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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Georgia

16 Schools Ranked
$85,483 Avg Student Debt

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. With more and more schools offering online options, you could even register for a great program on the other side of the country. Or you may find the programs at a trade school or bootcamp to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Georgia ranking. This report analyzed 16 schools in Georgia to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Georgia

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#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
$11,168 Average Tuition & Fees
$73,229 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named University of Georgia the best school in Georgia for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $73,229 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at UGA. In fact, around 18% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#2

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia
$44,676 Average Tuition & Fees
$76,257 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Emory University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $76,257 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that Emory does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In fact, around 74% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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$16,258 Average Tuition & Fees

The excellent doctor’s degree programs at Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools in Georgia.

Georgia Tech does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 88% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#4

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia
$15,264 Average Tuition & Fees
$109,807 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Mercer University is a great place for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Mercer accumulate an average of $109,807 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at Mercer, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2019-2020 year, about 46% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#5

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
$9,292 Average Tuition & Fees
$64,158 Avg Student Debt

Out of the 25 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgia State University landed the # 5 spot on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $64,158 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at Georgia State, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2019-2020 year, about 71% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#6

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia
$7,444 Average Tuition & Fees
$127,415 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, Augusta University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $127,415 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Augusta University. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 49% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#7

Life University

Marietta, Georgia
$9,293 Average Tuition & Fees
$211,473 Avg Student Debt

Life University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $211,473 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Since the graduate programs at Life are online, the school is an excellent choice for graduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#8

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia
$7,100 Average Tuition & Fees
$67,588 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #8, Georgia Southern University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $67,588 in loans while pursuing their degree.

GaSou does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2019-2020 year, about 74% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#9

Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, Georgia
$27,802 Average Tuition & Fees
$158,250 Avg Student Debt

Morehouse School of Medicine landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $158,250 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since MSM does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 4% took at least some of their classes online.

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$164,635 Avg Student Debt

Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #9 on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $164,635 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, AJMLS is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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$14,520 Average Tuition & Fees

South University’s online programs came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking.

Interested in an online degree? Then you definitely want to check out South University’s online programs. Every graduate student at the school took at least one class online.

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#12

South University, Savannah

Savannah, Georgia
$16,320 Average Tuition & Fees
$130,754 Avg Student Debt

South University, Savannah came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from South University, Savannah accumulate an average of $130,754 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at South University, Savannah. In 2019-2020 about 13% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#13

Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, Georgia
$7,314 Average Tuition & Fees
$42,902 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #13, Kennesaw State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from KSU Georgia accumulate an average of $42,902 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at KSU Georgia. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 88% took at least some of their classes online.

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#14

Brenau University

Gainesville, Georgia
$13,706 Average Tuition & Fees

Brenau University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Brenau. In fact, around 56% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#15

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia
$6,784 Average Tuition & Fees
$61,622 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #15, Valdosta State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from VSU accumulate an average of $61,622 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

VSU does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 90% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#16

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia
$15,464 Average Tuition & Fees
$95,023 Avg Student Debt

Clark Atlanta University landed the #16 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $95,023 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, CAU is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#17

University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia
$6,006 Average Tuition & Fees
$67,996 Avg Student Debt

University of North Georgia landed the #17 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from UNG accumulate an average of $67,996 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at UNG. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 66% took at least some of their classes online.

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#18

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
$6,488 Average Tuition & Fees
$50,760 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #18, University of West Georgia did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $50,760 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at University of West Georgia. In 2019-2020 about 95% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#19

Luther Rice College & Seminary

Lithonia, Georgia
$6,156 Average Tuition & Fees

Luther Rice College & Seminary ranked #19 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Luther Rice. In fact, around 96% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#20

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia
$7,314 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #20, Georgia College & State University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

One thing to take note of is that Georgia College does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 96% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#21

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia
$8,170 Average Tuition & Fees
$37,574 Avg Student Debt

Columbus State University landed the #21 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from CSU accumulate an average of $37,574 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since CSU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 81% took at least some of their classes online.

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#22

Columbia Theological Seminary

Decatur, Georgia
$15,770 Average Tuition & Fees

Columbia Theological Seminary ranked #22 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia list.

Since the graduate programs at Columbia Theological Seminary are online, the school is an excellent choice for graduate students who need more flexibility than what is offered at some other schools.

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#22

Beulah Heights University

Atlanta, Georgia
$8,510 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #22, Beulah Heights University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

If you are interested in distance education, BHU is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#24

Piedmont College

Demorest, Georgia
$10,660 Average Tuition & Fees

Piedmont College landed the #24 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Piedmont College does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2019-2020 about 88% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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$16,272 Average Tuition & Fees
$86,571 Avg Student Debt

Interdenominational Theological Center came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Georgia ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $86,571 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Since the graduate programs at Interdenominational Theological Center are primarily online school, so it is a great choice for returning adults and students who work full time.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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