Specialist Admissions

While each specialist program has its own admission requirements, the Graduate School specifies the following minimum criteria for admission:

STEP ONE – Submit the following admission credentials to the Graduate School

  • An application for admission to Graduate School – Click here to apply
  • All applicants must hold an master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • All applicants must submit two official copies of transcripts from all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended
  • 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 (money orders only)
  • International applicants must submit satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • International applicants must also file a Certified Declaration of Financial Support with the University with the Division of International Studies.
  •  Click for: Form I-134, Affidavit of Support (pdf).

Regular status is awarded to students who have minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 Scale) on the Master’s degree.

STEP TWO - 

  • 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:  The following items should be sent directly to the program/department.

  • Three letters of recommendation (Click for a Generic Form:  GSRecF.pdf)
  • Standardized test scores
  • Special application forms and material

STEP THREE – Additional Application Material is required for the following programs

  • Educational Administration and Supervision