University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

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Leading where it counts

The next big promotion at work, a career change, job security, needing credentials to get your boss’s attention, intellectual curiosity—whatever your reason, the time is right to earn your graduate degree at the University of North Georgia. UNG’s institutional values—excellence, student focus, integrity, engagement, and service—are essential to our identity as well as our mission to prepare you to become a leader in a diverse and global society.  

Leading in flexibility
Designed with the busy adult in mind, the University offers numerous graduate-level programs with multiple campus locations and robust online options. UNG students can pursue advanced degrees in Accountancy, Business, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, History, International Affairs, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Administration, and more. Our advanced degree options range from graduate—level certificate programs all the way to doctorate degrees.  

Leading in affordability and academic quality
UNG is nationally recognized for high-caliber degree programs and for equipping students to be creative thinkers and innovative leaders. It’s a well-established fact that your lifetime earning potential increases at every level of education. A graduate degree from the University of North Georgia can be a valuable asset in helping you achieve your career goals. Even better, we’re routinely ranked among the region’s best for both affordability and academic quality.

As an online student, you will pay in-state tuition regardless of where you live—saving you thousands of dollars over the course of your program! Our standard online per credit hour tuition rate is $303. On campus students pay $230 per credit hour as in-state residents or $916 as out-of-state students. Some programs have special tuition rates. Use our Tuition and Fee Estimator to see what you can expect to pay for your credential.

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35 Graduate Program Options Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Athletic Training                
Compliance & Ethics                
Computer Science                
Counseling & Therapy                
Criminal Justice              
Curriculum & Instruction                
Early Childhood Education                
Education of the Gifted                
Educational Leadership                
Entrepreneurship & Innovation                
Family Nurse Practitioner                
General MBA                
Geospatial Intelligence                
Geospatial Science & Technology                
Higher Education Leadership & Practice                
Human Services                
International Affairs                
Middle Grades Math & Science                
Nurse Education                
Nursing Practice                
Physical Therapy                
Public Admin                
Reading Education Teacher Endorsement                
TESOL Education                
Technology Leadership                

Located in Dahlonega, GA



Ranked #35 among the “Best Graduate Schools” in the South, with recognition for the DPT program | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #4 nationally for affordability | Most Affordable Online EdD Programs, 2022


Family Nurse Practitioner program ranked the most affordable in Georgia |, 2022


Ranked #7 in Georgia among the “Best Business Schools” for MBA programs | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked the #5 MBA program in Georgia among "Best Part-Time MBA Programs" | Fortune Magazine, 2021-2022


Ranked #1 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" in Georgia | U.S. News & World Report, 2022

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Learn more and join our community of leaders

We invite you to learn more about opportunities for graduate study at the University of North Georgia. Work with our faculty experts who have a passion for teaching and helping students achieve their goals. They’re approachable when you have questions or need guidance on your academic path. Join a community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends who are committed to educational excellence, leadership development, and community engagement.

Cost Per Credit Hour



varies by program

Student Body

804 students

230 full-time

574 part-time




Application Fee
*may vary by program
Housing Offered? no


Admissions Office
P: 706 864-1543
F: 706 867-2795
Admissions Officer

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’ve already begun to reap the benefits of the MBA. One year into the program, I landed a new role at a different company because the program gave me the skills to be a better leader.”

    • Andrew McNeil ’20
  • “I have been able to learn about theories of international relations pertaining to gender and sexual equality that will translate to my future career.” 

    • Jonathan Gilleland ’20
  • “I was pushed to accomplish something I never thought I could do, and even though it sometimes felt out of reach, I was supported through every step of the process.” 

    • Erica Leikvoll ’19