Graduation Information

Congratulations to Our Graduates!  


For May Commencement 2017 details visit


The list of prospective graduates is a preliminary roster of students applying for May 2017 Commencement. Degree audits will be conducted February 6-March 10, 2017, to provide students with results of the audit. Students with questions regarding their progression to degree completion are advised to contact your academic advisor.

Click here to view the Updated Prospective Graduates May 2017

Honors May 2017

Contact the following if you have questions regarding your degree audit.



Belinda Smith

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science in Biology

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Master of Science in Elementary Education

Master of Science in Secondary Education

Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership

Julia Odom

Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Science in Agriculture

Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology

Master of Science in Computer and Information Science

Master of Science in Nursing

Specialist in Elementary Education

This webpage notice provides a comprehensive summary of publication schedules for posting and printing of degrees for graduate students at Alcorn State University. This information may also be helpful to prospective students, their families, advisors, and the University community to maintain a well-informed group of constituents and customers. This information is presented to comply with the Graduate School Academic Regulations Procedures for Notification to Prospective Graduates, to disclose information about graduation and conferring of degrees.

Deadline to Submit Application for Degree for May Graduation
Office of Graduate Studies
January 27, 2017


·     You must apply no later than the deadline

·     You must be admitted to the graduate degree program for which you are applying for a     degree before filing your Application for Degree

·     You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

·     Program of Study must be on file in the Graduate Office and student must not earn more than two Cs to  graduate

·     Unmet requirements must be completed the semester you are graduating (enrolled in final courses, taken required exit exams, thesis defense completed, bound thesis or research project submitted, etc.) 

·     You must fulfill all admission requirements


Congratulations on completing your degree!

Class of 2016 December Prospective Students

Graduate Degrees with Honors December 2016

May 2017 Important Information

Friday, May 5, 2017
2017 Commencement Rehearsal
3:00 p.m.
Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex
*All graduates are required to attend

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Alcorn State University May Commencement 2017
Davey L. Whitney Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex
8:30 a.m.

Commencement Speaker: TBA

Diploma Issuance

Please be advised that your diploma will be available after commencement in room 201 in the Davey L. Whitney Complex for Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies will release it to you upon presenting your identification card or driver’s license. We look forward to serving you as an alumnus of this great institution.            

2017 Commencement Day Schedule

TBA a.m.
Graduate Students Line-up (1st floor)
TBA a.m.
Line of March Begins
8:30  a.m.
Commencement Program Begins




Please bring the issued parking pass on the day of Commencement.  Special Note: Only one parking pass will be issued per graduate. 


Will be available at the HPER Complex Ticket Booth.


Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex 2nd Floor Athletic Concession Stand

Return your cap and gown immediately following Commencement at the concession stand located on the second floor of the Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex. (The concession stand is located near the Department of Athletics' main offices).


Davey L. Whitney HPER Complex 2nd Floor Room 201


Class of 2016 Graduates
Graduate Degrees with Honors 2016

Class of 2015 Graduates
Graduate Degrees with Honors 2015