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Graduate Admissions


The Department of World Languages & Cultures serves a threefold purpose: to encourage an appreciation of humanistic values through the study of foreign literatures and cultures, to teach foreign languages as a means of communication, and to prepare students for academic careers and opportunities available in the field of international business.
As part of a dynamic urban university in a city of growing international awareness and status, the department is fulfilling its responsibility to meet the increasing foreign language needs of the governmental, business, and professional communities.The Department of World Languages & Cultures recognizes that an active command of the language and a thorough exploration of the culture form an essential basis for further study in its curriculum. To this end, the department maintains a state-of-the-art multimedia Language Acquisition and Resource Center (LARC) and sponsors several study-abroad programs.The department is also a testing center for diplomas certifying proficiency in business language and procedures. These diplomas are granted by chambers of commerce in various countries.  For more information contact the Graduate Studies Director, Dr. Peter Swanson.



Graduate admission is a collaborative effort between the Office of Graduate Services and the academic departments. The Office of Graduate Services oversees the application process, assigning an Academic Adviser by program of interest. The Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Peter Swanson, can provide information about degree requirements, resources and assistantship/fellowship opportunities.


Apply for Admission

When applying to our graduate programs, you will be submitting all the documentation to the Graduate Office; the Department does not gather any paperwork, so please do not send any documents to the department, as they will not be processed. Once your application is complete, the Graduate Office will send it to the department, where it will be reviewed and evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee. Your application will then go back to the Graduate Office, which will send you a letter of notification.Apply Here 

Get Accepted

Nobody likes to wait, but unfortunately this is your next step. Your application, along with thousands of others, is being personally reviewed by the department’s graduate director. You will eventually be notified regarding your acceptance as soon as possible. Check Your Application Status 

Accept Our Offer

If you are accepted by the department, you will need to accept the offer and then make plans to join us downtown. The department should be in contact with you with updates on the start of the semester and what you need to do next.

Financial Aid

Georgia State University views its financial aid program as an investment in students and their futures. The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you and your family determine the best way to pay for your education. We are here to help find the best solution for you, your situation and your needs.

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Graduate Assistantships

The Department of World Languages & Cultures offers a limited number of graduate teaching, research, and laboratory assistantships. Assistantships provide stipends and tuition waivers for up to 20 hours of service each week. Students with graduate assistantships also participate in the student health insurance program, for which the university and the college provide premium cost offsets each term. Prospective and current students interested in pursuing graduate assistant positions should contact their program director.

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For more information contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Peter Swanson.