Middle Georgia State University

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Middle Georgia State University’s Office of Strategic Partnerships is proud to offer employees and contractors of Atrium Health Navicent and their families access to in-demand healthcare programs as well as fully-online certificates, associate’s, bachelor's and master's degrees. We also provide a concierge service composed of enrollment representatives dedicated to serving Atrium Health Navicent.

Are you ready to achieve greatness?

Health Sciences Programs

Middle Georgia State’s School of Health and Natural Sciences offers a wide range of dynamic, in-demand healthcare programs that provide degree paths for both those new to healthcare and those seeking to advance their careers.

list of departments in the School of Health and Natural Sciences. Biology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Rehab Science, Respiratory Therapy, and Regents' Engineering Pathway

Our degree paths are uniquely designed to educate, train and qualify students to be successful in the areas of engineering, natural sciences, nursing, rehabilitation science, respiratory therapy and more—see all of our offerings below:

Programs accredeted through ACEN, ACOTE, or CoARC

MGA Direct

Offering the flexibility of rolling admissions and fully online certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master level programs composed of 8-week courses, MGA Direct allows students to earn affordable degrees at their pace and on their schedule.


Middle Georgia State is one of the nation’s best values in public higher education. MGA Direct students, regardless of their state of residency, enjoy the same low flat-rate online tuition for courses leading to undergraduate degrees at only $113.67 per credit hour + fees.

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MGA Direct offers several master’s degrees through fully online programs with graduate online tuition at only $255 per credit hour + fees.

Visit the tuition and fees page at MGA Direct for more details and additional fees – and visit MGA’s Office of Financial Aid for information on finding ways to help pay for your degree!


Courses in MGA Direct programs run short, eight-week terms, and are all fully online – schedule your classes around your life!

We recommend that working adults take one or two classes per session, three semesters a year in order to complete your degree as soon as possible.

MGA Direct features 8-week classes

Fall 2020
First 8 Week Session – August 12th
Second 8 Week Session – October 7th

Spring 2021
First 8 Week Session – January 13th
Second 8 Week Session – March 10th

Summer 2021
Maymester – May 17th
First 4 Week Session – May 19th
Second 8 Week Session – May 24th
Third 4 Week Session – June 23rd


With continuous admissions, we’re always ready to say “Welcome!” Can't start this term? No worries – apply now, pay the $30 application fee, and if you’re accepted, you’ll be ready to go when the next term starts. With short, 8-week sessions, the next start date is never too far off. Visit our admissions page to find out more about how to get started at MGA.

Apply Online Today!


Complete an Application Packet: Download and complete a paper application and the additional required documentation. Once completed, scan and email the forms along with all official test scores and transcripts to online@mga.edu along with one form of lawful presence.

Application Packet Forms:

Leverage Your Prior Learning

You may be closer to your degree than you think! With Middle Georgia State, students may leverage prior learning gained through life or work outside of higher educational courses towards degree programs via Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credits, reducing the repetition of relevant course-related material and the time and money required to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Arrows outlining a path from prior learning to an MGA degree

With Middle Georgia State, you can leverage your prior learning. Our prior learning credit options (see below) mean that you may be able to enter with several course credits before you take your first class with us. Depending on your program of choice, you may be able to earn up to 65 hours of credit towards the completion of your associate’s degree or up to 27 hours towards the completion of your bachelor’s degree.

Our prior learning credit options mean that you may be able to enter with several course credits before you take your first class with us.  Click here to find out more about prior learning credit.

Middle Georgia State also accepts credits from all regional accredited institutions at time of attendance. All other types of accreditation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We will automatically accept credit from institutions that are members of one of the following seven regional accrediting agencies:

Learn more

The Office of Strategic Partnerships provides dedicated representatives for Atrium Health Navicent contractors, employees and their families. If you have any questions, call the number below to be connected to an MGA employee who can help you get started.

Want to talk to someone in person? We'll be hosting recruiting events where you'll be able to meet with the Office of Strategic Partnerships, admissions counselors, academic advisors, and financial aid specialists.

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