Georgia Southern’s ongoing commitment to military and military-connected students is recognized once again – this time by Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges.
The University’s success is reflected in its top 10% ranking in the comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.
“To be included in the list is an incredible achievement for Georgia Southern,” said President Kyle Marrero. “It is a testament to the supportive campus and academic environment we have created for military-affiliated students to meet their unique needs. With the availability of courses on post at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield’s Education Center, we are able to provide even more access to graduate degree programs and certificates that will help these students unlock their full potential.”
Veterans, service members and military-connected students make up nearly 14% of the University’s student population.
The recent Military Times ranking showcases how all three of the University’s campuses and online learning center cater to the military community and have become the leading choices for veterans, service members and military-connected community members seeking a postsecondary education. It reaffirms the University being named a “Military-Friendly” school for six years in a row and a Gold School for 2023-2024 by Viqtory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse magazine.
Building on this track record and in an effort to make higher education more accessible to military-connected students and service members, Georgia Southern now offers graduate courses on-base in partnership with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. The courses, designed explicitly to meet the unique needs of soldiers, veterans, their families and civilians, can be completed toward the following degree programs and certificates: Master of Science in information technology; Master of Arts in professional communication and leadership; Master of Health Administration; graduate certificate in cybercrime; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, tailored to fit the specific needs of our military community.
“Our Military-to-Business MBA program recognizes the tremendous value that soldiers bring to the table,” said Lowell Mooney, Ph.D., professor of accounting and director of graduate studies in the University’s Parker College of Business. “We are honored to create an MBA curriculum specifically for soldiers. Their exceptional leadership and team-building skills, combined with their strong values – integrity, discipline and resilience – form a powerful toolkit.”
University staff are also available at the base education centers to help with the admissions process, joint service transcript review and education for academic credit.
Georgia Southern is part of a network of institutions that allows transferability of credits for military students, provides in-state tuition for members of the military and their families, and offers college credit for prior education, military training and experience. The University has a strong and proud history of supporting veterans, current-serving military personnel and their families, and has accumulated many awards for its dedication to the military community.
Information and resources are available on the Military and Veteran Services webpage.
For more information on Georgia Southern’s on-post presence, visit https://em.georgiasouthern.edu/military/onpost/.