The Atlanta Advantage


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Atlanta is home to more than a dozen headquarters of Fortune 500 companies, and ranks third in America and fourth in the world for Fortune 500 headquarters. This business mecca provides students with unparalleled access to internships and jobs, as well as a wide variety of networking opportunities.

Georgia State students also can take advantage of the university’s easy access to Atlanta’s rich creative environment, diversity of cultures and lifestyles, and wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The Atlanta streetcar travels through Georgia State’s campus, bringing more visitor traffic and offering students and other university members another way of getting around Atlanta.

The world’s busiest airport is just minutes from campus. Atlanta provides Georgia State’s faculty and students with an urban laboratory, enabling them to draw creative inspiration and address critical societal issues locally and in cities around the world.

Georgia State University

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Georgia State University, an enterprising urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating students from widely diverse backgrounds.

Centered in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, the university provides more than 55,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations.

The university offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in more than 250 fields of study in its eight colleges and schools: the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the College of Law, the Honors College, the Institute of Public Health and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

Focus on Student Success

Georgia State is among the most diverse universities in the nation. It has a university-wide commitment to student advising with a keen focus on students’ progress to graduation.

The university has cultivated the ability to detect early when students face obstacles affecting their studies. As a result, Georgia State has achieved national acclaim as a leader in creating innovative approaches that get students back on track and successfully headed to graduation.

Georgia State has more than 180,000 alumni across the state and around the world. The careers and lives of these graduates were shaped by a distinctively enterprising university culture that values ambition, hard work, dedication and perseverance.

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The Department of Communication at Georgia State University is dedicated to quality educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate level that inspire individuals to become productive and socially responsible citizens who understand communication theory and deploy communication skills to improve the human condition. Our rhetoric and media studies faculty are dedicated to teaching students about the crucial role communication processes play in the quality of human life — whether students study the relationship between journalism and democratic citizenship, the ethical problems associated with the practices of public relations, or communication with the young and elderly at the undergraduate level, or community-based media, political speech writing, or gender and violence at the master’s level, or media industries, visual culture, international journalism, strategic communication, identity construction, media effects, or rhetorical studies at the doctoral level.

The Department of Communication at Georgia State University also provides students with extraordinary diversity. We are an urban campus with a diverse student body, including undergraduate and graduate students from around the world, and we are located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, with all of the amenities of a major urban center.