Student Application Checklist

For MAT Programs

Now Accepting Applications for August
New Program - Educational Leadership Offered As M.Ed./Ed. S./ Certification Only

Thank you for your interest in Thomas University’s online graduate degree programs.

To reserve your seat in an MAT cohort we will need your application and a government issued photo ID. These items are found in Steps 1 and 2. The application can be completed by clicking the button next to the step.


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Government Issued Photo ID

Please submit a valid government issued photo i.d. to or  

Once your seat has been reserved, follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:


Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Tuition Payment Plan. If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a Tuition Payment Plan plan, click the button for more information.


Official Transcripts

All applicants must submit official/sealed transcripts institution where their highest degree was earned and all institutions where graduate coursework was completed, even if a degree was not awarded. An official transcript is required for every course for which transfer credit is being requested.

The Office of Admissions
Thomas University
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

Email official electronic transcripts to:


Professional Reference Forms

The easiest and fastest way to request a reference is to use our online system. This will allow us to e-mail reference forms directly to your recommenders on your behalf. Each applicant must submit three recommendation forms from education professionals or academic references (2 from colleagues, 1 from an administrator).

If you prefer to use a traditional paper form, see page 9 of the Student Information Packet.


MAT Personal Statement

You must submit a personal statement that should answer one of the following prompts (500–750 words maximum):

a. What experiences have influenced your decision to become a teacher in your chosen discipline?

b. What specific personal traits do you believe will make you a great teacher?

c. To you, what is the purpose of K-12 schooling?

You may upload your statement directly to the Graduate Information Office by email to

For those that have a GPA lower than 2.75 – Please explain any extenuating circumstances which may have had an adverse impact on your previous academic performance.


Georgia Ethics Assessment


Evidence of Content (MAT Pedagogy Only)


Professional Liability Insurance ​


Professional Experience Form

Complete the Professional Experience Form (only if you are currently employed by a school district)