Graduate Requirements

Students who are seeking the Masters degree must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Graduates of unaccredited institutions should read the guidelines for special admissions. All applicants must submit a complete application package for admissions which includes the following:

• a completed application for admissions;
• the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or PRAXIS I and II;
• two letters of recommendation;
• an official transcript of all academic work on the collegiate level;
• an application fee of $10.00 usd (check or money order). This fee applies to out-of-state applicants only.

Students seeking admission to the School of Graduate Studies to pursue the Specialist in Elementary Education degree must submit the following:

• a completed application for admissions;
• two letters of recommendation;
• an official transcript indicating the applicant has completed a Masters in Elementary Education or a related field with a cumulative GPA of 3.20/4.00;
• a letter of approval from the department chairperson and/or dean;
• a photocopy of the applicants valid teacher’s license;
• an application fee of $10.00 usd (check or money order). This fee applies to out-of-state applicants only.

Students seeking admission to the School of Graduate Studies as a non-degree seeking student must submit the following:

• a completed application for admissions;
• two letters of recommendation;
• an official transcript of all academic work on the collegiate level;
• a statement of purpose;
• an application fee of $10.00 usd (check or money order). This fee applies to out-of-state applicants only.

Admission Deadlines

The application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and all supporting documents should be on file 30 days prior to the date of enrollment. The deadlines for application are as follows:

• Fall–July 15th
• Spring-November 25th
• Summer I-April 25th
• Summer II-May 25th
 

Types of Admission to Graduate Programs

There are four types of admission to graduate programs at Alcorn State University.