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Division of Graduate Studies



  •  Degree Plan (This form is for Departmental Advising purposes only; not required by the Graduate School)
  • Application for Graduate Degree Candidacy– A form is NO longer required. Students should declare candidacy by registering for Candidacy via PAWS at the time of registration.

The Student Should be registered for the appropriate course:


Applications for Examinations

  • GECE – Online Proctor Agreement
  • Graduate Area Comprehensive Examination– A form is NO longer required. Students should register to take the GACE via PAWS at the time of registration.The Student Should be registered for the appropriate course:
    • Master’s GACE = GNST 555
    • Specialist GACE = GNST 666
    • Doctoral GACE = GNST 888

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Challenge Minds, Changing Lives

At JSU, we prepare our students to be global leaders by challenging them to improve themselves and inspiring them to go further. Our emphasis on fully integrated learning means your education goes beyond the classroom and into the lab, the community, and the world. Here, you will find countless opportunities to realize your full potential.

Our graduate programs are taught by a distinguished faculty of scholars and professionals who are experts in their respective fields. They are committed to providing students with an engaging and rigorous learning experience that prepares them for leadership roles in their chosen careers.

Important Dates

Keep up-to-date with all important dates for the current semester at Jackson State University. If you have any questions about the information listed, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you further.

Division of Graduate Studies


Division of Graduate Studies
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Division of Graduate Studies
Jackson State University
P.O. Box 17095
Jackson, MS  39217

Phone: 601.979.2455