Office of Graduate Studies
Alcorn graduates are a powerful presence throughout the nation and in most every profession you can imagine: They heal the sick, help the less fortunate, teach our children, make art and music, practice law, head thriving businesses, conduct research, work to save the environment, and solve world hunger. Our outstanding reputation for educating minority educators and scientists results, in part, from our tradition of involving students in research. 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. Nine degree programs are offered through the School of Graduate Studies: Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Agriculture, Master of Science in Biology, Education Specialist in Elementary Education, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Computer and Information Sciences, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Science in Workforce Educational Leadership.
Graduate News, Events and Announcements
Are you interested in advancing your career or improving your professional skills? The time is now to apply online for admission to graduate school at Alcorn State University. All admission documents must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies (application, official transcript, official standardized test scores based on the program of application (GRE< PRAXIS I & II, or GMAT), and two letters of recommendation). You can apply by visiting the Alcorn homepage @www.alcorn.edu and clicking Apply or accessing this link on the Graduate Studies webpage. Click the link Apply for Admission and select the appropriate graduate application, First Time Graduate, Graduate Readmission, Graduate Second Masters, Graduate Non-Degree, and Specialist. All completed admission packs are reviewed for an admission decision by the academic unit's admission committee. Applications received beyond the deadline for admission will be processed for the next semester.
DEADLINES TO APPLY:
Spring - November 25 Summer I - April 25 Summer II - May 25 Fall - July 15
Registration begins November 18th for the spring 201401 session. You must be admitted before you are allowed to register. An Alternate PIN is still required to register for the spring semester. Students are advised to contact your academic adviser for advisement and issuance of your PIN to register. No PINs are issued by Graduate Studies staff.
Department of Education and Psychology Announce NEW! Program, SPREAD THE WORD. An endorsement in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has been added to curriculum offerings at the graduate level. Students admitted to this program are required to complete 60 hours of coursework, maintain a 3.00 GPA or above, and obtain a passing score on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination. For more information, contact the Department of Education and Psychology at 601.877.6200.
Customer Service is our Motto. Our customers are very important to us. The Office of Graduate Studies encourages you contact our office when you have questions regarding our programs, admission, graduation, or any issue you encounter as a graduate. Our staff is available and willing to assist you. Call or stop in our office anytime between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 - 4:00 pm on Fridays. If you visit our office, take time to tell us what you are thinking about the customer service you received and how we can best serve you. Complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey and drop it in the Treasure Chest on the counter.
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GRADUATE STUDIES CRITICAL DATES TO REMEMBER
Graduate Catalog Survey. We welcome your input as prospective students to be informed about graduate requirements, policies and procedures. In an effort to serve you better, we ask that you take at least 10 minutes of your time to provide feedback about our publication of the eGraduate Catalog. Access the Graduate Catalog Survey link on our Menu to evaluate this resource and to give us suggestions.
Cyber Orientation Fall 2013. Newly admitted and readmitted students summer 2013 and fall 2013 are required to participate in the Graduate Studies Online Orientation. This module can be accessed from the Graduate Studies Menu. All participating students must complete the Online Orientation between August 19-24, 2013.
Fall 2013. Welcome to our new students starting fall 2013. We're looking forward to seeing you at Alcorn! New students are reminded to submit your Program of Study Sheet to the Graduate Office within your first semester of enrollment. All students should make an appointment with your adviser to discuss program of study progress and to continuously receive advisement.
Graduate Spotlight! The School of Graduate Studies wants to know about successes of faculty, staff and students for publication in the spring 2013 Alcorn Magazine and GradLinks Newsletter. Let us know your achievements by submitting information concerning any awards or recognition you have received, research publications, grants, degrees conferred, conference presentations, etc. Send all news to the attention of Julia Odom email@example.com. You are encouraged to submit photos with your news or announcements.
Demographic Changes Alcorn State University requires that all students have up-to-date in-session addresses. Not having current in-session address may prevent you from receiving crucial communications. If you have recently changed your name or address, you are required to complete the Change Request Form and submit it to the School of Graduate Studies.
CONTACT US. If you need to fax us any forms or other materials, you can fax directly to our office at 601-877-6995. You can also contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .