic study, depending on the program pursued. Students are expected to return to campus at the completion of their Peace Corps service to complete the remainder of their degree requirements.


Bachelor's degree in any of the social sciences, business, engineering, humanities, or a related field; GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores; a statement of academic and professional goals; three letters of reference for selected programs.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Mr. Mathieu Arp
Academic Advisor

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
14 Marietta Street, 5th Floor P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-0024
(404) 651-3536

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