The first step in the application process is to apply to JSU’s Graduate School at the following Graduate Admissions Portal: https://mygradschool.jsums.edu. After creating an account, you will be able to complete the program application process. After entering personal, demographic, and academic information, you will complete the Supplemental Application. You will also find the Application Instructions, Rights, and Consent Form, which includes the instructions for completing the application and a signature line for the applicant to agrees to participate in the admissions screening, evaluation, interview, and selection process. Note that you can also access the documents at the links noted below.
A. PROGRAM ADMISSION PROCESS
A major goal of this program is retention and graduation of students within the prescribed five years. This is best accomplished by selecting applicants who have the educational foundation, motivation, and personality characteristics required to successfully complete an intensive and rigorous doctoral program.
Admission to the program is very competitive. There are a limited number of slots (about 6) are available each year. Please note that simply meeting the minimal application standards does not guarantee admission into the program. Invitations to be interviewed by the graduate faculty are extended to applicants that pass the initial screening process, which is conducted by the entire graduate faculty. Shortly after the interview process is complete, the interviewed applicants will be notified about the status of their application.
B. STUDENT SELECTION PROCESS
The application process includes the submission of several important application requirements. The Director of Clinical Training (DCT) is primarily responsible for coordinating and managing the entire process. The application deadline is January 15th of each year. The applicants are instructed to submit all application materials, which can be downloaded from the program website, to the Division of Graduate Studies. The Division of Graduate Studies, subsequently forwards the information to the DCT. The DCT maintains a file on each applicant. The DCT also fields all electronic and telephone inquiries about the program. The DCT routinely informs all applicants about the status of their application via e-mail. During the monthly graduate faculty meetings, the DCT updates the faculty on the selection and admission process.
Once the deadline has ended, a meeting is held with the graduate faculty to initiate the following applicant review process:
A meticulous process is utilized to choose the next class of incoming students. Particular attention is paid to the interviewees’ level of academic, clinical, and research background and experiences. The applicant interview process is as follows:
**UNIVERSITY IMMUNIZATI0N REQUIREMENTS
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.
The University Health Center will accept any immunization document that shows proof that the student has had the two MMR shots (measles, mumps, rubella) and has the same identifying information required on most immunization compliance forms (see JSU Immunization Form link on web page)
Applicants can also download and print the JSU Compliance Form and have their healthcare provider complete and sign it or use the Mississippi Form 121 or their own state’s standard compliance form.
All immunization documents can be submitted in one the following ways:
FAX TO: 601-979-9228
JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER
P.O. BOX 17097
JACKSON, MS 39217
IN PERSON: Immunization documents may be dropped off to the University Health Center located on Prentiss Street near the Prentiss Street entrance (FLAT TOP ONE STORY BUILDING WITH BLUE TRIM AROUND THE TOP, RECTANGULAR SHAPE).
(For more detailed information about JSU’s immunization policy including exemptions, alternative blood test as proof, immunization forms etc, go to “Immunization Policy Details” link above.)
For questions, the Health Center can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org