Masters Admissions

While each Master's-level program may have additional requirements for admission, the Graduate School specifies the following admission requirements for the Masters-level:


Submit the following admission credentials to the Graduate School

  • An application for admission to Graduate School – Click here to apply
  • All applicants must submit two (2) official copies of transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent electronically using escript to, or by mail to:
The Division of Graduate Studies
Jackson State University
P.O. Box 17095
Jackson, MS  39217
  • The Graduate School requires a 3.00 GPA (on a 4.00 Scale) at the undergraduate level or a Masters' degree (See program requirements).
  • Admission by a major department. Departmental requirements are listed in the Graduate Catalog or in the application packet: JSUAP (pdf file)
  • Out-of-state and International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee. Applications will not be processed without paymnet of the application fee. Payment can be paid online using a credit/debit card or by money order mailed to the Division of Graduate Studies. Click here to pay online.
  • International applicants must submit satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores to the Division of Graduate Studies. Click International Graduate Student for more information.
  • International applicants must also file a Certified Declaration of Financial Support with the university. Please consult our International Programs Office for additional information.
    Click for: Form I-134, Affidavit of Support (pdf).
  • The student should consult the major department for additional requirements.

Regular status is awarded to students who have minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 Scale) at the undergraduate level.

Conditional status may be assigned to students who possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 – 2.99 at the undergraduate level (on 4.0 scale). Students must earn regular status in the first semester of full-time enrollment, or in the first twelve hours of part-time enrollment by acquiring a GPA of 3.00 in the first 12 hours of graduate work.


  • All applicants must submit immunization records showing proof of immunization compliance for measles and rubella, if born after December 1957, to:  JSU, Health Services, P.O. Box 17097, Jackson, MS  39217.  Telephone:  (601) 979-2260.

Departmental/Program Requirements (Consult program for details)  The following items should be sent directly to the program/department:

  • Department/program application if required
  • Three letters of recommendation from former college professors. Consult  Program for format. (Click for a Generic Form:  GSRecF.pdf)
  • A written statement of purpose
  • All required national examination scores.(GRE, GMAT or MAT)
  • Meet the minimum GPA requirement of the desired program.



Additional Application Material is required for the following programs  (Consult program for details)

  • M.S. in Educational Administration & Supervision
  • Master of Social Work Program
  • Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA)
  • M.S. in Communicative Disorders
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • M.A. in History
  • M.A.  in Urban and Regional Planning.

General Application Deadlines

Programs may have specific deadlines and
admit only once a year.

Fall – March 1
Summer – March 15
Spring – October 15

Program Specific Deadlines

March 1: Fall Admission

  • M.S. in Communicative Disorders
  • Master of Social Work (MSW)
  • M.A. in Sociology
  • M.A. in Criminal  Justice


March 15: Summer Admission

  • MSW (Advanced Standing Program & Parttime)
  • M.S. in Educational Admin. and Supervision


Fall and Summer Admissions

  • M.S. in Community Counseling
  • M.S.Ed in School Counseling
  • M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling

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