Admission to Graduate Studies
Applicants must meet admission requirements for the program to which they are applying. For specific requirements of a particular program, see the appropriate program sections of this catalog.
To apply for admission to Graduate Studies, a prospective student must complete an online Graduate Application for Admission and pay the non-refundable $35 application fee. Applications must be submitted with payment by Discover, MasterCard, or VISA.
Applications will be valid for a period of two years. Anyone wishing to reapply after the two-year period must submit a new graduate admission application, along with the non-refundable $35 application fee, and comply with new admission criteria, where appropriate. This will include any returning students who have previously completed a graduate degree or certificate program.
Applicants who wish to transfer to JSU and be accepted into a graduate degree or certificate program must be in good academic standing at their current institution and meet the admission requirements for the program to which they have applied.
If a student wishes to pursue more than one graduate degree or graduate certificate at a given time, the student must contact the Dean of Graduate Studies for approval prior to application.
Temporary Waiver of Admission Tests
In response to numerous restrictions created by the COVID-19 health crisis, Jacksonville State University (JSU) will temporarily waive requirements for the Graduate Records Examinations (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for graduate program applicants through the spring, summer, and fall 2021 admission periods.
GRE or MAT: Students who choose the GRE or MAT test score waiver must maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) during the first 12 credit hours of graduate study or submit an acceptable GRE or MAT test score during that same time period to remain eligible for continued graduate study.
GMAT: Students who choose the GMAT test score waiver must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 and maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) during the first semester of graduate study or submit an acceptable GMAT test score during that same time period to remain eligible for continued graduate study.
To be considered for admission to Graduate Studies, applicants must:
- Hold a degree from a regionally accredited institution or its foreign equivalent.
- Meet all program-specific admission requirements as posted in the Graduate Catalog, excluding the GRE, MAT, or GMAT requirement.
- Complete the JSU Graduate Application for Admission.
- Pay the non-refundable $35 application processing fee.
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities with degrees posted to Graduate Admissions (students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the university).
- Send any other required application materials to Graduate Admissions or upload them to their application account, as specified within the application.
International Students may waive the GRE, MAT, or GMAT test requirement as indicated above, but must additionally meet all other international admission requirements as specified in the Graduate Catalog and on the International House and Programs website: www.jsu.edu/international/international-admissions/graduate.