Admissions

Click here to view pdf version of the DURP Program Admissions Information. 

The following items must be sent to the (main campus) Division of Graduate Studies, Jackson State University, PO Box 17095, Jackson, MS  39217

  • All students admitted to Jackson State University are required to submit proof of having received two immunization shots for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) in order to complete registration for classes.

    If an applicant has already been admitted and plans to attend the University as a first time student (undergraduate, graduate or transfer), he/she must submit a copy of the required immunization record to the University Health Center prior to registration for courses.

    Students who have been admitted but do not submit the required immunization verification will be unable to complete registration for classes in the school’s computer enrollment system. Please see further immunization information at the link provided.

    1. Please provide the Graduate Division with copies of all updated official letters and the link to the updated information on your webpage so that these items can be uploaded in Google Drive for review by Academic Affairs, as well. Please provide this information on or before December 4, 2020, for review. Please contact Mr. Gerard Howard to assist with webpage updates (gerard.howard@jsums.edu).
  • 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.
  • Application for an Out-of-State FeeWaiver
  • *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).

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning requires the following documents:
Please use the following mailing address:  Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University, 101 W. Capitol Street, Jackson, MS  39201

  • An official copy of your transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Three letters of recommendation and the recommender form checklist https://www.jsums.edu/graduateschool/files/2012/081/generic_form.pdf
  • Statement of Purpose indicating your interest, skills, background and future aspirations
  • A copy of GRE Scores (must be less than five years)