“On-Line Graduation Clearance” for Graduate Students

Congratulations… you are nearing the end of your graduate degree career at Jackson State University.

The 'On-line Graduate Clearance' process is completed in the semester you plan to graduate. Dates are published on the Graduate School Website (Click here for Dates)

Basic Requirements…

A.  Masters-degree students:

  1. Completion of the Degree Plan via a Degree Evaluation in PAWS.
  2. Completed the required semester hours of course work with a ‘B’ average or better (3.0).
  3. Completion of GECE requirement
  4. Completion of all departmental requirements. (see Graduate Catalog or Departmental Handbook)
  5. Removal of all Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP) Grades.
  6. Completion of the Application for Graduate Degree Candidacy.

At this time you should……………………………………

  1. Conduct a degree evaluation with your advisor. If you have changed your course of study you may need to revise your plan of study or complete a Course Substitution Form.
  2. Review the "Guidelines for Preparing a Masters' Thesis" or "Guidelines for a Master's Project"
  3. Schedule your Thesis/Project Defense, click here for Dates and Deadlines.
  4. Review the Graduation Checklist with your advisor.

B.  Doctoral Students

  • Completion of the Degree Plan via a Degree Evaluation in PAWS.
  • Completed the required semester hours of course work with a ‘B’ average or better (3.0).
  • Completion of all departmental requirements. (see Graduate Catalog or Departmental Handbook)
  • Removal of all Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP) Grades.
  • Completion of the Application for Graduate Degree Candidacy.

At this time you should..

  1. Conduct a degree evaluation with your advisor.  If you have changed your course of study you may need to revise your plan of study or complete a Course Substitution Form.
  2. Review the "Guidelines for the Preparing a Doctoral Dissertation".
  3. Schedule your Dissertation Defense.
  4. Review the  Graduation Checklist with your advisor.

C.  Specialist Students

  • Completion of the Degree Plan via a Degree Evaluation in PAWS.
  • Completed the required semester hours of course work with a ‘B’ average (3.0).
  • Completion of all departmental requirements. (see Graduate Catalog or Departmental Handbook)
  • Removal of all Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP) Grades.
  • Completion of the Application for Graduate Degree Candidacy.

At this time you should..

  1. Conduct a degree evaluation with your advisor.  If you have changed your course of study you may need to revise your plan of study or complete a Course Substitution Form.
  2. Review the "guidelines for specialist Project".  
  3. Schedule your Thesis/Project Defense.
  4. Review the  Graduation Checklist with your advisor.

NOTE: The graduation clearance process is ONLY good for the semester indicated.

If you do not graduate, you will need to re-apply through the on-line process.

REVIEW THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR ADVISOR