Open the door to advanced career opportunities and a purposeful life with a graduate degree from Alcorn State University. 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. Alcorn graduates are a powerful presence throughout the nation and in most every profession you can imagine: They heal the sick, help those less fortunate, teach our children, create art and music, practice law, manage businesses, conduct research, work to save the environment, and solve world hunger.

Our emphasis on involving students in research has helped build our outstanding reputation for graduating knowledgeable, dedicated educators and scientists. This is accomplished through the various degree offerings for advanced study. We invite you to browse our website to become highly informed about the business of Graduate Studies at Alcorn State University in offering rigorous programs and varied services for students to ensure your success. Choose your career path today. 

Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives
That’s the Alcorn Promise!

Thank you for your interest in Alcorn State University. The fact that you are visiting our webpage shows you have taken an important step to enhance your career. As a student, our programs will help you achieve academic excellence, build character and self-discovery experiences, and enhance your skills to contribute to your community. We embrace the uniqueness of our programs and academic climate to give students a rigorous learning experience. Select from twelve graduate degree programs.

Graduate Degree Programs
Find Your Interest    

  • Master of Science in Elementary Education       
          Early Childhood Education
          Elementary Education
  • Master of Science in Secondary Education
          Athletic Administration and Coaching (Teaching)
          Athletic Administration and Coaching (Non-Teaching)
          Clinical Mental Health Counseling
          School Counseling
          Social Science
          Special Education     
  • Master of Arts in Teaching       
          Elementary Education
          Secondary Education
  • Master of Science in Agriculture       
          Agricultural Economics
          Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology
          Computer Systems and Networks Technology
          Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technology
          Geospatial Engineering Technology
          Homeland Security Management
          Radiological Health Science
          Technology Management
  • Master of Science in Biology
  • Master of Science in Biotechnology    
  • Master of Science in Nursing
          Family Nurse Practitioner
          Nurse Educator
          Post Master's Certificate Option
  • Master of Science in Computer and Information Science
  • Master of Business Administration   
          General Business
  • Executive Master of Business Administration   
    Gaming Management
          Hospitality Management
  • Master of Liberal Arts
          Criminal Justice
          Mass Communications
          Political Science     
  • Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership    
  • Education Specialist in Elementary Education

    Non-Degree Graduate Programs

  • Gifted Education Certification 
  • Non-Degree
    Click here for Degree Programs and Admission Requirements    

    ASU Online

    Biology Online
    Gifted Education (Certification Only)
    Master Business Administration (Gaming & Hospitality)
    Nurse Educator (NE)
    Workforce Education Leadership (WEL)

    Admission Deadlines
  • The application for admission to Graduate School and all supporting documents should be on file 30 days prior to the date of enrollment. Applicants submitting completed applications beyond the deadline are not guaranteed admission. The deadlines to submit an application packet are as follows:

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

    School of Nursing
    • December 15th - Nurse Educator & Post Master's Option
    • March 15th - Family Nurse Practitioner


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Graduate School Announcements

Contact Us:

Office of Graduate Studies
Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drive, #689
WWACB 5th Floor, Suite 519
Lorman, MS  39096-7500
Telephone:  601.877.6122
Fax:  601.877.6995

Mailing Address
1000 ASU Drive #689
Lorman, MS 39096-7500
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Mon Nov 20

Fall Break for Students (NO CLASSES)

Thru: Friday, November 24, 2017
Thu Nov 23

Thanksgiving Holiday (University Closed)

Thru: Friday, November 24, 2017
Mon Nov 27

Exams for Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students

Fri Dec 01

Posting of Grades Due in BANNER by 12:00 Noon (Graduating Seniors and Graduate Students)

Mon Dec 04

Final Examinations

Mon Dec 04

ACT Residual Test & Placement Test (Over 21)

Thru: Friday, December 8, 2017
Mon Dec 04

ACT Residual

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Lanier Hall, 3rd Floor Testing Classroom
Tue Dec 05

Placement Over 21

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Industrial Tech Building Academic Support Lab
Wed Dec 06

ACT Residual

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Lanier Hall, 3rd Floor Testing Classroom
Thu Dec 07

Placement Over 21

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Industrial Tech Building Academic Support Lab