Georgia Southern University accepts the philosophy that faculty members should be involved in graduate student advisement whenever possible since they provide a necessary academic orientation to the process. It is important that the students have as much direct contact with faculty as possible, and advisement is a particularly individualized avenue of communication. Graduate students are assigned a graduate faculty advisor in their discipline area at the time of admission into a graduate program.

Definition of the Role of Graduate Advisors

Graduate advisors serve as resource persons, providing information about University graduate programs and institutional requirements. Advisors also serve as a link between students and the University community and refer them to areas of assistance. Advisors also mentor students in their development of self-direction and career pathways.