Atlanta Metropolitan State College

About AMSC

President's Welcome


Welcome to Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC), a University System of Georgia (USG) institution that is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Atlanta Metropolitan State College has a rich history that is tied to the City of Atlanta for which it is appropriately named. The college offers high quality baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs that are challenging, comprehensive and very affordable. The Bachelor’s Degree can be completed in Biological Science, Criminal Justice, Applied Mathematics, Digital Media and Entertainment Design, Business Administration, and Organizational Leadership. A joint Bachelor’s Degree in Teacher Education with Kennesaw State University can also be completed on the AMSC campus. Included in the numerous academic options available to students are multiple start times each semester, Dual Enrollment, Early College, Move On When Ready, Honors, Online and Hybrid programs. The College is approved by SACSCOC to offer 100% of the Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and General Education Online along with 70% of all courses Online. AMSC is open seven days a week, with traditional courses offered M-F from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Evening courses are offered from 6:00 p.m. until 10:45 p.m. M-F and from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. This broad array of programs, flexible delivery methods, and convenient times for course offerings are all designed to meet the diverse scheduling needs of residents in the Metropolitan area.

AMSC is clearly an institutional leader when it comes to impact and opportunity for community residents. Ninety four percent (94%) of the students who attend AMSC are Georgia residents and 75% of the individuals in this group are first generation college students. The college has a campaign called, “Connecting the College to the Community” that is designed to enhance educational attainment for community residents. AMSC is also very proud of our increasing number of comprehensive collaborative relationships with school systems and community partners throughout Metropolitan Atlanta.

I invite you to take a serious look at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, enroll in school, matriculate successfully, graduate and join thousands of our graduates who have experienced and understand that Atlanta Metropolitan State College is the place to BELIEVE, BEGIN and BECOME. As you navigate our website, please feel free to contact us by email, telephone, letter, or facsimile with any questions you may have. Or better yet, visit us at our campus located at 1630 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30310. Again, welcome to Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

Dr. Gary A. McGaha
President, Atlanta Metropolitan State College
and Professor of Political Science