Department of Social Work hosts Graduate School Application Workshop

Alcorn State University’s Department of Social Work presented information to students about post secondary education degrees.

The Department held a Graduate School Application Workshop Monday, Feb. 27 in classroom 107 of Dumas Hall. Dr. Isiah Marshall, associate dean and associate professor in the Department of Social Work at Jackson State University, was the keynote speaker.

Because of the high success rate of historically black college and university students in graduate school, Marshall strongly encouraged them to learn the steps to applying so that they can carry on the tradition of excellence.

“It is important for students, especially historically black college and university students, to know the appropriate ways to apply for graduate programs,” said Marshall. “Traditionally, HBCUs have been known to produce the best and brightest students who go on to graduate programs and do extremely well in those programs.”

Idleburg said that the workshop was a good method of providing students with the proper steps to applying for graduate school.

“The workshop provided students with information on concepts of how to apply, when to apply, graduate school test requirements, paying for graduate school and more,” said Idleburg.

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