Office of Graduate Studies
Alcorn graduates are a powerful presence throughout the nation and in most every profession you can imagine: They heal the sick, help the less fortunate, teach our children, make art and music, practice law, head thriving businesses, conduct research, work to save the environment, and solve world hunger. Our outstanding reputation for educating minority educators and scientists results, in part, from our tradition of involving students in research. The central purpose of the Graduate School is to provide for the advanced training of men and women and the promotion of research which will contribute to knowledge in an atmosphere of freedom and inquiry. Nine degree programs are offered through the School of Graduate Studies: Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Biology, Education Specialist in Elementary Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Workforce Educational Leadership.
Graduate News, Events and Announcements
Our Prospective Graduates. Click here to view list.
COMMENCEMENT WEEK SCHEDULE
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
11:00 a.m. School of Business Pinning Ceremony, Oakland Memorial Chapel
2:00 p.m. School of Education and Psychology Teacher Induction Ceremony, Oakland
5:00 p.m. Office of Grauate Studies Reception, Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility-The Gold
Thursday, May 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. School of Agriculture & Applied Sciences, Ray Johnson Auditorium
1:00 p.m. School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, Oakland Memorial Chapel
3:00 p.m. School of Arts and Sciences, James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom
6:00 p.m. International and Multicultural Student Congratulatory, J.D. Boyd Library-
Medgar Wiley Evers Auditorium
Friday, May 10, 2013
9:00 a.m. Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, Oakland Memorial Chapel
3:00 p.m. 2013 Baccalaureate Exercises, Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex
Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. 142nd Commencement Convocation, Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex
Graduate Student Travel Awards to attend "World Congress on Evolution III" in the Galapagos Islands, June 2013
Department of Education and Psychology Announce Elementary Education Accelerated Cohort Program. Click here to view flyer
What section in the Graduate Catalog helped to inform you the most about graduate school?
Graduate Admission Prospective students are advised to apply for admisson in a timely manner. All credentials for admission must be submitted before an application can be processed for admission. The new admission process requires Admission Committees in each academic unit to review your credentials to make a decision for admission. The turnaround for this process is 5 to 7 days. Applications received beyond the deadline for admission will be processed for the next semester. If you are applying for Graduate School, the process will be followed as delineated in this revised admissions procedure.
Customer Service Our customers are very important to us. The School of Graduate Studies encourages you to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey when you visit the School of Graduate Studies. Pick up a survey on our counter and complete it or complete a survey online. We want to hear from you to know how we are doing and how we can best serve you.
Apply Online All prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission online at www.alcorn.edu (Admissions) or click the link on the Graduate Studies Menu Apply Online.
GRADUATE STUDIES CRITICAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Prospective graduates are expected to adhere to the published timelines for graduation and other important timelines in order to be approved for May 2013 Commencement. Deadline to submit Application for Candidacy and Application for Degree for May 2013 Commencement is January 31, 2013.
Graduate Catalog Survey. We welcome your input as prospective students to be informed about graduate requirements, policies and procedures. In an effort to serve you better, we ask that you take at least 10 minutes of your time to provide feedback about our 2011-2012 publication of the eGraduate Catalog. Access the Graduate Catalog Survey link on our Menu to evaluate this resource and to give us suggestions.
Cyber Orientation Spring 2013. Newly admitted and readmitted students summer 2012 and fall 2012 are required to participate in the Graduate Studies Online Orientation. This module can be accessed from the Graduate Studies Menu. All participating students must complete the Online Orientation between February 11-25, 2013.
Spring 2013. Welcome to our new students starting Spring 2013. We're looking forward to seeing you at Alcorn! New students are reminded to submit your Program of Study Sheet to the Graduate Office within your first semester of enrollment. All students should make an appointment with your advisor to discuss program of study progress and to continuously receive advisement.
Graduate Spotlight! The School of Graduate Studies wants to know about successes of faculty, staff and students for publication in the spring 2013 Alcorn Magazine and GradLinks Newsletter. Let us know your achievements by submitting information concerning any awards or recognitions you have received, research publications, grants, degrees conferred, conference presentations, etc. Send all news to the attention of Julia Odom email@example.com. You are encouraged to submit photos with your news or announcements.
Summer 2013 Registration. Registration begins March 19th for summer 2013 session. An Alternate Pin number is still required to register for the spring session. Students are advised to make sure you contact your advisor in advance to obtain your new Pin number in order to complete summer registration. No Pin numbers are issued by Graduate Studies staff.
Demographic Changes Alcorn State University requires that all students have up-to-date in-session addresses. Not having current in-session address may prevent you from receiving crucial communications. If you have recently changed your name or address, you are required to complete the Change Request Form and submit it to the School of Graduate Studies.
eTransmissions If you need to fax us any forms or other materials, you can fax directly to our office at 601-877-6995. You can also contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .