Graduate School Admissions Requirements

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You can log back into your application through the Self-Service Center Portal. From there, you can complete and submit your incomplete application, pay your application fee, review the status of any outstanding requirements and letters of recommendation, view your decision letter, and confirm your intent to enroll.


All graduate applicants are required to supply the following documents:

  1. Official transcripts from all institutions from which a bachelor’s degree or higher degree was obtained AND official transcripts for all work completed after obtaining the bachelor’s degree, including undergraduate and graduate coursework. Junior/community college transcripts are NOT required. (Applicants who are applying for nursing programs and have earned an Associate’s of Science-Nursing should include those transcripts.)
  2. Results from a standardized, graduate-level exam (typically the GRE or GMAT). Applicants may contact the program of their major to determine whether other results are acceptable.
  3. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the applicant’s academic performance. Applicants may contact the program of their major to determine if the program will accept non-academic recommenders.
  4. Other supplemental materials as required by programs, such as a résumé, statement of purpose, writing sample, etc. Applicants may  contact the program of their major for additional information regarding these supplemental documents or review requirement prompts and descriptions here

In addition to the above documents, certain programs may conduct interviews or auditions as part of their application process. Applicants will be contacted at a later date if selected to interview or audition.

Please see the current Graduate Bulletin for complete admissions requirements. Documents submitted to the Graduate School for application purposes will not be returned to the applicant.


 *Please note: Per the Mississippi IHL Board, all students are required to submit proof of immunization to measles, mumps, and rubella. All admitted graduate students will be required to submit health records indicating immunity before enrolling in coursework.