Division of Graduate Studies

WELCOME….Our website provides information to both prospective and currently enrolled graduate students as well as members of the faculty and staff at the university. If you are a prospective graduate student, we look forward to welcoming you to Jackson State University. The Division of Graduate Studies' web site provides information for prospective graduate students regarding our more than 50 graduate programs, application procedures, and other information related to graduate education at Jackson State University®. As a currently enrolled JSU graduate student or a member of the faculty or staff, we hope that you find the information you are looking for on our web site. We have provided links to make it easy for you to find information regarding graduate academic procedures and policies, administrative information, calendar, and forms.

Summer 2019

May 29             First Session Courses Begin

May 30             Deadline to register for GECE and GACE via P.A.W.S.

                         for Summer

June 3              8-week Graduate Courses Begin

June 27            Last Day to submit "Committee Report of Defense Results"

                         to the Graduate School for Summer 2019 graduation  (4:00 p.m.)

                         ****(NEW DATE: July 10, 2019; No extensions granted.)****

June 29            Graduate English Comprehensive Examination (GECE),                   

                         8:00 AM, Location TBA

June 29            Graduate Area Comprehensive Examination (GACE)

July 1               Second Session Courses Begin

July 12             Last day to submit Graduation Clearance Application in


Aug. 3              Conferring of Degrees Summer 2019

Fall 2019

Aug. 14           New Graduate Student Orientation (4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Aug. 14           Graduate Student Association Meeting (5:30 p.m.)

Aug. 19            Classes Begin

Aug. 30            Deadline to register for the following via P.A.W.S.:

           GECE (ENG 599), GACE (GNST 555, 666, 888),

                         and Graduate Candidacy (GNST 500, 600, 700)

Oct. 3               Last Day to submit "Committee Report of Defense Results"

                         to the Graduate School for Fall 2019 graduation  (4:00 p.m.)

Oct. 4               Last day to submit Graduation Clearance Application in


Oct. 26            Graduate English Comprehensive Examination (GECE),                   

                        8:00 AM, Location TBA

Oct. 26            Graduate Area Comprehensive Examination (GACE)

Dec. 5             Exemplary Doctoral Scholars Reception

Dec. 6             Commencement

For a more comprehensive calendar: 

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