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Graduate Studies

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
    • Reading
  • Master of Science in Secondary Education
    • Agricultural
    • Athletic Administration and Coaching (Teaching)
    • Athletic Administration and Coaching (Non-Teaching)
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • NCAA Compliance and Academic Progress Reporting (APR) Non-Teaching
    • School Counseling
    • Science
    • Social Science
    • Special Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Elementary Education
    • Secondary Education
  • Master of Arts in History
  • Master of Science in Agriculture
    • Agricultural Economics
    • Agronomy
    • Animal Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology
    • Computer Systems and Network 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
  • Master of Science in Workforce Education Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Elementary Education

Non-Degree Graduate Programs

  • Gifted Education Certification
  • Non-Degree
  • NCAA Compliance and Academic Progress Reporting (APR)

View Degree Programs and Admission Requirements

ASU Online

  • Biology Online
  • Gifted Education (Certification Only)
  • Master of Business Administration (Gaming & Hospitality)
  • NCAA Compliance and Academic Progress Reporting (APR)
  • 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

  • March 15th - Family Nurse Practitioner (Fall Semester Entry)
  • March 15th - Post Master Family Nurse Practitioner (Summer Entry)
  • July 15th - Nurse Educator (Spring Semester Entry)
  • July 15th - Post Master Nurse Educator (Spring Semester Entry)