Applying for Admission

Welcome prospective student to Alcorn State University School of Graduate Studies admission process. All interested students desiring to matriculate as a graduate student must complete an application for admission and submit the required credentials. You may apply using a paper application or an online application to apply to Graduate Studies. The preferred method is using one of the online applications below.
  • First Time Graduate
  • Readmission
  • Second Master's
  • Non-Degree
  • Specialist in Elementary Education
Online Application (Click here to access the electronic application)
  • You will be asked to create a Login and PIN. Remember this Login and PIN to access your application.
  • You may make corrections or changes to your application provided you do not submit the application. Once submitted you will not be able to make changes.
  • A valid email address is required. Be aware that secure information concerning your application will be sent to this email address.

There are four (4) types of paper applications to fit your admission need. For your convenience, applications are provided in both doc format. When completing the doc application, follow these instructions: 1) be sure to scroll your mouse over the choices square, 2) left click the square and a dialog box will display, 3) under the Default Value Option click the 'Checked' box. This will place an 'x' inside the square box, and 4) click 'Ok'. Follow this process to mark all answers that give the choices square. 
First Time Enrollee Graduate Application for Admission 
Applications new to the University should complete this application and submit the following:
1) A complete application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
2) An official transcript of all academic work on the collegiate level.
3) The results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or a passing score on Praxis I and II (See Degree Programs and Entrance Requirements for required standardized test scores for admission).
4) Two letters (Recommendation Letter forms) of recommendation.
5) Applicants to the Department of Graduate Nursing must submit a) evidence of licensure in Mississippi, b) evidence of malpractice or liability insurance with current identification number, c) a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program, d) Resume', and e) a personal statement of professional goals of no more than 500 words.
6) For International students, the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), evidence of financial support, and an official transcript evaluated by a member of National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
7) An application fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for non-resident of Mississippi (money order Payable to Alcorn State University) must accompany the application. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH.
Readmission Application 
Applicants who have not been in attendance at the University for one or more semesters should complete this one-page application. No other documents are required for submission unless you are making a program change. If you are changing your program, then two letters of recommendation are needed.
Application for Admission for Second Master's Degree from Alcorn State University
Application in interactive pdf format
Applicants who have completed a first master's degree from Alcorn State University should complete this application to pursue a second degree. A student who has completed the first master's degree from another institution must complete the First Time Enrollee Application for Admission. Applicants are required to submit the following:
Master's Degree
1) Application for Admission for Second Master's Degree from Alcorn State University
2) Official Graduate Transcript with posted degree.
If you are pursuing a second master's degree outside the field of education, then you will need to submit two letters of recommendation.
Specialist Degree
1) Application for Admission for Second Master's Degree from Alcorn State University
2) Official Transcript with posted Master's Degree.
3) AA Educator License in a teaching field (elementary or secondary).
Non-Degree Application for Admission 
This application should be completed by the prospective student who is not pursuing a degree program at Alcorn State University. Admission is sought to meet a professional enhancement requirement or until the applicant can fulfill credentialing requirements for regular admission. Students in this category are allowed to take no more than nine (9) semester hours. At the completion of 9 semester hours, a student must apply for a degree program in order to continue as a graduate student. A Non-Degree applicant must submit the following:
1) Non-Degree Application for Admission.
2) Official Transcript.
3) Statement of Purpose of no more than 500 words.