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Frequently Asked Questions: Graduate Programs

Financial Aid

The 2019-2020 tuition for the graduate program is $2,700 per course. All tuition and fees can be found on our website.
Yes, federal education loans and private loans may be available. U.S. citizens and residents can apply for student loans through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Private loans are secured individually by the student. For more information or to talk to a financial aid officer at Agnes Scott about your financial aid options, please visit our website.

There are several types of graduate grants available through Agnes Scott. All applying Agnes Scott graduate students are eligible for program grants. Grants are awarded to students upon acceptance to a master’s or certificate program and do not need to be paid back. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

External scholarships may be available for graduate study, but Agnes Scott cannot guarantee the availability of non-Agnes Scott scholarships, grants, and other types of aid. Applicants can research potential scholarship opportunities at sites such as or CareerOneStop.

Once admitted, students pay a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $350 which is applied to their first tuition bill. Admitted students can pay their deposit here.
No application fee is required for the graduate programs.
Generally parent information is not included on the FAFSA for a graduate student. Federal financial aid, however, is contingent on a number of factors. Please refer to for more information.


The graduate admission committee considers applicants based on all materials submitted in a complete application. The committee recommends an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. GRE scores are not required for our graduate applications. For more information on admission requirements, visit our website
We have several application deadlines for fall and spring applicants. Check out our application page for updated deadlines.
The graduate admission committee considers each application holistically. If your cumulative GPA is below a 3.0, the committee will also consider your other materials. If your undergraduate GPA is below a 3.0 due to extenuating circumstances that you would like to share, please briefly include in your statement of purpose.
The college does not require a GRE score for graduate programs. GRE scores are only required for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program.
The graduate programs are open to all majors.
There are no prerequisites for applying to any graduate programs.
Graduate classes are offered on Monday through Thursday from 6:30-9:15 PM and on Saturday from 9-11:45 AM and 1-3:45 PM. Each class occurs once a week throughout the semester, and is 2 hours and 30 minutes with a break. You can find schedules from previous semesters at AscAgnes under the Search for Sections page.
Typically, our graduate programs are offered in person or through a hybrid (partially online, partially in person) format. We believe that connecting in the classroom with your peers and faculty greatly enhances your learning experience and helps you grow your network. You will have access to all of our on campus services and resources while in the graduate programs to help you succeed during and after your graduate program.
Campus Life
Agnes Scott is located in Decatur, a short drive away from Downtown/Midtown Atlanta or a short walk from the Decatur MARTA Station. We are located near restaurants, coffee shops, and local stores. Parking is available on campus in our parking deck at 137 S. McDonough Street for a small annual fee.
  • Dedicated career coach
  • Technology resources including Mac and PC labs, recording equipment, podcast studio, and more
  • Software access on campus and availability of personal purchase at student educational rate
  • 24/7 ID-card access to graduate student lounge
  • 24-hour Snap Fitness membership
  • Support resources include:
    • Center for Writing and Speaking
    • Center for Digital and Visual Learning
    • Office of Accessible Education

McCain Library offers 3 types of computers (Windows desktops with hard drive, mini desktops with less memory, and laptops), printing rights, software/programs, scanners and photocopiers. Graduate students are able to borrow books, DVDs, CDs, equipment (various cameras, computer accessories, iPads and projectors), phone chargers, podcasting and recording equipment, graphing calculators, interlibrary loans and bicycles. On-site and remote access is available to 474 databases (of journal articles, primary and secondary sources). Librarians are available to assist you in using those efficiently. Lastly, McCain Library offers great study spaces, some of which may be reserved for group use. For more information, visit the library's website.