The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies is the only academic unit at Georgia Southern University whose sole concern and primary advocacy is graduate education. The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies provides institutional oversight for 76 graduate curricula programs established across eight academic colleges, with nearly 2600 registered graduate students each semester. These programs span the breadth of graduate education from practice-oriented master's programs that prepare students for leadership roles in a wide variety of professional settings to research-focused doctoral programs that develop the next generation of scholars. The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies works closely with the Faculty Senate Graduate Committee, the deans, and graduate faculties of the eight academic colleges and external accrediting organizations to ensure excellence in all aspects of the graduate experience. The Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies also helps the University maintain a culture of collegiality and ethical behavior through its dedication to fairness and integrity. In addition to the Colleges, several other departments or agencies within Georgia Southern University enhance the academic life of the University.