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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.

Spring 2021 Semester (16-Week Schedule)

 
Jan.
11
Mon.
Faculty and Staff Opening Session
14-15
Thur.-Fri.
Registration for Graduate Students
15
Fri.
New Graduate Student Orientation (Delivery: JSU Email)
18
Mon.
MLK Jr. Holiday
19
Tues.
Classes Begin
Late registration and add/drop begin (Late Fee Assessed: $150)
                      25
Mon.
Graduation clearance begins
Feb.
2
Tues.
Last Day to Complete Registration and Pay Tuition and Fees 
Last Day to Add a Class and/or Drop a Class with No Grade
Class Schedules Purged for Non-payment of Tuition and Fees
2
Tues.
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)
Mar.
1-5
Mon.-Sat.
Mid-Semester Examinations
4
Thur.
Last Day to submit Report of Defense Results Form in Graduate Division (Defense flyers submitted two weeks before defense date)
5
Fri.
Last Day to submit Graduation Clearance Application
6
Sat.
Graduate English Competency Examination – GECE (ENG 599)
and Graduate Area Comprehensive Examination – GACE (GNST 555, 666, 888)
8
Mon.
Mid-Semester Grades Due
15
Mon.
Early Registration begins for Spring Intersession, Summer, and Fall 2021
26
Fri.
Last Day a Class May be Dropped with “W” Grade
Apr.
2
Fri.
HOLIDAY (JSU Offices Closed Friday Only)
2-5
Fri.-Mon.
HOLIDAY BREAK (No Classes)
6
Tues.
Classes Resume
12-16
Mon.-Fri.
Honors Week at JSU
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
13
Tues.
Honors Convocation
27
Tues.
Last Day to Withdraw from the University
28-30
Mon.-Fri.
Final Exams for Graduating Students
30
Fri.
Classes End
30
Fri.
Alumni Day
May
3-7
Wed.-Fri.
Final Examinations
7
Fri.
Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony
8
Sat.
Undergraduate Student Commencement Ceremony
10
Mon.
Final Grade Reports Due in Registrar and Records by 5:00 p.m.

For a more comprehensive calendar:

Spring 2021 Graduate Academic Calendar
 
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