Division of Graduate Studies

Welcome To The 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.

FALL SEMESTER 2020
August 12
 
Faculty/Staff Seminar 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
August 17
 
Classes Begin, 7:00 a.m.,  Last Day to Complete Registration and Pay Tuition and Fees without a Late Registration Fee of $150.00
August 28
 
Last Day to Complete Registration and Pay Tuition and Fees
(Extended to Sept. 14, 2020)
August 28
 
Last Day to Add a Class and/or Drop a Class with No Grade
Last Day to register for Graduate Candidacy (GNST 500, 600, 700)
Last Day to register for Graduate English Competency Examination – GECE (ENG 599) and Graduate Area Competency Examination – GACE (GNST 555, 666, 888)
August 28
 
Class Schedules Purged for Non-payment of Tuition and Fees
 (Extended to Sept. 14, 2020)
September 7
 
HOLIDAY- Labor Day
September 22
 
Undergraduate English Proficiency Examination (UEPE)
October 1
 
Last Day to submit Report of Defense Results Form in Graduate Division (Defense flyers submitted two weeks before defense date)
October 2
 
Last Day to Submit Graduation Clearance Application
October 5-10
 
Mid-Semester Examinations
October 10
 
Graduate English Competency Examination – GECE (ENG 599) and Graduate Area Comprehensive Examination – GACE (GNST 555, 666, 888)
Oct. 12-Nov. 13
 
Early Registration begins for Fall Intersession 2020, Spring 2021, Spring Intercession 2021, and Summer 2021
October 13
 
Mid-Semester Grades Due
October 22
 
Founders’ Day Observance
October 23
 
Last Day to Drop a Class with a “W” Grade
November 13
 
Last Day to Withdraw from the University
November 21
 
Last Day of the Semester and Final Examinations

** Fall Break for Fall 2020 will not be observed

For a more comprehensive calendar: Fall 2020 Graduate Academic Calendar